Secular saints, folk saints and plain old celebrities
(RNS) — A Martin Luther King Jr., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or Anna Nicole Smith may also carry many Americans’ desire for a radical reframing of our collective values.
If God is dead, is it OK if we save ourselves?
(RNS) — The rash of ‘new utopian’ groups isn’t just about the collapse of traditional religion. It’s about putting our faith in human self-improvement.
The spirituality hiding in our self-help New Year’s resolutions
(RNS) — In the rhetoric of self-improvement, ridding ourselves of the old year’s bad energy is a matter of social, physical and emotional health. But the notion is loaded with spiritual significance.
From ‘cafeteria Catholics’ to New Age nones, religion is getting personal
(RNS) — It makes perfect sense that we would curate our religious self-conceptions the same way we silo ourselves on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.
‘Hacking the good’ from religion at a secular solstice
(RNS) — A secular solstice celebration in wintertime is not for everyone. But attending one of these rituals for the religiously unaffiliated helps define our own ideas of ‘sacred’ and ‘profane.’