Peace & Human Rights
Most of you who read this are committed to some kind of psychological or spiritual process which you believe enhances your life. You probably like to think the world is also a better place for your doing this self-reflective work. Given this, let’s take this fantastic opportunity to expand our minds, hearts and souls. You know […]
Matthew Cooke shows us that there is a better way for police to respond and react without having to kill. He shows how police all around the world respond to the same situations we get right here at home without going for their weapons first.
In the aftermath of the mass shooting in an Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, the LGBT community in Orlando came together to mourn and remember those killed in the nightclub attack.
If the citizens of the United States alone were to practice meditation for a mere ten minutes every day, concentrating on peace, the wars would lessen, and eventually stop. This is no bogus claim. It is backed by over 100 scientific studies proving that meditation stops war.
Currently, there’s a lot more spending on violence than peace. The price tag on the violence added up to $13.6 trillion in 2015, or 13.3 percent of gross world product. Investments in peacekeeping and peacebuilding, in contrast, totaled $15 billion. That ratio of nearly 1000 to 1 needs to dramatically change.
When Jack met Felix, who sells recyclables collected from garbage so he can eat, an emotional Black breaking his public promise not to cry urged people to donate to help children like Felix live a better life.
The third annual Global Slavery Index, which gathers and analyzes surveys conducted by Gallup, reported that the number of people forced into “modern slavery” rose from 35.8 million to 45.8 million since 2014 — a 28 percent increase.
Displaying flags and placing flowers on the graves of military members might be two of the more traditional Memorial Day methods of showing tribute to those who have fallen in battle; but perhaps a new tradition must be initiated — one that would constitute the highest form of respect. It’s time, beginning with Memorial Day 2016, to prevent any further unnecessary deaths by exposing the lies of the American empire in corporate and defense profiteering as the now-exclusive driving factors behind its push for war on all fronts.
During Vietnam, America welcomed 190,000 Vietnamese. During the Balkans conflict, the country accepted 180,000 people. Compared to what it has done in the past, the United States isn’t living up to its own historic standards.
If you were told that the world has become more peaceful than ever, and that you are living in the best of times, would you believe the fact? This amazing video is an answer to those who believe that the world is going to crap and that World War III is upon us.
Having a clear and healthy expectation of how you want to be treated in relationships, either with friends, family or romantically, can be an expression of self-love and self-respect. Remember people treat you how you teach them to treat you.
This Afghan teen is one person among 73% of the Afghan population who do not have access to clean, potable water.