Entries tagged with “Politics”

Heal Yourself, Heal the World

Drawing from the wisdom of spiritual teachers, writer Emma Pearse focuses on healing herself to heal the world.

Is Rep. Michelle Bachman a Bigot?

“Hey, I’m not anti-Catholic, I just think the Pope is the Antichrist.” While not a direct quote (I will get to those in a moment) from Rev. Mark Schroeder, president of the Wiscons…

Liberally Religious but Politically Conservative

I belong to a very liberal church, and when it comes to religion it is a perfect fit. But politically I am conservative and plan to vote for “He Who Cannot Be Named” (at least not …

Mother Knows Best

Rabbi Rami shares his views on the Alabama Fetal Heartbeat legislation.

Music Review: Buy This Fracking Album

Buy This Fracking AlbumFeaturing Meshell Ndegeocello, Natalie Merchant and the Felice Brothers, Rusted Root, Marco Benevento, and othersMusic Movement RecordsJason Samel was deeply…

Music Review: Future Politics

Future PoliticsAustraDomino Recording CompanyElectronic pop band Austra was founded in Toronto, Canada, in 2009 by opera-trained vocalist Katie Stelmanis. (Austra is her middle nam…

One Nation Under God?

Can individual states establish a preferred religion? “Lots of Americans believe the United States is a Christian nation, as opposed to a nation established by Christians.”

Pastor Tony Spell: Why I Love Him

Pastor Tony Spell “knows God wouldn’t let the good folks at Life Tabernacle Church die when their only sin is their desire to demonstrate their love of God. God doesn’t act this way, does He?”

Rabbi Rami: Everyone Says “Follow Your Heart.” But How?

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

Rabbi Rami: Is It Trump’s Fault?

Author and teacher Rabbi Rami Shapiro is encouraging Perennial Wisdom to lead us beyond alienation and isolation to integration and unity, based on Genesis 12:3: “You shall be a blessing to all the families of the earth.”

Rabbi Rami: What’s Wrong with Being a Disembodied Mind?

Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler

Random Reactions to the RNC

As the election season rolls on I become more jaded. I am troubled most by the absence of truth in our politics. Facts don’t matter in America anymore. Truth doesn’t matter in Amer…

Religion and Politics

“It seems to me that religion and politics are inextricably intertwined. So much so, in fact, that I think religion is simply politics by another name. Was this always the case or is this something new?”

Science & Spirit: Faking Extroversion, Politics Causing Illness, Self-Esteem Boosts Friendships

Should you pretend to be an extrovert? It can be surprisingly effective, a new report claims. Meanwhile, another published paper says that toxic politics are making Americans ill … surprising no one. For these stories, and a bonus story on self-esteem, read on.

Spirituality and Insurrection

“People like to say there is only one God. They are wrong. People believe in many Gods, each mirroring the mindset of the believer.”

Stockpiling Nonsense

Rabbi Rami compares and contrasts some of the Trump/Cyrus coins being hawked these days, to hilarious effect.

Stuck on the Spiritual Spectrum

A dispute at a small evangelical college; the death of a Supreme Court Justice; the presidential election campaign—these and other recent events reminded me, yet again, that our re…

The Collective Spiritual Failure

That humanity faces monumental challenges needs no more proof than a scan of the daily news outlets. A deeper look reveals that the cause of our problems is not just political dysf…

The Economics of Happiness

A Film by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick & John PageWith economic growth touted as the solution to all of humanity’s problems, this film brings a timely and important me…

The Food Fight We Might All Agree On

Because no one in their right mind really wants meat from factory farms