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A hopeful approach for the future of international relations.

Redirect teen rebellion towards idealism and self improvement.

Read excerpts from unpublished book: Science, Religion and the Search for God —Bridging the Gap.

Poems of society, the human condition, and spiritual discovery.

Our student activities and curriculum materials instill an environmental, cultural, and global perspective, and integrate various academic disciplines.

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Archives 2002:
Vol. 1, Numbers 1-12

Read past articles including:
Hope for the Future
Six Part Series on Science and Religion
First Three Parts of the Series on Leadership
Archives 2003:
Vol. 2, Numbers 1-12

Read past articles including:
Series on Leadership continued
Avoiding Dictatorship in a Free Society

Art and Politics
Living the Good Life
Teaching Teens
World Peace in Less Than a Month?
Archives 2004:
Vol. 3, Numbers 1-12

Read past articles including:
Seven Part Series on Global Consciousness
Is "Liberal" a Dirty Word?
Can Idealism Solve Problems?
Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All

Archives 2005:
Vol. 4, Numbers 1-12

Read past articles including:
Standing up for Humanity
Unity in Diversity

Thought and Imagination
Imagination and Healing
Lessons of Katrina
Intelligent Design or Evolution

Archives 2006:
Vol. 5, Numbers 1-12

Read past articles including:
Human Programming and Conflict
Non-Violent Political Change
Sustainable Development
Legalizing Torture
Living Without an Enemy
"Fast Food" is really "Slow Food"



March, 2002
Vol. 1, number 3


Preface to the unpublished book
Science, Religion, and the Search for God: Bridging the Gap
by Richard Sidy

As the title of this book implies, its purpose is to bridge the gap between the seemingly opposite orientations of science and religion. This gap is the cause of so much non-communication and misunderstanding in the world and is often the source of irresolvable antagonisms. As long as science and religion do not cooperate, the human search for fulfillment in this life will not be complete and the conflicts, pain, and suffering of the world will continue.

Science and religion are not opposing forces but rather two aspects of a unified consciousness and two expressions of a single human nature. As long as these two "camps" are in conflict, one will not experience inner integration and harmony nor will society. Human progress depends upon the cooperation and benefits both these aspects of the human spirit express.

The goal of this book is to emphasize the necessity for science and religion to work together in order to create balance on our planet. Balance means right relationships between all peoples in the world, and right relationship between humanity and nature. The result of balance will be universal and sustainable levels of economic prosperity, peace, environmental health, and hope for the future.

There is a need today to reassert the fact that life and all its expressions are sacred. There is a need for all conflicting elements of human experience to find a common basis for cooperation and for enriching life with their diverse yet compatible viewpoints.

Unity is the essential fact of life on our planet. All diverse elements are just different facets of the jewel which our planet could be. To go against unity is to fight the destiny of our planet. Divisive thought and the resulting hatred and antagonisms will be viewed in the future as a dark plague in the history of the human race.

The gap which exists between scientific and religious orientation is a good place to start in creating unity on our planet. Both science and religion within themselves stand for unity—the unity of intelligence and the unity of love respectively. Both science and religion are the most influential powers on our planet in the daily lives of humanity. When they are able to bridge the gap of their worlds, a new world of understanding will emerge, for they will together be able to demonstrate in a comprehensible and factual way the essential spiritual and sacred nature of our planet.

Science and religion will unify the minds and hearts of humanity and begin a new era of compassion, progress, and well-being for all inhabitants of our planet. When science and religion join forces for expressing their higher virtues, humans will live in a world ruled by beauty, order, and cooperation.

Humanity should be grateful for all seekers of truth in the fields of science, religion, and spiritual understanding. It has been their quest throughout history that has brought us to the threshold of new possibilities of understanding. The current need in all societies today is use their wisdom to oppose the forces of materialism, dogmatism, and fanaticism that threaten human freedom and human happiness.

(Continued in April selection)

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March: Preface

April: Chapter 1, Part 1

May: Chapter 1, Part 2
June: Chapter 1, Part 3
July: Chapter 1, Part 4
August: Chapter 1, Conclusion






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Archives 2005
Volumn 4
January: "Standing up for Humanity"
February: "The Wake of Disaster" – a poem
March: "Unity in Diversity
April: "Life is Calling"
May: "Entertainment" – a poem
June: "Thought and Imagination" part 1
July: "Thought and Imagination" part 2
August: "Imagination and Healing"
September: "Malice or Neglect? – Lessons of Katrina"
October: "Protecting Children"
November: "Intelligent Design or Evolution?"
December: "Building with one hand, destroying with the other"
Archives 2006
Volumn 5

January: "Conflict, Harmony, and Integrity"
February: "Satyagraha or Soul-force and Political Change"
March: "I Know I'm Not Alone - Wisdom of Michael Franti"
April: "Human Programming and Conflict Part I"
May: "Human Programming and Conflict Part II"
June: "Soccer Diplomacy"
July: "Sustainable Development is Nature's Way
August: "Parallel Universes"
September: "The News is not New"
October: "Legalizing Torture"
November: "Living Without an Enemy"
December: "Fast Food is really Slow Food"

Archives 2007
Volumn 6

January: "State of Fear"
February: Criminal Justice - "The Powerful Over the Weak"
March: "Culture Shock: The Good Life and Survival"
April: "March Madness"
May: "No Child Left Behind" Leaves Many Teachers Behind
June: "Personal Ecology"
July: Criminal Justice - "The Ethic of Custodianship"
August: "Exploring the Mind - part 1"
September: "Exploring the Mind - part 2: The Poetic Mind
October: "How Much Pain Can We Stand?"
November: "When Languages Disappear"
December: "Is it Enough to be Tolerant?"

Archives 2008
Volumn 7

January: "Beyond Ideology: Politics of the Future "
February: "Beyond the Bush Years"
March: "The Imaginary Economy - Part I
April: "The Imaginary Economy - Part II
May: Questions from Prison
June: "iGods and Connectivity"
July: "Energy Independence"
August: "Tribalism and the 2008 Elections
September: "Guilt, Shame and U.S. Justice"
October: "Have We Been Willing Slaves?"
November: "Are We Ready for the Future?"
December: "Are we done learning from pain?"

Archives 2009
Volumn 8

January: "Awakening"
February: "When Sacrifice is no Sacrifice"
March: "The Good New Days"
April: "The Power of Metaphor"
May: "The Conflict of Mythologies"
June: "The Time is Right"
July: "The New Anarchy"
August: "The Art of Living"
September: "Outrage"
October: "Are Women Becoming More Unhappy?

November: "Effect of the manufacturing culture on the American Psyche"
December: Who are the Real Game Changers?

Archives 2010
Volumn 9

January: The Music of Place
February: Earthquakes and Other Awakenings
March: Sense of Place, Sense of Self, Sense of Humanity
April: Why Do People Serve?
May: Decentralizing Food and Energy
June: Beyond Reading and Writing — Ecological literacy
July: Organization or Organism?
August: Fear and Cynicism = “Inter-fear-ance”
September: Are we afraid of our "Better Angels?"
October: Choosing Our Battles
November: Meeting the Need
December: A Living Canvas

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