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Occupy Ourselves

Randall Amster | Posted 02.12.2012 | Impact
Randall Amster

Now, with peace in our hearts and power in our hands, the time to reclaim both ourselves and our world is upon us. This is our generational task, our shared responsibility, and our best hope for salvation. Let us meet it willingly, together.

Opera And #OWS

ARTINFO | Posted 01.15.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

NEW YORK -- The seminal Philip Glass opera, "Satyagraha," illustrates Mahatma Gandhi's early life in South Africa juxtaposed against the plights of fe...

What's Happening to Poor Is Warning to Us All

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 01.15.2012 | Chicago
Rev. Jesse Jackson

In 2010, one out of every 15 Americans were living in extreme poverty, defined as those with incomes of 50 percent or less of the poverty level. Now, new poverty measures adopted by the Census Bureau indicate the numbers may be worse.

Occupy Third Grade?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

If what we seek, then, is a more sustainable and just social order, how should we recalibrate our public schools -- the institutions most responsible for equipping children with the skills and self-confidence they need to become effective and justice-oriented change agents as adults?

Gandhi Paved The Way For The Social Resistance We See Today

Philip Glass | Posted 12.28.2011 | Home
Philip Glass

Let no group or party exploit what many of us see as the growth of ignorance and indifference in society. Policies that lead to short-sighted political and economic gain will be easily seen for what they are.

Occupy Wall Street: Bending the Arc

Pam Spritzer | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Pam Spritzer

After ignoring Occupy Wall Street in its early days, last week the New York Times saw fit to print a front-page story identifying anger as the defin...

How India Changed My Life

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Mark Goulston, M.D.

I recently returned from my first trip to India where I spoke on communication and conflict mastery in Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi. I was told the trip would be life changing. It was.

This Is What Compassion Looks Like: A Buddhist View Of Occupy Wall Street

Roshi Joan Halifax | Posted 12.14.2011 | Religion
Roshi Joan Halifax

Thich Nhat Hanh offers this precept: "Do not accumulate wealth whilst millions are hungry. ... Live simply and share time, energy and material resources with those who are in need."

Great Soul Gandhi: Activist or Entrepreneur

Kavita N. Ramdas | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics
Kavita N. Ramdas

While the buzz about social entrepreneurship in philanthropy and development is encouraging, I am puzzled both by its lack of historical analysis and connection to social movements.

Imagining Nonviolence in the Middle East

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 12.01.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Nonviolence in the Middle East sounds idealistic to be sure; and to some, dangerously naive. But think of the alternative.

Gandhi's Lessons for Today

Kathy Kelly | Posted 12.01.2011 | Impact
Kathy Kelly

Consider the contrast between Gandhi's precarious, defenseless efforts to reach his fellow humans, traveling alone and armed only with truth, and, in contrast, weigh U.S. reliance on a massive arsenal of weapons and armed warriors.

A 150 Mile Wardrobe: How One Closet Helped Kickstart a Local Economy (Video)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

2011-09-27-Screenshot20110927at5.55.13PM.jpg "In 1965, 95% of the clothing in a typical American's closet was made in America... today less than 5% of our clothes are made here."

Meatless Monday: The Earth Is An Apple

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.26.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Have an apple. Have two. Because this week, we get not one but two holiday opportunities to make the world a better place.

The War on Error

Simon Cohen | Posted 11.10.2011 | Media
Simon Cohen

As the search for General Terror continues, Citizens begin to question the decision to wage war against him ten years ago.

What Would Buddha Do About A Terrorist Attack?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

Wise teachers throughout the ages have echoed Buddha's wisdom. These leaders have never taught weakness, but they have always taught love. And they have overcome greater foes than al Qaeda.

The Absurdity of Obama's Quotations

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

As I was perusing my favorite online quotations page recently, I was shocked to discover our new president, a real 'newbie' in terms of governing much less generating legacy quotes that should be remembered through the ages, has 21 quotes listed for himself.

September 11 Anniversary: A Chance for Main Street to Reflect and Take Economic Action

Don McNay | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Until Washington gets the courage to trust the American people to handle hard and sobering decisions -- and develops a plan of action that does not favor one interest group over another -- real economic solutions are not going to come from Washington.

The Purpose of Marketing

Somik Raha | Posted 10.28.2011 | Business
Somik Raha

When I consider the things that I've desired and acquired, I wonder, why am I bored with many of them quickly? It is usually because I discover that these things are severely limited.

Be the Change: Inspiration and Advice from Activists and Celebrities

Marianne Schnall | Posted 09.07.2011 | Women
Marianne Schnall

Media and society in general no longer inspire us or appeal to our own individual power to improve the world. In fact, we have been conditioned to leave that messy business to our elected officials. But it doesn't have to be this way.

To the Mahatma, From a Stateless Indian

Dinkar Jain | Posted 08.28.2011 | World
Dinkar Jain

2nd April, 2011 Dear Mahatma Today I witnessed the Indian team lift the cricket world cup for the first time in my life. I have never felt so proud. ...

Religion And Revolution

Ted Glick | Posted 07.12.2011 | Religion
Ted Glick

We need to return to the sources. Return to the lives and teachings of those who inspired what became full-blown religions and political ideologies.

The Dharmic Method To Save The Planet

Pankaj Jain, Ph.D. | Posted 07.12.2011 | Religion
Pankaj Jain, Ph.D.

India continues to mystify scholars. While most Americans are familiar with the terms such as "yoga" and "Bollywood," Indian perspectives toward the ecology seem to be largely unknown.

Gandhi's Dharma And The West

Rajiv Malhotra | Posted 07.11.2011 | Religion
Rajiv Malhotra

Mahatma Gandhi articulated his sva-dharma ("my dharma") using a few key Sanskrit words that do not have an exact English equivalent. One of these is satya, his practice of truth.

World's #9 Most Powerful Person Now Accused of Corruption -- Will She Fall?

Cleo Paskal | Posted 06.25.2011 | World
Cleo Paskal

While corruption cases in India have caught up some pretty big fish, if charges are laid against Sonia Gandhi, it won't just be part of a wave, it will be a sea change.

Gandhi: The Truth

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 06.05.2011 | Books
Vamsee Juluri

Great Soul has not uncovered any hidden truths about Gandhi beyond showing us that a man's greatness does not diminish even when we see his failures, though they were many.