Read entries from a variety of authors!
Co-founder David Lapp describes the first event that marked the founding of Braver Angels, and organization that seeks to “… bring Americans together to bridge the partisan divide and strengthen our democratic republic.” The event was a weekend gathering of people from both sides of the partisan divide with the purpose to get people talking to each other and building a dialogue between these 2 seemingly intractable ideologies.
Two U.S. friends and an Iraqi archaeologist – plus Pope & President – visit the ruins of Sumer in southern Iraq. Pope Francis visited there in March, 2021 because traditionally that is where Abraham, the “Father” of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, is from. During this visit, the history of the Sumerians is discussed along with a surprising story of probably the first-ever reported teacher-student-parent corruption!
Gratitude involves the acknowledgement of what people have or receive and the conscious action of wanting to give back in some ways. When applied in an academic context, gratitude can help students to improve student/teacher and student/student relationships; it can help them to be more aware of their learning environment and increase understanding and focus on their studies. It can also improve mental health and wellbeing of both students and teachers.
Poet Kevin Nichols writes of the experience of being unjustly convicted and jailed.
iPub is embarking on a new, courageous project to bring the story of Pope Francis and Muslim-Catholic dialogue into the realm of the illustrated, or graphic, book. The authors of this illustrated book, Khaleel Mohommad, Professor, Moussa Serge Traore, Catholic Priest, and Leonard Swidler, Professor, will place this story in Iraq. It will follow the visit of Pope Francis to that country on a dialogue building mission to create peace, tolerance and unity between Catholics and Muslims there in March of 2021.
From early tribal communities to modern civilizations, the evolution of humanity is structured by the relationship of our bodies/energy/spirit to the food we use and waste we produce.
The author, Rabbi James Rudin, remembers Bob Moses, voter rights activist and education promoter who passed away earlier this year. Having met Moses in the 60’s during a period of protest and activism by many, including Jewish and Christian clergy together, Rudin was inspired by the words and passion of the young Moses. In this article he reflects on that experience and the enduring imprint it made on his mind.
Through Dialogue we grow and expand our world view, into our whole-ness or holi-ness. When we encounter another, “alien ego,” through dialogue we grow, expand and “pass over” to an even more complete world view and whole-ness, or holiness. Thus we become more complete and transformed. This transformation can then be shared with those who are “home” or community.
With global attention drawn to Afghanistan these days and the plight of girls and women there to have access to education, Dr. Riffat Hassan explains that the Quran does not exclude women from being educated. In fact, the Quran, as the most authoritative source of Islam, actually requires education for both women’s personal development and that of their community.