Faith and Fear

Yesterday, Michael Paulson’s Articles of Faith Blog addressed media coverage of religion during the presidential campaign season: …the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life offer a critical look at how the news media covered the role of religion in this...

Real Humility

Over at the Washington Post’s, On Faith section, John Mark Reynolds makes the point that humility supports our spiritual evolution. He also suggests that we have little control over God’s plan for us: The events that impact a nation are ultimately in...

Calling up Compassion

In Karen Armstrong’s recent post, Calling All Religions to Compassion, she rightly brings up some key points of integration for traditions: Compassion is indeed central to every one of the major world religions — but sometimes you would never know it....

Is Compassion Really Shared?

Interesting writing by Brian D. McLaren over at the Washington Post’s “On Faith” section: A lot of people say that the deeper you go, the more all religions are the same. Based on my study and experience, that statement strikes me as potentially...

Buddha 2.0 in Nepal?

This goes along with what I mentioned in yesterday’s post about Buddhism losing traction in the East. What’s the best way to get people back into the temple? Maybe a little messianic mythology and claims of reincarnated Buddhas could inspire clinging and...
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