Missy Crutchfield: “Egypt’s #R4BIA Is the Sign for Human Rights, Democracy, Freedom & Social Justice For All”

Just as the “Two Fingers” were held up as a sign of peace in the Sixties, Egypt’s “Four Fingers” #R4BIA sign has now become today’s sign for freedom and democracy worldwide. Fellow American Citizens: If you are trying to understand some of what has been happening in Egypt, this is a good start. This is […]

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Exclusive! The Origin of the “Be the Change” Movement

Missy Crutchfield Editor-in-Chief Gandhi’s Be Magazine Melissa Turner Executive Editor Gandhi’s Be Magazine Editor’s Note: As we celebrate the Season of Light and the Season of the Greatest Gift, we reflect on Mahatma Gandhi’s famous words and his philosophy of nonviolence which was inspired by Christ’s “Sermon on the Mount” and shares a message of […]

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Gandhi’s Be Magazine turns 5 today! Become Part of the Story

“A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With a Single Step”             Gandhi’s Be Magazine turns 5 today! We are writing to share this happy news with you because you have been an important part of this journey and we want to thank you for your incredible support throughout the […]

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A Change in Paradigm 2.0 – 11/11/2014 1am “I am”

Editor’s Note: Celebrating 5 years of Gandhi’s Be Magazine, we introduce A Change in Paradigm 2.0. CLICK HERE to read the original “Change in Paradigm” published on the launch of Gandhi’s Be Magazine on 11/11/2009 1am “I am.”  

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Missy Crutchfield: “Checkpoint. The West creates the darkness, then blames the darkness”

The Muslims are not the enemy. The Jews are not the enemy. The Hindus and Buddhists are not the enemy. And, the Christians are not the enemy. The enemy is ignorance and intolerance. The enemy is darkness of the mind and of the heart. Let’s take a real look at the insanity in the world. […]

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Treehugger: “Why Meat Free Week should be called ‘Eat More Vegetables Week'”

(Treehugger) Meat-eaters are unlikely to have a vegetarian epiphany while going cold tofurkey for a week. But if the focus were on the glory of vegetables, and how awesome vegetarianism or flexitarianism can be, then perhaps it would be more effective. It’s Meat Free Week in the U.K. right now. Anyone who wants to try their […]

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Amnesty International: “Open your arms to Syria’s refugees”

(Amnesty International) Syria is a long way from Sweden – geographically and culturally. This story bridges both worlds. In 2013, Mahmoud, Jamila and their twin sons Mazen and Bilal fled their home in Syria. “Rockets fell everywhere,” Jamila explains. “We saw dead bodies in the streets. I felt like we were not human beings anymore.” Nine […]

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Al Jazeera: “Denim Blues”

The Chinese city of Xintang, known as the world’s jeans capital, is home to an industry tainted by labour rights abuses. (Al Jazeera) What does it take to produce a pair of jeans? 101 East travels to the Chinese city of Xintang, known as the jeans capital of the world, and exposes a dirty, dangerous industry. […]

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The Shalom Center: “Freedom Pushing Through”

(The Shalom Center) For some, plants that grow in the cracks of the sidewalk are weeds. One year I was greeted with something unexpected. In the herb bed that curves around my front entry I had planted parsley seeds. Not nearly as many sprouted as I had planted, but as the season unfolded, I was […]

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Grist: “Obama orders the federal government to cut carbon emissions”

(Grist) President Barack Obama once again used his executive authority to mandate action on climate change, the White House announced this morning. Today, Obama signed an executive order directing the federal government to reduce its carbon footprint by 40 percent below 2008 levels within a decade. The White House announcement also includes carbon-reduction commitments from […]

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NYTimes: “Netanyahu Tactics Anger Many U.S. Jews, Deepening a Divide”

  (NYTimes) Long before the latest election in Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu was a polarizing figure among American Jews. But even many of his supporters said this week that they were appalled at his last-minute bid to mobilize Jewish voters by warning that Arabs were going to the polls in droves, and his renunciation of a two-state […]

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ANSWER Coalition: “Dramatic anti-war action takes place in D.C.‏”

  (ANSWER Coalition) On Saturday, March 21, a dramatic anti-war assembly rallied at the White House and then wound through the streets of Washington, D.C., delivering symbolic flag-draped coffins to the headquarters of war contractors like Honeywell Corporation, the AIPAC offices and finally at the Senate Office Building at the U.S. Capitol. Saturday’s action was […]

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Environmental Defense Fund: “World Water Day 2015″

Water. It covers 71% of our planet’s surface, which is really something special: the Earth is the only known planet with large, stable bodies of liquid water on its surface. Water and energy are inseparably intertwined and today, on World Water Day, we acknowledge our obligation—and our need—to ensure they innovate and improve together. As […]

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We’re Not Waiting: Jewish Voice for Peace National Meeting Features Angela Davis, Rabbi Brant Rosen: The Consensus Is Clear

The tide is shifting in the national and global conversation about Israel-Palestine. The consensus is clear: there is no time to lose. The movement to Free Gaza and to address oppression and injustice in other movements worldwide can wait no longer. “We’re not waiting!” was the theme for this year’s Jewish Voice for Peace national […]

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BBC News: “Bomber compassion ‘like Gandhi'”

(BBC News) Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has compared his justice secretary’s actions to the principles of Indian peace champion Mahatma Gandhi. It comes in the wake of the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber. Mr Salmond told the SNP conference it should be “proud” of Kenny MacAskill’s decision to free terminally-ill Abdelbasset Ali al-Megrahi in […]

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BBC News: “Is Gandhi still a hero to Indians?”

(BBC News) When Mahatma Gandhi came to London in 1931, he stayed in the poverty-stricken East End of the city, then visited struggling cotton mill workers in Lancashire. Now he is to be honoured with a statue in London’s Parliament Square, looking out over the Palace of Westminster in the company of such establishment figures as […]

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Fellowship of Reconciliation: “Committed to nonviolence in Ferguson”

(Fellowship of Reconciliation) This weekend, FOR staff are in Ferguson and St. Louis, Missouri, for Truth Telling Weekend. The event is the culmination of months of work organizing people from across the country to come together, share stories and learn about processes and practices of restoration and reconciliation, and shift the conversation toward the root causes […]

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Oklahoma Daily: “Arun Gandhi speaks at OU Thursday about transformative peace”

(Oklahoma Daily) Following a week filled with anger after a video surfaced of OU Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members singing a racist chant, Mahatma Gandhi’s message of peaceful transformation through nonviolence has never been timelier. Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi, spoke Thursday evening at the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication offering insight and inspiration to […]

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“How The Guardian told me to steer clear of Palestine”

(Electronicintifada) When I started out as a journalist in the 1980s, I asked an experienced Irish reporter for advice. “Read The Guardian,” he told me. The message that there was no better newspaper had a lasting effect. For years, I wanted to write for The Guardian. Eventually, this desire was realized after I emailed the late […]

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Christian Answers: “Are Most Muslims Terrorists?”

(Christian Answers) With so many terrorist acts committed by people calling themselves Muslims during the last 30 years, it is understandable that many non-Muslims might be confused. Airplane. Photo copyrighted.Are most Muslims terrorists, or terrorists in training? Our friends at Frontiers have a great deal of experience with Muslims. They are a Bible-believing, international Christian […]

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Rabbi Brant: “JVP Statement: UCLA Resolution on Anti-Semitism Creates Dangerous Precedent”

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Rabbi Brant Rosen Blogger American rabbi, journalist, activist Editor’s Note: Rabbi Brant Rosen recently joined Gandhi’s Be Magazine. He is an American rabbi, journalist, author and blogger, known internationally for his activism and outspokenness on behalf of the Palestinian people. Rabbi Brant’s blog Shalom Rav explores “the intersection between Judaism and social justice with a […]

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