21. This I Believe
The essence of Louise Miller's philosophy is that heaven is around us and at the "center of man" and explains how she cultivates this in herself through meditation and the outcomes, particualrly in relations with others, she finds.
22. This I Believe
Barbarba Davenport states her belief that world peace can be achieved through a shifting of focus towards the oneness (rather than difference) of humanity.
23. This I Believe
Milton Katz describes how his experiences in another culture caused him to question the universal nature of his own values, but his reaction to world powers such as Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union led him to conclude that his values of freedom and justice and charity were true, after all.
24. This I Believe
Yaroslav Chyz runs through many of the simple adages he lives by but emphasizes that underlying them all is the "Golden Rule"
25. This I Believe
Edward Toland describes how his experiences with a French mobile field hospital in WWI changed his perspective and led him to become a teacher after the war, and he describes his belief that loving humanity by practicing the Golden Rule is the best way in which to love God.
26. This I Believe
Robert Boothby discusses the incomprehensibility of life and the Universe and describes his efforts to improve society and life through politics and economics.
27. This I Believe
Sidney Wallach describes his belief in the golden mean, reasonableness, democracy, and the protection of the minority, especially the individual.
28. This I Believe
Jack Lutz describes his belief in the three dimensions of life: height, or success; breadth, or education and culture; and depth, or faith.
29. This I Believe
Wilfred Penfield, Rhodes scholar, professor of neurology at McGill University and director of the Montreal Neurological Institute, describes his feeling of purpose and destiny when his boat was torpedoed during World War I and the relationship between science and religion.
30. This I Believe
Paul French, Executive Director of Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe (CARE Inc), remembers the lasting impression his mothers words, "Youll never be able to fool thyself, and Take thy job seriously but never thyself made on him and the affect these sentiments had on his life to obey his conscience, respect people and help others.
31. This I Believe
Alice Holloway, founder of Ideas Unlimited, desribes the influence her grandmother and father have had on her beliefs and her certainty that kindness and service to others in need is the kindness that comes from a deeply spiritual and selfless place in people.
32. This I Believe
Thomas Boushall describes how, despite diagnoses to the contrary, he survived both mastoiditis and tuberculosis, and developed the belief that his life was a gift to be used to serve God and others.
33. This I Believe
Werner Herbert, Head of Werner Textile Consultants, would like to add an eleventh commandment; to be kind to everyone. He also explains why kindess is important and how followinf this commandment has positively affected his life.
34. This I Believe
Signe Hasso tells the parable of a painter attempting to create his masterpiece to describe her belief in the importance of refraining from judgement since it is impossible to know and understand the complicated events that bring a person to any moment or place in their life.
35. This I Believe
William Milliken describes his grandfather and mother's legacy of service to others, and his attempts to follow the same philosophy.
36. This I Believe
Elizabeth Page recounts her experience of God's presence after the death of her sister, describes her belief in her responsibility to address problems in the world, and explains how her belief in black-and-white distinctions between good and evil came to change.
37. This I Believe
Betty Jacob describes her belief in the brotherhood of humanity, her disillusionment, and the final reaffirmation of her belief sparked by her work with international citizens via the United Nations.
William Dalrymple lecture entitled "Return of a King: Shah Shuja and the First Anglo-Afghan War 1839-42"
Robert Travers, Assoc. Professor, Department of History, Cornell University. Lecture entitled "The Connected World of Haji Mustapha: an informer to the British in eighteenth century Bengal"
Partha Chatterjee lecture entitled "Early Modern Absolutism in 18th Century India"