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Reservoirs Are Filling Up, but California’s Drought Isn’t Over

Reservoirs Are Filling Up, but California’s Drought Isn’t Over

APR 5, 2016 Willy Blackmore As the rainy season draws to a close in California, a deluge of drought-related numbers have been released: reservoir levels, conservation figures, feet of snowpack. The...
Gerald Grudzen: ISIS and Turkey’s crumbling democracy

Gerald Grudzen: ISIS and Turkey’s crumbling democracy

The terrorist attacks Paris and now Brussels continue to undermine the life of pluralistic societies in Europe and encourage ever more repressive policies toward Muslim immigrants who have fled the...
Fethullah Gulen Statement on Nigeria Abductions

Fethullah Gulen Statement on Nigeria Abductions

NEW YORK, May 12, 2014  The senseless kidnappings of hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria are deplorable and heartbreaking. I condemn these actions unequivocally and call upon the perpetrators of...
A Conversation with Rev. Alexei R. Smith on Interfaith Dialogue

A Conversation with Rev. Alexei R. Smith on Interfaith Dialogue

Alp AtaiziAs Pacifica Institute we have started a new interview series with prominent leaders of today’s society. To launch the series, we sat down to enjoy an enlightening conversation...
New Laws Coming to California in 2014

New Laws Coming to California in 2014

As the New Year approaches, there are several new laws about to be enacted in California — from transgender students’ rights and a minimum wage boost, to sharing the road with bicyclists...
Turkish Armenian: I’d defend Turkey against our enemies as we did in the Battle of the Dardanelles

Turkish Armenian: I’d defend Turkey against our enemies as we did in the Battle of the Dardanelles

Cumali Önal The chairman of the Association of Philanthropic Malatya Armenians (HAYDER), Hosrof Köletavitoğlu, is a typical Anatolian man. He defines himself as Anatolian in his heart, his mind...
Turkey’s Tea Party

Turkey’s Tea Party

Mümtazer TürköneSome civil society organizations known for their religious tendencies expressed full support for the government in newspaper ads titled, “They thought it would last 1,000...
Evangelical scholar reflects on role of faith in public life

Evangelical scholar reflects on role of faith in public life

A question and answer session with Richard Mouw, president emeritus of Fuller Theological Seminary during a recent visit to Utah Valley University.Matthew BrownDuring two decades as president of one...