Entries tagged with “Social Justice”

Alice Walker Film Review: Beauty in Truth

Pratibha Parmar’s powerful new film, Beauty in Truth, recounts the historically rich story of the first African American woman writer to win a Pulitzer Prize. Walker has publish…

Bending the Arc of History Toward Justice

Book Review—To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation

Book Review: Strange Contagion

Inside the Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors and Viral Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves

Can’t Sleep? It Might Be Your Social Axiom

Addressing your worldview can jumpstart a feedback loop of satisfaction and better sleep.

Film Review: We Are the Giant

We Are the GiantDirected by Greg BarkerMusic Box FilmsGreg Barker’s documentary about the Arab Spring has a subtle conceit at its heart. It follows three different stories of activ…

Finding Calm in the Chaos

There is a population of people where anger is an accepted, indeed expected, emotion. The emotions of fear and sadness however, are not. In this culture, violence and addiction are…

How Prayer, Patience and Practice Can Help Us Make Peace With Politics

The mid-term election season is upon us, rife with robo-calls, confusing ballot initiatives and a host of candidates whose positions seem to further polarize our communities at a t…

Injustice in a Group Boosts Willingness to Volunteer

Research from New York University suggests a counter intuitive notion: A sense of unfairness can actually increase volunteerism. Why? It turns out that when people who strongly ide…

Lessons from the Past

History tells us that things get better in time only if we make it so.

Music Review: ​Songversation: Medicine

Eric Garner’s dying words—“I can’t breathe”—were caught on video in 2014 and reminded us once again that police brutality and racism are still alive and kicking in Amer…

Podcast: Reverend Dr. Jacqui Lewis, Fierce Love

Reverend Dr. Jacqui Lewis talks Ubuntu, devolution, racism and oppression in religious systems, finding hope and love in the darkness, and much more.

Reading Between the Lines

New studies find that getting lost in a good novel actually makes us more empathetic in real life.

Seeking Unity

What does justice look like? Racial justice, planetary ethics, and the welfare of other species are inextricably entangled.

Should You be True to Yourself?

"Doing unto others based on what we would want them to do unto us implies a quid pro quo exchange of self-interests, not a fulfillment of duty. It reflects a noble aspiration to place decision-making beyond self-interest, but it may remain rooted in it."

Stop the Cycle of Feeling Rejected

New insights into the spiral toward social exclusion.

The Commons: How to Occupy the 100 Percent

Over Thanksgiving weekend in 2011, while visiting my wife’s family in Los Angeles, we purchased a bag of groceries to distribute to protestors and brought our tents and sleeping ba…

The Heart of Money: Do Ethics in Business Matter?

(Aren’t the Bad Guys Winning?)

The New American LOVE Revolution

This spiritual renaissance is real and has not stopped. It’s just that it’s growth—and, like all growth, it’s messy.” - Marianne Williamson

The Real Earth Day Celebration

We were so excited to make signs that morning at Grandpa Paul's house in Brooklyn.His was really clever."More Braniacs, less Maniacs"My husband, daughter and I had just arrived fro…

The Sacredness (Yes, Sacredness) of Voting

“My dear friends, your vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have to create a more perfect union.” -Representative John Lewis, Democrat from G…