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Does Fear Rule Your Life?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

As fear spreads, it reassures us that we are not alone in this unfounded fear, that we are right to believe the enemy is the "other."

The Psychology of Forgiveness, Compassion and Acceptance

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

Words like forgiveness, tolerance, compassion, and acceptance are not new to us, but there may be some uncertainty as to how to apply these concepts t...

Faking It: The Secret to Long, Lush Lashes

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

Not everyone can boast Kim Kardashian's buxom lashes, so why not try falsies? They're undeniably fun and an instant way to enhance the eyes.

The National Security Case for Religious Tolerance

T.A. Ridout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
T.A. Ridout

For every Muslim that is the victim of a hate crime, for every vandalized mosque, for every self-serving pundit that spreads hatred by misrepresenting Islam, American national security is endangered.

Mosques and Mindfulness at Ground Zero

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

To most of us modern folks, Ground Zero refers to a location in Manhattan. Some of us were physically there on 9/11; the rest of us were emotionally and spiritually close.

Will the Real America Please Stand Up

Suzanne E. Spaulding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzanne E. Spaulding

I have been increasingly concerned over the last few weeks about the anti-Muslim rhetoric that has been spreading across the country, from opposition ...

Extremism, the Makeover, and Election 2010

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Not long ago, a passing familiarity with Bible verses, a flair for rhetoric, and hunger for a following could be enough to land someone in a small-tow...

Standing In Solidarity Against Islamophobia

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mary Ann West

The current tide of anti-Muslim sentiment has increased the call of religious leaders and lay people to come out and show their support amid heightened instances of vocal and physical hate mongering.

Religion: When Democracy Becomes Hypocrisy

Donna Flagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donna Flagg

The combat, the hypocrisy, the grandstanding, the bravado, it's killing us. We are fighting over a piece of land and religion is once again at the heart of it.

The U.S. Military's 1947 Warning on Intolerance

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Ritz

It is and always has been a risk in free societies that those interested in power or ideology will take advantage of those freedoms to deny the same to others.

A Mosque at Ground Zero and the Source of American Greatness

John Milewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Milewski

The debate over the proposed building of an Islamic center and mosque a few blocks from "Ground Zero" has resulted in off the charts displays of demag...

The World Is Full of Ground Zeroes

William Spear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
William Spear

After 9/11 and in the years since, I've watched the anti-Muslim drumbeat intensify in ways that impact multitudes of innocent people.

Americans Wish Limbaugh Would Take a Vacation to Spain, Mars

Rip Empson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rip Empson

First Lady Michelle Obama has been taking some heat lately for embarking on an expensive vacation to Spain, the Journal of Insignificant Non-Issues re...

Where Do We Go From Here?

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Lichtman

How will news editors and government officials translate the lessons from the Sherrod case into better ethical decision making?

No Dominion: The Dangerous Fight Against Christian Supremacists in the Armed Forces

Matthew Harwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Harwood

The United States military cannot favor one religious sect over another, staying true to the Constitution's establishment clause that service members pledge to defend.

There Goes the Neighborhood: Which Groups Make Americans Nervous?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

For the most part, I've been pretty lucky when it comes to my neighbors. I've gotten along with the vast majority of them, and I've never had cross-ya...

Are You Victimizing Yourself?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Self-imposed victimization, begins after the fact, when you continue to blame or bemoan the circumstances and therefore give up doing what you can to improve.

When Did We Become A Nation Of Victims?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

The vital question moving forward has less to do with what happened and whom you can find to blame, and more to do with what you can do now that something has happened to you.

Take the High Road: Personal Responses to Political Tantrums

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

It takes guts to face anger with inner patience, and take the higher road of ethical responses. But, I believe that we are gutsy as people, and capable of rising to a higher standard.

Are YOU The Source of Our Nation's Growing Intolerance?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Intolerance is nothing new in the world. But If we don't choose to do something about it, then we may become a nation of intolerance, not just a nation with a bunch of intolerant people.

Are We Becoming a Nation of Intolerance?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

I would love to see our society learn to use our critical abilities toward more positive outcomes. If we can see the fault, then surely we can also see a workaround.

Not in Our Town: Communities Use Media to Combat Hate

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Set for national launch this week, instantly connects people confronting bigotry and intolerance, and empowers you to take action in your own community or school.

Pranking Jewish Friends on Easter: Not So Funny

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Even as I appreciate my friends' benign aims, it seems rather tasteless to jest like this on a holiday in which Jews were - and, sadly, still are - frequently the victims of violent acts.

Quebecers Rally To Put Secularism On Agenda | Marian Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

"In Quebec, 85 per cent of people don't want religious accommodation," Drouin, 62, a retired engineer ...

Dutch Anti-Islamists Make Key Gains In Local Elections

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Preliminary results in Dutch local polls suggest an anti-Islam party has made major gains and may pose a serious challenge in June parliamentary polls...