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talia-carner's picture
Jan.08.2011
        It is hard to imagine the challenge facing a school that serves over 800 children from forty-eight countries, children who’ve known wars and strife, who saw their parents killed in front of their eyes, or children who had walked the desert, or who come to school hungry and whose parents...
steve-mcgraw's picture
Dec.01.2010
Jesus ain’t a white man. He don’t have no Caucasian looks. Jesus ain’t a black man. He ain’t no African. Jesus ain’t yellow. He ain’t no Asian man. Jesus is a brown Jew. Brown like the color you get when you mix different base colors together. The brown that ain’t white, ain’t black, and ain’t...
tami-ruth's picture
Nov.16.2010
Hello there Rabbi M. At the end of the day today one of my students asked if the tinsel on my podium was for Christmas. I said it is for autumn and fall. As I don't celebrate Christmas, I don't generally put up decorations for that holiday. (In secular classrooms my students have created math...
cheryl-hall-russell's picture
Oct.23.2010
I am the proud mother of a 17 year-old black boy.  Like all teenage boys he is a mixed bag.  We can have amazingly deep conversations and two hours later he is pouting like a toddler.  When interested in a topic he is laser focused.  When forced to do something, he can dig his heels in and mentally...
pamela-ferris-olson's picture
Oct.17.2010
It’s hard to pick up a newspaper (yes, some people still read the morning news in print form) or listen to the news these days without hearing stories related to gay rights. The saddest stories involve the death of tormented youth such as 18-year-old violinist and Rutger’s freshman Tyler Clementi...
stephen-pain's picture
Oct.17.2010
Back in the late seventies when I started university, fresh from being at art college, like other students I was confronted with Societies Day. Which ones should I join? Well I decided to join loads of them! I thought this was one of the best ways of meeting people and networking. I joined the...
sherry-jones's picture
Sep.10.2010
Shortly before my book The Jewel of Medina was going to his store shelves, my U.S. publisher pulled the plug. The book is about A'isha, the most powerful and influential woman in the history of Islam. It presents the religion and its founders in a clear, objective -- human -- fashion, wrapped...
rebecca-lynn's picture
Sep.05.2010
  This morning I woke up thinking: I love Gay.  Mind you, I haven't always loved Gay, but that was only because I was young and ignorant and didn't know Gay.  I brought my children up to respect diversity and so they are lovers of Gay as well.  It was a bit disconcerting when my oldest went...
noah-blumenthal's picture
Jul.08.2010
I was hanging out with friends and a couple got into a minor squabble. Someone lamented the lack of video instant replay in their lives. The thinking went that so many of our disputes would be so much more effectively resolved if we could go to the videotape to see who was right. I think this...
allan-james-cox's picture
Apr.21.2010
Work The ways of work the ways of people to get things done to get things done right to get right things done right What about getting the wrong things done right? Doesn’t it work out sometimes to end up at the wrong address? You might meet something or somebody you’resupposed to . . . Tolerance...