Listening requires attention and focus—an absorption and processing of the sounds coming into your auditory cortex. Hearing is passive; listening is active. You cannot listen unless you are paying attention.
We needed to get to know each other and to listen to each other's stories so that we could envision and work toward making northwest Iowa a region where all of us could flourish together, whatever our race or ethnicity.
A recent study found that children raised in religious homes are actually somewhat less altruistic and have more punitive tendencies than others without a strong influence of religion in the home. Is this accurate?
Being a parent often means answering some tough questions and helping little ones understand things that even we as adults might find confusing.
A promise to care for the living.
The primary reason why advocacy for immigration reform is a marathon is because it will require a change in minds and hearts of many Anglos in our region and our political representatives, which is a slow process.