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Interfaith Understanding

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Four commenters of different faiths share their thoughts on, and experiences of, fasting

It’s been a few years since I went on a fast – for spiritual, or health reasons, but being the daughter of an alternative medicine proponent and holistic health practitioner (my mother), I have been inspired to do, or directed to do many fasts over my adult life – from water fasts, to juice fasts, to … Continue reading

Religious Groups Set Prayer Vigil for U.S. Debt Deal

  WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Across the street from the U.S. Capitol in the small north lawn of the United Methodist Building, Christians, Muslims and Jews will pray on Tuesday for the country’s budget, and hope to teach Republicans and Democrats a lesson in compromise. So far, nothing else has worked, not even President Barack Obama’s … Continue reading

Mere Toleration is not an Option: Hearing His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, speak In Chicago

Last Sunday, after attending early services at my home church, me and 8000 of my closest friends attended an event held by the Theosophical Society in America called “Bridging the Faith Divide,” where His Holiness the XIVth, the Dalai Lama of Tibet, was the main event. The topic of his appearance: the need for inter-religious … Continue reading

The Dalai Lama Visits Chicago this weekend!

I had no idea Jennifer Beals was a Buddhist. It’s always interesting to learn a little bit more about someone who is in the public eye – but who has the right to be as multi-dimensional as the rest of us. I am thinking I might have to figure out a way to be at … Continue reading