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Sandy Hook: Finding Gratitude, Even in Grief

Miranda Pacchiana | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Miranda Pacchiana

I will let my thoughts turn to friends, neighbors and all of those who are hurting and impacted by grave loss. I will consider the strength and trust that so many of them have shown. As I go down my list of blessings, I will make sure to count my many new friends, as well as the rich lessons they provide the rest of us. And I will be truly thankful.

Can This World Be Saved? (Isaiah 2:1-5)

Bryan Bibb | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Bryan Bibb

Can this world be saved? The prophet encourages us to answer, 'Yes.' If we 'lay aside the works of darkness,' we will see that violence is a problem to be solved and not part of God's plan to destroy the world.

Are We Losing A Generation to the Foibles of Anti-Social Behavior?

Jure Klepic | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime
Jure Klepic

There is a deadly new "game" going on in our streets. It's called the Knockout Game and consists of someone, usually a teenage boy, trying to knock out another random person in just one punch.

Cries in the Wilderness

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

"The only premise of the book was to just go out and listen." And the book, edited by Miles Harvey, who is quoted above, is remarkable. It's a cry in the wilderness punctuated by gunfire.

Call of Duty and a Generation of Joystick Warriors

Jackson Katz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Jackson Katz

It is naïve to think we can talk about the forces shaping the socialization of boys and men (and girls and women) and not include a thoughtful discussion about the role of mega-popular video games like C.O.D.

Study In December Pediatrics: Violence in PG-13 Movies Has Tripled

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Films are getting more violent -- more than twice as violent as they were in 1950. That's perhaps no surprise. But new evidence has revealed that the most violent films are actually the ones aimed right at kids.

The Cost of Domestic Violence

Lynn Yeakel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Lynn Yeakel

When a dollar figure is attached to a problem, it draws special attention. That's one of the many important results accomplished by the Tennessee Econ...

Disturbing Knockout Game Leaves Victims Out Cold With One Punch

Posted 11.17.2013 | Crime

Police say the assault of a Washington DC woman may be connected to a violent new trend called the "knockout game." The unsuspecting 27-year-old vi...

Teenage War Survivor Gives Me Hope

Search for Common Ground | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

I'll never forget the story of two girls in particular, no more than 15 years old. Pushpa was a Dalit, an untouchable, and Susheela was a Brahmin, the priest and artisan caste. In their communities, this meant absolutely no mixing together. Their friendship challenged long-held traditions.

WATCH: My 12-Year-Old Son Was Accidentally Shot And Killed By His Friend

HuffPost Live | Ishita Singh | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

On Christmas Eve almost 16 years ago, Ann Marie Crowell's 12-year-old son Brian was playing at a friend's house. The boys found a gun, and Brian was a...

Veteran's Day: It's Never Really Over

Sonia Taitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Sonia Taitz

Dachau's liberation story is not hypothetical to me. What this soldier saw when he opened the gates of Dachau was a sea of corpses, emaciated, tossed one atop the other in obscene piles. A few skeletons emerged alive, however, and one of them was my own father.

Nonkilling or 9mm Tacos for Breakfast

Joam Evans Pim | Posted 11.12.2013 | World
Joam Evans Pim

As we try to measure and place a price on every single aspect of our existence, can we dare to place a dollar tag on our necks? Beyond the per capita amount of state-funded education and health care, how much would the thousands of hours of parental and kin dedication be worth?

Sport and Society for Arete-Bullying

Richard Crepeau | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

Did anyone notice that October was National Bullying Prevention Month? Apparently the Miami Dolphins did not get the memo.

3 Ways Abuse Changed Me for the Better

Marie Marley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

My life history has resulted in me being very sensitive to others who are and/or were mistreated by parents, spouses or others. I can feel the pain of these people and am more understanding when they exhibit negative features, such as losing their tempers easily.

Just Love

Ron Nikkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Ron Nikkel

Love without justice is sentimentality Justice without love is brutality Where love and justice meet there is vitality of life. The more I think abou...

What is Going on With Our Teens? Teen Suicide & Violence

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I am proposing that we are raising a generation of teens who feel lonely, disconnected and misunderstood.

An Online Pledge That Might Actually Change the World

Search for Common Ground | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgIt's about changing your response to conflict. It's about having the skills to create constructive dialogue in heated situations, with uncomfortable topics.

Pinkwashing in the NFL: Adrian Peterson and the Tragedy of Child Murder During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Earl Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Earl Smith, Ph.D.

October is both Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month; yet you would never know this as the NFL only promotes Breast Cancer Awareness Month with pink gloves, pink shoes, pink goalposts, pink towels, pink jerseys and even pink "eye-black."

Camus at 100

Ronald Aronson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Ronald Aronson

Young and old, we can also be inspired by his sheer political courage. The two strengths came together in his brave but futile campaign to end attacks on civilians during the Algerian War, which he hoped would reduce suffering and might lead to dialogue.

Macy's and Barney's Incidents Should Teach Us: Dollars and Sense

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

What African American doesn't have a story, where some unknown guard challenged you or followed you out of the store. What about the annoying stores that make you pull out the receipt on the way out the door, and have the security guard ravage through your purchased goods?

Alleged Los Angeles Airport Shooter May Be More Than a Lone Nut

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Two troubling polls were taken within less than a month of each other last March and April. The March poll by Public Policy Polling found that nearly ...

Sia's Dilemma: Does Working With Eminem Validate His Hate Speech Against Gays?

Keo Nozari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Keo Nozari

I wrote to Sia on Twitter and expressed my disappointment. I wasn't expecting a reply, but, to my surprise, she responded and thoughtfully listened, and we proceeded to have a lengthy (by Twitter standards) conversation.

Safe Classrooms, Safe Kids

Elisa Villanueva Beard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Elisa Villanueva Beard

Educators can be allies. They can guide their students in respect for one another's differences. They can make hotlines and resources accessible. And by teaching, loving, and leading each day, they make change.

How To Make Sense Of 4 Families Slain In 4 Days?

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 11.01.2013 | Crime

-- It was a chilling series of horrors: four mass killings involving four different families, in four states over four bloody days, leaving 14 adults...

Surrounded by Death and Wondering: Can Talking About Death Lead Us to Become Less Violent?

Carol Smaldino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

For me, I admit -- even though I don't find it easy either -- that we can cope with almost anything, as long as it is grieved in company that will hold us and try to understand us, find also the parts in themselves that echo or awaken.