Entries by Suzanne Ross

Praying Santa

Editor’s Note: For the last week of Advent, the Raven Foundation will be reposting past Advent and Christmas articles as we prepare our hearts and minds for the coming holy days….

A Montessori Christmas

The blessing of receiving Jesus as a gift — given in pure love, unexpected, unasked-for — is what makes Christmas a time of deep joy. Suzanne Ross and her daughter Emily help parents and caregivers to kindle the special magic of Christmas for toddlers and young children with practical advice for how “less is more” when it comes to presents.

Islam and Violence: Debunking the Myths with Dr. Asma Afsaruddin

“Imagine if Muslims and non-Muslims alike embraced the incredible witness to peace and nonviolence that characterized the first generations of followers of Muhammad.” Suzanne Ross will host Dr. Asma Afsaruddin in dialogue on Friday, Oct. 28 at 1 PM CT, and you’re invited to the discussion. We will not only imagine an interfaith witness to peace; with your help, we will embody one!

Parenting During a Political Crisis

In this time of political crisis, Suzanne Ross cautions us not to elevate our own suffering above that of others. When we claim the mantle of “greatest victim,” we insulate ourselves from the needs of others, exasperating our divisions rather than healing. Here are 3 ways to elevate the political discourse as we guide our children, and ourselves, through these trying times.

Democracy, Violence and the Risk of Tyranny: An Interview with Prof. Paul Dumouchel

This Wednesday, October 12, at 7:00pm Central Time, Suzanne Ross will interview Dr. Paul Dumouchel on violence, tyrrany, and terrorism in the context of the 2016 election. “The global world is a world of global violence,” Prof. Dumouchel warns, and we would be served well by recognizing the new challenges that face those working for peace and justice. Don’t miss this pivotal conversation!