Khalil Gibran is often called one of the greatest thinkers of all time.  The Lebanese American poet and artist is revered for his insight into the soul of mankind.  On today’s “Big Ideas” we look at the “big ideas” of Gibran.  V-O-A’s Susan Yackee speaks with Professor Suheil Bushrui of the University of Maryland, who has written extensively about Gibran.  She also chats with Correspondent Mohamed Elshinnawi and Middle East Voices Managing Editor Davin Hutchins about the Arab American Institute issuing the Khalil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards.  Delve into the thinking and the legacy of Khalil Gibran on “Big Ideas”.

 Big Ideas Podcast with Susan Yackee: The Legacy Of Khalil Gibran

Susan Yackee

Susan Yackee is anchor of VOA's International Edition radio show. She has been a reporter in the Washington area for more than 35 years and regularly interviews newsmakers and analysts in DC and around the world. Susan works in television, radio and social media.

  • http://twitter.com/Microjoule Myles Standish

    How wonderful to hear this giant of the 20th century lovingly remembered for a new generation in your piece!

    “Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” ― Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

  • http://twitter.com/Microjoule Myles Standish

    How wonderful to hear this giant of the 20th century lovingly remembered for a new generation in your piece!

    “Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” ― Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

  • http://twitter.com/Microjoule Myles Standish

    Wonderful to hear this titan of the 20th century lovingly remembered in your piece!

    “Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” ― Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

  • http://twitter.com/Microjoule Myles Standish

    Wonderful to hear this titan of the 20th century lovingly remembered in your piece!

    “Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” ― Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

  • Gretchen Turner

    So glad to hear of the Southern Poverty Law Center receiving this award.    They have been doing excellent work for years.    “Teaching Tolerance” curriculum is wonderful for middle schoolers and is free to all teachers who request it.  

  • Gretchen Turner

    So glad to hear of the Southern Poverty Law Center receiving this award.    They have been doing excellent work for years.    “Teaching Tolerance” curriculum is wonderful for middle schoolers and is free to all teachers who request it.  

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