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Coping With The Tragedies In Aurora And Bulgaria

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 09.22.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

Let us transform strife into unity. Let us conquer fear with compassion. Let us soften this period of loss with acts of kindness and caring. Let us add to the healing over the tragedies and ensure that the loss of life results in some positive growth in society.

Love: The Fourth Law of Spirit

Judith Johnson | Posted 09.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Spiritual love is characterized by deep peace, freedom, and an absence of resistance or "againstness." When we love in this way, we unite and embrace the other.

The Special Connection Between Nature and Women

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 08.18.2012 | Women
Osi Mizrahi

Women are connected to the world in unique ways. We are taught from a very early age and on mental, emotional and physical levels that our life contains ups and downs.

I Am White

Pedro C. Moreno | Posted 07.07.2012 | Latino Voices
Pedro C. Moreno

I would rather call myself an American. But if you press me, if you really want me to adopt a label, for the sake of equality and freedom I will tell you: I am white.

The Message We Aren't Getting From Our Politicians: Tolerance, Acceptance, Compassion and Unity

Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. | Posted 03.20.2012 | Home
Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.

We have lost our way. We have lost our universal identity as a brotherhood of people. So caught up in the distinction of skin color, races and nations, we have lost our true connection with God.

Weekend Of Prayer, Peace And Unity In South Florida

Nezar Hamze | Posted 02.12.2012 | Religion
Nezar Hamze

What a wonderful weekend. The South Florida community came together in prayer and celebration of our diversity to promote inclusion, multiculturalism and tolerance.

Great Transformation Happening on the Planet

Mijanou Montealegre | Posted 01.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Mijanou Montealegre

This transformation that is occurring is an inner stretching of consciousness expanding. We are recalibrating our understanding of reality as individuals and as a collective.

A 21st Century Faith

Rob Sobhani | Posted 11.06.2011 | Religion
Rob Sobhani

What brought these and others from across the globe to Israel this sunny day in October was their firm belief in a certain set of principles. Foremost among them was a belief in the oneness of man.

Lessons to Learn From the Occupy Wall Street Movement

Hale Dwoskin | Posted 12.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Hale Dwoskin

The bottom line for the OWS movement and for each of us is to find what we can be for as opposed to just resisting and fighting against what we do not want.

E Pluribus Unum

Atiba Madyun | Posted 12.20.2011 | DC
Atiba Madyun

We have a purpose to make this the best nation in the world to live. We cannot do that if we discuss and address unemployment and education by factions and not as a country.

Occupy Planet Earth: The Great Rising Up

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Dr. Judith Rich

We are witnessing the birth of a new paradigm for mankind, one that is a game-changer for the planet. What is unfolding before our very eyes, ears, hearts and minds, is the awakening of our collective consciousness.

Latinos Must Help Unify America - by Voting in 2012

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 10.16.2011 | Latino Voices
Fernando Espuelas

Latino-Americans can no longer afford to let other people vote for them. We cannot sit back and watch things happen to America, when we have the votes to achieve a better outcome for the nation.

Israeli Museum Showing Muslim Artists

AP | By AMY TEIBEL | Posted 10.02.2011 | Arts

JERUSALEM -- A museum on the road separating Jewish west Jerusalem from the Arab neighborhoods in the city's east is attracting a daring group of arti...

PHOTOS: Best Of The Venice Biennial

Posted 08.02.2011 | Arts

The Venice Biennial is the Olympics of the art contemporary art world. This year's International Art Exhibition is ILLUMINazioni (ILLUMINations) and i...

Kaiseki At Sushi Zen

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.27.2011 | Food
Josh Ozersky


What Unites Us Around The World?

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

What's on your mind this weekend, as you survey the world? Are you hopeful that democracy will emerge? Did you get caught in one of the great storms of 2011?

Preventing Senseless Violence

Larry_Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

If nothing else, this tragedy should and must mark a time of change. We already know what to do to make our communities safer -- now we need to do it.

School Board Member's Victory Over Lifelong Struggle With Illiteracy

Los Angeles Times | Carla Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The metamorphosis is as quick as the turn of a page: John Zickefoose is a hyperactive goose, a laid-back bear, a monkey, a tiger. The children at th...

Nine Years after 9/11: Islam, Glenn Beck, and a Nation Divided | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The anniversary of 9/11 would be sufficient reason for reflection; in my faith tradition we live by a liturgical calendar on which we mark feast days ...

How To Avoid Polarizing Others

Thomas Moore | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas Moore

We live in a dangerously polarized country, and we could all avoid being coerced into divided camps. You can resist being polarized, but you have to be alert and creative.

How New Leader Ed Miliband Can Restore the Labour Family

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Indra Adnan

Brothers David and Ed Miliband recently went head-to-head in the fight to become the new leader of Britain's Labour party. In the end, Ed won 50.65% of his party's votes to his older brother's 49.35%.

Football: More Than Just a Game

Yehuda Berg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Yehuda Berg

Every four years, people of all shapes and sizes, ethnicities and countries, gather around stadiums, watering holes, and television sets, to witness what many believe is the world's most exciting sporting event, the FIFA world cup.

DK Matai | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Those National Anthems: What Are They Singing?

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alan Elsner

European anthems tend to be rather bloody. We all know about the Marseillaise with its warning of enemies coming to "slit the throats of your sons and wives" but Il Canto degli Italiani (The Song of the Italians) stays firmly on message.

The F Word: Unifying Labor Post-Stern

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The announcement this week that labor's maverick leader, Andy Stern, is stepping down -- "very soon" in the words of a colleague -- creates a void in the country's labor movement at an awkward time.