GPS for the Soul
"It's not just putting a marker on the site. It's really pointing to how we are beginning to more thoroughly acknowledge our history."
We know that we are not being culturally insensitive by extending to someone a holiday greeting that has no meaning to them because they practice a different religion or no religion at all.
The eight of us sat around a table and pretty much had the restaurant to ourselves. After introductions, a conversation that began between me and the Palestinian named Mohammed quickly became the focus. The others may have been concerned where this discussion would lead.
Pro-Black means you fight for your people. All of your people. Not just Black men, not just straight Black men, not just Black men you think are upstanding and productive members of society, but all of your people.
This year, governments will make decisions that will shape sustainable development possibilities for generations to come. In September, world leaders will gather in New York to agree on a new set of international development goals.
Our Top 12 Global Teacher Bloggers gave advice on how to foster inspiration in the classroom. A novel idea came from Vicki
"I think the further you move away from your comfort zone and go exploring, that's when you may find a hidden talent or -- what is also important -- something which makes it much easier to face and accept a weakness."
Sitting at my desk today, dress and new flats on, I opened an email sent to me and my group with the first line "Gents, I need your help with this hard technical issue..." In one swift motion, I uncrossed my legs to firmly press my feet into the ground and leaned forward.
Everyone has a natural body type. Yet the paradox of society is inescapable: Don't be too skinny, but don't be too large either. Talking with my friend that day reminded me that people's eyes are on you either way, although you've done nothing to deserve their admiration or distaste.
The challenge today is that the same practices that excluded minorities are still prevalent, but we don't have a name for it. As diversity and inclusiveness have become ubiquitous buzzwords, I wonder: Is it really possible to create a playing field that gives everyone a fair chance?
As a Jewish woman who opposes circumcision, it's true that families who say yes to circumcision will have support from the Jewish community. But what happens to those who decide to keep their sons "intact" (i.e., not to circumcise them)?
Many churches are perpetually mired in process, worrying far more about protocol for committee meetings than how to become a welcoming body. With your wariness about the glacial pace at which institutions change, you can help the church become more dynamic.
At a time when transgender and gender-nonconforming people the world over face harassment, violence, discrimination and even murder, we are excited to be launching a new film-based campaign from Hawai'i that takes a fresh approach to making the world more just and inclusive.
Earlier this month, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced a new way for riders to contact the metro police department: via text.
Connecting more minorities to the nation's emerging tech-based economy (via these high-tech industries) is of vital importance for our collective economic future. This bridge-building isn't always easy, however.
Greater truth, and greater maturity, is found beyond the religions that exclude, and found within forms of spirituality, religion or even nonbelief that find their basis in inclusiveness.
The old system is crumbling under the weight of its own corruption, as Occupy, The Arab Spring, the ongoing financial crisis and a host of other factors and influences come to a head here, in 2012. We must admit these are no ordinary times.
The World Post
The concern for inclusive growth, or a growth pattern that includes all income strata, is not new. What is different is the nascent realization that without it, sustained growth will not be possible in the future.