People are on very different levels.I don't assume that everyone is on the same level.But then there are people who aren't really ALIVE inside,for some reason,that they haven't fully evolved threw life and or healed, etc ...For some people it comes natural to care about others, it is like the heart is ON, as if it has a switch.I suppose the people who only care about people that are…Continue
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By Rev. Wayne Lavender
From Common Ground News Service
Soon after the tragic attacks on 11 September 2001, I left the church where I had been serving as the senior pastor for 12 years, sensing a call to work for peace and justice. I travelled up and down the east coast of the United States to speak about peace, reconciliation, conflict resolution and mediation wherever I could find an audience…Continue
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One Hundred Great Jewish Books: Three Millennia Of Jewish Conversation
Lawrence A. Hoffman
Lawrence Hoffman, a prolific writer and professor at Hebrew Union College, the flagship institution of the Reform Movement for nearly four decades, has written an introduction to Judaism that is truly of a different kind than the many popular introductory works on Judaism widely available today.
There is a familiar, oft-repeated…Continue
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we want to know about this universe
how start curious in young different citivation
actuvally what people's searching for that something
Trying to find it on the own way
Oh what they looking
In this life curious about not only family,science,liveingbeing
up and down economy,politics,romance and divine ,social activity curious is begin for how& why?
what and when, also searching finding atlast stop curious when find truth so how…
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One of the most eschatological and hopeful prophetic oracles in the Hebrew Bible is found in the fourth chapter of Micah. It speaks of the world being transformed into an abode of divine will and justice and of a confluence of nations. One recent meeting point for nations, however, seems to be radically different from Micah’s vision.
The current development of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II multirole fighter aircraft,…Continue
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Popularly known as the “Muslim Gandhi,” Abdul Ghaffar Khan (1890-1988) led hundreds of thousands of Pashtuns in nonviolent resistance to the oppressive British colonizers in India, suffering greatly as a result. For him, nonviolence was integral to any authentic practice of Islam:
“There is nothing surprising in a Muslim or a Pathan like me subscribing to the creed of nonviolence. It is not a new creed. It was followed fourteen hundred years ago by the Prophet all the time he…Continue
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By Nabil Ahmed
From the Guardian
There are more than 110,000 Jewish and Muslim students in Britain, but it’s not often their shared experiences are considered. Globally, Muslim-Jewish relations are a touchy topic, with the focus on political divisions (such as Palestine-Israel), and an assumption of historical enmity. I have felt this cold, polarising air from both communities, whose leaders…Continue
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“Sir, my parents are very interested in your ideas. They want a picture of you.” With this, my student gave me a pair of sunglasses and asked me to pose. For the last three…Continue
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Not long ago, I remember reading the following comment: "Women are leading the spiritual revolution. Two-thirds of our Fans and Members are testimony that the loving embrace of the Female Divine is alive and well."
I wrote the following words in response, but later decided to give'em the old heave-ho...
Well,I guess the topic and comment must have made an impression on me, because I've taken away the moth-balls and restored the response to it's cozy little blog…
By Katie Glaeser and Emma Lacey-Bordeaux
Forget the economy. Debate about contraception, abortion, same-sex marriage, even Satan, has attracted just as much attention on the presidential campaign trail in recent weeks.
While culture war issues make headlines galore, an exhaustive study of Americans’ religious attitudes shows the…Continue
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I think I was called a long time ago. When I was ten years old, I remember sitting in the car with my childhood friend Susan and her mom before Mass, and out of the blue I blurted, “I am afraid I am going to be a nun.” Susan’s mom laughed and asked, “Why are you afraid of becoming a nun?” “Because, then I can’t have children,” I bluntly stated. Although a life of piety and prayer doesn’t sound all that bad to me now, as it did then, the reality is that I felt God nudging me a very, very long…Continue
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Article first published as The Soul of Black Consumerism on Blogcritics.
Jayne Dirt over at the Clutch Mag…
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My hands shake as I type this, less than an hour since I walked out of the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception during Father So-and-so's homily.
I attend Mass once or twice a month, with the likelihood of attendance rising during the holy seasons of Lent and Advent. This morning I humped it down to the seat of the Archdiocese of Denver, a beautiful cathedral that was graced by Pope John Paul II's presence in 1993 (there's a statue of him outside). As would be…Continue
Added by Tim Brauhn on February 26, 2012 at 8:56pm — No Comments
Sponsored by the Memnosyne Foundation, the Memnosyne Interfaith Scholarship is designed to support a graduate student completing advanced research related to interfaith studies, relations and action. The research will support not merely religious tolerance and dialogue, but real cooperation -- the assertion being that in order to live harmoniously in a multi-religious civil society with…Continue
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When I was done speaking, I walked back to my seat in one of the front pews. The conference broke for lunch a few minutes later and as I stuffed my spiral notebook into my backpack, the morning session’s first speaker came over and shook my hand. It was an honor to meet the director of a religiously-based international relief organization; it was even more an honor, to speak right after he had that morning.
As I shook his hand, I thanked him for his work and was about to say more when…Continue
Added by Yaira Robinson on February 26, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments
We are all in the sleepy mood. Our target to peace not yet achieved. What is the reason? Is it the significance of over burden or diminishing our interest in this respect?
Our enemy attacking – whether peace is to live or die?
Added by N.Shubhakara Jain on February 25, 2012 at 8:35pm — No Comments
The season of Lent within the Christian tradition is (supposed to be) about reflection and preparation, in order to get ready for the events of Holy Week and Easter Sunday. It can be a somewhat difficult subject to discuss, however, as it often seems very abstract and heady; something theologians and clergy take the time to understand and then translate in a simple and practical way to the lay people.
The common rhetoric around Lent is often about making changes to one’s life and…Continue
Added by Anna on February 25, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
I will be the first to admit that my appreciation of Islamic culture is limited by how little I actually know about Islam. I read about how Islam is like all of the other world religions in that it has a common thread of inclusion and righteousness. That fundamentally all religions are in this way, the same. I would point out that they share other similarities and also that there are some religious movements that are not at all like Islam.
Islam in today's world reminds me of the…Continue
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by Sarah Fentem
In a recent event at Chicago Sinai congregation on the Near North side of Chicago, Rabbi Michael Sternfield spoke to a packed congregation about the importance of interreligious understanding. However, the audience was not his usual Jewish family. Instead, he spoke to Protestants, Catholics, Muslims, and Buddhists. The importance of the event was not lost on him.
“We’re all part of one human family”, said Sternfield. “We’re not just here to cheer for our own…Continue
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