Filling our lives with motivation and meaning.
Charter for Compassion
posted Nov 06, 2009
- Video: Ecumenical author Karen Armstrong wished for a Charter for Compassion, a yardstick for global empathy crafted from the input of tens of thousands of religious and secular people all over the world.
New Crop of Farmers :: Andy Asmus & Emily Dietzman
by Anna Stern, Kim Nochiposted Feb 13, 2009
- As a farmer my complete being is engaged and challenged physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Saying Grace Around the World
by Nikki McClure, Anna Sternposted Feb 13, 2009
- Artist Nikki McClure adds her touch to our collection of mealtime prayers from around the world.
Walking Through Fear :: Interview
by Frances Moore Lappéposted Nov 05, 2008
- Frances Moore Lappé’s book Diet for a Small Planet had sold 3 million copies. She co-founded organizations to fight hunger and bolster democracy. Along with her daughter, Anna, she traveled the world to gather stories for Hope’s Edge. Yet, like many of us, she experienced a time when her world crumbled…
Dalai Lama Renaissance
posted Nov 04, 2008
- At the edge of the Millennium, the Dalai Lama invited 40 of the West's leading, most innovative thinkers in their respective fields to discuss the world's problems and how we can solve them. Fran Korten was one of them.
by Puanani Burgessposted Oct 31, 2008
- Puanani Burgess tells the story of one student with a gift—a gift our schools are not cultivating.
posted Oct 31, 2008
- Real people show how to live the good life and share their secrets to happiness.
In Review :: Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea
by James Trimarcoposted Jul 30, 2008
- Best-selling author Mark Kurlansky describes the movements—often religious in origin—that have denounced war in favor of active nonviolent resistance.
The Power of Food
by Madeline Ostranderposted Jul 30, 2008
- Providing food for people in need – regardless of whether they are “deserving” is a central part of Sara Miles' spiritual journey. St Gregory's food pantry in San Francisco.
Evangelicals’ Faith Leads Them to Issues of Environment and Social Justice
by Valerie Saturenposted Jul 30, 2008
- Valerie Saturen looks at major changes in the Evangelical movement. It's growing beyond its narrow focus on wedge issues like abortion to focus more on environmental protection and social justice.
The Last Last Sunday
by Robert Jensenposted Jul 29, 2008
- Last Sunday was an attempt to combine interests in progressive politics, spirituality, and arts, and culture by creating a space for people to come together that wouldn't feel like a traditional political meeting, church, or concert.
by Velcrow Ripperposted Jul 18, 2008
- In a world teetering on the edge of self-destruction, award-winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper sets out on a unique pilgrimage. Visiting the 'Ground Zeroes' of the planet, he asks if it's possible to find hope in the darkest moments of human history.
Commentary :: Don’t Be Nice—Be Kind
by Akaya Windwoodposted May 22, 2008
- Niceness is often filled with falseness—it is a way to not tell the truth, or to obscure it. “Be nice!” is something many of us heard as children as a way of avoiding upsetting someone… it’s not effective in the long run as a way to come together to solve the myriad difficulties facing our communities, both local and global.
The Greatest Danger
by Joanna Macyposted Feb 01, 2008
- In the face of global warming it is hard to escape a sense of outrage, fear, despair. Author, deep-ecologist, and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy says that speaking the truth of our anguish for the world brings down the walls between us, drawing us into deep solidarity.
Abraham to Descendants: “Knock it Off”
by Sarah van Gelderposted Nov 06, 2006
- The Interfaith Amigos: A rabbi, a minister, and an imam, brought together by 9/11 and what followed, discover new spiritual depths from their dialogue and friendship.