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Interdependence

Interdependence is a fundamental law of nature. Even tiny insects survive by mutual cooperation based on innate recognition of their interconnectedness. It is because our own human existence is so dependent on the help of […]

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of the people, by the people, and for the people

4th of July commemorates American independence. Lincoln said it eloquently during the American Civil War in his Gettysburg Address, “… a government of the people, by the people, and for the people….” He was referring […]

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Everyone has a kernel of goodness within

Everyone has a kernel of goodness within – everyone, even the meanest people. We are products of our environment. Harsh environments produce harsh responses. We distinguish between the person and the actions. Thus respect and […]

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The meaning of “peace”

Peace does not mean no more conflict among humanity. Conflict is bound to happen, so in order to keep peace in spite of conflict, the only realistic method is the spirit of dialogue, respecting the […]

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A spirit of mutual acceptance and respect

In today’s interconnected and globalized world, it is now commonplace for people of dissimilar world views, faiths and races to live side by side. It is a matter of great urgency, therefore, that we find […]