Entries tagged with “Religion”
Rabbi Rami Shapiro answers questions from S&H readers. “How do you overcome Original Sin?”
Science and religion aren't enemies. A healthy conversation between them offers valuable lessons.
A short introduction to the world’s first Buddhist Bible study group.
Hala Khouri has been a yoga teacher for over 25 years. She is a therapist and somatic experiencing practitioner. She uses her practice to address trauma, stress, and anxiety on a spiritual and physical level.
Kameelah Mu'Min Rashad is the founder of Muslim Wellness Foundation and the Black Muslim Psychology Conference. She is a fervent advocate for social justice, activism, and mental wellness in the black Muslim community.
A new way to pray that combines an ancient tool and a modern perspective.
In a recent study of the impact of religious beliefs on human behavior* researchers found that those who believe in a punishing god are more likely to avoid cheating than those who…
A Monk, a Philosopher, and a Psychiatrist on What Matters Most
Lyanda Lynn Haupt loved being raised Catholic. The mysterious, untamed nature of the faith as she received it—and its ecstatic saints like Thérèse of Lisieux—illuminated the goodness of the created world.
Brian McLaren is a prolific author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. He is a former church founder and pastor and is a leader in what is being called “Emergence Christianity.”
Instead of going off to a monastery, you can bring the monastery to the secular society. In common areas in our towns and cities we could install more and better places for contemp…
Reverend Jes Kast is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the United Church of Christ, she is a fervent fighter for the LGBTQ+ community, and a deep believer in the radical power of spiritual love.
When I first started out on this meditation path decades ago, I was awed by the people who would show up at the Zen Buddhist Temple for the 5:00 a.m. services and sit like mountain…
I was raised to be a good girl. Embedded in this phrase was the admonition to never talk back to my elders, and I did OK until I was six years old. Then one summer Sunday, itching …
Meditation teacher Tara Brach offers explorations of kindness and beauty and how to be in the stillness of their truth.
No matter your spiritual outlook, creating a place that is set apart will help you in countless ways. Create a holy altar at-home to bring spiritual peace and joy to your life as you balance all the other activities in your living spaces.
Tap into the Sabbath practices of a hibernating bear. Unplug, rest ... and just be.
Devotionals serve as a grounding presence during unprecedented times. “The practice of a daily devotion connects to the idea of spiritual reflection as a way to gain clarity and peace. Daily time for devotion creates inner peace, slows us down, and allows us to connect with the divine.”
Diana Butler Bass discusses her new book, “Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence.”
“Honestly, I had no idea there were so many religions in the world. What I want to know is why that is.”