Tag: freedom

Freedom (to Live a Normal Life)

Independence Day, the Fourth of July. Our original day of liberty.
What’s more American than freedom? It’s just: the timing’s not the best anymore…
Arriving as it does today in the shadow of a far greater festival.
That long celebration of liberty: Pride Month (The Month Formerly Known as June).
To value whatever, do whatever, live however, be whatever we please…
A month celebrating life without limits – need we another day of freedom?
Are we not entertained? And empowered? Yet still some dream of a greater freedom…
Freedom to find solid ground in a world gone mad….more:  theupheaval

Human Rights and Justice in Islam

Islam provides many human rights for the individual.  The followingare some of these human rights that Islam protects. The life and property of all citizens in an Islamic state are considered sacred, whether a person is Muslim or not.  Islam…

Concept of Freedom in Islam

Islam considers freedom to be a natural right of the human being. Life becomes devoid of worth when freedom is not present. When a person loses his freedom, his inner self dies, even though on the outside, he continues to live; eating,…

Pope Francis seeks more freedom in theology, dialogue with Islam

Pope Francis seeks more freedom in theology, dialogue with Islam Pope Francis called Friday for a reform of the way theology is taught in Catholic schools, saying students must learn about dialogue with Judaism and Islam, and that overall there must be greater freedom in theological research and academic pursuits.The Jesuit pope made the call during a speech at the Jesuit-run theology university in Naples. It follows his outreach this year to the Muslim world with the signing of a joint statement with the imam of Cairo’s Al Azhar, the seat of Sunni learning, establishing the relationship between Catholics and Muslims as brothers, with a common mission to promote peace….more:  wnd

Monkey Master

Image result for Albert Einstein InstitutionEach morning, the old man would assemble the monkeys in his courtyard, and order the eldest one to lead the others to the mountains to gather fruits from bushes and trees. It was the rule that each monkey had to give one-tenth of his collection to the old man. Those who failed to do so would be ruthlessly flogged. All the monkeys suffered bitterly, but dared not complain.. ”. page 17..MORE: PDF Dictatorship Democracy – Albert Einstein Institution

 

Washington Post: Jamal Khashoggi Last Piece Cried for Freedom of Speech

I received this column from Jamal Khashoggi’s translator and assistant the day after Jamal was reported missing in Istanbul. The Post held off publishing it because we hoped Jamal would come back to us so that he and I could edit it together. Now I have to accept: That is not going to happen. This is the last piece of his I will edit for The Post. This column perfectly captures his commitment and passion for freedom in the Arab world…MORE: .washingtonpost.com

Book Summary: Into The Hands Of The Soldiers