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Bhutan's Model of Gross National Happiness In an article written for the National Catholic Reporter, Joan Chittister recalls seeing a road sign when she was in Bhutan in June. It said: "Start early / Drive slowly / Arrive safely." She immedi…
A Prayer for the Protesters in Wisconsin In response to efforts by Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, to cut the bargaining rights and benefits of public workers, protesters have gathered in Madison to challenge this blatant attempt …
Advice for Challenging Times I used to always turn to the books that surround me at the Center for solace, advice, and instruction. And books are great helps. But now I also can browse the Internet to find gems of insight for m…
A Prayer for an End to Hunger The World Bank and several United Nations agencies have reported that world hunger is gaining ground once again. Experts point to many causes for this, including droughts, high food costs, climate c…
A Lament Over the Growing Gap Between the Rich and the Poor O Keeper of Justice in the universe, we are troubled about the inequality which is so rampant in the United States. Statistic: The top 10 percent of earners last year collected more than half th…
A Lament for Dismaying Global Trends Hope Through the Ages, we have become aware of some dismaying global trends. As we lament these developments, help us to respond with love, compassion, peace, and kindness. Report: A report from…
FAQs about Immigrants According to a CNN.com report, gaining refugee status in the United States takes an average of 18 - 24 months and most of work is done abroad. This treasured designation involves screening by the U.…
A Litany for Economic and Social Justice Occupy Wall Street is an ongoing demonstration in New York City to protest economic and social injustices. Participants have moved into a park in lower Manhattan near Wall Street and have marched th…