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April 11, 2017

A visual tour of a whimsical and unsettling carnival of masked figures and horned demons — a survivor of northern Spain’s Celtic roots.

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January 22, 2015

During a morning meditation session at The Green Lake Conference Center in Wisconsin in 2003, Thich Nhat Hanh gave this…

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August 6, 2014

by Rabindranath Tagore  read by Anita Desai Our work was over for the day and now light was fading. We…

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August 16, 2012

In his essay, Le Pichon explores some of the observations he’s made in anthropological and historical perspective, and reflects on the radical advance in human self-understanding in what we call the Axial Age. Read the text or download a PDF!

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January 6, 2011

The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and…

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March 6, 2008

Ingrid Mattson spent a lot of time looking at art the year before she became a Muslim. Completing a degree in Philosophy and Fine Arts, she sat for hours in darkened classrooms where my professors projected pictures of great works of Western art on the wall.

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March 6, 2008

Islamic tradition is replete with references to the responsibility each Muslim bears for finding or establishing a group of Muslims with whom he or she can worship and fulfill communal obligations.

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March 6, 2008

The terrorist attacks of September 11th have raised important questions about the role of Muslim leaders in shaping a responsible discourse of resistance to oppression and injustice.

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January 1, 2008

What is faith? What is religion? What is spirituality? Each of these words is difficult for some of us and richly meaningful for others. Together they describe an aspect of human experience that has taken our age by surprise. I want to explore this surprise in all its complexity and variety, and to set our common encounter with it on a new footing. An excerpt from the first chapter of Speaking of Faith.