Spiritual Traditions

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India’s Hindu, Muslim clashes explored in traveling U.S. exhibit

Zarina. Dividing Line, 2001. UCLA Hammer Museum. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer. Courtesy: Art Institute of Chicago. Political parties in India are … Continued

Chelsea Clinton to promote interfaith work at NYU

WASHINGTON — Chelsea Clinton is wearing a new professional hat, one that will take her into a religious direction. The … Continued

The problem of Daniel Pearl’s Mormon baptism

A simmering interreligious controversy resurfaced recently with the news that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had posthumously … Continued

Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims blast Rick Santorum on ‘equality’ comment

Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus are accusing Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum of bigotry and ignorance after he said that “equality” … Continued

Does it matter if Herman Cain had an affair?

As new allegations against Herman Cain emerge, the nagging question about politicians and sexual misconduct come to the fore: Does … Continued

Obama’s Easter prayer: ‘There’s something about the resurrection’

On the morning of April 19, 2011, President Obama hosted the second annual Easter Prayer Breakfast. “I wanted to host … Continued

Beyond this election: tears to wter the wellsprings of new life

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

Restoring ethics in India

By Katherine MarshallFAITH IN ACTION Delhi is buzzing these days about the construction delays and shoddy work that have put … Continued

Murder in the name of honor and caste

By Aseem Shukla A story of ill fated love has been playing out in the Indian media and interest has … Continued

From Eden to the Gulf: Abundance, greed and disaster

Just as the oil blowout in the Gulf grew from Big Oil’s unwillingness to restrain itself from gobbling up even … Continued

Teaching Capitol Hill to work with negative emotions

By Frank Rogers, Andrew Dreitcer, and Mark YaconelliClaremont School of Theology Contemplative activists from Claremont School of Theology report on … Continued

Is consciousness connected to the fine structure of the universe?

On March 27 I interviewed Dr. Stuart Hameroff of the Center for Consciousness Studies of the University of Arizona. Here … Continued

Jung’s soul and the holidays

By Pythia Peaywriter ‘Tis the holiday season, when images both sacred and secular abound. There is the Nativity scene, depicting … Continued

Obama’s inaugural address set new course

Q: What was the most important religion story of 2009? We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and … Continued

Climate change, the moral imperative of our age

In response to Sarah Palin’s recent claims that climate change is based on “junk science and doomsday scare tactics pushed … Continued

Spirituality: Rx when medicine fails

By Wendy Cadgeassociate professor of sociology, Brandeis University When I started researching religion and spirituality in health care a few … Continued

Kaleidoscope of religions

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Every five years a gathering known as the Parliament of the World’s Religions draws … Continued

The True Spirit of Halloween, for Real Witches

Halloween is here again. Pumpkins deck our porches and Witches in pointy hats swoop across the walls of classrooms and … Continued

Compassion Begins with Mother Earth

Earth based spirituality covers such a wide spectrum of diverse religions and spiritual traditions, from indigenous traditions to modern NeoPagansim. … Continued

A Sikh in America

On Oct. 18, Sikhs worldwide will be celebrating the 300th anniversary of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib, Sikhism’s living … Continued