Monthly Archives: August 2012

Steps to Wisdom

“In seeking wisdom, the first step is silence, the second listening, the third remembering, the fourth practicing, the fifth — teaching others.” Ibn Gabirol (c. 1021-1058) Andalusian Hebrew poet and Jewish philosopher with a Neoplatonic bent. Gabirol was one of the first teachers … Continue reading

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Biography of Irshad Manji

Irshad Manji is Director of the Moral Courage Project at New York University. This leadership program empowers young people to challenge self-censorship and value individual liberty. As a reformist Muslim, Irshad puts moral courage into practice. Her new book, Allah, Liberty & Love, … Continue reading

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The smallest choice counts

Near the midpoint of War and Peace, Tolstoy grapples with the reasons for Napoleon’s fateful invasion of Russia; he ruminates on the causes of war and, by extension, the factors that impact the course of history. In a celebrated passage, he … Continue reading

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Can Prayer Change Anything?

“Ask, and it will be given you.” from Matthew 7:7-11 Why pray if it’s not my will that counts but God’s? Besides, doesn’t God already know what I need? One answer is that prayer doesn’t change God but it changes … Continue reading

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