A Better World

We cannot hope to build a better world without improving the lives of all individuals. To that end, each of us must work for our own improvement and, at the same time, share general responsibility for all humanity. We each must do what we can, how ever little.

Love Is Wise

Love is wise. Hatred is foolish. In this world, which is getting more and more closely interconnected, we have to learn to tolerate each other. We have to learn to put up with the fact that some people may say things we don't like. We can only live together in that way. But if we … Continue reading Love Is Wise

Silence

by Babette Deutsch Silence with you is like the faint delicious Smile of a child asleep, in dreams unguessed: Only the hinted wonder of its dreaming,  The soft, slow-breathing miracle of rest.  Silence with you is like a kind departure From iron clangor and the engulfing crowd Into a wide and greenly barren meadow,  Under … Continue reading Silence

Rights

We all have human rights. That means we also have responsibilities. The right to a private life is also the obligation to respect the privacy of others. The right to freedom of expression and thought is also the obligation to be generous and make space for others to be heard. The right to be treated … Continue reading Rights

Kingdom of Debt

BY ERIKA L. SÁNCHEZ According to a report from the University of San Diego’s Justice in Mexico project, 138,000 people have been murdered in Mexico since 2006. They call it the corner of heaven: a laboratory, a foot at the throat of an empire. Before the holy dirt, the woman with the feline gait waits … Continue reading Kingdom of Debt