Browsing All posts tagged under »equality«

the power of the human spirit

December 14, 2012

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Presuming competence … … an ally of equality and empowerment. … a tool of peace. When you believe in a person, you awaken the power of the human spirit. Your belief, when clearly expressed, synchronizes with the desires and dreams of the person, and results in transformation that continues to surprise us in such wonderful […]

marginalized

December 13, 2012

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Every person on this earth comes here with what I call birthright gifts. Using those gifts gives us purpose and meaning in life. This world suffers when even one person is denied the opportunity to use their gifts to make a difference. . Full inclusion, meaningful participation, and active citizenship in a community require equality; […]

boundary spanning

March 21, 2012

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Life Experiences Leading to an Life of Inclusion; Valuing Diversity and Embracing Community In our quest for comfort and certainty in our lives do we actually sacrifice the one thing that will sustain our lives, give us meaning and purpose, give us life??? All people are created equal. Right? Then why does it seem that […]

the unseen forces of inequality

December 29, 2011

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What determines who is normal and who is not? How do we as a society determine that this person or that person deviates from “the norm”? And how does this inevitable “deviation” from the norm end up having value assigned to it by society? For example, if a person is highly coordinated and can run […]

absolute equality

September 15, 2011

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Our nation was established on the absolute belief in the equality of all people. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, […]

integrity

August 20, 2011

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‎”Appear As You Are, Be As You Appear” -JaLaL-UD-Din Rumi- Who am I? Am I who I say I am? Am I who they say I am? Am I who I think I am? Each of us have an inner life and an outer life. Visible and invisible. To what extent do they match? To […]

structural inequality

January 8, 2011

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What are the “structures”, embedded beliefs, values, and assumptions that cause human inequality? As I step back and ponder this, it appears to me that much of them come from how we deal with differences, with diversity. This may be at the heart of inequality. If we embrace diversity, appreciating the various strengths and weaknesses, […]