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Michael Benami Doyle
Works at Chicago Central Area Committee
Attended Hunter College
Lives in Chicago, IL
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The same people who doubt their stories have meaning are often the people whose stories help heal the world.
The same people who doubt their stories have meaning are often the people whose stories help heal the world.
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The Week I Went Time Traveling

Sometimes the silver lining is hidden in a cloud of Vicks.
Sometimes the silver lining is hidden in a cloud of Vicks.
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Would Obama Give an Address on Terrorism on Christmas Eve?

A presidential address on terrorism would never happen on Christmas Eve. So why did one happen in the middle of the first evening of Chanukah?
A presidential address on terrorism would never happen on Christmas Eve. So why did one happen in the middle of the first evening of Chanukah?
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No Refuge for Racists on Thanksgiving Eve

This Thanksgiving, keep your harbors open to the tired, the poor, the needy, the homeless. But there is no need to accept casual racists.
This Thanksgiving, keep your harbors open to the tired, the poor, the needy, the homeless. But there is no need to accept casual racists.
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Life and Death at the Morality Buffet

Either civilian casualties are immoral or they aren't. On the ongoing terror wave in Israel and the value of all innocent civilian lives.
Either civilian casualties are immoral or they aren't. On the ongoing terror wave in Israel and the value of all innocent civilian lives.
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I never expected to feel whole again standing at Ground Zero. Then this year I looked up.
I never expected to feel whole again standing at Ground Zero. Then this year I looked up.
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How close should allies be standing to the Black Lives Matter movement? And who gets to decide who they are and how close they stand, anyway?
How close should allies be standing to the Black Lives Matter movement? And who gets to decide who they are and how close they stand, anyway?
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Anderson Will Be a Jewish Name, Too

Ryan Anderson is not a Jewish name. But next spring, it will be. My partner has entered the home stretch of his longtime Jewish conversion journey.
Ryan Anderson is not a Jewish name. But next spring, it will be. My partner has entered the home stretch of his longtime Jewish conversion journey.
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Twenty Christmases and an Eitz Hamoedim

The meaning in our holidays, our journeys, and our lives is our own to forge. The point isn't satisfying someone else's ideas about who we should be. The point is wholeness, understanding, and love.
The meaning in our holidays, our journeys, and our lives is our own to forge. The point isn't satisfying someone else's ideas. The point is wholeness.
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How Not to Be a Holiday Chauvinist

During the end-of-year holidays, many respect their fellow humans with open minds and open hearts. But don't let that respect end when you open your mouth.
During the end-of-year holidays, many respect their fellow humans with open minds and open hearts. But don't let that respect end when you open your mouth.
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No Longer a Pass for Popes on Bible Bigotry in America

When even the Pope has to hide his Bible bigotry behind closed doors, you know we've come a long way.
When even the Pope has to hide his Bible bigotry behind closed doors, you know we've come a long way.
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Defending Judge Bunning

Last night, someone in my Facebook network attempted to dox and personally harass Judge David Bunning, the presiding judge in the Kim Davis controversy. Ask me how that worked out for them.
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  • Chicago Central Area Committee
    Program Manager, 2014 - present
  • Alliance for Regional Development
    Manager of Economic Development Initiatives, 2014 - present
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Chicago, IL
Previously
Brooklyn, NY - Queens, NY
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The world is what you think it is.
Introduction
I'm a former New York Catholic and current Chicago Jew. I love big cities and public transit. I have a planning degree and an annual passport to Disneyland. I've written my blog, Chicago Carless, for 10 years. I was estranged from my family for 20 years. This year they found me. Now I'm moving home to the Big Apple to be with them. I'm the luckiest man in the world.
Education
  • Hunter College
    Master of Urban Planning, 1996 - 1999
  • Hunter College
    B.A. in Political Science, 1990 - 1996
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