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What is Sustainability? (04.02.2010)
Written by Randy Bisenz  

As the general population becomes more aware of our environmental challenges and the emerging energy crisis certain words have become popular in the media.  Not too many years ago words like sustainable, green or renewable would bring snickers from people who thought the environmental movement and search for alternative energy sources were just hoaxes perpetuated by those with purely political agendas.  Not anymore.  Just about everywhere you look in media and advertising people are talking green and sustainability.

One unfortunate side effect of having meaningful words become marketing buzzwords is that what these words mean and represent is often lost in a barrage of advertising and shallow quasi-news reporting.

The words sustainable and sustainability are powerful words with meaning that reveals great wisdom for the future of humankind.  It is important that we preserve the power of these words to help us understand what we must do to provide a high quality of life in the years ahead.  It would be tragic to be seduced by the spin doctors that because we put a green or sustainable label on something that we are properly addressing our long-term challenges.

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UN Provides Leadership in Promoting Religious Tolerance (06.28.2008)
Written by Bright Future Staff  

Problem:  People with strong religious beliefs often become intolerant of those with opposing or different beliefs.  Unabated this intolerance can turn into hatred which becomes a motivation for violence against those with different beliefs.

Solution:  Promoting tolerance requires a commitment to tolerance.  The UN has adopted a landmark resolution to eliminate religious intolerance in all member countries.   The UN has recognized that relationship between religious intolerance and violence, and made a world-wide commitment to reduce and eliminate religious intolerance.

This article was reprinted from the website maintained by the UN:

Unlearning Intolerance

Elimination of All Forms of Religious Intolerance

Seeking Consensus Amid Differences

By Namrita Talwar

In a break from tradition, the General Assembly passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and Christianophobia as part of a broader text against religious intolerance.

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