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Remembering Inmates on this Easter

Rah-e-Nijat Ministry is working with prisoners in Pakistan.

(ISLAMABAD) - Pakistani prison I have been reporting from the country where extremist Sunnis, inspired by puritan Wahhabi teachings, and have been targeting educated and well off Christians.

Religious extremists have established that no other form of religion is welcome in Pakistan. Christians and Hindus are out of the question; these extremists are far from accepting even another sect of their own religion here.

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The Healing Power of Meditation

Transcendental Meditation produces mental and physical rest that is twice as deep as in sleep.

(OLDENBURG, Germany) - beach I suffered a brain injury at birth. An EEG test showed chaotic, abnormal brain waves, and in school I had attention deficit disorder. I couldn't concentrate and my thoughts were cloudy. My grades were mediocre, and I flunked out of my first university.

Then I started Transcendental Meditation. My thoughts became clearer, and I didn't want drugs anymore. I could concentrate. And I could write.

Read Full Article (May-11-2014 10:58)

World Indigenous Domestic Violence and Indigenous Health Conferences Slated for December in Queensland

Calling for papers - second and last round reopen until May 31st

(QUEENSLAND) - World Indigenous Domestic Violence and Indigenous Health Conferences Slated for December in Queensland Greetings to the Indigenous Peoples of the World from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, the fist people Australia. Indigenous Conference Services is proud to host two great world conferences the 2014 World Indigenous Health Conference and the World Indigenous Domestic Violence Conference.

Both conferences will be held in the heart of tropical Queensland, Australia at Cairns Pullman International Hotel, gate way to the Great Barrier Reef. We wish to extend a formal invitation to you and your organisation to take part in this extraordinary chance to present on a national and international stage.

Read Full Article (May-09-2014 14:39)

Opinion: Parents Need to be Held Accountable for Bullying

Putting an end to bullying starts at home.

(CARSON, CA) - Bullying Carson, Calif., may become the first municipality in the nation to make bullying a crime, by treating it as an infraction or a misdemeanor.

The Carson city council voted 5-0 this week to move forward with the anti-bullying ordinance, with a final vote coming May 20.

Read Full Article (May-07-2014 16:57)

Anyone for Ouija Board?
The Board Game

When the rank and file are jumping off the caboose, you'll see me climbing on the locomotive. - Joe Granville, The Kansas City Guru

(DAYTONA BEACH) - Ouija Board When I was a kid, there were no computer games. In fact there were no computers.

But there were games. One game, typical for its intellectual content, went like this: you had this piece of cardboard with four corner spaces and laddered spaces in between, a pair of dice and several little plastic disks. Check that – there was no plastic then, either.

Read Full Article (May-07-2014 08:00)

Russell Kirk`s `Conservative Mind` at 60

Russell Kirk's notion of conservatism rejects the ideological purity of some present practitioners. It stands for the concept of moral order and confidence expressed in the U.S. Constitution...

(ALEXANDRIA, VA) - Former President Ronald Reagan and Russel Kirk Russell Kirk's landmark book, The Conservative Mind: From Burke To Eliot, was published 60 years ago.

TIME magazine devoted its entire book section to The Conservative Mind, which Kirk had originally written in 1952 as his doctoral dissertation at the University of St. Andrew's in Scotland. Gordon Keith Chalmers, president of Kenyon College, reviewed the book in The New York Times and called it ³brilliant, even eloquent.²

Read Full Article (May-06-2014 23:29)

Human Emotions: Genetically Programmed or Socially Learned?

In contrast to the philosopher Descartes: I feel, therefore I am.

(TASMANIA) - Human emotions It is easy to fall into the trap of assuming that each human being has a more or less identical range of emotions. This is not so.

Just as each human individual is physically unique while fitting into a general physical shape (that usually, but not always, includes four limbs and an adult size of between 1.5 and 2.5 metres) so, too, the range and intensity of emotions felt by human beings varies from one individual to another.

Read Full Article (May-06-2014 14:03)

``End the War on Drugs``: Nobel Economists, Reagan`s Secretary of State

“The list of people agreeing that drug abuse is a public health problem keeps getting longer and more prestigious. Does any thinking person still believe the drug war is working?” asked Major Neill Franklin (Ret.), executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

(WASHINGTON DC) - George Shultz, former Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan Eliminating drug use is not possible and prohibition leads to mass incarceration, human rights abuses, a degradation of fundamental rights, corruption and violence.

That is the conclusion reached by a report signed by five Nobel-winning economists, Reagan’s Secretary of State George Shultz, British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, former EU foreign policy Javier Solana and other international luminaries.

Read Full Article (May-06-2014 11:56)

7th Anniversary Celebration -- Salem Spirit of Life Church

At Salem Spirit Of Life our main purpose is to help any and all who ask to find their spiritual truth, regardless of race gender, sexual orientation background or other church affiliations.

(SALEM) - Salem Spirit of Life Church I have been asked to re-introduce Salem Spirit of Life Church to the Salem Community. We are a justice-seeking community. We are a nurturing community. We will care for one another and love one another. We will be witnesses to God’s unconditional love.

Salem Spirit of Life was founded in February 2008 – holding our first public Worship Service on Easter Sunday in the basement of the MAPs Credit Union.

Read Full Article (May-02-2014 12:52)

Flaws & Foibles: No Need to Hide

Life offers us choices and we cannot always know absolute outcomes.

(SALEM) - self-criticism-blc Are we the unintended victims of our own personal propaganda?

Is it true that we are largely in denial of making mistakes and instead inculcated with the notion that we must constantly pose near-perfection for fear of being rejected by others?

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