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It’s “all in the family” – of mankind . . . Having gone through the stages of infancy and turbulent adolescence, humanity is now approaching maturity, a stage that will witness “the reconstruction and the demilitarization of the whole civilized world–a world organically unified in all the essential aspects of its life. In no other country is the promise of organic unity more immediately demonstrable than in the US as it is already most representative of a microcosm of the diverse peoples of the earth! Continue reading It’s “all in the family” – of mankind . . .

The interdependence of independence

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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 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