Peace & Human Rights

Love Is Stronger than Fear: 6 Ways Americans Are Defying Islamaphobia

Love Is Stronger than Fear: 6 Ways Americans Are Defying Islamaphobia

In the wake of several demonstrations of Islamophobia across the U.S., some people are going out of their way to support and embrace Muslims – and to conquer fear with love. Here are 6 positive actions you should know about.

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Hundreds of Veterans Heading to Standing Rock to Defend DAPL Protesters from Police

Posted by on November 22, 2016 in Activism, Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
Hundreds of Veterans Heading to Standing Rock to Defend DAPL Protesters from Police

The event description reads: “Come to Standing Rock Indian Reservation and hold the line with Wes Clark jr, Michael Wood Jr, Tulsi Gabbard and hundreds of other veterans in support of the Sioux nation against the DAPL pipeline. Bring Body armor, gas masks, earplugs AND shooting mufflers (we may be facing a sound cannon) but no drugs, alcohol or weapons.” Clark Jr. was clear he was not looking for violence and that the protest would be unarmed.

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How to discuss politics calmly with anyone

Written by on November 13, 2016 in Peace & Human Rights, Politics with 0 Comments
How to discuss politics calmly with anyone

It is possible to discuss politics (and religion) without starting a fight, when we understand how it is possible to heal social rifts with moral psychology. “Happiness comes from between. It comes from getting the right relationship between yourself and others, yourself and your work, and yourself and something larger than yourself.” — Jonathan Haidt If […]

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Real Eyes: The Importance of Empathy in a Time of Perceptual Entropy

Real Eyes: The Importance of Empathy in a Time of Perceptual Entropy

Having empathy in times of change is vital for self-preservation. That might sound backwards, but allowing ourselves to connect with others and put ourselves in their shoes keeps our hearts open, and with an open heart, we are able to live more congruent lives ourselves that are more aligned with our goals, dreams, etc. When we are in our heart space, and in the heart-mind we are our in our greatest creative space and our own perceptions are presumably the least bias they could be, because we are not so clouded by indoctrination, doubts, fear, insecurities, etc. In a sense, we reverse “perceptual entropy” that is caused by years and years of indoctrination by society.

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How to Make Peace With the Scariest Parts of Our Past [VIDEO]

How to Make Peace With the Scariest Parts of Our Past [VIDEO]

Forgiving ourselves for actions we feel guilty for is vital to keeping a healthy self-image and keeping peace with yourself and others. Until you can tell your story without getting heated, upset, or ending up in tears, then you have not yet healed and will still have the tendency to bring toxicity into your relationships. Awareness of this fact is the first step in changing negative behavior; however willingness and effort to change must be present or the ego will fight to the death to keep that skeleton scratching at the back of your mind.

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Examining the Gender Pay Gap in Women Dominated Work

Written by on October 25, 2016 in Economy, Peace & Human Rights with 1 Comment

Women are just as educated than men and are just as accredited to do the same jobs. When it comes to jobs like nursing and social work, women absolutely thrive. Yet men still make more money in these fields for some reason.

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If Only We Could Vote for Peace Instead of a “Commander-in-Chief”

Posted by on October 21, 2016 in Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
If Only We Could Vote for Peace Instead of a “Commander-in-Chief”

The big hole in this democracy is not the candidates; it’s the bedrock, founding belief that the rest of the world is our potential enemy, that war with someone is always inevitable and only a strong military will keep us safe.

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Indigenous Peoples Day Sweeps Nation as Battles Intensify for Native American Rights

Posted by on October 10, 2016 in Activism, Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 16 Comments
Indigenous Peoples Day Sweeps Nation as Battles Intensify for Native American Rights

In North Dakota, 27 Indigenous water protectors were arrested in Monday’s action to peacefully occupy a Dakota Access Pipeline construction site. The arrests at the hands of militarized police came less than a day after a federal court of appeals ruled against the Standing Rock Sioux’s request for an emergency injunction against the controversial pipeline project.

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9yo Girl Makes Tearful Appeal To End Police Violence In US

Posted by on September 30, 2016 in Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 41 Comments
9yo Girl Makes Tearful Appeal To End Police Violence In US

Zianna said that African Americans are treated differently from other people in the US and that, ‘We need our fathers and mothers to be by our side.’

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Secrets of Selfless Love and the Golden Rule

Secrets of Selfless Love and the Golden Rule

The golden rule is probably the most vital, positive, constructive principle in the world (in both a spiritual and practical sense) and it’s always been just sitting there right before us, waiting for us to notice it, take it and use it. It’s likely we even heard about it from our mother or family when we were children. There in the recesses of our mind is this incredible, powerful, yet simple, universal, commonsensical means of developing true spirituality, improving our lives and the lives of others.

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Where Public Schools Are Truly Missing the Mark

Written by on September 21, 2016 in Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments

The mental health of students is far too overlooked in public school settings. Here’s what can be done to promote positive change!

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How to Align Your Life With the Power of Focused Attention

How to Align Your Life With the Power of Focused Attention

When we make a conscious choice regarding what we think about rather than just letting our brain run rampant, a funny thing happens…you realize that you are not your thoughts! You are, rather, the observer behind them; the conscious listener per se. And you realize as well that this consciousness you are, is ever-present, and infinite and if you’re anything like me when this hit my heart, an unimaginable wave of peace will overcome you.

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Why Your World is Not Ending Anytime Soon

Why Your World is Not Ending Anytime Soon

How much of what you experience of the world and believe about it is really based on the truth of “the world,” and how much is actually conditioned into you by the virtual world created by media and social media? This is an important question, because many of us today are actually experiencing less and […]

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The Art of Turning Your Relationships Into Creationships

The Art of Turning Your Relationships Into Creationships

So, what’s the point of relationships? Are they really all only a, “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours” deal? Well, yes…sometimes that’s exactly the sole purpose of a relationship. But all of them? Definitely not.

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Boundary Setting 101 — Target: Empaths

Boundary Setting 101 — Target: Empaths

Do you feel like you’re being used or strung along and you don’t know what to do about it? This article may help…

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