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I don’t recognize my country

My mother, a retired Holocaust studies scholar, recently reminded her Facebook friends of something my grandmother used to say: “It could happen here.” By “it,” of course, she meant another Holocaust.

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Leave the boat, face the waves and fight racism

We talk about the white supremacy that was evident in Charlottesville. White supremacy is real. It's not just a few angry white guys, it's the systemic racism embedded in our country. There are more whites than people of color in seats of authority and power, even in regional areas where whites are the minority. That is just flat wrong! We cannot continue to speak over our black and brown siblings in Christ.

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Ask a Buddhist: Can Buddhism Cure Anxiety?

In a word, yes. Anxiety and other mental health issues can be overcome through studying, practicing and integrating the various methods found in Buddhist teachings, such as meditation. But for people with anxiety disorders, not a temporary worry or fear, Buddhist teachings and meditation are better used as an adjunct to other therapies and treatments recommended by qualified professionals.

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