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Genghis Khan and His Personal Standard of Leadership

In the lore surrounding Genghis Khan: his life, the rise of his empire, and perhaps the fall of the empire through succeeding generations, there is an enduring presence of the Eternal Blue Sky and the Burkhan Khaldun, or God Mountain in Mongolian. When he was still...

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An Israeli and Palestinian Find Peace From Within

“For peace to be established there must be reconciliation. But reconciliation cannot be forced; it has to occur naturally from the heart” Dr. Hyun Jin Preston Moon Global Peace Convention 2012 in Atlanta Conflict between people has always existed, yet globalization...

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Omotenashi: Peace in Action

"Omotenashi" has recently received a lot of attention as Japan prepares for the 2020 Olympics. Although recognized globally for it’s impressive standard of service, the spirit of omotenashi is not actually unique to Japan. Throughout 5,000 years of the peninsula’s...

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Omotenashi: Peace Begins in the Home

I watched my mother silently from the kitchen. She stood smiling at the dining table as she neatly folded a once-ordinary large paper napkin into a beautiful flower and set it next to my father’s dinner plate, repeating the process twice more for her daughter and...

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Omotenashi: A Wholehearted Path to Peace

A stranger followed my father into the house and closed the door on the cold wind. Crouching down to undo the laces of his shoe, he released a quiet cough. By the time he was seated across from my father, my mother was already setting a hot cup of tea in front of the...

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Honoring Grandpa: A Tribute to Veterans

“Kinship among nations is not determined in such measurements as proximity of size and age. Rather we should turn to those inner things — call them what you will — I mean those intangibles that are the real treasures free men possess.” Later to become the 34th...

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Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, The World Is One Family

Western scholars like Max Muller and Paul Brunton have long lauded India for its unparalleled spiritual profundity, unmatched in terms of variety of spiritual expression and practices. Among the spiritual treasures of the Indian tradition is the crown jewel of...

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The Spirit of Tae Kwon Do

A dozen children clad in white uniforms form orderly lines as they practice the front kick. Master Cho, with an ever-present grin, paces back and forth, correcting his students. This small dojang, or practice hall, located in western United States is an ocean away...

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Getting to Peace

There is something much more sublime than the practical at work in human faith. If we were limiting ourselves to the logical and practical, then education and vocational training should do the trick. Religion is powerful precisely because it functions somewhat...

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