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.
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.
Negativity and a sense of impending doom are common problems in our world of so much distress. I have discovered some strategies to deal with the negatives and embrace the positive possibilities that the future might hold.
This short story of Buddhism was written for children. It should help them understand and relate to Buddha, both as a child himself and as an adult who wanted to help people to overcome suffering and achieve enlightenment.
When we begin to feel skeptical about the integrity of societal behavior, and a feeling of an impending misdirection of political and military decision-making, it’s time to consult our subtle intuition.
“We have just embarked on a new year, but I wonder what the “new” is? After all, we still have the same president and the same problems repeated daily on the “news blues.” Our New Year’s resolutions still harbor the same gripes and opinions. We want to change, but we cannot seem to get beyond a cultural depression.” In this wonderful piece Sam Holt evaluates these questions and discusses what he believes we should do to overcome the New Years Blues.