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Moon Savage | Towards a spiritual politics

What does spirituality have to do with politics? When we embrace a spiritual practice does not that bring us deeper into contemplating a more compassionate and caring attitude towards all of our relations and lead us away from self-promoting agendas? Please allow me to say that I am not any more qualified than anyone else to write this essay. I do not have much of a formal education; nor am […]

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Rabbi Michael Lerner | A world based on generosity

“If you don’t create a world based on loving your neighbor, loving the stranger, and pursuing justice and peace, the world won’t work. There will be an environmental crisis; the rain won’t fall, the sun won’t shine, the earth won’t yield produce, and humans and animals will be in great trouble. Built into the structure of the universe is the necessity of caring for each other and treating each other […]

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Anna M. Alkin | University of the streets

“Have you ever held a pigeon before?” “No,” I said, and before I could tell him I didn’t want to hold a pigeon, he grabbed the one next to me with sure hands. “Now hold it firmly like this,” he instructed me. For a brief moment, I held the bird and felt its rapid heartbeat inside my hands. The bird didn’t seem to mind the experience nearly as much as […]

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Chiquita Mullins Lee | Model behavior

She could have been a model. Tall, brown, and slender. Textured hair pulled back from her chiseled nose and cheekbones. She’d be sitting there most days at the edge of the Rhodes Tower on East Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio. A ledge there is just the right height for a hard seat. There she’d be most days, in a neat dark blue dress. No request, just waiting. We’d catch each […]

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