Monthly Archives: July 2014

Indebted

“We are social creatures to the inmost center of our being. The notion that one can begin anything at all from scratch, free from the past, or unindebted to others, could not conceivably be more wrong.” – Karl Popper, philosopher … Continue reading

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Pluralist vs. Relativist–and the offense of diversity

–from Muslim reformer, Irshad Manji, Allah, Liberty and Love – The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom, chapter 5, “Offense is the Price of Diversity.” ¬†Manji teaches Public Leadership and Moral Courage at New York University¬†Wagner Graduate School of Public … Continue reading

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How hope happens – a legend

“A legend in the Talmud and Midrash speaks of Adam at the termination of the Sabbath when the sun sank and darkness began to set in. A terrified Adam thought, ‘Surely indeed, the darkness shall bruise me.’ God inspired Adam … Continue reading

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“The next time you encounter fear…

…consider yourself lucky. This is where courage comes in. Usually we think that brave people have no fear. The truth is that they are intimate with fear. When I was first married, my husband said I was one of the … Continue reading

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