“Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.”

Leonard da Vinci

Ubuntu is an African word that embodies so much of what we seek in society today. In the Xhosa and Zulu languages ubuntu means "people are people through other people." It is the spirit of oneness, unity, and compassion, and expresses itself in a desire to help others...

So much has been said about the importance of developing our IQ, our rational intelligence, and more recently about EQ, our emotional intelligence. We now understand that our emotional intelligence is as important, if not more important, than our IQ in determining our...

“The great malady of the 20th century, implicated in all of our troubles and affecting us individually and socially, is 'loss of soul'. When soul is neglected, it doesn't just go away; it appears symptomatically in obsessions, addictions, violence, and loss of meaning....

We are the first generation of women who have had careers for most of our lives.  We are living lives that most of our parents and grandparents didn’t have and, perhaps, couldn’t imagine.  We are entering a period of life that is virtually uncharted, a time in which we...

Most of us have been very concerned about the attacks on Arab Americans across the United States since the September 11 terrorist attacks by Osama bin Laden and the al Qaeda. Many Arab Americans have been targets of hate crimes, some have received death threats, and so...

International Women's Day is celebrated today, one of the United Nations' days designated to a global issue. Although not well-known, it seeks to highlight the many roles that women play around the world and to bring awareness to current issues affecting women. The ter...

June 20, 2006

Standing with twelve thousand women from every possible cultural, ethnic and religious group at the extraordinary United Nations Decade for Women conference in Nairobi, Kenya in 1985, was a seminal experience for me. After five days of intense conversations about the c...

International Women’s Day is celebrated today, one of the United Nations’ days designated to a key global issue. Although not well known, it seeks to highlight and honor the many roles that women play around the world, the progress that has been made to ensure equality...


We share the worldwide sense of dismay and outrage that the U.S. administration decided to abandon efforts to disarm Iraq by peaceful means through the United Nations, and to initiate a massive war with all that means in terms of human suffering, humanitarian catastro...

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