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Saint Francis and the Lama Beans

Mirabai Starr | Posted 07.30.2014 | Religion
Mirabai Starr

I first met Ram Dass at the Lama Foundation in the mountains of Northern New Mexico when I was fourteen, and our paths have intertwined ever since.

Who Needs to Learn the Lessons Of Grief?

Megan Devine | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

There might be lessons here, about trusting your own heart, leaning into the places you are deeply broken. There might be places to explore, ways to find out if any of your deep self remains, given what you have endured. So learn, yes. Study your own heart, yes.

Listen: 50 Years On, Mandela's Fateful Words That Media Too Easily Forget

David Tereshchuk | Posted 06.17.2014 | Media
David Tereshchuk

The media just love anniversaries. But I'm wondering how many mass media outlets will pick up on a confluence of two such commemorations this coming week -- a 50th and a 20th -- which mark separate major events in the long life of a recently departed global giant.

'Shouldn't You Be Over That by Now?' How to Respond to Judgment on Your Grieving Process

Megan Devine | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

Sometimes it just makes it easier on you, easier on your heart and mind, if you simply stop trying to explain. Refusing to explain or defend your grief doesn't mean you let other people go on and on about it, continually telling you how you should live.

5 Causes That MLK Fought For Beyond Civil Rights

Posted 04.04.2014 | Black Voices

One doesn’t have their very own national holiday and 900 streets named after them unless they are truly deserving. Nor does Gallup name you the seco...

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 3 Ways Martin Luther King Jr. Saved Your Soul

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

I would argue that in many ways, this is King's greatest legacy. His courage to proceed in a mission that, by any rational calculation would have been doomed to fail, is a lesson for all of us to learn. Without hope, without faith that there can be a better future, there will not be one.

Celebrating the 85th Birthday of Martin Luther King (Part II)

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

The greatest threat in 2014 to the legacy of Dr. King's as we remember his birthday today is the silence and inaction of those people who so loudly proclaim their commitment to his "Dream" and their current commemoration of his birthday.

GOP Dishonors Lincoln And King With Gun Raffle

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

You do not honor men killed by gun violence by putting more guns on the street. Instead you work to reduce gun violence and work to bring reconciliation to a fractured nation.

Celebrating the 85th Birthday of Martin Luther King (Part I)

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Violence lies like molten lava beneath the surface of our society, just waiting to erupt. We can choose to be bystanders, cover our eyes and ears, or become pro-active to meet the challenge that Dr. King's legacy commitment to non-violence presents to us.

In Support of Art as Alternate Non-Violent Means of Expression

Kimann Schultz | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Kimann Schultz

I must confess: when I heard about the most recent Colorado school shooting, I was struck with the realization that no longer was I shocked and dumbstruck with the news. Oh my God, am I getting used to it?

Compassion for All Viewpoints: When the Jain Principle of Anekantavada Meets Practice

JAINA | Posted 02.08.2014 | Religion
JAINA

The Jain principle of anekantavad is about respecting the variety of perspectives in the world, but it has its roots in the interconnectedness of all beings.

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: The Heart of Leadership, An Ode to Nelson Mandela

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

Nelson Mandela was a natural leader. The essence of the man propelled him to greatness, amidst the suffering and depersonalization to which he was subjected, forgiving his jailers in a profound teaching of compassion.

Anger Management Is Fear Management

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

There are true tigers and there are paper tigers, true threats and symbolic/conditioned threats. All of us need to learn how not to fear fear itself, in which case, anger management goes beyond fear management and becomes tantamount to mind management.

A Call to Non-Violent Resistance: Immigration Reform Is a Moral Imperative

Rev. Dr. Jorge L. Morales | Posted 12.29.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Jorge L. Morales

The time has come to resist our nation's immigration system: we cannot justify a system which deports 400,000 people per year, even while there is widespread agreement that the system is broken.

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...

Carolyn Gregoire

This 80-Year-Old Is Spreading Kindness And Hope In The Most Unlikely Place

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.16.2013 | Impact

SuEllen Fried, 80, is a far cry from your typical grandmother of seven. Every week, she visits prisons in Kansas, where she meets with inmates who ran...

A More Mature Approach to Syria

Terry Mollner | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Terry Mollner

Let's reach an agreement, more universally embraced and with a deeper commitment than before, with clear consequences if breached, of how we want to live together with the existence of chemical weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.

How Would America's Founding Fathers React to Syria?

Craig Considine | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics
Craig Considine

Arguably, by intervening in Syria's civil war, President Obama is ignoring Washington's advice and repeating the mistakes of the Bush administration in aggressively invading foreign countries that pose little threat to the direct security of American citizens.

The Dalai Lama Honors MLK By Sharing His Own Dream

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.29.2013 | Religion

To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington on August 28th of 1963, His Holiness t...

A New Perspective of 'Jihad' in Christianity and Islam

Craig Considine | Posted 10.05.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

The hype in America and abroad over "jihad" has brought me to consider the term through a Christian perspective. In this piece I seek to explore how forms of "jihad" are present in Christianity and pinpoint different ways of looking at "jihad" in Christian and Islamic texts.

The M.B. on the Edmund Pettus Bridge

Sherman A. Jackson | Posted 09.30.2013 | Religion
Sherman A. Jackson

The mounting carnage in Egypt is alarming, especially given the role of the army and its purported mandate to protect the country from terror. But the gory details that assail the eyes of even the most casual observer don't seem to produce enough international outrage to stem the killing.

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.

Honoring David McCourt, a Hero of 9/11

Craig Considine | Posted 09.15.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

McCourt's story of immeasurable grief and the ability to overcome hatred makes him another hero of the 9/11 tragedy. He recently passed away at the age of 71 after a battle with cancer. His example is one which should not be forgotten.

Commencement: Nonviolence, Diversity, Equality

Michael Roth | Posted 05.28.2013 | College
Michael Roth

The free inquiry at the core of learning certainly depends on vigorous discussion and debate; it depends on our willingness to take risks and to discover that even our deepest convictions may be mistaken. But learning also requires freedom from the senseless wounding of aggression.