The context of the lion and the lamb: one is large and the other is small; one is predatory and the other is harmless; one is powerful and the other is weak; yet on the scales of justice, each individual is equal. McMurtry Law Gardens, 2011, Toronto

If you’ve ever felt that today’s social justice has a tinge of religiosity to it, and for good reason. Yet all key pillars of western society— government, media, academia, business and yes, even Hollywood — have elevated the pursuit of social justice as the highest moral pursuit, esteemed worthier than the golden tablets The Ten Commandments were written on.

Curious to understand how the general public defined ‘social justice’, a basic search query revealed a lack of consensus on the idea and approach to social justice. One result defined social justice as the “promotion of a just society by challenging…


Game of Thrones character, Catelyn Stark, is just about to get her throat slit and have her body dumped into a river after watching her son, daughter-in-law and unborn grandchild get stabbed to death at her brother’s wedding.

I used to be a big Game of Thrones fan. I took a couple-years hiatus after the shocking brutality of season 3’s The Red Wedding but I eventually allowed myself to get sucked back in — and paid a price for it.

Fans of the show like making the case that the show’s fantasy arc, featuring the Night King, his White Walker generals and the army of the dead, are one giant metaphor for how death is the real enemy to be destroyed. That it’s not really about the politicking, the betrayals, the literal back-stabbings, the ‘game of thrones’ as…


The global consumer DNA genetic testing market is estimated to be nearly a sixty-four billion dollar market in seven years time, according to recent projections.

The recent surge in consumer appetite for genetic testing has been driven by mass awareness campaigns from the forerunners in this industry like Ancestry.com and 23andMe. The public’s sudden interest has also been boosted by popular shows like PBS network’s documentary series Finding Your Roots: host Henry Louis Gates Jr., Harvard Scholar and African American historian, profiles America’s top actors, chefs, authors, politicians and other public figures to discover their ancestral stories, lineage, family tree…


I recently returned from a leadership conference in Bethesda, Maryland. With a couple friends of mine, I tacked on a couple days ahead of the conference to revisit best loved-attractions in Washington, DC and inadvertently became their tour guide. What quickly became apparent was how little my companions knew about American history and even World history for that matter. I’m not talking about forgotten, lesser-known events like the 1920 Wall Street bombing; I’m talking about the most notable basics, e.g. First president George Washington, Lincoln’s assassination, the Allies versus the Axis powers in World War II, the Berlin Wall, the…


Did you ever feel growing up that you were meant for something big? That life was going to take you to higher places? This feeling has been a constant companion for as long as I can remember. And I relished in it, fully believing I must be destined for greatness, that I was entitled to it simply on the virtue that I was born. If you had asked me then what I saw as an eleven-year old when I looked into my future, I would have described the snazziest city skyscraper with my name on it or the founding of…

Nada Tadros

‘el·pis’: the ancient Coptic word (ἐλπίς ) for hope, the confident expectation of good to come. email me: nadatadros@gmail.com

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