What We’ve All Suffered We Should Not Inflict

What We’ve All Suffered We Should Not Inflict

The promise of the United Nations and its remarkable Universal Declaration of Human Rights cannot be denied. For all of the rhetorical excesses and political gridlock that seem to stand in the way of the aspirations to a world at peace and in collaboration, there...
Seeking Light Streams Amid Genocide’s Darkness

Seeking Light Streams Amid Genocide’s Darkness

Jesus consistently taught his followers to expand their circle of empathy. Central to the ethic of Jesus is expanding the center. Any teacher who talks in terms of “hating your mother” and “loving your enemy” is attempting to radicalize our notions of who matters. It...
Remembering the Realities of Faith Freedom for All

Remembering the Realities of Faith Freedom for All

Aug. 22 marks the UN’s International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. Enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are a common standard of achievements for all people recognizing their most fundamental freedoms....
To Be Anti-Zionist Is Not to Be Anti-Jewish

To Be Anti-Zionist Is Not to Be Anti-Jewish

Israel is the last remaining European colonial power, which is why its repressive actions are not treated by Western governments and mass media in the same way as that of, say, China or Iran. And every act of violence by Hamas or individual Palestinians is exploited...