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Principled Foreign Policy
Dr. Drissa Kone

Perspectives on the Crisis in Gaza

This three person panel presented principled perspectives on the recent tragic events in Southern Israel and the Gaza Strip. They offered insights into possible avenues forward to bring an end to the conflict and sow the seeds of permanent peace

Race Relations
Pastor Daryl M. Clarke

Does the United States Have Two Histories?

The answer to this question is NO. There is only one American history, but two experiences within it. The dominant experience is the White European experience. And the second is all others, from diverse ethnic backgrounds. For this discussion we

Policy & World Events
Scott Simonds

Can We Find a New Framework for Immigration Policy?

This essay is a starting point for discussion about a God-centered approach to immigration policy, based upon full appreciation of both the benefits and risks of accepting immigrants into our nation. The Immigration Acts of 2016 and 2019 have severely

Policy & World Events
John Hessell

A Beginning Point for World Peace?

Today’s turbulence reminds me of the 1960s anti-war movement, which I experienced during my first year at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I quickly became disenchanted with what felt like hopeless solutions being offered by angry people. My question

Race Relations
Rev. Zagery James Oliver

What’s Holding Up America’s Destiny?

Here’s my opinion: America is a nation of destiny. It has the greatest potential of any nation in the whole of human history. God has intended this country to be “the city on the hill”, one nation under God, a

Spiritual Understanding
Dr. D. Michael Hentrich

A World Full of Problems from One Just One Mistake?

It’s been hammered into our heads that God is all-loving and all-good. For some, it is a matter of faith; for others it is a believable truth based on personal experience of love and happiness. Then, at the same time,

Contemporary Culture
Dr. James Ellison

Are There Any Real Winners from Widespread Economic Stress?

In a traditional children’s story, a mouse exchanges a modest, quiet but secure life in the country for life in a luxurious town house. The change meant he would get more lavish rewards (cake morsels instead of breadcrumbs). But it

Race Relations
James Edgerly

What Caused Massive Reaction to Events of May 26 Last Year?

The day that George Floyd was killed by Police Officer Derek Chauvin seems to have become a red-letter date in U.S. history, almost equivalent to 9/11. The nine-and-a-half-minute event, recorded on smart phones and transmitted over the worldwide web, has

Race Relations
James Edgerly

Should We Rethink Racial Terminology?

Higher Purpose Forum is working with several organizations on a project titled “New Possibilities for Race Relations in the U.S.”  The following is a simplified abstract of a paper the author prepared for a project meeting on August 14, 2021. 

Personal Development
Alan Saunders

Has COVID 19 Created a “New Normal” for Business Relationships?

In contemporary times — dubiously christened the ‘Covid19 era’ — ‘standard operating procedure’ in developing business relationships is characterized by a series of practices euphemistically referred to as ‘the ‘new normal.’ For example, what are called ‘interviews’ are conducted on-line

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