eleanor roosevelt

the Web Editors 3-08-2012

To celebrate Purim and International Women's Day, we give you the latest instsallment from one of our favorite storytellers — Rabbi Allen Secher (aka The Naked Rabbi) — and his tale of chauffeuring former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt for five days in 1955 when he was a student at Brandeis University.

Mrs. Roosevelt was no Miss Daisy.

Jim Wallis 5-10-2010
Yesterday I heard one of the best Mother's Day sermons I can remember. It was by the pastor at our family's church, Rev. Jeff Haggray of First Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.

The world is stubborn. It changes its thinking at a glacial pace. People fear change, and they come to hate what they fear. Powerful interests do not want to lose or to share power. The work of social justice, of affecting positive change requires persistent commitment and radical love that gives one the energy to continue the work across decades.

Donn Mitchell 12-10-2009
Today, Dec. 10, is Human Rights Day, an annual observance commemorating the promulgation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), article 25 paragraph 1 says: "Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, i