Happy Birthday To . . . Mary & Pierre

Happy Birthday To . . . Mary & Pierre

May 1, 1837 “Mother” Jones “My business is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” May 1, 1881 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin “Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of...

HOW WE CAME TO BE

In 2008, Karen Armstrong won a prestigious TED Prize, and made her wish: a Charter for Compassion with the Golden Rule at it’s center. Watch her talk: A year later the Charter for Compassion was written. On the day of its release there were Charter signings all...
The Frog and the Ox

The Frog and the Ox

“Father,” said a little Frog, “I have seen such a terrible monster! It was as big as a mountain, with horns on its head, and a long tail, and it had hoofs divided in two.” “Tush, child,” said the old Frog, “that was only Farmer White’s Ox. It isn’t so big either; he...
Poem: Think of Others, by Mahmoud Darwish

Poem: Think of Others, by Mahmoud Darwish

As you prepare your breakfast — think of others. Don’t forget to feed the pigeons. As you conduct your wars — think of others. Don’t forget those who want peace. As you pay your water bill — think of others. Think of those who have only the clouds to drink from. As...