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Thoughts about violence, inspired by a punch to the face

My reality got upgraded through a shock last night: I got punched in the face and my phone stolen in a confused situation that lasted seconds. 380 more words

My religion is kindness

My religion is simple.  My religion is kindness. – His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Sometimes the world is a scary place.  There’s a lot of anger in the air right now.  646 more words

Life

If you were as kind as you would like to be, what would that look like?

       Kindness transforms those who practice it daily. Try to imagine yourself as Gandhi or Mother Theresa each day with every person you interact with. How would you be different from your current self? 95 more words

Dr. Nafeez Ahmed | Pentagon Preparing For Mass Civil Breakdown

Social science is being militarized to develop ‘operational tools’ to target peaceful activists and protest movements

 
By Nafeez Ahmed, www.theguardian.com  Popular Resistance 1,771 more words
Militarism

Building the Beloved Community

The past three weeks have been incredible for me. I drove down to Selma, AL for an internship with an organization near and dear to my heart – Something New. 3,209 more words

Advocates

"What Are You Focusing On?"

(This also appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on August 5, 2016)

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
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Christianity