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  • Zero-sum games rarely have winners
    Run Away: Part I-Life Doesn’t Have to Be a Zero-Sum Game
    We are led to believe success means winning; whether it’s defeating cancer, coming out ahead in a negotiation, prevailing in a family conflict or justice for a wrong committed against us. These daily conflicts and a multitude of others...
  • Family conflict can be prevented through understanding circumstances
    Thought of the Day. Family Conflict (Part III) Preventing Family Conflict
    In Part I of Family Conflict, I presented the idea conflicts often involve looking at the present through our history. In Part II I wrote that “universal” or “enduring” truths are myths-especially when it comes to...
  • Family Conflict and Individual Needs
    Thought of the Day. Family Conflict (Part II) Why Truth is Relative
    In Part I of Family Conflict I presented the idea conflicts often involve looking at the present through our history. There is an amazing similarity in the type of conflicts created by a health crisis and during family gatherings at holidays. As a...
  • Islam vs Infidels
    Are Muslims a Religion of Peace?
    The Qur'an calls its way “the paths of peace” (Sura 5:16) and the very word 'Islam' connotes peace or submission, but does the religion teach Muslims to be peaceful? The goal of the Qur'an is to make people realize the...
  • Religious artifacts
    Unique challenges for religious peace
    Interfaith activists tend to focus on the inner makeup of faith and dialogue needed to work effectively for interreligious peace.This article however looks at context, namely the broader world of human relations whereinterfaith effortshappen....
  • Cindy Kane's installation "Eyes on the Ground", Sprint Prow at the Flatiron Building
    Talking Helmets: Cindy Kane explores War Journalism in the Flatiron Building
    It's not everyday that war and art cross paths, but that is the current state of things at the SPRINT Prow Art Space in the Flatiron. Housed in the historic namesake building's front ground floor, "Eyes on the Ground-Journals of War...
  • Divorce and grandparents
    Grandparents, grandchildren, and divorce
    As I’ve stated in previous articles, divorce affects everyone within miles of its epicenter and grandparents are the third in line of being affected, right next to their children and grandchildren. The only difference is that while the...
  • Princess Beatrice of York, Duchess Kate Middleton feud
    Beatrice of York blasts Middleton, says 'commoner' Duchess is spoiled [Report]
    Some fiery chatter out of Buckingham Palace claimsPrincess Beatrice of York, real name Beatrice Elizabeth Mary, and her sister Princess Eugenie, are fed up with Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, citing an October 27Expressreport. Reportedly,...
  • Conflicts are more likely between different types of people
    Conflicts are more likely between different types of people
    Most people are more comfortable around people who are similar to themselves. This article will describe some of the differences between people.Some of the reasons that people are different are because they are:Upper class or lower class.White...
  • Family Courts
    Family court system needs a major overhaul
    After separation, it is ideal that both parents continue to be a part of their children’s lives, and unless the parents are a clear and present danger to the child, or to each other, they [the parents] should make every effort, to ensure that they...
  • Conflict prevents humanitarian aid in Central African Republic
    Central African Republic: war prevents food from reaching hungry
    Armed groups in the Central African Republic continue to wage war. United Nations peacekeeping soldiers have even come under attack. A recent ambush in the capital Bangui claimed the life of one Pakistani UN peacekeeper.The UN World Food Programme...
  • Does holding a negative / positive image of self / partner pose problems?
    Does holding a negative / positive image of self / partner pose problems?
    "...You must love your fellow man as yourself." Leviticus 19:18Negative-Self-Image, Positive-Partner - ImageBeauty is in the eye of the beholder, but does holding partner-positive-image pose a problem when one holds a negative-self-image...
  • Ongoing wars around the world
    Ending wars around us by effectively addressing the war within us - Part 1
    Reading a New York Times Breaking News Alert titled, U.S. and Allies Hit ISIS Targets in Syria, and reflecting on the fact that there are 64 countries and 571 militias-guerrillas and separatist groups involved in armed conflict around the globe ...
  • Solving conflicts
    Solving conflicts
    Conflict is part of life. How we handle conflict is the key. Jesus gave a simple 3-step solution that still works today.We will look at Matthew 18 and 3 steps to bringing good news into any major conflict. Then we will look at a few examples.Some...
  • Communicating at work: What is going on, Boomers & Millennials?
    Communicating at work: What is going on? Boomers & Millennials?
    Excerpt: The Baby Boom (Boomers) and Millennial (Millennials) generations have a gap in values and beliefs about work practice in Corporate America, e.g., how to work and how to work together; a gap that causes conflict in the workplace.A 21st...
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