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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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February 8, 2012

Shia mourners splash water onto a tomb during a traditional burial ritual in Bahrain. (phoot: Al Jazeera English) When a…

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January 25, 2012

Grace Lee Boggs speaks at Hull-House in Chicago. (photo: David Schalliol) This past summer, I drove to Chicago with Grace…

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January 19, 2012

“Action” (photo: Alessandro Pautasso/Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0) Most people listen to songs like “Eye of the Tiger” or the theme…

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January 7, 2012

The Dalai Lama presents Krista Tippett with a khata after their conversation at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. (photo: Cindy…

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January 2, 2012

Forty years ago, the very first sermon I heard preached in a Mennonite church was on non-resistance. It was exactly…

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December 28, 2011

Although I was born on Christmas, I feel like I’m slightly part Hanukkah now. Each year since I remarried —…

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December 24, 2011

As a Polish family, the real celebration of Christ’s birth for us took place on Christmas Eve with the singing…

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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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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.

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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January 24, 2011

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

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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 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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July 13, 2010

On the “poetic truth” and the grace and mystery of translation in an era of hard facts.

Padraig O Tuama with ashes on his forehead celebrating Ash Wednesday.
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February 19, 2010

Reflections from Belfast on the opportunity of Ash Wednesday: “Lent is less for giving up, and more for making space.”