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Khalil Gibran

Reading Maimonides in Beirut

Emily O'Dell | Posted 08.23.2014 | Religion
Emily O'Dell

Reading Maimonides in Beirut reminded me that beyond right and wrong, reason and faith, belief and unbelief, we are perhaps most alive and wise when we strive to become conscious of the "self."

Pilgrimage to Gibran

Emily O'Dell | Posted 06.04.2014 | Travel
Emily O'Dell

Tired of the toxicity of hate, and disturbed by the carnage of rockets and bombs, I decided to make a mini-pilgrimage of peace to the final resting place of Khalil Gibran.

Finding the 'American' Kahlil Gibran: Renée Moorad and the ADC Commemorative Stamp Campaign

Todd Fine | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Todd Fine

With increasing interest in the historical connections between the United States and the Arab world as a result of the politics of our time, there seemingly is a new push to expand knowledge about Gibran and possibly ground him in an American setting.

My Mother: "God Damn It James, I Raised You Better Than That!"

Jim Luce | Posted 02.10.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

My mother's words still ring out in my head, year after year. It was Thanksgiving 1998, Boston. I was continuing to complain about how traumatized I...

Boomer Spiritual Musings

Diana M. Raab | Posted 01.21.2012 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Over the years I have oscillated back and forth on a spiritual continuum. After much contemplation I have come to the conclusion that I am spiritual person, but not religious.

Islamophobia Network Targets Top Performing American Schools

Michael Shank | Posted 11.26.2011 | Religion
Michael Shank

While I recognize that there are legitimate concerns regarding the use of public funds for these charter schools... it seems that at the heart of this is an undercurrent of phobia about Islamic teaching in America.

Trixie's 15 Tips For Living To 92

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

This week, Trixie Buckel turned 92. She was married for 70 years. Her husband died nearly 3 years ago. I wonder at her spirit. What keeps her going, with such vitality and appetite for life?

Debbie Almontaser, Ex-Arabic School Principal, Has Court Case Dismissed

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the founding principal of a public Arabic-language school who lost her job amid a public u...