From State of Formation
Last December, I had the opportunity to attend the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne, Australia. The Parliament seeks to promote harmony, reconciliation, and understanding in the world through both intra-religious and interreligious dialogue. In short, it sustains a collective hope that religion will truly be a purveyor of peace and not a conduit for violence and fundamental extremism in its various forms.…Continue
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My inaugural posts at State of Formation seem to indicate a passion for sharing what I believe are incisive resources with State of Formation contributors and readers. This Christmas Eve Eve, I commend Patheos as an outstanding storehouse for all manner of inter-religious conversations, including the perennial Christmas theme of…Continue
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Just about a year ago, I returned to San Jose with members of the Silicon Valley Partner City delegation that had gone to the Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne to recieve recognition as the Inaugural City in the Parliament's Partner City Network.
In the days and months that followed, a number of significant events…Continue
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I was invited to participate in Patheos’ Blogger Roundtable on Brent Landau’s Revelation of the Magi, a translation of an ancient Syriac document that recounts the legend of the magi who visit the baby Jesus. I finished the book with two thoughts. One, I was more interested in Landau’s scholarship about the story than I was in reading the story itself. Landau’s Introduction and Conclusion place the text in its historical, literary,…Continue
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B K Yudhisthir Divinity lies within every soul but not in body which is a material lump of physical elements.The effort should be to dive deep within and find the spark that has been dimmed in order to enlighten it through the spiritual knowledge and sustained practice of Rajayoga meditation which is…Continue
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This week British comedian Ricky Gervais asked a number of famous friends, including Conan O’Brien, to publicize “A Holiday Message from Ricky Gervais: Why I’m an Atheist.” Written as a post for the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog, the rarely-serious Gervais tries to give a “sensitive, reasoned answer” to questions…Continue
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From The Huffington Post
Wearied by the decline and fall of trust relations in most sectors of society, many have had to seek energy from beyond the headlines. Politics, economics, religion, commerce and family life are zones where trust is so broken that for many the temptation to feel defeatist or to grow cynical is almost overwhelming. From “beyond the headlines,” then, can one find some alternatives to denial, indifference or…Continue
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Achieving genuine happiness
Kemetic thought for the day
Achieving genuine happiness may require bringing about a transformation in your outlook and way of thinking.
Pharaoh & Spiritual leader of the Kemetic faith & Federation
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"In Face of Conflict: Religion as a Force of Peace," Guest Edited by…
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Love and Peace, Friends of PeaceNext.
I am working on the proceeding project with some friends and I share with you this information:
With sincere humility and growing excitement, we announce the first annual InterFaith Film Festival.
This is a showcase, a platform, and a foundation upon which to present your religion and beliefs in a good and positive light. The InterFaith Film Festival collects stories from around Earth about religious…Continue
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Last December, I had the opportunity to attend the Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne, Australia. The Parliament seeks to promote harmony, reconciliation, and understanding in the world through both intra-religious and interreligious dialogue. In short, it sustains a collective hope that religion will truly be a purveyor of peace and not a conduit for violence and fundamental extremism in its various forms. Yet hope, at times, seems lost in the fog of recent wars, namely the…Continue
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Whether we achieve Mystic Union or not, whether we realize it "personally" (into That) or not, we are all "essentially" a mystic, always. It will probably only take about another two thousand years before we all collectively realize and appreciate This, but everyone "is" a mystic, whether they know it or not. By our God-given birthright, the Mystic Nature is "equally" all our original-essential Identity in the grand scheme of things. However the biggest aftermath realization from…Continue
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A colleague of mine recently shared a hard-to-find video relating the work of linguist Deborah Tannen to children's communication styles in same-sex pairs and groups. (If anyone discovers the link, let me know--I'll happily include it here!) While I have mixed feelings about any work that runs the risk of being interpreted as biological…Continue
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Listen to Helena Marie Carnes-Jeffries read her "This I believe" essay: I Believe That Peace Is Possible
Abdu’l-Baha said, “Peace is light, whereas war is darkness. Peace is life; war is death. Peace is guidance; war is error. Peace is the foundation of God; war is a satanic institution. Peace is the illumination of the world of…
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A proper use of our time is to serve others
Kemtic thought for the day
I believe a proper use of our time is to serve others if we can or at least refrain from harming them. That is the basis of my philosophy.
Pharaoh & Spiritual leader of the Kemetic faith and Federation.
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Here's the question: Can you come as you are to the interreligious dialogue?
A peculiar strain of interreligious dialogue warrants an entire chapter of Raimundo Panikkar’s book, The Intra-religious Dialogue. Because of the long history of Christianity’s participation and support for empire and quasi-imperialistic endeavors that have wrought devastation to impoverished peoples across the globe, some Christians have sought to approach interreligious…Continue
Polarized debates around migration, national identities and integration of Muslims in today’s society are increasing in Europe and North America.
The UN Alliance of Civilizations has invited two prominent personalities for a conversation on these issues: the New York Times journalist Roger Cohen, and the Philosopher and Muslim Scholar Tariq Ramadan.
The discussion will…Continue
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