The shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas is the latest instance of a gunman targeting a place of worship.
Soon after, in front of a group of moms, the neighbor sprung her request on me. Had I not been prepared, I would have simply
I made sure to find her, and in her living room filled with plants and photos and plaques, Irena served me tea and told me
This will be my first and last personal statement about the United States Presidential election of 2016. I am not writing this to convince anyone of what is right or what is wrong. I am writing this for the sake of my own healing process and sharing it only to inspire healing in others.
Everyone is talking about tolerance these days, perhaps as a result in need to redefine "tolerance" in a world that has lost its innocence over intolerance and constantly tries to adjust to new realities.
3. Politics and the Social Contract. We are today mired in an important series of elections--presidential, congressional
These fundamental issues are not likely to be mentioned, let alone debated in the spin rooms of the RNC and DNC. The agendas
Your guidance and leadership will be sincerely missed, Mr. Wiesel, but thanks to the gift of your words, we will never forget.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye. I am not a Pollyanna. Make
The people of the UK are realizing how significant and complicated their #Brexit "oops" moment is, and many want a do-over.
I cried as I watched survivors relive the horror of the Orlando nightclub shooting and friends and family members mourn their
"Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace." - His Holiness The Dalai Lama "Books and ideas are
One thing is certain: intolerance and hatred inevitably lead to violence and death. Our primary response to the horrific massacre at the Pulse nightclub must be to rededicate ourselves to creating a culturally diverse society that is based on tolerance and respect for other religions, sexual orientations, races and life styles.
The endless debates that have hogged the social media since the fateful Saturday cannot bring Harambe back to life.
In these Xenophobic times, we should recognize that Razing Babel was a blessing not a curse. The punishment of imprisonment within a single, narrow tongue proves much, much worse than the inconvenience of dealing with others who don't speak our native language. Here's why:
Some may say they are targeting people who eat gluten-free because it's a fad, to try to lose weight or are just plain finicky
Given the current tenor of our national political debate, I've thought a fair amount about what I might say this afternoon, beyond my traditional welcome. Of course, what I will not address is the question of what one's partisan political preferences ought to be, or ought not to be.
No, your whining about religious persecution because you have to bake a cake for a gay wedding doesn't make you the Martin Luther King, Jr. of a new conservative religious civil rights movement.
Now that both parties have presumptive nominees for the 2016 Presidential election, given the outcomes of Tuesday's primaries in five states, we are all holding our breath to see what happens next.
I'm not going to be polite about this issue by acknowledging that you have a right to believe the awful, hateful things you