three radio stories of enemies turning into... →
#1 The Rabbi & The KKK - on a change of heart #2 Two Enemies, One Heart - an Iraqi & Iranian in the First Persian Gulf War #3 Mary Johnson & Oshea Isreal - on true forgiveness & their unlikely relationship via third coast international audio festival website
Differences will always exist, but division doesn’t always have to be the...– Beth Moore (via kristensaid)
Shine Your Corner of the World: Love →
parleypine: I want to tell you about my favorite meditation. Maybe you will try it. I imagine people that I know really well and I picture them smiling. Then I imagine more people, distant acquaintances and strangers smiling. I go back and forth between one face and the next, and I begin to feel happy for…
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in...– Albert Einstein (via kristensaid)
If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they...– Barry Lopez
To know we are not alone, that our identity is not random but has a history and...– Adrienne Rich, from “The Ink-Smudged Diaries of Adrienne Rich” (via wwnorton)
The Failure of Aid: Why Donors Stumble →
Just War: The Naiveté of "Responsibility to... →
Abigail Washburn: Building US-China relations ...... →
The power of music to connect hearts… “She started singing her song… the light that shone off of her eyes was a place I could have stayed forever. And in that moment, we weren’t our American selves… we weren’t our Chinese selves… we were just mortals sitting together in that light that keeps us here. I want to dwell on that light, with you and with...
Lessons from Timbuktu: What Mali's Manuscripts... →
“This hope stems from the endurance of Mali’s centuries-old doctrines, found in their Ancient manuscripts—a blueprint for peace, tolerance, cultural diversity, and conflict resolution that was written over the 12th through 16th Centuries in the Golden Age of Timbuktu. … Mali’s roughly one million ancient manuscripts cover nearly every branch of learning—including medicine,...
NPR: The Songs of the Egyptian Protests →
“The protesters were coming up with amazing call-and-response songs and chants on the fly, as Egyptians do, because they’re so creative,” Offendum says. “And to me, that’s the real true music of this revolution: the voice of the people.”
Uganda Speaks: Putting the Narrative Back in the... →
“#Uganda2012 is an online social media project founded by a group of Ugandans to recapture the narrative about Joseph Kony and Northern Uganda from Invisible Children and its #KONY2012.”
Richard Wilkinson: More Equal Societies are... →
“The average well-being of our societies is not dependent any longer on national income and economic growth. … But the differences between us and where we are in relation to each other now matter very much.”
Rachael Freed: The Importance of Telling Our... →
“Telling our stories is not an end in itself, but an attempt to release ourselves from them, to evolve and grow beyond them.”
Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story →
“The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” “I’ve always felt that it is impossible to engage properly with a place or a person without engaging with all of the stories of that place and that person. The consequence of the single story is this: it...
Story Corps: Every Voice Matters →
“StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.”
Ghana Thinktank: Turning views of development... →
“Founded in 2006, the Ghana ThinkTank is a worldwide network of think tanks creating strategies to resolve local problems in the “developed” world. The network began with think tanks from Ghana, Cuba and El Salvador, and has since expanded to include Serbia, Mexico and Ethiopia. These think tanks analyze the problems and propose solutions, which we put into action back in the...
Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, the power...– Salman Rushdie
Israel Loves Iran: People > Politicians →
The potential of human connection — overriding geopolitical schemes and official narratives.
Debate is a skill in critical thinking and rapid response. The cliché falls...– Fr. Rick Wilkinson, CSC