Seeds of Peace enrolls teens from conflict zones in their summer camp to develop strategies for peace. Our first encounter with the Seeds of Peace organization came at their annual Peace Market event.
Category: Cultural Column
When More Than the Earth Moves A funny thing happened on the way to orgasm. The bedroom I was in began dissolving. Without having imbibed even a glass of wine at lunch, I watched in amazement as the white walls and ceiling of the familiar room transformed into those of a round pink chamber with [...]
When people think about the future, at least in many of the progressive circles that I move in, do you know what they think about? Gloom and doom. Generally, our collective future is imagined in relationship to many of the truly overwhelming global challenges that we’re facing, like climate change, environmental degradation, overpopulation, the threat of [...]
In the second decade of the 21st century, God is no longer “up there” ready to save us. Until very recently, that creative principle was something that we would ask for help from. But I believe we have reached a time in history when God, which I would describe as the energy and intelligence that initiated the creative process, is now [...]
Be sure to read part 1 and part 2 first! Of course interfaith tolerance is a huge issue in today’s world. Some would say that there can be no reconciliation between so many different faiths and creeds. Indian Muslim Eboo Patel felt the shame of how he had treated his own school fellows from different [...]
So why DO we need religion? There are huge inequalities across the world in terms of standards of living, availability of food, water, adequate and safe shelter, proper sanitation, education and health welfare, and the ability to work gainfully; all of these are basic human rights. And wherever in the world help is needed, the [...]
La Gomera, one of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic off the West coast of Africa, is a very unique and lovely island, if you enjoy bird watching, walking the rugged terrain, seabathing, sunbathing and absolutely no night-life! * I was lucky enough to be there in November 2011, to enjoy its warm and sunny [...]