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Where can we find happiness and hope?

Where can we find happiness and hope?

The challenges and difficulties that our world faces today can be overwhelming, so finding a space for happiness and hope is important to us
The spirituality of dogs has lessons for us all

The spirituality of dogs has lessons for us all

I am going to tell you a story about the spirituality of dogs, a story of grief and loss and ritual.
Lifting the veil on the extraordinary

Lifting the veil on the extraordinary

Reading the works of spiritual thinkers can inspire us to see the world differently
Toxic social media makes face-to-face dialogue difficult for Middle East crisis

Toxic social media makes face-to-face dialogue difficult for Middle East crisis

At this moment, the single largest impediment to constructive disagreement is the toxic social media landscape.
Is 'human irrelevance' a reason for social problems?

Is 'human irrelevance' a reason for social problems?

The unspoken message of AI in general is that humans are no longer relevant. And that is its danger.
June 21 National Indigenous People’s Day, within Canada’s National Indigenous History Month of June.

June 21 National Indigenous People’s Day, within Canada’s National Indigenous History Month of June.

June is set aside as a month to highlight Indigenous culture. Everyone is invited to participate and celebrate.
The Spiritual Journey of Hajj and the Celebration of Eid al-Adha

The Spiritual Journey of Hajj and the Celebration of Eid al-Adha

As the holy month of Dhul-Hijjah approaches, Muslims around the world prepare for two of the most significant religious observances in Islam: Hajj and Eid al-Adha. These events are not only spiritual milestones but also powerful reminders of faith, sacrifice, and community.
Can teaching of the Holy Trinity be a model for the world?

Can teaching of the Holy Trinity be a model for the world?

Is the Holy Trinity a strange and untenable doctrine of the divine or a mystery and model for earth community and hope for the world?
Wilderness holds our doubts, fears and wonder

Wilderness holds our doubts, fears and wonder

The wilderness holds our doubts, our fears, and it holds wonder. Torah in giving us these word-stories of wild places, just as Maurice Sendak knew, allows us to face into the very plagues of our existence and then turn, each one of us, to our peoples and say Yeish, yes, this is where I belong.
My lessons in detachment and reliance

My lessons in detachment and reliance

One of the benefits of becoming older is that you tend to reflect on the events in your past and how they changed the direction of your life. This process is a good learning tool to analyze your life and its direction