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Cheering the determined

A golfing pilgrimage with my brother to the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi

Hope for change in Israel

The country has important holy sites for Jews, Christians and Muslims — it needs new initiatives for peace

Live to give

Seventy young people gathered for United World Week 2019, focusing on work and economy

The most important thing in life

The arrival of a child with Down syndrome challenged a young family and helped them grow

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How do we truly measure ability?

“Could that not be tested beforehand?” a mother of a child with Down syndrome was asked. It was a simple comment that hurt in multiple ways. It hurt because it treats a beloved child like a product that came with defects. It hurt because it makes parents feel guilty. It hurt because of the implied idea of human beings as only those who are productive and intelligent. What do we know about the value of life, and how do we measure it? By a successful career? Or by the happiness that someone irradiates, the love that every human being evokes and gives back, in many different ways? Being part of a community means welcoming all of its members, regardless of their abilities, and encourages everyone to grow and flourish

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A golfing pilgrimage with my brother to the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi

The country has important holy sites for Jews, Christians and Muslims — it needs new initiatives for peace

Seventy young people gathered for United World Week 2019, focusing on work and economy

The preparation took more time than I thought