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World's Strictest Airport Security? Forget Tel Aviv. Think Kashmir.

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The soldier and airport security guy are pointing, pointing. What do they want? Not my camera. Not my car clicker. It's my pen. A Paper Mate soft g...

Why Pacifism Was Modified: Vladimir Putin

Charles Redfern | Posted 03.25.2014 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Strict pacifism's weaknesses glare when we review a bygone era that ran on different assumptions: The fascist threat rendered the political Left less dovish in the 1930s.

My Incredible Experience With Ancestry.com

John Blumenthal | Posted 03.09.2014 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

Now that I'm over 50, I've become particularly curious about my lineage. I didn't much care about it when I was in my 20s, 30s or 40s but I now feel a strong urge to learn about my roots. Am I distantly related to Lincoln or Gandhi or Dickens or Attila the Hun? Okay, Attila the Hun might be a stretch.

Spirit Must Ground Third Metric

Stafford Betty | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion
Stafford Betty

Wellbeing, wisdom, wonder, and the ability to take joy in service -- these are the components of the Third Metric. Money and power have their place, but they are not enough.

10 Iconic Photos That Show Why Gandhi Was Called The Great Soul

Posted 01.30.2014 | World

He was born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, in an India that was still under British colonial rule. During a life dedicated to the non-violent pursuit of...

Power of Message: Starts With a Mirror

Matthew Dowd | Posted 03.25.2014 | Media
Matthew Dowd

I am hopeful that leaders will emerge who see the example of the pope and understand the greatest capacity for change first exists in ourselves and as that change occurs, starting with how leaders live, then motivating others will become much easier and more effective.

Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi: The Liberating Power of Non-violence

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 03.23.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Both Martin Luther King and Gandhi were people who gained tremendous inspiration from their faith traditions and were able to perform tremendous feats of courage through the implementation of non-violence.

The Other Martin Luther King

Alan Singer | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

As the United States debates its global role in the post-Iraq and post-Afghanistan era and as new calls are made to narrow the wealth gap in the country it is important to revisit the ideas of the real Martin Luther King.

The Sacred Art and Duty of Cow Protection

Chris Fici | Posted 01.06.2014 | Green
Chris Fici

The beef industry may have a powerful lobby, but who wants all that heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, not to mention all that bad karma from killing innocent animals! Don't we all hanker for a simpler, cleaner, more wholesome, less violent Earth?

In the Heart of Life: Living by Forgiving

Kathy Eldon | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Kathy Eldon

I knew I could never forgive the Somalis who killed my son. My journey to forgiveness was long and painful, but one incident was to change forever the trajectory of my life.

Mandala

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Jack Schimmelman

With the world's noses pressed against apartheid's steel glass western corporate puppeteers, he was perceived as a terrorist who would not stop. They were right. Nelson Mandela's vision threatened hatred, exploitation.

Nelson Mandela -- The End of an Era

Sadhguru | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Sadhguru

It is unfortunate that injustice, subjugation and many levels of cruelty generate wonderful men. We have to find a way to generate such men when there is no strife, subjugation or injustice. We should incubate such men in joy and in celebration.

Not Anywhere Close to Person of the Year: Why Time Magazine Is Wrong About Pope Francis

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Even if true, and the Pope were actually trying to make significant change, you don't get an "E" for effort in real life. Time's award is meant to note significant impact, not good intent. But worse, the Pope has not actually shown good intent, only good media skill.

Movie Review: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Given how much history this film has to cover, it tends to jump around. But Idris Elba is its anchor, physically and emotionally, just as Mandela himself held the movement that was the African National Congress together, even as he moldered in a jail cell on Robben Island.

Living by Forgiving: Lessons From Kenya, Somalia, Pakistan, and Beyond

Kathy Eldon | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Kathy Eldon

This week at a book signing in Santa Monica, I spoke about how my heart was broken when a Somali mob murdered my son, Dan Eldon, a 22-year-old Reuters photojournalist, together with three of his young colleagues in Mogadishu in 1993.

Religion Cause for War?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

If organized religion is not exclusively responsible for war, nonetheless, it is fair to ask does it justify our loyalty at least for preventing conflict and killing? More fundamentally, does organized religion tip the scales for peace over war? 

How's Your Shutdown Going?

Bridget Fonger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

The third meditation of the day, and a new understanding my own shutdown have given me some peace. Tomorrow, I'm going to try a little more tenderness. Hopefully the negotiators can do the same.

Hind Swaraj: Mahatma Gandhi's Timeless Manifesto for "Self-Rule"

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

For all the Gandhi-reverence we learned in our schools and culture, it seems to me an incredible loss that I did not ever get a chance to read his book Hind Swaraj anywhere in the course of my school or college education. Now that I teach it in some of my classes.

Happy Birthday Mahatma Gandhi!

Posted 10.03.2013 | Religion

We celebrate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi who was born on Oct 2, 1869. Through his life's work of non-violent resistance, and promotion of pluralis...

The Call for Peace Rings Out Worldwide

Ana Tzarev | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Ana Tzarev

We must always keep in mind that the potential for all great beauty is encased within a seed in our souls. With diligence, patience, and empathy, the seed will germinate and bloom into a gift for our fellow men.

The 'And Yet' of Syria, War and Peace

John Backman | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
John Backman

We have to do something about Syria's chemical weapons. And yet... No person of compassion can ever sanction war. And yet...

Gandhi's Daily Scripture Readings for Peace

John Dear | Posted 08.21.2013 | Religion
John Dear

This week, I thought we could consider two passages from the Gita, and pray over them just as Gandhi prayed through our greatest Christian teachings. I've taken these translations from one of my favorite books, Gandhi the Man by Eknath Easwaran.

Why My Late Bookmaker Father Would Not Like Payday Lending

Don McNay | Posted 09.27.2013 | Business
Don McNay

My father was a bookie and professional gambler who worked in several of the area's "hot spots." In a town full of hustlers, prostitutes and gamblers, the profession they looked down on was loan sharking.

One Voice Can Change the World

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 09.23.2013 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

For Rosa Parks, it was a bus. For Gandhi, it was a train. For Malala, a schoolroom... and a bullet. In that sentence we may be hearing Mahatma Gandhi's satyagraha -- "soul force" or "truth force" -- finding a new agent in the world. I hope so.

The War Over the Peace Prize

Adam Dubowsky | Posted 09.17.2013 | Comedy
Adam Dubowsky

Why is it everyone always has something to say about the Nobel Peace Prize winner? It's because unlike science, "peace" is something we Americans can understand. Assuming we're talking about a piece of a Twinkie or something.