Spirit of Change - November-December 2001

September 11: The Rock of Islam

Seventies pop singer Cat Stevens became a Moslem in 1977 after rejecting his past life of drink and drugs. Here the former rock star -- now called Yusuf Islam, 52, -- explains how the words of the Islamic Holy book, the Koran, which preaches peace, have been twisted by extremists to promote hate.

Healthy Holiday Delights

Eating a whole foods diet involves more than eating natural foods. It means taking our cue from Mother Nature's cycles and the gifts each season brings.

When A Loved One Is Lost

Little did I know when I started writing this article in July, that the topic of loss and the profound tragedy of sudden loss would be so powerfully relevant after the events of September 11th...

September 11: Infinite Justice

Fellow countrymen: No one can deny that terrorism is today a dangerous and ethically indefensible phenomenon, which should be eradicated regardless of its deep origins, the economic and political factors that brought it to life and those responsible for it...

September 11: The Deeper Wound

As fate would have it, I was leaving New York on a jet flight that took off 45 minutes before the unthinkable happened. By the time we landed in Detroit, chaos had broken out.

September 11: It's the US Foreign Policy

America is not the target of terrorism because Islamic fundamentalists hate American democratic ideals of freedom, liberty and "all that we stand for," as George Bush has claimed. Only if it were so. The problem may be much bigger.

September 11: A View From Afghanistan

Dear Friends, The following was sent to me by my friend Tamim Ansary. Tamim is an Afghani-American writer. He is also one of the most brilliant people I know in this life. When he writes, I read. When he talks, I listen. Here is his take on Afghanistan and the whole mess we are in. -- Gary T.