When we see through our hearts, we recognize that every single one of us is infused with creativity. Divine Sparks are embedded in everyone and everything. It's up to us to be courageous, to look and listen deeply, to find the sparks, gather and release them back into the universe, transformed into something new. Join me as we wake up to the sacred-ordinary blessings waiting to greet us each and every moment
divine spark comeing through mind and nature
“God’s Brain” by Lionel Tiger and Michael McGuire
Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2010
It is always interesting to see how those within a scientific sub-discipline speak about religion and religious beliefs. In God’s Brain you have a professor of anthropology (Lionel Tiger) who focuses on the ways biological evolution relates to social interactions, and a former professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences (Michael McGuire) who…Continue
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by Patrick O’Neill from National Catholic Reporter
After their interfaith panel discussion Saturday afternoon, Rabbi Or Rose and Muslim chaplain Abdullah Antepli walked side-by-side talking quietly. It was quite a site in the South — long known as the “Bible Belt.” The pair, Rose wearing a yarmulke, had just spent an hour together in a tent with former Catholic priest and scholar Paul Knitter…Continue
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Hundred Balinese people hold peace action and massive pray in front…
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No doubt we are all aware of the outcomes of the collaboration of Republican and Democratic politicians in New York on 24 June 2011 which made New York the sixth state (in the United States) to legalize same sex marriage. In the wake of this, so much has been said about this triumph of equality, while others lament this very same achievement of ‘equality’ as a tragic dissolution of our social fabric. In other words opponents see in it the elevation of same sex…Continue
by Peter Laurence
With religious and spiritual diversity increasingly present at colleges and universities around the world, there is a great need—and increasing recognition of that need—for new resources and collaboration to address these issues and prepare students to live and work in a religiously diverse world.
Toward that end, Education as Transformation (EasT) was formed as an international project…Continue
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by Josh Fleet
from Huffington Post
“Melody is the outpouring of the soul. Words interrupt the stream of emotions. For the songs of the souls, at the time they are swaying in the high regions to drink from the well of the Almighty King, consist of tones only, dismantled of words.” –From the Hasidic masters
Loosely centered around The Sixth Street Community…Continue
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by Mohammad A. Siddiqi, Ph. D.
Looking back at my childhood days spent in Gorakhpur, India (a northeastern Indian town only 50 miles south of Nepal borders), I can say now that I joined an interfaith group when I was in fourth grade. We established a children’s club, the Bal Sangh Club or simply the Children’s Club. There were a few Muslims, plenty of Hindus, only one Christian, and two Buddhists—about 40 of us between the ages of 9 and 14.
Besides playing soccer,…Continue
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By Anthony Umrani from CNN
On a cool spring evening just outside Washington, a steady stream of worshipers arrive at Sri Siva Vishnu Temple for prayers. People are dressed in a mixture of colorful Indian attire and customary Western clothing.
In this residential Maryland neighborhood about 12 miles from downtown, the temple stands out with a striking white exterior adorned with statues…Continue
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It is human nature expects healthy and wealthy life, if it is not possible, tries level best to get it. Imagine the act of the state comes on the way and in the long run put them in trouble, they try their level best to stop at the earliest.
In case of lokpall bill passed and enforced – if it acts retrospectively – majority puts in to trouble and minority get the benefits. It is common automatically bill dumps to the dust bin or it becomes paper law.
What are the…Continue
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By Lauren Markoe from the Huffington Post
A group of clergy and lawmakers is trying to overturn a nearly decade-old policy that allows faith-based organizations that receive federal funds to hire and fire employees on the basis of religion.
Critics say President Obama has reneged on a campaign promise to repeal the policy, which was put into place by President Bush in 2002.
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In this article the author reviews the context of contemporary American Christian experience, which is a thoroughly multi-religious, pluralistic context. The article argues for an approach to Christian preaching which would at all times interpret Christian texts in a way that is radically hospitable to and respectful of other religious traditions, avoiding supercessionism, triumphalism or any sense of superiority. This pluralist preaching model would seek to proclaim an emerging gospel…Continue
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Punjab – the land of five rivers – lies in North West India. Bhangra and Gidda are world famous dances, which have their roots in Punjab. Punjabi culture reflects the colour and happiness in one, and has been successful in binding people from different faiths together against all odds. And in Mohali District, which houses many small and medium enterprises, the spirit of amity exist between different…Continue
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Bigotry of Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain and
Right wing Republicans
I am starting a series to take on the the Right wing Republicans... There are many things in this article
that will become talking points to moderate Americans who want to fight back
the right wingers attacking Muslims, Hindus, Jews and others, there is short poem written as an example
to make Texans, New Yorkers and Californians angry, it is to make the point
about false accusations…
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