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Book Speaks to Man’s Successful Mission to Help Humanity

Washington, DC. Although our lives have turned out different, I learned in my friend Charles “Chic” Dambach’s exciting new book, Exhaust the Limits, that we have much in our personal and professional lives in common. I first met Chic through Paul Stevers, the Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist who funds orphans, peacebuilding, and counter strategies to […]

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Connectivity Is Key To Social Change

New York, NY. Approaching my 24th trip to Haiti in 12 years, just before the first anniversary of the earthquake, I have decided to call Haiti home for a while. I am able to do so because I am connected – not only to the Web, but to so very many people in Haiti and […]

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Can the World’s Poorest Girls Save the MDGs?

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations is riveted this week on how badly our leaders are doing to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  One woman of action, a global activist I know, believes that only by empowering girls can MDGs be met.  Jin In is Founding Director of 4Girls GLocal Leadership (4GGL) — Inspiring Girls, […]

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Let Us Not Waste The Limited Number of Hours We Have Left

New York, NY. 9/11 brings back haunting memories. Having buried by brother and mother almost back-to-back just before 9/11, losing all three of my life-long mentors over the passing years, and recently burying my father and step-mother, death to me is no longer a stranger. My grasp of our human fragility stems from watching the […]

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Evil di Amerika: Kelompok Fundamentalis U. S. untuk Burn Quran pada 9 / 11

Evil di Amerika: Kelompok Fundamentalis U. S. untuk Burn Quran pada 9 / 11

New York, N.Y.  Orang tidak perlu perjalanan ke daerah pegunungan di Afghanistan atau Pakistan untuk menemukan jahat. Kami memiliki berbagai rumah kita sendiri-tumbuh ekstremisme berbahaya di Florida.  The Dove World Outreach Center di Gainesville, yang pendeta Terry Jones telah menulis sebuah buku berjudul Islam adalah dari setan, percaya bahwa dia dipanggil oleh Allah untuk mengalahkan non-Kristen pada umumnya, […]

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Evil in America? U.S. Fundamentalist Group to Burn Koran on 9/11

Evil in America? U.S. Fundamentalist Group to Burn Koran on 9/11

New York, N.Y.  One need not journey to the mountains of Afghanistan or Pakistan to discover evil. We have our own home-grown variety of dangerous extremism here in Florida. The Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, whose pastor Terry Jones has written a book called Islam is of the Devil, believes he is called by God to defeat […]

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Jim Luce on Extremism

Jim Luce first became acquainted with extremism when extended members of his family left the Mainline church to embrace the Fundamentalist Mindset, leading  him to co-found Fundamentalists Anonymous (1985-90).  Since then, through 9/11 in NYC and the conflict in Sri Lanka, as well as friendship with Chinese-Indonesians and others who have suffered extremism, Jim has become familiar with this […]

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Secularism: Surprisingly More Popular in Turkey than in U.S.

New York, N.Y. Recently the Turkish Cultural Center in New York held a panel discussion on whether coexistence is possible between religious and secular forces in the Muslim world. What surprised this writer was data collected from a new Gallup Poll suggests that secularism is more popular in Islamic-majority Turkey than Christian-majority America. I was also startled […]

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