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Buddhism and Euthanasia

One of the central themes of almost all religions is death or, more specifically, what becomes of us when we die. The teachings of almost every faith focus on attempting to explain death and dying and how it fits in with ...

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The Power of Forgiveness (and How To Forgive)

Everyone has been hurt by someone near and dear to them at one point or another. Sometimes the harm is intentional, while more often than not it is the result of a careless statement, years of shaded criticism, a single ...

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Kindness Starts With You

Many people, as they enter the new year, have vague goals for themselves. “Lose weight,” “make more money,” “change jobs,” “drink less,” “exercise more,” and “quit smoking” all make the top 10 lis ...

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Hymns for the LGBTQ+ Community

The classic hymns are controversial in many ways. Modern Christians often don’t like to think about the traditional warfare of the past. A lot of hymns are extremely patriarchal, and some hymns refer to handicaps i ...

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Study Concludes Cohabitation Is Not an Accurate Predictor of Marital Success

Cohabitation, whether prior to or instead of marriage, has become almost the norm in America. As of three years ago, approximately 65% of Americans said they approve of cohabitation, and over 70% of couples now cohabit b ...

Category: Morality Science

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Vatican Declares Gender Cannot Be Changed

In a new document issued this past summer, the Vatican declared in a decidedly harsh fashion that gender is a matter of biological birth, not personal choice, and can’t be changed. Bearing the title “Male and ...

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The Limits of Empathy

Empathy is a huge buzzword nowadays. Depending on who you believe, today’s world has too little or too much empathy. At its core, empathy is the ability to understand and share someone else’s feelings. Actua ...

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6 Books on Domestic Violence for Younger Children

Children are often the silent victims of domestic violence, whether they live in a home where it’s the norm or just experience it second-hand as they listen to their uncle yell at their aunt at a family dinner. Acc ...

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#1Thing for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was held 32 years ago in 1987. The concept began in 1981 as a way to connect advocates working together to end domestic violence. What began as a one-day event has turned into ...

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6 Books for Summer Reading

This season may be coming to a close, but that doesn't mean you can't take a break from the fast pace of living this summer by picking up a book or two. Here are some newly published tomes that will give you a broader vi ...

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