Recently, a video made the rounds, showing an obviously disturbed woman committing what might best be termed an unsanitary act in a neighbourhood Tim Horton’s. A number of media outlets published . . .
Buddhism is not centered on a creator God. Therefore, there is no need for Buddhists to explain why suffering exists in the world. Suffering simply exists just like everything else and needs to be . . .
Religion can be seen as a search for meaning through story telling. A few weeks ago, Jews celebrated Passover, a holiday built around telling the story of liberation from slavery in Egypt. It is, . . .
He turned up outside the church a year ago February. Unlike most homeless sleepers, he wasn’t eager to move when we activated the back door for the day’s visitors. We’d encourage movement (with an . . .
Community is essential to spiritual traditions and practices. In the Christian tradition, as Jesus began public ministry, one of his first activities was inviting others to join him in this work and in community together.
Join us in honour of UN Interfaith Harmony Week and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, panelists from the diverse traditions will discuss how to take this turbulent period of history and build the stable, egalitarian, humanitarian future we all want.
There is a very important message that I take from the account of the Wise Men coming to worship the Baby Jesus, namely, that Jesus came not just for people of any particular religion, but for everyone, everywhere.
A list of “to do” resolutions can in themselves be delusional or self-defeating. But if we nurture what is spiritual and life giving for us, then maybe the New Year is a stepping stone to a larger spiritual transformation.
As we celebrate the holidays in our own personal ways, let us keep in mind this unity of our human race, created from a single soul, and celebrate our diversity “as we walk together along the road to a better world”- a pluralist world.
The Victoria International Jewish Film Festival, which begins this weekend, has arranged a special screening on Sunday afternoon of the new Israeli film, Abulele, which can be described as Israel’s answer to ET:
As the ties and connections that hold us become fewer and fewer, and as we do less and less to connect with the people around us—we become more and more susceptible to seeing other people as unknowable (at best) or as dangerous (at worst).
Bahá’ís around the world are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah. The story is echoed in 'The Gathering', a musical drama honouring the wisdom of Bahá’u’lláh, blending music and dance this weekend in Victoria.
Michael Stone’s death reminds me how even with tremendous internal and external resources, including years of practice and strong community and family support, nobody is immune from the impacts when pain becomes unbearable and relief is needed.
It’s important to consider what is ‘inspiring’ us, what we allow to influence us; whether it be the hate speech of racists, or the love and service of our fellow human beings from different religious, spiritual, and philosophical traditions.