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What’s love got to do with it? Can spirituality transform politics?

This issue of The MOON explores love as a political force and asks if it can transform our toxic politics. We’re speaking here about brotherly love, not romantic love; and we’re also using the word as a verb, a conviction; not an emotional state. Although there are doubtless other contemporary political leaders who are motivated by love—Tulsi Gabbard comes to mind—Marianne Williamson has made it the basis of her platform. […]

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Invisible people | Addressing homelessness

This issue of The MOON explores homelessness—the condition shared by growing numbers of men and women who live on the streets and under the bridges of cities in the U.S. and around the world. They are “invisible” because we look away. We don’t know what to do about their situation. We’re overwhelmed by the enormity of all they must need. The issue was inspired by the website Invisible People, which […]

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The new localism | Acting locally, sharing globally

It’s said that nature abhors a vacuum. Perhaps human communities do, too. In the absence of federal leadership–in the United States, anyway–to address climate change, maintain infrastructure, protect the environment, deliver public services, provide healthcare for all, invest in sustainable economic development, and address a host of other issues, states and cities are picking up the slack. Moreover, the new localism, as it’s being called, is advancing these causes with an […]

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Power and Sex | Moving Towards Equality

War between the sexes? That’s such tired thinking. As if the only way to respect and value each other as equals is for someone to win and another to lose. Dr. Scilla Elworthy, who is our featured interview this month, is also the inspiration for this issue. Dr. Elworthy literally wrote the book Power and Sex back in 1996, to better understand the thinking of the world’s nuclear weapons decision-makers—who […]

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