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Reimagined Communities

Reimagined Communities

Increasingly, Americans are choosing not to identify with a particular religious tradition. Between 2007 and 2014, this “none of the above” portion of the population increased from 16 to 23 percent.* Fully one-third of young adults adhere to no religion. But this does not mean that spirituality and religion is…

Interconnectedness of All Life

Interconnectedness of All Life

“Seeing the Divine in Life. Standing in the Shoes of the Other” is the tag for the online Global Oneness Summit planned for October 24, 2016. Themes are: One with the Divine, Empowering Communities, Whole System Shift, Science of Oneness, Spirituality-Process of Going Within, Evolution of Consciousness, the Conscious Business…

Burning Man 2016

Burning Man 2016

The Burning Man Festival 2016 takes place for 9 days, starting before Labor Day, from August 28 to September 5, 2016 in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Participants join in the effort to co-create Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis, dedicated to art and community. More than an event, Burning Man…

People Who are Good for No Good Reason

People Who are Good for No Good Reason

As we become an increasingly global, diverse, post-modern and pluralistic world in the 21st century, we are also finding the line between secular and religious is often blurred. People have eclectic views as they sample from the buffet of philosophies and religions from both the West and East. Interfaith Efforts…

Connect to Something Greater Than Ourselves

Connect to Something Greater Than Ourselves

Rufus Burrow, Jr. in Communitarianism and the Beloved Community, wrote that Martin Luther King Jr. believed people must strive to be in community in a particular way – “…minimally, this must mean respecting each other’s personhood, sharing the bounties of God’s world, and intentionally working toward the development of the…

Sacred Realism, Factual Faith and Evidential Mysticism

Michael Dowd attempts to reconcile science and religion in his 2008 book Thank God for Evolution. But, today in America there are consequences and suffering resulting from ignoring evidential revelation: “1,000 young people are abandoning their faith per day.” “Rates of teen pregnancy, obesity, spouse abuse and porn addiction are highest in the most religiously conservative, Bible-centered parts […]

Toxic Charity and Food Justice

How can the world best address scarcity of food for a growing global population? When I was in college in the late 1960’s, studying geography, Paul Ehrlich’s book Population Bomb and the topic of how to feed the world’s growing masses of hungry people were being discussed. Then there came the green revolution, which saved millions […]