Topic: Culture and Society

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    Emory University students in “Secular Ethics 101” learn compassion meditation and discuss the possibility of an ethic that will unite the world. More

    February 21, 2014 | Comments

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    “Christianity and Buddhism both are trying to think about how we communicate our contemplative tradition in a way that isn’t restricted to the monastic community.” More

    February 21, 2014 | Comments

  • Paul-Wolpe-Interview-FEAT

    “It doesn’t matter which ethical system you use, it can always be enhanced by a compassionate approach.” More

    February 21, 2014 | Comments

  • Geshe-Lobsang-Tenzin-FEAT

    “Ethics of compassion is a major part of all major religions. But ethics of compassion can also be developed without having to rely on a specific religion.” More

    February 21, 2014 | Comments

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    “Some people call it laughter through tears. I would suggest you could call it laughter through fears,” says Harvard University Yiddish literature professor Ruth Wisse. More

    January 10, 2014 | Comments

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    We take our annual look back at the top religion and ethics news of the year—Pope Francis and his priorities, such as helping the poor, and also churches divided over homosexuality and same-sex marriage. More

    December 27, 2013 | Comments

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    “Peace requires that we nurture each other…you have to live with this community ethic where you recognize…that we are deeply interconnected,” says Rev. Otis Moss III, senior pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. More

    December 20, 2013 | Comments

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    “At Christmas I often tell grieving people that this may be the year you break with what everyone else expects of you to do what you and your family need to do that will bring you comfort.” More

    December 20, 2013 | Comments

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    The number of people in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is going up steadily as a result of the lower age limits for both men and women who want to serve as missionaries. More

    December 13, 2013 | Comments

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    Most Hispanics in the U.S. still call themselves Catholic, but more and more are joining Protestant churches, especially the younger generation. The explosive growth of the Protestant Hispanic population can be seen in places like New Life Covenant Church in Chicago, which draws more than 17,000 worshipers every week. More

    December 6, 2013 | Comments

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