"... I’m grateful that so many of you have given me a second chance. I think that’s when we’re at our best: when we support each other. Not when we cancel each other out for our past mistakes, ... but when we help each other to grow." - #JoaquinPheonix at the #Oscars. @LetGrowOrg

[email protected] tried selling the Sussexes on renting her NY apt & called #Canada “boring.” Really? It’s exciting to have basic healthcare regardless of means. Exciting to have the NBA champs. ... Exciting to have Walmarts w vegan & halal food side-by-side. No rent for you, material girl.

I urge you not to argue with trolls or others online today, friends. Just be kind to your heart. Take care of others. Let hate sit alone.

Moral courage is standing up to your own group. I learned this from @IrshadManji.
Unless you have done this you cannot imagine how painful it is.
History will remember you kindly, @MittRomney. ... https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1225439132094271489

The New York Times@nytimes

Before his vote to remove President Trump from office, Sen. Mitt Romney said he knew he'd face "unimaginable" and "enormous consequences" from his fellow Republicans.

Less than a day later, it's already clear he was correct. https://nyti.ms/31wB9sV

How do you sway a swing voter when you canvass? One technique is known as deep canvassing. It stresses active listening and empathetic dialogue, rather than facts, arguments and political talking ... points. https://nyti.ms/3805AKu

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Irshad Manji

And now, we interrupt your regularly scheduled evening for a gospel music interlude, courtesy of the MLK Day service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Let freedom ring! ... See MoreSee Less

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Am in Ebenezer Baptist Church to speak at the official commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday. His activism inspired me to champion reform in my own faith of lslam. In the universality of his message, Dr. King was more than an American patriot. He was a gutsy global citizen. ... See MoreSee Less

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Irshad Manji

Confessions... Revelations... Announcements! Sign up now to my newsletter because the next one comes out on Wednesday. Go to my website, irshadmanji.com, and click on the green “Join Newsletter” button at the top. (Did I mention confessions?) ... See MoreSee Less

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As I settle back into New York City, my heart overflows with gratitude for what my previous home - Hawaii - gave me: the chance to bond with my little sister, Fatima Boorman, and the unpredictable family she leads.

Case in point: Here’s my 9-yr-old niece, Blake, reading from a farewell card that she personally wrote. The card says “Thank you,” but I’m the one counting my blessings for all that 2019 offered - especially the opportunity to rediscover the love of my kid sister. And Blakey. Turn up the volume when you listen. This is a message to fill your heart, too.
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After speaking in Calgary, Alberta, I was gifted something unexpected: a traditional pouch worn by women to carry the flint to create fires. Tony Snow, a local Indigenous leader, told the audience, "We see Irshad as a fire-starter -- not in the incendiary way but in the way she is sparking new ideas, building a light that emits the warmth to draw communities together."

Notice the turtle on the pouch? Tony explained: "Irshad is a newcomer to Turtle Island" -- North America -- "and we want to welcome her." This refugee has never felt so proud yet so humbled. Thank you The HUB - Hillhurst United Church for hosting me!

Artist credit: Pouch made in the Nehiyaw/Cree way by Yvonne Jobin, her daughter, and her niece. More: Moonstone Creation Native Gallery and Gift Shop.
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"Here kid, pull my beard..." I'm in Calgary with Santa -- er, talk show host Shane Hewitt of Global News Radio 770 CHQR. He and I invite invite you to "Lose the Labels"(but keep the facial hair, mine included) TONIGHT at Hillhurst United Church, 1227 Kensington Close NW. The fun starts at 7 pm.

I promise you more surprises and way fewer punts than Sunday's Grey Cup game...
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Divorcing courageously
Divorcing courageously

posted on: January 14, 2020

Without a doubt, it was the wrong thing to do. And I knew it. I did it anyway. “You think you can bulldoze anybody,” I sneered at her. “Nobody calls you out on your behavior, so you feel entitled to...Continue reading ...

Constructive Conflict
Constructive Conflict

posted on: February 15, 2019

Increasingly, I’m speaking at colleges and universities about the hottest topic going: how to achieve diversity and inclusion. Most educators see diversity as a matrix of skin colors, genders, religious affiliations and sexual orientations. But diversity is also about airing...Continue reading ...

Elie Wiesel, Border-Buster
Elie Wiesel, Border-Buster

posted on: February 10, 2019

As I prepare to embark on my next book tour, my mind returns to a previous tour and the wonderful friends I made on it. One of them: Elie Wiesel. To the public, he was the Nobel prize-winning author, human...Continue reading ...

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“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” George Orwell #courage @MoralCourage

@MoralCourage [email protected] took the cake this week. May “Profiles in Courage” be updated to include a chapter on his impeachment vote.

What examples of moral courage have inspired you this week?

Salt Lake City Tribune Editorial: Mitt Romney’s profile in courage, via @sltrib https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/editorial/2020/02/05/tribune-editorial-mitt #courage @MoralCourage

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"Dr. Luber still works at the CDC, but potentially faces up to a four-month suspension. He has to work from home, where he reviews scientific papers unrelated to climate change.

He told Strassmann, 'I do not want media attention, I never did with this. Let me do my work.'"

CDC whistleblower says he was told not to use phrase "climate change" after Trump elected
Dr. George Luber, who was head of CDC's climate and health program, tells CBS News the agency walked away from climate change research over fears of antagonizing the White House
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