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[30 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Give up something you enjoy for one day. Tell us about it.

Level: Community — Pillar: Interfaith Understanding

This week’s featured story came in from Washington, DC:
Over this past weekend, Muslims throughout the world celebrated the holiday of Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice).
According to Muslim faith, Eid al-Adha is at the end of the Hajj (the annual pilgrimage to Mecca) and commemorates the sacrifice that Abraham was willing to make of his own son Ishmael when he was commanded to show his commitment to Allah. When Allah was convinced that Abraham was willing to sacrifice Ishmael to prove his faith …

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[16 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Find out what materials you can recycle in your community. If it’s not enough, start something!

Level: Community — Pillar: Environmental Sustainability

This week’s featured story came in from Washington, DC:
On more than one occasion, as I am meticulously rinsing out a glass jar and placing it in a recycling bin I’ve wondered: does this really make a difference?
I know that recycling is one of the easiest ways that as an individual I can help slow climate change and global warming. And I realize that by recycling at home, I can help significantly lower carbon emissions associated with extracting virgin materials, manufacturing products and …

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[9 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Say “Thank You” to a veteran by listening.

Level: Community — Pillar: Conflict Transformation

This week’s featured story came in from Jerusalem, Israel:
While we as peacebuilders are still working on our goal of ending wars, our societies continue to “produce” veterans. It has become clear that sending people to war takes a high toll – first on them and over time on us as a society.
One form of respect we can pay to our veterans is to show them that we are interested and care about what happened for them while on duty and once they …

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[25 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Enter into the generous spirit of Ramadan, whether you're Muslim or not.

Level: National/International—Peace Principle: Community
This week’s featured story came in from Virginia, USA:
It comes upon all Muslims annually and yet each year it feels new to me – Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Ramadan is considered the most blessed of months in the Islamic calendar. During these 30 days, Muslims around the world unite around the shared tasking of abstaining from food, drink, and medicine from sunrise to sunset. More than that, it’s a period for reflection, for personal growth, and for the giving of alms (zakat).
Ramadan allows me to …