"That little encounter reminded me that civility takes work. It takes spiritual work. Sometimes the Lord makes that point for us by sending someone to give us a hug!"
View the 2004 election exit poll that Frances Kissling mentions regarding the attitudes toward abortion.
A Christian ethicist and Evangelical scholar, David Gushee shares this smart essay about how he brings his religious values into hot-button conversations and the "sacred humanity" of the other.
Ms. Alexander cites this classic essay that says that poetry "forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change, first made into language, then into idea, then into more tangible action."
Read a selected passage from Jane Gross' memoir about lessons learned the hard way as she went through this life passage with her own mother.
Jane Gross recommends these ten organizations as invaluable set of resources for caregivers. Find a full list of recommendations in her book "A Bittersweet Season."
by Tim Page
My second-grade teacher never liked me much, and one assignment I turned in annoyed her so extravagantly that the red pencil with which she scrawled "See me!" broke through the lined paper. Our class had been asked to write about a recent field trip, and, as was so often the case in those days, I had noticed the wrong things:
by Paul Collins
The moment I opened my eyes I knew something was wrong. The sun wasn't up yet, and a cry was forming in Morgan's throat. I padded over to his bed, puzzled.
by Stephen Jay Gould
The famous scientist Stephen Jay Gould recounts a personal story about his autistic son and the charming simplicity of calculating dates.
Part 3 of Bishara's three-part series on how foreign journalism about Palestinians informs their sense of themselves.