Spotlight on Organizations That Promote Dialogue: How Braver Angels Began

Spotlight on Organizations That Promote Dialogue: How Braver Angels Began

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.

Gratitude As Pedagogy

Gratitude As Pedagogy

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.

Bob Moses, Civil Rights Leader, Led Us to Imagine the End of Racism

Bob Moses, Civil Rights Leader, Led Us to Imagine the End of Racism

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.

Time to Become Ultra-Human?

Time to Become Ultra-Human?

“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.