liberation

Brace Belden volunteered for six months in Syria with the Kurdish freedom movement where he helped fight ISIS.
We are more powerful when we gather. Our talents activate in community. We come alive when we are seen. We are affirmed by
Studying sociology taught me to look for underlying causes of behavior and interaction that might not be immediately apparent
Zainab takes a journey back home to Iraq to explore how life has changed under ISIS occupation and the U.S led invasion. She meets an Iraqi Mother named Um Hanadi – who leads a brigade of men fighting ISIS.
Jesus says in the Gospel of John, "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free." (John 8:32) But what did he mean by that? And, what does that saying mean to you and me today?
Service members aren't allowed to become publicly involved in partisan politics. However, they do speak indirectly, via polls and contributions.
The idea that love is the guiding force serving to bring U.S. citizens together is an old fallacy without historical evidence. This is theological slight of hand, a theologically driven wish without grounding. This nation is built on bodies brutalized and disregarded.
Always remember, it's our habits that create who we are. One of the most important things in life is being able to let go.
What happens if you turn the being genuinely myself -button to full volume? Or do you want to skillfully combine discipline and liberation? What kind of self-leadership strategy serves you and our environment best?
It is a privilege to have amazing experiences with icons, but we cannot let awe turn into awful by revealing confidences or gushing about the private lives of public figures. Loose lips sink large luxury yachts.
We can change. I saw it first-hand! But we need to keep choosing into the freedom that lowers our prison walls. Regardless of how constricting our environment is, as we choose our response, over and over, the shackles of our lower natures drop away and we are liberated.
Bernie Sanders, like Jesus, is inspired to bring good news to the poor. And like Jesus' message, Bernie's message is controversial. Many argue that he is too radical to be president or that his ideals are too lofty. And yet he stands for the root values of American democracy.
This weekend is delightfully disruptive. The storm interferes with our plans, delays travel and cancels meetings. Therein lies the disruption, and oddly enough, therein also lies a surprising word of hope.
Timor-Leste's Motocross daredevils gearing up to entertain the workers and townspeople while practicing for Saturday's big
"Salvation" is often a dirty word in progressive Christian circles, but when abandoned, it leaves a void for others to fill. Instead, we need to boldly reclaim it.
As the capacity to love one another grows, we become increasingly able to rest comfortably in the knowledge that we are loved for who we are, not what we do. Over time, we may come to experience a previously unknown well of self-love. Feeling loved and really letting that in provides a fantastic sense of freedom -- freedom from fear of loss and freedom to be ourselves fully.
In the Buddhist practice awakening, or sambodhi (in pali), is the achievement of inner peace that sustains itself regardless of conditions beyond our control.