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Political Leaders

Something to Talk About

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 07.06.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

College and university officials must learn better how to communicate to audiences that are different from and react differently to the message that they deliver. Communication is the vehicle through which the case is made, relevancy is determined, and a future is assured.

Fear and the Fiscal Cliff

Matthew Dowd | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Fear seems like a useful leadership tool, but in the end it is fear that prevents us as individuals, as leaders, as a country, and as a human race from becoming our best self.

An Ideal Leader Versus a Practical Leader

Darshan A. Meda | Posted 05.21.2012 | Impact
Darshan A. Meda

A practical leader understands the limitations of each member's capability and allows for self- leadership.

7 Vows of Compassion for Political Candidates

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 03.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

You can call me naïve, but I believe that to save the human race and this magnificent planet we are on, compassion must be part of our daily prayer.

'The Iron Lady' Or 'The Lady'

John Philip Newell | Posted 03.18.2012 | Religion
John Philip Newell

Both Margaret Thatcher and Aung San Suu Kyi show extraordinary courage. But their courage is linked to radically different visions of leadership.

Will Politicians Listen to Pastors?

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Our country is in the midst of a clash between two competing moral visions, between those who believe in the common good, and those who believe individual good is the only good. It's time our leaders in Washington listen to someone other then themselves.

The War Must Not Go On!

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The president has announced that after an initial drawdown in Afghanistan, the remaining troops will be withdrawn "at a steady pace" going into 2014. But that's not good enough. President Obama had an opportunity to pivot his policy on the war and he didn't take it.

Wanted: 1,000 Pastors For the Poor

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.16.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

There is a policy myth is that churches and charities alone could take care of the problems of poverty -- especially if we slashed taxes. But this really has more to do with libertarian political ideology than good theology.

Seven Steps to Civility This Election Season

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

This week, a group of more than 130 former legislators, both Republicans and Democrats, released a letter urging for civility and encouraging candidates, once elected, to focus on cooperation to face our country's greatest challenges.

My 'Daniel Fast'

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I believe our nation is in deep trouble. Sometimes things get so bad that you really don't know what to say or do. When that happens, it's a good time to fast and pray.