Tag Archives: peace

All the light we can learn to see, Part 1.

A dear friend asked me, “What are the seeds of peace?”  My answer was prompt, “Empathy and compassion.” What IS empathy?  It’s 1) the ability to put oneself in the shoes of others, to see the world as they see it; … Continue reading

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WHOSE CHILD IS THIS?

By Anthony J. Marsella Whose Child is This?  Whose child is this?  Is this child an Iraqi . . . an Israeli . . .  a Chechnyan . . . an Afghani . . . a Kurd . . . … Continue reading

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Reflections on Government Change, Reform, Renewal, Suggested Topics for Discussion, Dialog, and Debate, Part 1

, by Guest Author Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D., March 17, 2016 Introduction Several months ago, a friend and colleague familiar with my relentless idealistic aspirations for improving government, said to me: “So what would you change? How would you improve … Continue reading

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What do you have to lose?

“When the Syrian refugees are going to start pouring into this country, we don’t know if they’re ISIS, we don’t know if it’s a Trojan horse….it could be the great Trojan horse of all times Question 1: what can a politician … Continue reading

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