NEW YORK (AP) — A new poll found that 31% of Americans who believe in God feel strongly that the virus is a sign of God telling humanity to change.
(RNS) — The COVID-19 pandemic is a wakeup call for political, economic and spiritual conversion. Returning to ‘normal’ is not an option.
(RNS) — It is time to put the common good over our personal good; it is time to respect science not partisan spin masters; it is time to be our better selves.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Bridge Projects is a new gallery space that seeks to link art with spiritual and religious traditions.
(RNS) — Note to Deadheads: There is a hidden link between Robert Hunter and Rosh Hashana.
(RNS) — I experienced a combination of terror and awe: gun in hand, destroying demonic monsters and those who guarded them anytime they came into our path.
(RNS) — Many young people say they are 'spiritual' but not 'religious.' In other words, they are thirsty but don’t like what the church is serving. The clergy needs to listen to the young before speaking to the young.
(RNS) — 'It’s a big-tent spirituality,' said book editor Brandenburgh, 'so it’s something that not only Roman Catholics and mainline Protestants feel comfortable with, but it’s also something that is of interest to the neo-pagans of the world, many of the New Age types.'
(RNS) — Parker Palmer, now approaching 80, wants to remind readers of his new book that death is coming — and that aging brings unique gifts.
(RNS) — Spirituality frequently uses the language of battle, so it is not surprising that Pope Francis promotes the Christian equivalent of a spiritual jihad. Many in the West think jihad only means warfare, whereas it can also mean the struggle within oneself against sin.
(RNS) - Travel, experts say, can change lives, especially trips to destinations that elicit a sense of awe and wonder. The feelings that take us out of ourselves foster positive social relationships, lower stress and cultivate overall well-being that could benefit society.
(RNS) — Past life regression, in which participants believe they see memories from their former lives, is gaining steam among the spiritual-but-not-religious in Los Angeles.
(RNS) — The way to avoid these wrong paths, says Francis, is by reminding ourselves of the primacy of the theological virtues, the center of which is charity.
(RNS) — 'Buddhism has been called the most psychological of the world’s religions and the most spiritual of the world’s psychologies,' says Mark Epstein.
Christianity is not the only anti-bathos-faith, but it is representative of values unlikely to be surrendered by those in any community or tradition who celebrate dignity more than advertised self-affirmation.