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May 23, 2012

Your inner ear has fully formed.
You can hear now. I’ve heard
of mothers playing their unborn babies
Bach and Mozart because classical music
makes the brain’s spatial connections
arc towards one another like the fingertips
of Adam and God in the Sistine.

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May 13, 2012

In the Sikh faith, the role of the nurturer is one, among many, of the celebrated roles of all Sikhs, regardless of gender.

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April 5, 2012

As a social media nerd and a nonprofit worker with a heart for Africa, the past month has been fascinating. In…

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March 13, 2012

On January 20, 2012, I was invited to speak at TEDxMontpellier in southern France. There, I shared my experience in…

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March 9, 2012

My last two years in Brooklyn I felt fortunate to have the view I did. My windows faced east, and,…

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February 24, 2012

Acknowledging a spiritual dimension may have more positive effects on physical and mental health than most people realize.

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February 22, 2012

Ash Wednesday is today, inaugurating this year’s season of Lent. Cultural customs dictate “giving something up” for Lent. Without any…

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December 11, 2011

A website prompts a man living in Northern Ireland to consider hugs and the deeper meaning of Advent.

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May 1, 2011

A balloon flies over Eisenmann Memorial in Berlin. (photo: Danny/Flickr, cc by-nc-sa 2.0) Our household was a heavy one. I…

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May 1, 2011

In Damascus, Syria on May 7, 2001, Pope John Paul II is helped by Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios Laham…

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April 29, 2011

I didn’t get up at 4 a.m. today, but I do hope to catch a good bit of the wedding…

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April 25, 2011

The end of Easter in Prague, Czech Republic. (photo: Leonardo Sagnotti/Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0) In the Czech Republic, a tradition…

A sign hangs outside Taizé.
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April 24, 2011

Remembering that the celebrations of Holy Week are not about cataclysmic resurrections, but about bravely entering into loneliness with a small spring of consoling company.

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April 23, 2011

The farm and now heritage center of Byron Herbert Reece, who lived and wrote in the Choestoe area of Union…

Police officers carry the coffin containing the remains of their colleague Police Constable Ronan Kerr to the church of the Immaculate Conception, in Beragh, Northern Ireland, on April 6, 2011. The funeral of a Northern Ireland policeman killed by a bomb planted by suspected dissidents took place on Wednesday with a remarkable show of cross-community unity. The First Minister of the British-controlled province, the Protestant Peter Robinson, broke with decades of tradition to attend his first ever Catholic mass as Constable Ronan Kerr was laid to rest. (photo: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images)
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April 11, 2011

How would Jesus speak to the bombers who killed Ronan Kerr? A reflection on how ordinary people wish to live a peaceful life.

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April 10, 2011

First Holy Communion at Our Lady Supporting the Faithful church in Dobczyce, Poland. Photo by Marcin Bajer/Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0…

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April 7, 2011

“Disarmed the Thunder’s Fires” (photo: ZedZaP/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) As we approach Passover, I am reminded once again about the…

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April 4, 2011

by Jill Schneiderman, guest contributor A page from Lauren Redniss’ book “Radioactive.” Radioactivity. Life. Death. These are front-and-center in my…

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March 22, 2011

Japan has been on all our minds and in all our hearts. There doesn’t seem to be enough capacity in…

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March 12, 2011

One day last fall, just after 3 a.m, I found myself on a country road in the high Ogden Valley…

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March 5, 2011

Screen capture of the Baha’i Faith Facebook page. Day two of fasting this year, and the egg salad on the…

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February 26, 2011

A magical description of the primordial silences of people and places outside urban corridors by Taline Voskeritchian.

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February 25, 2011

Children watch fish in the reflection of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at a park in Thrissur, India on International…

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February 15, 2011

(photo: Eric Tastad/Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons) Last summer, soon after returning from meeting my new niece, now nearly nine…

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February 12, 2011

Women hold an Egyptian flag with a sign that reads, “A Request from 80 million: Leave, Leave You Pharaoh.” (photo:…

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February 6, 2011

Akbar, Rahima, and children two years after emigrating from Afghanistan. (photo courtesy of the author) In 2001 my husband approached…

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January 24, 2011

A newfound respect for the Sufi poet while slipping on an icy Brooklyn sidewalk.

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January 11, 2011

Perhaps your readers will enjoy this graphic meditation on being that was inspired by the book I Am That by…

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January 10, 2011

(photo: Scott Jungling/Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons) I so enjoyed your show with the poet Ms. Alexander. It emboldened me…

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December 31, 2010

When I first lived in the upper Great Plains, I did so as a freshman at Concordia College in Moorhead,…

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December 25, 2010

A Christmas tree stands a month after Christmas last year. Ashley, who had recently overcame thyroid cancer, kisses her son…

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December 25, 2010

“Waiting for a Train” in Régua, Portugal (photo: Rosino/Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons) I nearly stood up my very first…

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December 25, 2010

photo: Stuart Pilbrow It’s become customary this time of year to hear concerns expressed about the loss of Christmas spirit….

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December 25, 2010

A statuette of the Virgin Mary in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. (photo: Michael O’Donnell/Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons) This Advent I…

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December 23, 2010

For me, Advent means that God is coming into your life — is already there, in fact, has always been…

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December 22, 2010

The first time I prayed the Islamic prayer, or salat, I stood in my living room in the silvery morning…

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December 21, 2010

by Peg Aloi, guest contributor When I was little, and like many kids before me, Christmas was special for many…

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December 21, 2010

“Buddha Moon – Buddha Stones” (photo: H. Kopp-Delaney/Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons) Winter Solstice. The longest night of the year….

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December 21, 2010

“Yalda Night” (photo: S.Ali.Al Mosawi/Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons) “”[W]hile we can’t stop the earth from turning, we can choose…

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December 19, 2010

by Jessica Kramer, guest contributor Christmas is almost upon us. In seeking God during this time, I have sought renewal…

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December 7, 2010

by Peter A. Friedrichs, guest contributor Awaiting Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee at Disneyland. (photo: huffmans/Flickr) Advent is a time of waiting….

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December 5, 2010

The Advent tension is a way of learning again that God is God: that between even our deepest and holiest…

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December 1, 2010

A Phoenix man celebrates the holidays with Chinese food and a lit Christmas tree/Chanukah bush in the background. (photo: Daniel…

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December 1, 2010

Second-grade students from a public school in New York play with dreidels and gelt after lighting the menorah at the…

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November 29, 2010

“Human Tapestry” is a three-dimensional painting running on and off the canvas that measures 6 feet high by 16 feet…

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September 23, 2010

When I first lived in the upper Great Plains, I did so as a freshman at Concordia College in Moorhead,…

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September 18, 2010

The view of the Greenbelt Festival grounds. (photo: Cary Gibson) During the last week of August, 20,000 sojourners gathered at…

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September 12, 2010

There’s spirituality thriving in our houses of worship, often unnoticed and unappreciated. It flourishes in the ordinary give-and-take of congregational…

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