Archive for ‘culture’

June 3, 2019

‘Humanity’ added as a religion option on Kolkata college admissions forms | Kindling

Many students and alumni celebrated the change as a bold statement of inclusivity and progress.

Source: ‘Humanity’ added as a religion option on Kolkata college admissions forms | Kindling

June 3, 2019

New Zealand ‘wellbeing’ budget focuses resources on vulnerable populations | Kindling

Family violence, mental health needs, and child poverty are all at the center of New Zealand’s new ‘wellbeing’ budget, with billions being newly allocated to causes that relate to the overall wellbeing of New Zealanders.

Source: New Zealand ‘wellbeing’ budget focuses resources on vulnerable populations | Kindling

May 28, 2019

13 recommended books about and by American Indians

Source: 13 recommended books about and by American Indians

March 22, 2019

Jesus Was a Socialist

Many Christians think socialism is at odds with their faith. But Jesus taught (and the early church modeled) principles very much in line with socialist thinking. Let’s take a look at the many things Jesus had to say on this subject.

Source: Jesus Was a Socialist

February 17, 2019

Zen Stories For A Calm, Clear & Open Mind – Personal Growth – Medium

7 parables to focus your frantic brain

Source: Zen Stories For A Calm, Clear & Open Mind – Personal Growth – Medium

February 17, 2019

On Meaningful Work – Personal Growth – Medium

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” ~ Chinese proverb.

Source: On Meaningful Work – Personal Growth – Medium

February 17, 2019

If you truly knew what the N-word meant to our ancestors, you’d NEVER use it

A few years ago, I read slave narratives to explore the lives of black agricultural workers after the end of the Civil War. The narratives came from the Federal…

Source: If you truly knew what the N-word meant to our ancestors, you’d NEVER use it

February 17, 2019

The Difference Between Knowledge and Wisdom (and Does IQ Matter?)

What it is that makes us “smart”?

Source: The Difference Between Knowledge and Wisdom (and Does IQ Matter?)

September 9, 2018

OPINION: World without religion; world without hypocrisy | The Guardian

Palamattam yearns for the good old days when the Catholic Church was in charge, its dogmas unchallenged

Source: OPINION: World without religion; world without hypocrisy | The Guardian

September 8, 2018

Why Science Fiction Is the Most Important Genre

Historian Yuval Noah Harari believes sci-fi has the power to shape public opinion.

Source: Why Science Fiction Is the Most Important Genre