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Living and growing: The hardest gift to give

...gift to others and ourselves? Why do we find it so hard to move beyond our judgments, critical opinions and rigid belief systems?For me, I have discovered the main emotion beneath my judgmental thoughts and actions is fear. Basic fear. It...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-11-24/living-and-growing-hardest-gift-giv
Neighbors
Re-entry with dignity

...counter-productive to the goal of lowering recidivism. Positive family support, if available, should help change those belief systems, if coupled with the support provided by both substance abuse treatment and a change in social peer group.Adult...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-09/re-entry-dignity
Letters
Time for tough conversations

...region. We are ready as a people. It does not matter what color your skin is, how impoverished you might look, what belief systems you have, or what language you speak. What matters is that our community knows how to treat one another.Racism...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-05-02/time-tough-conversations
Art
Alaska Native Languages: Back in the home, at long last

...who are not human (tree people, salmon people, land otter people, etc).This is not a question of ethnicity or belief systems. This is the ultimate question of humanity. Do you think it is right to kill off entire cultures and groups of people...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-06-06/back-home-long-last
Art
My Turn: The pursuit of happiness - without government interference

...Catholic, I see marriage as a valued sacrament that exists exclusively between a man and a woman. Other faiths and belief systems feel differently about this issue - and they have every right to. Churches must be allowed to define marriage and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-06-19/pursuit-happiness-without-government-
Opinion
The future of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

...she proffered no definitive understanding of its true meaning. Instead she accepted that people of other faiths and belief systems have the right to define it differently that her church does.This stands in stark contrast to the reaction by United...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-07-09/future-life-liberty-and-pursuit-happi
Opinion
The Broken Circle Breakdown

Now Playing Synopsis: The Misfortunates director Felix Van Groeningen returns with this romantic melodrama about two passionate young lovers who find their happy future threatened by an unforeseen tragedy. The moment Elise (Veerle Baetens) laid eyes on Didier (Johan Heldenbergh), it was love at first sight. He was an atheist banjo player in a spirited bluegrass band, and she was the devout owner of a small tattoo shop. Although their personalities and belief systems were hopelessly at odds, Elise and Didier somehow managed to establish a deeply spiritual bond. Shortly after moving into a picturesque farmhouse, the couple welcome a beautiful baby daughter named Maybelle. For the next six years, everything seemed perfect. When young Maybelle falls gravely ill, however, her disparate parents clash in the ways they choose to confront their grim reality. Now, just when Elise and Didier must come together to fight for their daughter's future, they realize that the differences that once made them strong may ultimately become their downfall. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Veerle Baetens, Johan Heldenbergh, Nell Cattrysse, Geert van Rampelberg, Nils De Caster Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Undertake a free, responsible search for truth and meaning

...to make ethical and spiritual decisions based on our individual searches for truth and meaning. To be sure, many belief systems claim to have all the answers. This certainly makes decisions easier. But the first decision is still an individual...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020905/nei_20050209030.shtml
Neighbors
Knives, onions and spiritual growth

...growth is letting go of negative emotional patterns and belief systems that harm us or others. The yoga sutras differentiate...triggering or acting in tandem with another. Many of our belief systems, opinions and the resulting emotions are acquired...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2011-10-23/knives-onions-and-spiritual-growth
Neighbors
Bill not a substitute for good parenting

...freedom of thought and that right must be protected. Parents have every right to guide their children toward their own belief systems. But if they have philosophical differences with what their children are reading, then they should be talking about...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022904/opi_emped.shtml
Opinion

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