A friend of mine who is from a specific part of the world decided recently to organize a get together only for people from that area, kind of like a missing-home get together. I thought it was a great idea, until another friend of mine, from another part of the world, pointed out that it… Read More Perceiving Disunity: Just as Dangerous as Disunity Itself?
I often write about the importance of building communities in which inhabitants discuss, understand, and appreciate each other’s beliefs, however different they may be (here, here, and here). The touchier the topic, the clearer the need for an increasing number of people to develop these capacities, lest any attempts at a conversation on said matter… Read More Learning to Live with Diversity: Accepting Modesty in an Era of Everything But
Everyone wants to be happy, and so it must come as no surprise that I have been following the 100 Happy Days challenge with interest. The 100 Happy Days Foundation created this challenge, explaining it as follows: “We live in times when super-busy schedules have become something to boast about. While the speed of life… Read More From 100 to an Eternity of Happy Days: Making a Process out of an Event
An increasing number of my friends have been focusing on learning more about creating harmonious communities in which each individual can fulfill the purpose of his/her existence, that is, to know and to worship God. As the number of people involved in the process of community building increases, so do the various point of views… Read More Personal Boundaries and Selfless Participation in Community-Building: Not A Dichotomy