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.
A Glimpse of Peace in the Middle East
I spent three days living as though in the future—where we can live our own faith, and respectfully allow others the same right, where students and mothers and artists of many cultures all share the same visions.
Ending Nuclear War—A Small Group With a Big Idea
Last month, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, a Geneva-based coalition of activists who helped facilitate a United Nations treaty for disarmament.
God Has a Name and It Is “Peace”
One cannot, in fact, be a devout Christian, Muslim, Jew, Hindu or Buddhist and still wish to do harm to those who believe differently (or choose not to believe at all).
How I Judge
Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, Jew, Buddhist, Lama, Muslim, Baptist, Scientologist and on and on and on the list goes. I could fill two whole single-spaced pages with all the religions and belief systems of the world.
Religious Tolerance: How You Can Earn Peace
A society worth living in is one in which religious tolerance is alive and well. Let us then make conscious efforts to be more tolerant of those whose beliefs are different from ours, and trust in them to do likewise.
The Truth About Islam, and Why What Your Book of Worship Is Doesn’t Matter to Me
When one has traveled and mingled with the peoples of Earth, one quickly realizes that just about anyone—no matter his or her faith, color or creed—has the same aspirations, the same admiration of beauty, the same quest for happiness.
“We Stand Together” Manchester
The message was not one of anger or hatred, nor did it call for vengeance or retribution. The message did not exclude or label or categorize or incite prejudice. It simply said “We Stand Together.”
Why I Love Christmas
I enjoy the lights, the decorations, the carolers, the smell of Christmas trees everywhere and most of all I love that people, for even a couple of weeks, try to be just a little bit nicer to each other.
STAND supports German Airport Prayer Booth
Long journeys, worries over flight safety, pressures of life or even aspirations for future success can bring any traveler to an airport prayer booth, or “Pray-o-mat,” as its inventor called it. These cubicle Pray-o-mats represent the smallest form of religious observance space available for prayer.