Search for Common Ground

The position of the body is the same. The figure is prone on the beach, near the water’s edge. The head is face down in the
As lifelong pro-choice Republicans who have supported GOP candidates for decades, we are dismayed by activists on the right and the left attacking the GOP leaders who spoke out against House Resolution 36 last week.
We know that around the world, young people like Suman can choose violence, or choose peace. And they'll only choose peace
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.
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.
2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgIt is more complex than just a handful of people wearing costumes that other people don't like. It's about collective ignorance, privilege and trauma.
2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThe stillness hit me first -- no honking sounds from passing cars, no street vendors offering their wares -- just overwhelming silence. During my time in Guinea, silence had become an omen of trouble.
Together, we reminded each Zimbabwean, regardless of political or religious persuasion, to take responsibility for peace. The religious leaders, though not perfect, must be recognized for their role in the peace process.
Why is it when I mention striving for "peace" to friends and family, I sense internal eye rolls and receive polite, patronizing smiles?
War has a disproportionate impact on women and girls, and their potential for sustaining peace often goes unrealized and untapped.
As more women in developing nations are empowered to promote their own advancement and security, NGOs can't forget those who have the power to instantly change the treatment of women -- men.
Attending the Nexus Summit were progeny of first generation entrepreneurs whose parents have created and sold firms to large conglomerates and their family has become instantly wealthy by a single event.
Making child rights into something that helps the children who need them most means hard, collaborative work by often unlikely partners.
If the people who have just taken office and their international supporters want to see a definitive close to Ivory Coast's dark chapter, they'll have to do more than say the right words.
What does it mean for the US to take a 3D -- development, diplomacy, and defense -- approach to foreign policy?
Even as an institution that trains Muslim American clergy remains in discussion, Muslim students are now becoming valued as essential participants in divinity and seminary programs across the United States.
Abortion is a tragedy in and of itself, regardless of whether or not we, as individuals or as a society, feel that it is so.
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Kiran Khalid, field producer for CNN New York Bureau who covers the domestic terrorism beat, and Karen Zraick of the New