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  • Prayer and Introspection:  Assessing One's Values
    Lent: A Call to Convictions and Commitment to One's Values
    The Bible, Gospel of Mark 8.31-38 (NRSV)8.31Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32He said...
  • Top 4 books for Martin Luther King Day
    Top 4 books for Martin Luther King Day
    Martin Luther King Day honors the civil rights leader on his birthday and is dedicated in many cities around the country to service. Volunteers come together to remember Dr. King and help others. In honor of the civil rights leader, here are four...
  • Anatomy of Violence
    Mediation and the anatomy of violence
    In studies like those presented in Adrian Raine’s - The Anatomy of Violence, it is hinted that certain areas of the brain are related to violent behavior, and that working with these areas one could possibly resolve or lessen the tendency to...
  • Martin Luther KIng preaching
    Freedom and the spiritual influences on Martin Luther King Jr.
    Martin Luther King Jr. graduated from the Morehouse University of Atlanta, at the time a distinguished college for Negros. He then received his doctorate from Boston University and went on to pastor at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery,...
  • Nelson Mandela inspired many
    Life lessons from Nelson Mandela
    With the death of Nelson Mandela on Dec. 5, 2013, there are many sources of news about his life and his influence. One of the first announcements of the passing of Nelson Mandela was by President Zuma, current president of South Africa. Ten days...
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    Large crowd expected for kickoff event for non-violent community campaign
    Over 8,000 community members from around the Bay Area are planning to converge on the San Jose Convention Center San Jose Convention Center, 150 W. San Carlos St., this coming Sunday afternoon March 24th at 4:00 pm. The occasion is a kickoff event...
  • Pro-Democracy Leader, staunch advocator of non-violence, Aung San Suu Kyi re-elected as party leader
    'The Lady' Aung San Suu Kyi re-elected NLD leader
    Nobel Peace Prize laureate, affectionately called The Lady, Aung San Suu Kyi has been re-elected as chair of Myanmar's National League for Democracy(NLD) at a landmark party conference.Human Rights leaderAung San Suu Kyi, who has held her...
  • Martial Artists Making a Difference:  Gene Sharp - This man is about Peace
    Martial Artist Making a Difference: Gene Sharp – This man is all about peace
    The Sunday NEW YORK TIMES often obtains surprises hidden in unusual places. My recent article about Alice Waters is one example. In a magazine supplement, this time “The New York Times Style Magazine,” a supplement often glanced at and...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi
    THE LADY, film about Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma, is powerful testament to love
    Last weekend I was given an unexpected opportunity to see the film The Lady that was showing at the new Mary D. Fisher Theater in Sedona, AZ. It is a magnificent film that came out late last year about one amazing woman, Aung San Suu Kyi, known as...
  • Mind and meditation: ‘Living a healthier, happier and stress-free life’.
    Tuesday February 14th: refresh & rejuvenate with “The Art of Living” seminar.
    Mind and meditation ‘Living a healthier, happier and stress-free life’.A free introduction meditation seminar will be offered by the non-profit organization, Art of Living Foundation, Tuesday February 14th from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm at Art...
  • Bob McDonnell Press Gaggle
    Martin Luther King tributes roll in across Virginia, across the country
    A quotation from the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., posted on the Facebook wall of U.S. Representative Justin Amash (R-Mich.) attracted over 350 “likes” and more than 45 comments by midday on the holiday dedicated to the memory of...
  • Bronx subway riders stand up for what is right at subway harassment incident
    Bronx subway riders stand up for what is right at subway harassment incident
    On a Bronx downtown D train today between the Fordham Road and 161st Street subway stops, a woman was harassed by two or more youths. Apparently, one of the alleged perpetrators helped himself to touching the woman's hair. The middle aged...
  • Occupy Portland
    Occupy Portland will defy eviction with bicycle swarm, non-violence
    A defiant Occupy Portland plans to resist a proposed Sunday morning eviction with non-violent action. According to reports, the Occupy Portland community has reached a near 100% consensus to continue occupation of the parks, despite Mayor Sam...
  • Interfaith Observance of 9/11 at the Dryden Theater
    Non-Violence in the Post-9/11 World
    Yesterday at the Eastman house I attended the Interfaith Community Observance to mark the tenth anniversary of the Twin Tower attacks in New York City a decade ago. While much of the service was given to recollection of thoughts and feelings from...
  • Spreading Peace
    Gandhi comes to New Hope
    Icon, visionary, and bridge to the teachings of his grandfather Mahatma Gandhi, Arun Gandhi brought his universal message of respect and non-violence to a packed house at the New Hope Ramada on Friday night, then to students, parents, teachers,...