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Practicing the Serenity Prayer

...us to the second concept, "the courage to change the things I can."What can I change? Me, my attitudes, my belief systems, my behavior. Why does the prayer use the phrase "courage to change"? Because self-examination and changing...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-06-29/practicing-serenity-prayer
Neighbors
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
'Juju' dispute flares in Zimbabwe soccer league

...tribal rituals.The use of witchcraft is reportedly common in soccer across sub-Saharan Africa."It is part of a belief system in Africa but it is a taboo to speak out about it," a leading Zimbabwe soccer administrator said. "Juju is rampant...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-11-20/juju-dispute-flares-zimbabwe-soccer-le
Sports
Ketchikan's Rubin opens solo show at state museum

...still=life painting of two fish."It's called 'The Troll Family Bible,'" Rubin said," At the heart of their belief system, of course, is the fish."Or his pair of portraits of his dentist and his wife, both dressed in Edwardian finery...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-10-31/ketchikans-rubin-opens-solo-show-state-mu
Art
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 conduct...

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
My Turn: Seeking answers while supporting our troops

...don't fully understand. But in all cases supporting our troops must begin with following an ideal common to all belief systems, that the search for truth is essential. If we define truth in the accepted oath that it is the whole truth and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/083005/opi_20050830003.shtml
Opinion

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