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O Tannenbaum symbolizes the entire celebration of Christmas

By Gerry Chidiac / December 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

The traditional German song O Tannenbaum is often translated as O Christmas Tree. This is…

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Hearing the stories of survivors of abuse with compassion

By Gerry Chidiac / November 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

Much of the study of genocide has focused on how it happens and what it…

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Heal our own pain and the pain of others, and heal the world

By Gerry Chidiac / November 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

It’s no secret that there’s tremendous pain in the world. What we’re not often aware…

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The arc of the moral universe will bend toward justice

By Gerry Chidiac / November 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

Nov. 9 marked 80 years since Kristallnacht, loosely translated as “the Night of the Broken…

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Sport can unite people and bring about change

By Gerry Chidiac / November 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

Former South African president Nelson Mandela said, “Sport has the power to change the world.”…

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Would you follow orders even when it showed a lack of compassion?

By Gerry Chidiac / November 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

In the early 1960s, Yale psychology professor Stanley Milgram performed an experiment that revealed some…

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We have power – if we’re willing to wield it

By Gerry Chidiac / October 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

Watching corporate-sponsored mainstream news can be confusing and frustrating. I have great difficulty sitting through…

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The same truths are part of every religious and philosophical tradition

By Gerry Chidiac / October 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Religion can provide guiding principles for a meaningful life, yet few concepts have been more…

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Compassion and tenderness can overcome evil

By Gerry Chidiac / October 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

When we read the newspaper or watch our news feeds, we learn about people doing…

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Humans are not designed to stagnate

By Gerry Chidiac / October 4, 2018 / 0 Comments

“Do not be afraid of improving slowly. Be afraid of standing still,” popular Zen master Leo…

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