On Human Rights Day, Here’s to Uplifting One Another

Tolerance

December 10, 2020

On Human Rights Day, Here’s to Uplifting One Another

Today is Human Rights Day. It’s the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by countries...

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Propaganda 101: Leah Remini’s Extremism & Hate

Propaganda 101: Leah Remini’s Extremism & Hate

Attacks on religions are rarely based on facts. They are the most alarming lies that can be foisted off on those who react...

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Justice: A Lesson I’ve Learned in Scientology

Justice: A Lesson I’ve Learned in Scientology

No one deserves that. Yet the world is full of such conflicts. What can we do about it? Personal justice starts with each...

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Scientology: The “Other” Philosophy

Scientology Religion

December 8, 2020

Scientology: The “Other” Philosophy

The philosophy of facing and handling life requires things like responsibility, courage, self-reliance, the ability to reason...

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Religious Freedom: Why Are We Still Talking About This?

Religious Freedom

December 7, 2020

Religious Freedom: Why Are We Still Talking About This?

We need to grow up. We need to stop acting like mean girls making fun of our classmates or children fighting over a basketball.

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Sikhism: A Phoenix Rises From the Ashes of Suppression

Religious Literacy

December 3, 2020

Sikhism: A Phoenix Rises From the Ashes of Suppression

It was the late 1400s in India. Religious fanaticism combined with the caste system to create a culture where the ruling Mughals...

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Why Can’t I Be A Scientologist?

Why Can’t I Be A Scientologist?

I gave her a polite reply, but I realized she succeeded in making me feel slightly ashamed for asking her. I realized at that...

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A Millennial’s Plea for Religious Tolerance

Tolerance

November 26, 2020

A Millennial’s Plea for Religious Tolerance

After attending university and later, in corporate America, I noticed an odd trend—the more people become “molded” into...

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Pew Research Study Finds Christians Under Attack

Religious Freedom

November 26, 2020

Pew Research Study Finds Christians Under Attack

If you live in America you might find this hard to believe. Most people here and in Western countries are accustomed to Christians...

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Are Scientologists Told What to Think?

Scientology Religion

November 25, 2020

Are Scientologists Told What to Think?

That idea is especially ridiculous because, as a person studies and applies Scientology to more and more areas of life, their...

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Why We Must All Do Something About Anti-Semitism

Combating Bigotry & Hate

November 25, 2020

Why We Must All Do Something About Anti-Semitism

The statistics are disheartening. Hate crimes against Jews are growing at an alarming rate— up 14 percent this past year...

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Three Legacies of Discrimination—Hate Crime in the U.S.

Combating Bigotry & Hate

November 24, 2020

Three Legacies of Discrimination—Hate Crime in the U.S.

Groups or individuals on the receiving end of such attacks have a duty, not just a right, to make the truth about themselves...

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Your Company’s Role in Eradicating Hate

Combating Bigotry & Hate

November 19, 2020

Your Company’s Role in Eradicating Hate

Board rooms around the globe, but particularly here in the U.S., must heed well the calls of diversity, equity and inclusion....

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Family Guy’s Unfunny Religious Bigotry

Anti-Religious Propaganda

November 19, 2020

Family Guy’s Unfunny Religious Bigotry

Even though I’m not a Catholic or a Jew, I was offended by this faux “humor,” which in fact belittled sacred traditions....

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Could We Wake Up One Day Without Religious Freedom?

Religious Freedom

November 18, 2020

Could We Wake Up One Day Without Religious Freedom?

The Pew Research Center just updated its 10-point scale Government Restrictions Index. And it’s depressing: the score has...

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Family Guy: 20 Years of Pandering to the Worst in Us

Media & Ethics

November 17, 2020

Family Guy: 20 Years of Pandering to the Worst in Us

Within one page of dialogue it managed to trash not only Judaism and Catholicism as faiths, but also their adherents and their...

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International Day of Tolerance—Why It’s Worth Celebrating

Tolerance

November 16, 2020

International Day of Tolerance—Why It’s Worth Celebrating

The idea that one group has a monopoly on the truth has been proven false time and time again. We are each shaped by the uniqueness...

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Understanding or Bigotry—the Truth or the Lie

Media & Ethics

November 12, 2020

Understanding or Bigotry—the Truth or the Lie

Have you ever noticed that when someone has entirely mastered a skill or subject they are usually very calm, unemotional and...

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Can Casual Bigotry End Lives?

Combating Bigotry & Hate

November 11, 2020

Can Casual Bigotry End Lives?

Recently a 17-year-old white woman was discovered to be planning a copycat mass murder of Black congregants who attended Bethel...

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What Anti-Semitism Has to Do With All of Us

Combating Bigotry & Hate

November 11, 2020

What Anti-Semitism Has to Do With All of Us

The Institute for Jewish Policy Research compiled a recent report based on an EU survey of more than 2,700 Jewish Europeans...

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Why Tolerance Isn’t Enough

Tolerance

November 10, 2020

Why Tolerance Isn’t Enough

Strange as it may seem, this came to mind while pondering the subject of religious tolerance. Religious tolerance is broadly...

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An Open Letter From a Proud German To the Bavarian OPC

An Open Letter From a Proud German To the Bavarian OPC

What makes you, the Office of the Protection of the Constitution, believe that you can be unconstitutional and insult my religion...

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Do You Have an Obligation To Protect All Our Freedoms?

Do You Have an Obligation To Protect All Our Freedoms?

Don’t be an accomplice. At the very least, step away. Even better, write a letter. Tell the editor what the freedoms above...

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The Tree of Life—Two Years Later

The Tree of Life—Two Years Later

Genesis tells us there were two trees in Eden: the Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life. Whereas Adam and Eve were punished...

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Why Scientology Is Nonpolitical

Tolerance

November 4, 2020

Why Scientology Is Nonpolitical

That date was June 14, 1965. Years before I was born and many years before I became a Scientologist, on that day Scientology...

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It’s Religious Freedom Day. Should We Celebrate?

Religious Freedom

October 28, 2020

It’s Religious Freedom Day. Should We Celebrate?

It means something that freedom of religion is grouped with the freedoms of thought and conscience because, over the ages,...

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Oregon Does Not Endorse Leah Remini

Oregon Does Not Endorse Leah Remini

When I see a platform given to a person whose stock in trade has become slander and libel of religion, I get concerned. I’ll...

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75 Years Later—United Nations Day

Tolerance

October 24, 2020

75 Years Later—United Nations Day

On October 24, 1945, the UN was founded with the atrocities of World War II still emblazoned on the world’s collective consciousness.

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The UN Deserves Better Than Arielle Silverstein

The UN Deserves Better Than Arielle Silverstein

Working for the United Nations is an honor. The UN’s core values reflect a desire for a better, safer, freer society for...

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Discrimination Is Passé

Tolerance

October 15, 2020

Discrimination Is Passé

In 1963, Martin Luther King had a dream. A dream of freedom and equality for all. He got shot for it. The bullet which killed...

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On Human Rights Day, Here’s to Uplifting One Another

Tolerance

December 10, 2020

On Human Rights Day, Here’s to Uplifting One Another

Today is Human Rights Day. It’s the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by countries...

READ MORE
Scientology: The “Other” Philosophy

Scientology Religion

December 8, 2020

Scientology: The “Other” Philosophy

The philosophy of facing and handling life requires things like responsibility, courage, self-reliance, the ability to reason...

READ MORE
Religious Freedom: Why Are We Still Talking About This?

Religious Freedom

December 7, 2020

Religious Freedom: Why Are We Still Talking About This?

We need to grow up. We need to stop acting like mean girls making fun of our classmates or children fighting over a basketball.

READ MORE
Sikhism: A Phoenix Rises From the Ashes of Suppression

Religious Literacy

December 3, 2020

Sikhism: A Phoenix Rises From the Ashes of Suppression

It was the late 1400s in India. Religious fanaticism combined with the caste system to create a culture where the ruling Mughals...

READ MORE
A Millennial’s Plea for Religious Tolerance

Tolerance

November 26, 2020

A Millennial’s Plea for Religious Tolerance

After attending university and later, in corporate America, I noticed an odd trend—the more people become “molded” into...

READ MORE
Pew Research Study Finds Christians Under Attack

Religious Freedom

November 26, 2020

Pew Research Study Finds Christians Under Attack

If you live in America you might find this hard to believe. Most people here and in Western countries are accustomed to Christians...

READ MORE
Are Scientologists Told What to Think?

Scientology Religion

November 25, 2020

Are Scientologists Told What to Think?

That idea is especially ridiculous because, as a person studies and applies Scientology to more and more areas of life, their...

READ MORE
Why We Must All Do Something About Anti-Semitism

Combating Bigotry & Hate

November 25, 2020

Why We Must All Do Something About Anti-Semitism

The statistics are disheartening. Hate crimes against Jews are growing at an alarming rate— up 14 percent this past year...

READ MORE
Three Legacies of Discrimination—Hate Crime in the U.S.

Combating Bigotry & Hate

November 24, 2020

Three Legacies of Discrimination—Hate Crime in the U.S.

Groups or individuals on the receiving end of such attacks have a duty, not just a right, to make the truth about themselves...

READ MORE
Could We Wake Up One Day Without Religious Freedom?

Religious Freedom

November 18, 2020

Could We Wake Up One Day Without Religious Freedom?

The Pew Research Center just updated its 10-point scale Government Restrictions Index. And it’s depressing: the score has...

READ MORE
Family Guy: 20 Years of Pandering to the Worst in Us

Media & Ethics

November 17, 2020

Family Guy: 20 Years of Pandering to the Worst in Us

Within one page of dialogue it managed to trash not only Judaism and Catholicism as faiths, but also their adherents and their...

READ MORE
International Day of Tolerance—Why It’s Worth Celebrating

Tolerance

November 16, 2020

International Day of Tolerance—Why It’s Worth Celebrating

The idea that one group has a monopoly on the truth has been proven false time and time again. We are each shaped by the uniqueness...

READ MORE
Understanding or Bigotry—the Truth or the Lie

Media & Ethics

November 12, 2020

Understanding or Bigotry—the Truth or the Lie

Have you ever noticed that when someone has entirely mastered a skill or subject they are usually very calm, unemotional and...

READ MORE
What Anti-Semitism Has to Do With All of Us

Combating Bigotry & Hate

November 11, 2020

What Anti-Semitism Has to Do With All of Us

The Institute for Jewish Policy Research compiled a recent report based on an EU survey of more than 2,700 Jewish Europeans...

READ MORE
Why Tolerance Isn’t Enough

Tolerance

November 10, 2020

Why Tolerance Isn’t Enough

Strange as it may seem, this came to mind while pondering the subject of religious tolerance. Religious tolerance is broadly...

READ MORE
An Open Letter From a Proud German To the Bavarian OPC

An Open Letter From a Proud German To the Bavarian OPC

What makes you, the Office of the Protection of the Constitution, believe that you can be unconstitutional and insult my religion...

READ MORE
Why Scientology Is Nonpolitical

Tolerance

November 4, 2020

Why Scientology Is Nonpolitical

That date was June 14, 1965. Years before I was born and many years before I became a Scientologist, on that day Scientology...

READ MORE
It’s Religious Freedom Day. Should We Celebrate?

Religious Freedom

October 28, 2020

It’s Religious Freedom Day. Should We Celebrate?

It means something that freedom of religion is grouped with the freedoms of thought and conscience because, over the ages,...

READ MORE
Oregon Does Not Endorse Leah Remini

Oregon Does Not Endorse Leah Remini

When I see a platform given to a person whose stock in trade has become slander and libel of religion, I get concerned. I’ll...

READ MORE
75 Years Later—United Nations Day

Tolerance

October 24, 2020

75 Years Later—United Nations Day

On October 24, 1945, the UN was founded with the atrocities of World War II still emblazoned on the world’s collective consciousness.

READ MORE
The UN Deserves Better Than Arielle Silverstein

The UN Deserves Better Than Arielle Silverstein

Working for the United Nations is an honor. The UN’s core values reflect a desire for a better, safer, freer society for...

READ MORE
Discrimination Is Passé

Tolerance

October 15, 2020

Discrimination Is Passé

In 1963, Martin Luther King had a dream. A dream of freedom and equality for all. He got shot for it. The bullet which killed...

READ MORE

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