Tag: Difference

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October 27, 2017

To change another to better fit our own ideals is not love; it is domination. Instead, to truly love is to engage joyfully in our differences and to bring out the best in our unique potential — in personal relationships, and in community.

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June 13, 2017

A poem to honor the commonalities that run deeper than our cultural divides — from the San Francisco of the Beat Generation to a modest dive on the Jersey Shore.

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May 30, 2017

To live fully and well, we need diversity — in nature and in our lives together.

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March 21, 2017

A sense of mindfulness can help us recalibrate our reactions to those we judge as different or dangerous.

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August 23, 2016

Wendell Berry reads his poem, a celebration of human complexity, and the rich truth that emerges in moving against the grain.

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July 20, 2016

Can we be more generous in understanding those who are different from us? Parker Palmer recounts lessons learned over a lifetime on our true proximity and kinship with “the other.”

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June 10, 2016

Rabbi and philosopher Jonathan Sacks speaks of difference as expansive and unifying, rather than a force for division.

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October 31, 2015

Civilizations elevate the best in cultures and people. A composer encourages us to rethink the phrase “clash of civilizations” and, by definition, civilization can only fuel human flourishing.

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July 13, 2015

Who is “the other”? A call to cultivate deep curiosity for the lives and struggles and to move away from the “Us-versus-Them” mentality — including a reflective exercise you can perform right now, wherever you are.

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December 20, 2014

Night five of our series. A poem inspired by a Harlem church experience by a secular Jew paired with a Septimus photo.

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January 11, 2013

Five questions with the author of Far from the Tree on how families with extreme difference find connectedness in their “horizontal” identities.

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November 26, 2012

We are reimagining identity and difference in this century. Watch this video showcasing the love between parents and children grounded in the grit of experience.