Krista's conversation with Le Pichon draws connections to Karl Jaspers and Karen Armstrong.
"Yet these kinds of abuses — along with more banal injustices, like slapping a girlfriend or paying women less for their work — arise out of a social context in which women are, often, second-class citizens. That's a context that religions have helped shape, and not pushed hard to change."
“Everything I write is for spiritual reasons—to help people keep their spirits up, to help transform misery into laughter or healing, to help people remember the truth of their spiritual identities.”
We've been thinking about Anne Lamott a lot lately as we continue to build a dialogue about what it means to be spiritual but not necessarily religious.
If you consider yourself "spiritual but not religious," can you help us understand what this term actually means to you? Does science have something to do with it?
Over at Floatingsheep, Mark Graham has been rendering some superb data sets about religion as it manifests itself in various ways on the Internet.
Loving Tablet Magazine's humorous approach to the High Holy Days. A few of our favorites...
A former guest's animated Harvard speech on how children handle situations of conflict.
Desmond Tutu has become a somewhat controversial figure in the global religious landscape by insisting that sexual orientation, like racial equality, is a basic human right.