Memorial Day 2015: War and American Freedom

Memorial Day weekend 2015: I keep seeing signs in the community and posts in the social media community thanking those who died in military service to keep us free. And I keep wondering: Which was the last war fought that was actually necessary to preserve American freedom? Not all wars are, clearly. Iā€™m not saying…

Marianne Williamson on War in Modern Times

Ray Hemachandra: Marianne, are there times when moral imperatives call for war? Must certain evils ā€” evils that peace may not correct ā€” be confronted militarily? I would not suggest nation-states have shown themselves adept at identifying or acting upon such evils, or that such identifications don’t have a largely subjective component. Obviously they do.…

Jamie Sams on Sharing Cultural Teachings

Ray: Many Native Americans are concerned about the appropriation and exploitation of Indian philosophies by non-natives. Should Indians share native philosophies with non-Indians at all? Jamie: Every Native American person who has the courage to share the beauty and simple goodness of what they have been taught by their elders is creating a bridge between…