Last week, I posted an interview I did with Karenna Gore, the Director of the Center for Earth Ethics, for my Interviews with the Leading Edge video interview series.
You can see the full interview here: [Read more...]
I sat down not too long ago with Karenna Gore, the Director of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, an environmental activist, the author of the book, "Lighting the Way: 9 Women Who Shaped Modern America," and the daughter of the former Vice-President Al Gore, for my [Read more...]
"A house divided against itself cannot stand."
So said Abraham Lincoln in an address he gave on June 16, 1858. Within a couple of years after he spoke those words, the American civil war began, creating a house divided that certainly did not stand.
In this day and age, 158 years after Lincoln's remarks, we again find ourselves a house divided. The level of partisan rancor is toxic, with citizens pitted against one … [Read more...]
Sister Giant was a conference that integrated politics, activism and spirituality, with its aim … [Read more...]
Prologue: This post is not meant to be a purely political one, although I will be mentioning the political landscape and Donald Trump.
Instead, this post is meant to take the long view and look at the big picture. It is meant to map out what exactly is going on here, as to many people it feels unsettling and like pure chaos.
Furthermore, I am not a supporter of Donald Trump, but my intention in writing this post is not meant to … [Read more...]
With all the tumult going on in the U.S. and world right now, what we we can't lose sight of is the reality that what we all want, what truly unites us, is a world in which we all can thrive.
This is a world in which we can respect our differences and understand our common bonds. This is also a world in which we all work together, to help everyone do well.
In that regard, I will be going to the [Read more...]
"Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul to waste"
And so sang Mick Jagger in the Rolling Stones song "Sympathy for the Devil."
Many a person's soul has been laid to waste by the taste of money, power and/or fame. Sometimes it is obvious when a person has been seduced by these. But … [Read more...]
Here in the U.S., one of the stranger things in American history has occurred: the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the U.S.
I say strange on a number of accounts: because Trump is an odd and peculiar character, and because his election took a confluence of events to line up.
On one level, Trump is a bundle of contradictions: a billionaire born with a silver spoon in his mouth who appeals to populist values; a … [Read more...]
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