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Quotes from the Quran and from Rumi
by Sarah Van Gelder
Interested in what Muslim sacred texts actually say? Here's a short selection of quotes recommend by Jamal Rahman.
Eight Ways to Confront Extremism on 9/11 Eight Ways to Confront Extremism on 9/11
by Sarah van Gelder
How to further tolerance and healing on this September 11th, an especially important time to speak up.
How to Be Alone How to Be Alone
Video: What can we learn about ourselves when we let go of our fear of loneliness?
The Little Mosque in Medina The Little Mosque in Medina
by Jamal Rahman
The current flap over the proposed Islamic center-cum-mosque in New York City offers a good opportunity to reflect on the nature and purpose of places of worship.
A Giant Leap for Humankind A Giant Leap for Humankind
by Pastor Don Mackenzie
The inner work we need requires every bit of the cooperation, imagination, discipline, and hope present in that first step onto the moon.
More Than A Mantra: “We’re All in This Together” More Than A Mantra: “We’re All in This Together”
by Margaret Wheatley
Even in this fractured time, we can find strength in solidarity.
Listening Across the Divide Listening Across the Divide
by Rabbi Ted Falcon
How do we work with others who believe that theirs is the Only Way?
The Wisdom of the Mulla The Wisdom of the Mulla
by Sheikh Jamal Rahman
The well-loved trickster from Islamic folklore reminds us to trust, laugh, and be honest with ourselves.
Independence Day Independence Day
by Pastor Don Mackenzie
America may be free from a monarch, but can we be truly independent in a consumerist society?
Back to Shore Back to Shore
by Pastor Don Mackenzie
A drift from substance is a recurring pattern in religious life. What will it take to call ourselves back to the essentials?
Life After Worry Life After Worry
by Akaya Windwood
Imagine what could happen if instead of focusing on worst-case scenarios and fears, we put our attention on what we deeply desire and are working toward?
The Roots of Compassion The Roots of Compassion
by Sheikh Jamal Rahman
To be compassionate toward others, we first have to learn to be merciful with ourselves.
A World of Oneness A World of Oneness
by Pastor Don Mackenzie
How relinquishing our innate pursuit of power and embracing compassion can lead to a more peaceful world.
By Any Means Necessary By Any Means Necessary
by Adrienne Maree Brown
Reflecting on Malcolm X's birthday: What if what's necessary is awe-inspiring, unconditional, militant love?
Compassion Comes First Compassion Comes First
by Rabbi Ted Falcon
Seattle makes a 10-year commitment to become a more compassionate city.
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