In this lovely guest post, Mormon memoirist Phyllis Barber recounts a lifetime spent searching for the places the Spirit resides, though she notes she is a "mere beginner in the ancient business of seeking Spirit and the Divine." Not content to file answers in the "I Know" box, she finds illumination and glimpses of the holy in unexpected ways.
Rev. Lillian Daniel is calling a disenchanted generation of Christians back to church.
(RNS) We need both: physical presence and online presence. That's what will change the Christian enterprise.
This program looks at the shifts in attitude towards religion and spirituality and what this means for religious institutions.
The influential speaker and author urges the faithful to begin searching for God in uncommon places.
(RNS) During one of the worst flu season in recent memory, some health care workers are refusing to take flu shots for religious reasons. By Janice Lloyd / USA Today.
(RNS) For 50 years, hundreds of thousands of seekers have come to the Esalen Institute, the incubator of East-meets-West spirituality, looking for news ways to bring together body and soul. Now, the spiritual mecca is facing a bitter dispute over its future, and like the countless pilgrims who have come here, Esalen now faces its own midlife crisis. By Don Lattin.
The Anglican fight over gay clergy is usually framed as a left and right conflict, part of the larger saga of political division. But this narrative obscures a more significant tension in Western societies: the increasing gap between spirituality and religion, and the failure of traditional religious institutions to learn from the divide. By Diana Butler Bass.
NEW YORK (RNS) The 2012 Templeton Prize, which recognizes "spiritual progress" in the world, was awarded to the Dalai Lama for his long-standing support of the engagement of religion and science. By Chris Herlinger.