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DENUCLEARIZATION

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The threat of nuclear war follows us like a shadow that we must absolutely turn around and face. For decades the United States and the international community have tried to negotiate an end to North Korea’s nuclear and missile development, as well as its exports of ballistic missile technology. These attempts have included times of crisis, stalemates, and tentative progress toward denuclearization. The United States has pursued a variety of responses to the increasing challenges posed by North Korea, including military cooperation with U.S. allies in the region, wide-ranging sanctions, and non-proliferation mechanisms. Furthermore, the United States has engaged in two major diplomatic initiatives to have North Korea cease and desist in its nuclear weapons efforts in return for aid.

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EMBRACING IT ALL

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In Richard Rohr’s 2014 book, Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi, the specifics of spirituality are examined through the life of St. Francis.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

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An evolution of consciousness is occurring on this planet—underlined by increasing awareness that we are not separate from our environment, and we are responsible for taking care of it. Protecting the ecosystem is a huge and multifaceted task as population grows, overconsumption occurs, and the biophysical environment is degraded, sometimes irrevocably.

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ME TOO

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These two words are becoming increasingly familiar as more and more women are coming forward with reports of being sexually assaulted and harassed by males in entertainment, political, athletic, and educational positions. The prevalence of these incidents is alarming.

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THE POWER OF JOURNEYING

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Our psychological and spiritual roots go back to cultures steeped in shamanic tradition. Shamanism embraces and draws on the universal spiritual wisdom inherent in all indigenous tribes. The practice of shamanic “journeying” involves entering an altered state of consciousness to tap inner resources and apply healing energy. It is a method by which we, as human beings, are able to strengthen this natural connection to wisdom and bestow healing on ourselves and our communities. The goal is to generate internal and external harmony with all of creation. Carl Jung dipped into shamanic territory when he described how nature provides countless mothering archetypes that nourish and soothe us—including animals, real or imagined.

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