Listening, learning, and discovering shared purpose.
Interfaith Amigos: On 9/11, Getting Beyond Religious Hatred
by Rabbi Ted Falcon, Pastor Don Mackenzie, Sheikh Jamal Rahmanposted Sep 10, 2010
- Brought together by the events of 9/11, three friends from different faiths reflect on what it will take to reach the other side of hatred.
Quotes from the Quran and from Rumi
by Sarah Van Gelderposted Sep 09, 2010
- Interested in what Muslim sacred texts actually say? Here's a short selection of quotes recommend by Jamal Rahman.
Eight Ways to Confront Extremism on 9/11
by Sarah van Gelderposted Sep 09, 2010
- How to further tolerance and healing on this September 11th, an especially important time to speak up.
The Little Mosque in Medina
by Jamal Rahmanposted Sep 03, 2010
- The current flap over the proposed Islamic center-cum-mosque in New York City offers a good opportunity to reflect on the nature and purpose of places of worship.
A Crisis of Democracy: Real Solutions to the BP Oil Spill
by Brooke Jarvisposted Aug 23, 2010
- For Gulf residents, the BP oil spill has made the problem of unchecked corporate power painfully clear. Exxon Valdez survivor Riki Ott on why this may be the moment to overcome our political divides and take back our democracy.
Waging Peace from Afar: Divestment and Israeli Occupation
by Phyllis Bennisposted Aug 20, 2010
- A growing grassroots movement is using the techniques of the anti-apartheid movement to challenge U.S. support for Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories.
Rejecting Arizona: States Say No to Anti-Immigrant Bills
by Suman Raghunathanposted Aug 11, 2010
- Despite the hype, states are finding lots of reasons not to follow in Arizona's footsteps.
More Than A Mantra: “We’re All in This Together”
by Margaret Wheatleyposted Jul 27, 2010
- Even in this fractured time, we can find strength in solidarity.
Listening Across the Divide
by Rabbi Ted Falconposted Jul 26, 2010
- How do we work with others who believe that theirs is the Only Way?
When Numbers Aren’t Enough
by Paul Loebposted Jul 07, 2010
- Statistics rarely get under our skin, but stories do. Paul Loeb offers advice for catalyzing social change.
Common Ground in a Liquid City
by Sarah Kuckposted Jun 25, 2010
- Re-imagining our cities is the best chance we have to create prosperity, lower our carbon emissions, and save what’s left of the natural world.
Beyond the Blame Game
by Rabbi Ted Falconposted Jun 11, 2010
- How can we step into the experience of the other and learn that true dialogue is possible only when blame is shared.
Hate Groups? Not in Our School
posted Jun 10, 2010
- When an anti-gay hate group decided to visit their school, the students of Gunn High drowned out their protest with a celebration of acceptance.
Perseverance: Lost in the Gulf of Mexico
by Margaret Wheatleyposted Jun 04, 2010
- We need to surrender our need to blame, acknowledge that we are truly lost, and then reclaim our capacity to think together if we are to find a way to solutions.
A World of Oneness
by Pastor Don Mackenzieposted May 27, 2010
- How relinquishing our innate pursuit of power and embracing compassion can lead to a more peaceful world.