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Stop supporting militant Islamic Muslims! #IslamicReform #ProgressiveIslam #Islam

23 July 2014

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You probably didn’t realize it, but you are currently a supporter of radical Islam. You are a poster child of militant Muslims. Why? Because your lack of involvement in the positive reform and maturing of Islam is essentially a powerful vote supporting the more extremist and militant influences that are taking over the religion and Muslim community. Islam […]

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Breaking News: Anti-Jewish Violent Riots and Flames in the Streets of Sarcelles, France

21 July 2014

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Introduction Over the past few decades, I’ve actively worked to combat racism and bigotry toward Jews, Muslims, blacks, gays, and various other targeted groups. My work has included increased personal/public efforts to support and defend Islam in the hours, days, weeks, and months following the 9/11 attacks. I’ve also defended Jews in federal court against […]

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Every Religion Protects Women. Protecting Women Is Religion (PSA Video from India)

20 July 2014

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Summary The video above represents a multi-faith collaboration and depicts young men of multiple religions coming together to defend a woman being harassed. The video was uploaded moments ago on YouTube. At the time of this writing, there were only three views. However, we predict it is about to go viral. Redefining Male Identity The message in the video […]

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The Influence of Militant Extremist Muslims on Islam and Muslim Community

18 July 2014

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Introduction As with any religion, teachers and leaders can emphasize scriptures about forgiveness and cooperation, or they can emphasize scriptures that promote intolerance and militaristic expansionism. As a result, large numbers of people strongly committed to any faith can be persuaded to think and behave immorally and inhumanely. Example of Extremism from Christianity An example of […]

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Palestinian and Israeli Narratives of History and Conflict

14 July 2014

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Summary The following videos present various narratives and comments about the history of Palestine and Israel from differing perspectives. Some of the videos below would be considered dishonest propaganda by those who oppose whatever view is being presented. Some of these videos will likely contradict what you believe. Others will affirm what you believe. We’d […]

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“Look Up” – A Video Message About The Detached and Anti-Social Social-Media Generation

6 May 2014

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Below is a powerful message about our need to detach from the electronic matrix of interacting with technology rather than having direct interactions with humanity.

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A note in the kotel for a special blessing…

30 April 2014

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The rabbi greets the newest couple at his synagogue. “Welcome, my friends! Have you brought the children along?” “No, Rabbi, we don’t have any kids.” “Aha, then the Lord has sent you to me for a reason! What are your names?” “David and Esther Kaplan.” The rabbi writes, “David and Esther Kaplan… there! I’m going […]

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Billionaires Against Pope Francis

29 March 2014

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A group of billionaires are taking issue with comments from Pope Francis about capitalism.

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Pope Francis Making Phone Calls to Those Who Are Suffering

29 March 2014

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The video below shows how Pope Francis is making phone calls to those who are suffering.

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When Asked to Hear Congregants’ Sins, Pope First Kneels to Share His Own Sins

29 March 2014

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In the video below, Pope Francis breaks with tradition and takes time to confess his own sins.

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“Hey Brother” Inspiring Music Video by Avicii

6 February 2014

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Published on Dec 9, 2013 Download Avicii’s album “True” including ‘Hey Brother’ now on: iTunes: http://smarturl.it/itrue Amazon: http://smarturl.it/atrue Google Play: http://goo.gl/Xv1XC1 More info on: http://www.facebook.com/avicii http://www.twitter.com/avicii http://www.avicii.com http://www.atnightmgmt.com

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The Pull of Religious Tradition – Through the Eyes of a Sikh

26 January 2014

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“There is nothing in the world’s pleasures, or idols, or forbidden books that can tempt me anymore.” ~ Chaim Kovler, Rosh Hashana 1948, from the film The Quarrel There’s a perception that the more orthodox religious traditions use charismatic and authoritarian leadership to oppress followers with threats of damnation and thus they establish a wall […]

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The Quarrel – A Heated Exchange About Religion and Faith

26 January 2014

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Below are selected excerpts from the film The Quarrel. The complete film is very much worth viewing and sharing with others. You can order it through the producer’s website.

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Why bring a child into this world? – An inspiring film by Unilever

8 December 2013

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In the tradition of corporations bringing inspiration and hope to the world, Unilever has launched Project Sunlight. Two videos about the project are below. While this is an encouraging look at the positive role parenting can have in creating a better world, those considering starting a family should seriously consider the financial cost of raising […]

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Yale University Shield Hebrew Text: Urim and Thummim – The High Priests of Ancient Judaism

19 November 2013

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Urim and Thummim The Yale University Shield (shown above) bears an abbreviated Hebrew phrase haʾUrim vəhaTummim (האורים והתומים). This is the official statement found on Yale’s website regarding these Hebrew words: The iconography of the Yale shield (or “arms”) is taken from the University’s seal, which was adopted by the Trustees of Yale College in the […]

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“Love the earth and sun and the animals” ~ Walt Whitman

12 November 2013

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“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to […]

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Seeds of Loving Kindness Tour in Iowa City on 11 November 2013

9 November 2013

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Seeds of Loving Kindness Monday  11.11.13  | 6:30 p.m. Public Space One Lower Level – Wesley Building 120 North Dubuque Street Iowa City - http://goo.gl/maps/AiDUZ For More information: 319.621.0191 An evening of high dharma and inspiration a spiritual talk and multimedia presentation with Ganga, Tara and Jampa Dorje Ganga and Tara have lived in India for […]

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It Starts with One… Be the ONE… (PSA Created Using Compilation of Liberty Mutual Videos)

29 May 2013

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This is a video created using a compilation of Liberty Mutual advertisements.

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