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Yes We Can! Hope, Despair, and Hope Again in Health Care and American Politics

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Now that this major victory has been won in Congress today, I realize that what I really had at the start of Obama's term was not hope, but optimism. Optimism is a luxury for those who can afford to lose. Hope inspires endurance.

UN Reports Diphtheria Outbreak in Port-au-Prince: IDP Camps Vulnerable

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Camp Canaan While in Haiti, we notified a health monitoring service about suspected outbreaks of up to 100 cases of diptheria in Camp Cannan, twel...

Voices from Haiti: "Americans Can See Exactly the Way We Live"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Writing about the shattered hopes and dreams of the Haitian people is like trying to describe the movements of a symphony to a hearing-impaired person.

No Sleep in Congo

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

How many more will die as we deliberate? How long will we ignore the slaughter and promise "never again"?

Forgiveness as a Way of Life

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

Years ago, I got really into this Texas mega preacher, Joel Osteen. Maybe you have heard of him, as he is a best-selling author, tours the country a...

Woman Waging Peace

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Schimmelman

Sister Immaculata Mulyei, Sister Michael Lungu, Marsha Winsryg and Foster Wachata, wood carver from Mukuni Village While our country hypnotizes...

Requiem for a Lightweight President

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

There are slim grounds to expect a forthright reform agenda ever to emerge from the Oval Office. The moment has vanished -- whether November brings a rout or just a defeat.

Voices From the Hopenhagen Ambassador Contest

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

Winning this opportunity is an enormous honor--especially because many other contestants were worthy and capable of representing you. I thus asked a few other contestants for their messages of hope.

Homeless Artist Keeps Hope in his Canvas

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

There is no way to paint a bright, colorful picture of homelessness. But there is something incredible about the spirit of a person who has a vision that can conquer any challenge.

Hopelessness, Despair and the Winter Olympics

Jim Moret | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

I chose not to end my life, but rather chronicle my journey from darkness into light in a journal, which later became my book, The Last Day of My Life. I asked myself: what would I do if I have only 24 hours to live?

I Am Giving Up Hope for Lent

Lisa Solod | Posted 02.17.2010 | Healthy Living
Lisa Solod

In the spirit of ecumenical understanding, I hereby deny myself indulgence, for the next six weeks, in the most important thing in my life: Hope.

MedShare and GO Inspire GO Urges You to Act Now!

Toan Lam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Toan Lam

I wanted to begin a dialogue, so I asked everyone who has reached out to share their experiences of how they're helping -- so that others would be inspired to act through the actions of others.

Sleepless In New York: My Night at the HOPE Street Survey (SLIDESHOW)

Boonsri Dickinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Boonsri Dickinson

One night every year, volunteers walk thousands of miles on the grids of the city, Queen, Brooklyn, Staten Island, the Bronx, and climb through the underworld of the subways lines to count the homeless.

The State of the Union: Unfinished Business

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Rather than the inspiring rhetoric of a campaign speech, Obama's State of the Union address was a more sober reflection on unfinished business.

Hope From The Rubble: Redirecting Awareness Amidst Global Crisis

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

The hope, for Haitians and ourselves, is that although there will always be cracks, it is through these broken places that our awakening is prompted in our hearts.

Customer (Dis)Satisfaction and President Obama

Jenny Darroch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jenny Darroch

The expectations placed on Obama were colossal. When there is a gap between expectations and delivery, people are dissatisfied.

What's in a Word?

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jon Foreman

In many ways, words are metaphors pointing to the objects they represent.

Finding God in Haiti: Compassion and Justice

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

From the depths of despair I called out to God, God answered me with immense expansiveness. (Psalm 118:5) In teaching my 6th grade class this m...

Hope From a Flawed Conference

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

The talks at Copenhagen failed not just because of world leaders, but also due to the fact that while many people of the world say they want action on climate change, they rate the issue as a low priority.

"Hope" Has Been a Bust, It's Time for Hope 2.0

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The 2008 election was all about "Hope." But Hope is simply not cutting it. What we need is Hope 2.0: the realization that our system is too broken to be fixed by politicians -- that change must come from outside Washington. READ MORE Sleep Challenge 2010: Perchance to Dream Sleep Challenge 2010: I Now Have Dozens of Baby Sitters...All Telling Me to Go To Bed How Massachusetts Can Turn Out to Be a Blessing for Democrats WATCH: Arianna Discusses Massachusetts Results on Countdown WATCH: Arianna Talks About What Obama Needs to Do to Reconnect With Voters on The Ed Show WATCH: Arianna Debates the Future of Capitalism with Howard Dean, Dick Armey, John Kasich

Is There Hope for the Planet?

Tri Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tri Robinson

If there is to be restoration, we must first encounter national reformation. Until then our good efforts will continue to backfire and fall to the ground. If there is to be hope, there first must be God.

Be The Change

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

Do we take without giving And consume what we must, Ever heeding the motto: "In consumption we trust"?

Hope, Change and The Long Road: One Year Later

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

It's been exactly one year since Barack Obama was elected, and it's becoming increasingly clear that the president hasn't fixed the whole world yet. Then again, he never promised such a thing.

Stopping Today's Flood

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

When I look at my kids, I pray that they will have a world to grow into that is habitable and sustainable. The generation of "whatever" is doing great harm to the future of our existence.

Festivals of Light in the Dark

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Since the earliest of human times, folks have joined together in the warmth and glow of community in order to welcome the return of light to a world that is surrounded by dark.