Monthly Archives: November 2014

K-Dramas and the Global Reach of Korean Popular Culture

Unificationists were among the first binge-watchers in the world. Well before our era of watching multiple episodes of a previously aired TV show, many of us became consumed with enjoying Korean historical dramas (saeguks) at night. A lot of us started with DVDs of episodes of 

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Half Of Brits Say Religion Does More Harm Than Good, And Atheists Can Be Just As Moral ~curated by Graham Lester (UTS’92)

Britain is changing, becoming more multicultural and secular. Is religion changing too? Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is running its Beyond Beliefseries, profiling remarkable Britons who’ve taken on their faith to create a force for change.   More than half of Britons believe that religion does more …

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Alluha Akba ~ Lewis Rayapen Ph.D. (UTS’78)

Sunnis are muslims who claim to follow the tradition of the prophet Mohammad, his hadiths (sayings) and the first three caliphs as his legitimate successors. They distinguish themselves from Shias who regard Ali, son-in-law of the prophet, as the sole legitimate successor.  The Sunnis who battle to establish the Islamic State prefer to be known […]

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An Open Letter to African-American Pastors (and everyone else) ~ Bruce Sutchar (UTS’85)

Let me first say that my parents regarded Franklin Roosevelt as only slightly short of being the Messiah, for rescuing America from depression.  As a result they voted for every Democrat from him, through his “younger brother” Adlai Stevenson, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Bill Clinton and …

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Virtue for the Week: Generosity

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The 10 Principles of Organizational DNA ~ curated by Robin Graham (UTS’80)

Anyone who’s celebrated a significant work anniversary knows just how a company can change over the years—who has a seat at the table, what customers expect, the most coveted skills. But there’s just as much that stays the same: what your brand stands for, the shared …

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Quote of the Week: Twain

  “If the statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one percent of the human race. It suggests a nebulous dim puff of star dust lost in the blaze of the Milky Way. Properly, the Jew ought hardly to be heard of; but he is heard of, …

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An Initiative for Peaceful Unification on the Korean Peninsula ~ curated by Gertude Koch

President Park Geun Hye Dresden – beyond division, toward integration Professor Hans Mueller-Steinhagen, former Prime Minister Lothar de Maiziére, students and faculty members of the Dresden University of Technology, ladies and gentlemen. It is my great pleasure …

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When Not to Multitask ~ curated by Robin Graham (UTS’80)

                  We should be thankful for our ability to multitask. If we couldn’t shift our mental gears quickly, we wouldn’t be able to have a conversation while cooking a meal, listen to music while composing an email, or walk and chew gum at the same time. …

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