In a month Americans dedicate to celebrating the women in our lives—mothers, sisters, daughters, and celebrated historical figures alike—and at a time when national and cultural divisions are entrenched pretexts for persecution, it’s important to remember the women around the world who have fought, often in obscurity, for justice and equality. Women have risked their... Continue Reading →
"Reflecting on the law of karma" By Joseph Goldstein "The different weight to whether the action is willed or not. In either case, through mindfulness, we become aware if the nature if these actions and can in fact change our karma, the concept of cause and effect. The law of karma is one of the... Continue Reading →
Founded Feb. 12. 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, campaigning for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization.
"BUDDHISM: Worldwide: est. over 400 million; U.S.: est. 1.5 million CHRISTIANITY: Worldwide: est. 1.973 billion; U.S.: est. 135 million HINDUISM: Worldwide: est. 820 million; U.S.: est. 1.5 million ISLAM: Worldwide: est. 1.28 billion; U.S.: est. 6 million JUDAISM: Worldwide: est. 14.2 million; U.S.: est. 6 million America has become a symbol of hope for many... Continue Reading →
In the long run we inevitably hurt ourselves more than others do. Someone in the past did something that we found hurtful. They did or said something, or failed to do or say something, and we experienced physical or emotional hurt. It’s bound to happen. Each instance of hurt only happened one time in our... Continue Reading →
November 9, 2012 Illustration by Tom Gauld By MARK BINELLI For decades, a succession of city officials has struggled mightily to rebrand Detroit’s battered image. Their ideas have included casino gambling, an ’80s festival mall, new ballparks, hosting a Formula One grand prix, hosting a Super Bowl, even commissioning (this was Mayor Coleman Young, in... Continue Reading →
Written by: Andrew Boxer At the start of the twentieth century there were approximately 250,000 Native Americans in the USA – just 0.3 per cent of the population – most living on reservations where they exercised a limited degree of self-government. During the course of the nineteenth century they had been... Continue Reading →
1. “In Jewish history there are no coincidences.” – Elie Wiesel If you would have asked me my favorite Yiddish word, I would have said bashert. It translates into the idea that Wiesel so beautifully captured as aphorism in my favorite quote. The older I get the more I am astonished by its truth,... Continue Reading →