Less than a week after the mass shooting here, people of San Bernardino gathered with leaders from many different faiths, committing ourselves to spir...
Agreement between many parties is never easy, and as a religious person, I am reminded of this when I review centuries of religious conflicts. But this year, a somewhat miraculous thing happened: The world's great faith traditions came together to support action on climate change.
Various religious traditions seek to transform the ego and dye it with a Transcendent Reality. But what does this Coloring actually look like? I mean, it is easy to theoretically discuss the process of coloring as a metaphor for spirituality. But, what does it actually mean to us now in this moment?
At the very heart of normalization is this mindset that peace is achieved through dialogue rather than through justice. Consequently, normalization has proven itself detrimental to the Palestinian cause, farcically parading an illusion of equal power dynamics between Palestinians and Israelis.
As a Muslim, my interfaith experiences have opened my eyes to some of the misconceptions that exist about the faith. Through my experiences, I am finding the importance of interfaith dialogue in bridging the gap between the portrayal of Islam and reality.
Uma Gupta is a whole person. She is a worldly person, working with leaders in large organizations, advising them on a variety of topics in global leadership. She is also a spiritual teacher, fiercely devoted to to her inner life.
I'm wondering, what's God like, really? Is he (she? it?) a big and kindly Other who created the world, likes to be worshiped, and talks back to people who pray? Or is the Divine some kind of diffuse and universal Spirit who inhabits oceans and mud puddles, cockroaches and humans?
Speed-faithing helped address the elephant in the room by breaking the ice so that students could begin to talk about their religious beliefs and practices. It provided an important point of entry for beginning the work of sharing and listening in order to find common ground.
I happily join the 840,000 of my Catholic sisters and brothers in exhorting the COP21 negotiators to develop the international frameworks needed for a climate of justice.
Ignorance is the root of all of this. Whether it's education that bars women from equal access or the teaching a skewed interpretation of Islam, we progressives must speak up. Islam began as a testament to equality and enlightenment, and it must reclaim itself as a force for peace.
More and more I believe that the only territory in which one truly can cause the Divine to reign is the kingdom of one's own heart.
Once upon a time, December holiday books for children focused on either Christmas, or Hanukkah. Now, many children grow up in Jewish families celebr...
We have so many things to be thankful for as Americans, and I think most folks will probably be thankful that they can turn away from the rhetoric and often mean tone of the campaign, at least for the family celebration of Thanksgiving.
"What is honored in a country will be cultivated," Plato said, and this is true for spirituality within the university setting. It cannot just be talked about on the margins, spirituality must be at the heart of the campus.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been leading the peaceful revival of the true Islam for 126 years now and constantly warns the world of the dire consequences of turning away from Godliness and good morals.
Working Americans haven't seen a real raise in 35 years. Meanwhile, every year, their health care costs rise. Their employers eliminate pensions. And their kids struggle with rising college tuition and debt. By contrast, on the other side of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the richest 1 percent are supersizing their feasts.