This is who the Amish are. They try to meet evil with good. They do their best to embody Martin Luther King's recognition that "forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude."
We live in cynical times. But even in a day of widespread and flagrant abuse of power, there is a dark side to the operations of the Hershey company that make it particularly egregious.
More than a few public officials have been labeling as "terrorists" people whose beliefs threaten the status quo. If MLK Jr. or Gandhi were alive today, would they be prosecuted as terrorists?
Monsanto's clammy paws can be found in some of the most widely selling ice cream brands in the country. These brands could break free from Monsanto's clutches. So far they haven't.
In a staggering feat of twisted logic, lawyers for Coca-Cola are defending the lawsuit by asserting that "no consumer could reasonably be misled into thinking vitaminwater was a healthy beverage."
Only 30 percent of antibiotics used in the U.S. are administered to people. The other 70 percent are administered to U.S. livestock to compensate for the unhealthy conditions of factory farms.
Let us touch with love the inevitable suffering in our lives, and in the lives of those we meet. Let us tend with tender mercy that which is dying in us and in our world.
What kind of creature are we? There are those who believe human beings are fundamentally selfish, and others who believe we only need love to flourish. I stand in neither camp.
Part of accomplishing financial freedom is what I call "the new frugality." This isn't your grandmother's frugality. This isn't about deprivation. It's about choice and self- determination.
The lesson is that feeling morally superior or righteously indignant won't heal the world. The lesson is that your real religion is what you do when the sermon is over.