Rhythm and rhyme

There is something so simple and proverbial about children’s poetry. I find great comfort in hearing the rhythm and rhyme of poems like these when they are read aloud. I always laugh when children respond with a giggle, a wrinkle in their noses, and some smart commentary that points to the irony or humor of the poem.

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Skoll World Forum hosts panel, "Deep Leadership: Interior Dimensions of Large Scale Change"

This morning, the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship 2011 hosted a rare panel entitled, Deep Leadership: Interior Dimensions of Large Scale Change. Mabel van Oranje moderated a discussion between the audience and speakers: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Joe Madiath, Cecilia Flores-Oebanda, and Dr. Paul Farmer, about the deeply personal side of what challenges the life of a leader for social justice in the world.

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Young people seek spiritual communities... and can't find them.

Much of what we have done here at Still Harbor is based upon the findings from the UCLA Center for Spirituality in Higher Education. In their initial study, they interviewed over 100,000 college students about their spiritual and religious lives. While interest in spirituality remains high among 18-22 year olds, very few students feel that their colleges or universities are doing an adequate or good job in helping them to address the big spiritual questions they face, like "who am I?",  "where am I going?",  "what ought I to do?", etc.

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