Happiness

Called Back to the Essentials
by Pastor Don Mackenzie
The Abrahamic faiths began when prophets called people back to the essentials: compassionate, caring community and the universal principles of love and service.
A Call to Bring the World Together…
Video: Since its November 2009 launch, over 36,000 people have affirmed the Charter for Compassion, a project that sprouted from author Karen Armstrong's TED speech. Based on the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," the charter is a result of public input from 150,000 religious and secular people worldwide.
Interfaith Doesn't Mean Interchangeable Interfaith Doesn't Mean Interchangeable
by Ted Falcon
Our task is not to exclude others nor to deny our differences, but to find the core teachings that unite us.
An Invitation to Sacred Intention An Invitation to Sacred Intention
by Rabbi Ted Falcon, Pastor Don Mackenzie, Sheikh Jamal Rahman
Three friends from different faiths offer guidance for forming intentions that focus not on what we do or don't have, but on who we are.
We Are All Connected
Electronic musician John Boswell's project "The Symphony of Science" sets scientific knowledge to music, exploring our relationship with one another and with the universe.
Birds on Wires Making Music
Listen to Jarbas Agnelli’s beautiful melody inspired by a photo of birds sitting on electrical wires, using the exact location of the birds to determine the melody's notes.
God Begins to Smile
Video: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, calling for a legally binding agreement on climate change, says the movement for climate justice in Copenhagen would cheer God up.
Charter for Compassion
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.
Saying Grace Around the World
by Nikki McClure, Anna Stern
Artist Nikki McClure adds her touch to our collection of mealtime prayers from around the world.
Walking Through Fear :: Interview
by Frances Moore Lappe
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
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.
Blessings Revealed
by Puanani Burgess
Puanani Burgess tells the story of one student with a gift—a gift our schools are not cultivating.
Secular Sabbath
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 Trimarco
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 Ostrander
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.