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The value of simple silence in a noisy world

The value of simple silence in a noisy world

Quakers, known also as the Religious Society of Friends, call silence in worship, expectant waiting
Spiritual Life Hacks for the Jewish New Year

Spiritual Life Hacks for the Jewish New Year

Early Autumn brings the New Year, Rosh HaShanah.  It is a time for clearing negativity and caring for our inner selves, to begin the new year from a place of spiritual strength. 
The Beauty and Benefits When East and West Meet: A Personal Experience

The Beauty and Benefits When East and West Meet: A Personal Experience

I have spent precisely half of my life in the global East, and the other half living in the West. East and West functioned as schools of learning for me, educating me in unique ways. I feel like a lucky plant rooted in the soil of the East and watered
The Sower and the Seed: My Favourite Parable

The Sower and the Seed: My Favourite Parable

The enigmatic stories (parables) about First Century life invite us to think and pray about God, ourselves, and the way we relate to each other.
We are Nourished by Belonging in Community

We are Nourished by Belonging in Community

We were never meant to dismiss the wellbeing of our neighbour or uphold barriers that keep people from flourishing in community. We were always meant to understand that belonging included everyone
One Spirit: Celebrating our Faiths Together

One Spirit: Celebrating our Faiths Together

On Saturday, 17 September, from 4:00 to 8:00pm, the Hindu Parishad and Cultural Centre and the Victoria Multifaith Society will host “One Spirit: Celebrating our Faiths Together” at 1934 Cultra Avenue, Saanichton.
The Canadian Book Launch of But I Live … Three Stories of Child Survivors of the Holocaust

The Canadian Book Launch of But I Live … Three Stories of Child Survivors of the Holocaust

A roundtable discussion with Dr. Charlotte Schallié, UVic’s Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, artist Miriam Libicki, and Holocaust survivor David Schaffer will take place from 2:00 – 4:00 pm on September 11, 2022 at Esquimalt Gorge Park Pavilion, 1070 Tillicum Road, Victoria V9A 2A1.
Respect and Awareness are Foundational for Inter-Spiritual Learning

Respect and Awareness are Foundational for Inter-Spiritual Learning

Seeking the real origins of beloved teachings and openly acknowledging how they evolve allows us to be virtuous citizens of the postmodern age. 
Protecting our children, seven generations ahead

Protecting our children, seven generations ahead

The sagacity of making decisions based on their impact seven generations into the future is well known. But do you know the source of this wisdom? Given global warming and the climate crisis, an argument can be made that this prudent seventh-generation
"The Russians Love Their Children Too"

"The Russians Love Their Children Too"

As we mourn every death in Ukraine, mourn the destruction of the country, let us also grieve with the mothers and fathers of the dead Russian soldiers who died by following orders. Those parents loved their children too.