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Know your environment

Today is Earth Day.

I’ve spent it as I’ve spent most of the last eight weeks: inside, buried under required readings, assignment work, lectures and tutorials. 400 more words

Politics & Society

Whose Lives Matter: A conversation about race & law enforcement with Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams

By REBECCA PEELER

On April 15, 2015, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was a guest speaker and member of a panel, along with the chairs of Criminal Justice Department, Dr. 575 more words

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Afghanistan - på egna ben?

Utrikespolitiska institutet (UI) bjuder in till ett samtal om Afghanistan 2015, efter att den utländska militären återvänt hem, och den nytillsatta regimen nu tvingas klara sig själv. 240 more words

Lectures

Wicked Wick, Sticky Wicket

 

 DATELINE: MOVIE MASHUP

 

When those teenage heartthrobs of the ‘80s come back as middle-aged mean, you better look out.

Keanu Reeves, one time pantywaist, is now tougher than dirt. 255 more words

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Anger, Ordeals & Grief and Other Odds & Ends

That God never changes the condition of a people unless they change what is in themselves enjoins on us, not just some external reform fixated on a few manifestations of outward piety and morality, but instead an inward transformation – a realignment of the soul – which reflects genuine piety and purity of the heart. 2,040 more words

Sufism & Spirituality

On Smarm

While caught up in the swirl of self-indulgent literary debate about the merits and demerits of “smarm”— a derogatory term for the conscious decision among many critics to “be nice” in their reviews— I came across something tangentially related and much more interesting.  1,116 more words

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Wo Menschen sich verbünden, den Hass überwinden, und neu beginnen, da berühren sich Himmel und Erde, dass Frieden werde unter uns.

Can we have a moment of silence to meditate and reflect?

One minute of silence, because life goes on without stopping and seems to be in a hurry. 512 more words

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