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The interdependence of independence

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Applying Spiritual Solutions to earthly Problems In view of the rapidity with which racial incidents are occurring and being exposed in this revered nation, followed too often with questionable (if not outright ridiculous) legal outcome, it may well be time to slow the anger and increase the practice of adding spiritual solutions to these constantly multiplying earthly problems. Continue reading Applying Spiritual Solutions to earthly Problems

Marriage is making a conservative Pro-Gay comeback

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Racism, America’s most challenging issue. . . A realistic look at man’s prejudices throughout the centuries should be sufficient to convince us that the thoughts, theories and practices of past ages are certainly insufficient for today’s drastically fast changing, multi-cultural American nation in particular. But there are so many prejudices often undetected, especially within ourselves–the first and most realistic place to come to grips with and start making change—as this is the primary one over whom one has control. Continue reading Racism, America’s most challenging issue. . .

The Movement of People: Human and Humane

follow link by Dr. Peter Makari, Executive for the Middle East and Europe Whether by force or by choice, the movement of people is as old as human history. The effort to control and restrict such movement is just as old. The powerful have always sought to determine who may enter, and who may not. We have built walls to protect and defend, including the Great Wall in China against northern invaders; the Berlin Wall, the most visible symbol of the Cold War; the Separation Barrier Israel continues to build to wall off Palestinians; and the wall along the US-Mexico border, to prevent immigration from Latin America. Physical walls create and reinforce psychological barriers, stereotypes and fears. Continue reading The Movement of People: Human and Humane

Father’s Day reflections revisited Throughout the nation this weekend, fathers will take their rightful place in the seat of honor although not yet as highly celebrated as the Mother’s Day that preceded it a few weeks earlier. Neither does Father’s Day equal in sentiment the flair or even commercialization that Mother’s Day receives and the contributions of fathers to the stability of the family is often subordinated. Yet, since the latter celebration was started in 1910 by Mrs. John Bruce Dodd of Spokane, WA, the third Sunday of each June has been observed as Father’s Day throughout the United States and Canada and in 1936 a National Father’s Day Committee was formed headquartered in New York. Continue reading Father’s Day reflections revisited