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RECOMMENDED BLOGS & ARTICLES

JUNE 2012
THREE HOURS TO CHANGE THE WORLD
“…what exactly do we mean by empathy? Why exactly is it more important today than ever? And what’s it going to take to spread not a curriculum or a program, but an idea?…the core reason that empathy matters—the reason anyone anywhere can easily relate to—is that in today’s hyper-connected world, “you can’t thrive without the 4th R: reading, writing, arithmetic, & relationships.” Empathy is how we build and sustain those relationships, whether at home, in the workplace, or in the world.”
Continue Reading: Three Hours To Change the World


MAY 2012
MORE ABOUT BULLYING – MIKI KASHTAN
“I have been deeply touched by the many responses to my recent post about bullying. So many questions and topics have come up, that rather than responding to specific comments, I thought I would collect them and respond in one post. I see the entire question of bullying as deeply significant, capturing in it so much of what I want to transform in how we overall relate to each other in the world, and to our children in particular.”
Continue Reading: More About Bullying

RUMINATIONS ON ROMNEY:
BULLYING THROUGH A COMPASSIONATE LENS – MIKI KASHTAN
“For most of my years in school, I was ostracized, teased, and tormented by others. More often than not I wasn’t invited to participate in anything social, be it play or, later, parties. This went on for years, with two periods that stand out in particular. Before I was eleven, I was blackmailed by a classmate for three months, and subsequently banned for some weeks by everyone in my class, at which time only one brave girl would sneak to my home to play with me. Then, when I was thirteen and lived with my family in Mexico, I was continually tormented and taunted by others and saw swastikas on the blackboard that were hastily erased when a teacher would come.”
Continue Reading: Bullying Through A Compassionate Lens 

 
APRIL 2012
DAN PEARCE BLOG: I’M CHRISTIAN, UNLESS YOU’RE GAY
“What I really hope is that this post will spark and encourage poignant and worthwhile discussion that will lead to some poignant and worthwhile changes in the lives of at least a few people who are hurting. That being said, I believe some strong words need to be said today. “God hates fags.” We’ve all seen the signs being waved high in the air by members of the Westboro Baptist church. On TV. In real life. It’s hard not to take notice.”

“But today I don’t want to talk about those idiots. I want to talk about you. And me. And my friend who I’ll call Jacob.”
Continue Reading:  I’m Christian Unless You’re Gay


A TEEN’S BRAVE RESPONSE TO
“I’M CHRISTIAN, UNLESS YOU’RE GAY.”
“Hello Mr. Pearce, I am the Christian mother of a 15 year old teenage boy and about a month ago he came home from school with a copy of your article “I’m Christian, unless you’re gay”. The teacher gave his class a homework assignment to read it and write a 500 word essay about “what it meant to them”.
Continue Reading:
A Teen’s Brave Response to I’m Christian Unless You’re Gay

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