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Richard Schiffman is the author of two spiritual biographies and is a poet based in New York City, as well as a freelance journalist. His passions are his love of nature, studying the world's great mystical traditions and activist writing and journalism such as appears in his posts on OpEd News. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Salon.com, The Christian Science Monitor, the Huffington Post and leading literary journals worldwide. His radio stories have been heard on "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered," and many other public radio shows. His "Spiritual Poetry Portal" can be found at http://multiplex.isdna.org/poetry.htm.

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Efforts to Curb Destructive Palm Oil Plantations Brings Together Strange Bedfellows New hope for Indonesia's threatened rainforest
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 21, 2014
Ancient India's 5 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Heighten Your Happiness) An article about the five stages on love's journey, according to Indian philosophy.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 19, 2014
BP Gets a "Get Out of Jail Free Card" From the Obama Administration Describes the lifting of the ban on BP doing business with the government.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 25, 2013
Congressman Quotes Jesus in Bid to Gut Food Stamps GOP Congressman Stephen Fincher is on a mission from God. He wants to drastically cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as food stamps, for 47 million of our poorest citizens. He supports a rider on the farm bill that would effectively eliminate 2 million people from the program
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 14, 2013
America Still Hasn't Learned the Lessons of Fukushima Describes the second anniversary of the Fukushima disaster.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 7, 2013
Bad News On The Keystone Pipeline Describes the latest developments on the Keystone pipeline.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 17, 2013
Is Religion Giving Morality a Bad Name? A discussion of religion's sexual obsession.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Environment Loses a Champion in Lisa Jackson Describes the tenure of Lisa Jackson at the EPA.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 22, 2012
Rush Limbaugh's War on Christmas Compares the teaching of Jesus with the words of Rush Limbaugh.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 17, 2012
My Pre-Christmas Interview With God Satire for the holidays!
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Do All Religions Teach the Same Truth? Describes Swami Vivekananda's ideas about the Oneness of religion.
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(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 17, 2012
How BP's historic Deepwater Horizon fine will be paid by the US military Discusses whether the settlement with the US Justice Department was adequate.
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 10, 2012
Obama's Mandate to Tackle Climate Change Describes the impact of the election and Hurricane Sandy on the possibility of climate-change action in the second Obama administration.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 5, 2012
Obama and Romney differ on energy policy, but less than you might think Describes the energy policy of the two candidates.
Oyster Creek nuclear power station was offline on Monday for maintenance, but officials said Sandy's storm surge came within 6in of damaging its cooling system. (Photograph: PR), From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 2, 2012
Are Nuclear Plants Safe in Hurricanes? Incident During Sandy Suggests They May Not Be Describes the dangers to nuclear power plants from natural disastewrs, and the failure of US nuclear regulators.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 21, 2012
Meditation Creates a Little Breathing Space for San Francisco Students Describes a film on meditation in a San Francisco Middle School.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 11, 2012
Will the Real Mitt Romney and Barack Obama Please Stand Up Describes the inadequate campaigns run by both candidates.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The 2012 election's only bipartisan consensus: not to talk about climate change Describes the lack of discussion of climate change during the current presidential race.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Sufis Under Attack Describes violence toward and oppression of the Sufis throughout the Middle East.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 24, 2012
Who Would God Vote For? A Yom Kippur meditation.

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