The Future of Spirituality on YouTube
Sep 13, 2007
Ken Wilber offers a short lecture on the difference between religion and spirituality in a age of terrorism. Fr. Thomas Keating, a Cistercian monk from St. Benedict's Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado, recorded in April of 2006. While Keating keeps a vow of silence (in this segment!), Wilber explains some of the basic concept of 'Integral spirituality.'
Daffern forms Order of St. Thomas
Sep 13, 2007
Dr. Thomas Clough Daffern, Welsh educator, author and peace advocate, has formed a new Catholic and ecumenical and interfaith religious and philosophical order, dedicated to the reconciliation of science and spirituality, religious faith and reason.
The Next 25 Years of Law and Religion Issues
Sep 12, 2007
How will religious traditions influence law, politics, and society over the next 25 years? Emory University's Center for the Study of Law and Religion will host a conference, October 24-26, 2007 to explore the religious dimensions of law, the legal dimensions of religion, and the interaction of legal and religious ideas and institutions.
Cook Proposes Eugenics Reformation to Space
Aug 28, 2006
When man, the symbolic animal, forgets how to read his mythology, he watches the crumbling of the Twin Towers on television and fails to recognize David bringing down Goliath. He shoves his head under the sand of media babble while his leaders gather in the national cathedral to pray to a dead God. Decadent Christendom is not David. And a Christianity that prays to the dead God is a dead duck. Howard Cook's 'Be Done on Earth' is a radical manifesto calling for a complete reformation of religion through eugenics.
Christ-like bin Laden image stirs debate
Aug 30, 2007
Artworks depicting Osama bin Laden in a Christ-like pose and a statue of the Virgin Mary covered in a burqa have caused a stir in Australia after they were showcased in a prestigious religious art competition. Photo:'Bearded Orientals: Making the Empire Cross' by Priscilla Bracks is a 'double vision' print that depicts both Jesus and bin Laden.
Wilber's "Religion of Tomorrow"
Sep 1, 2007
Ken Wilber's Integral Spiritual Center will host a 1-day
conference on the 'Religion of Tomorrow,' Wednesday, Oct. 31st, in Boulder, CO. A variety of spiritual leaders will ask, 'How does one balance the uniqueness of a tradition with the benefits of understanding a wider, integral perspective of spirituality?' Participation is limited to 100 participants.
McLaren Announces DeepShift Tour
Jul 31, 2007
Brian McLaren, emergent church leader and acclaimed author, has announced an 'Everything Must Change' eleven city USA tour for 2008, starting in February. The tour will consider 'what shifts must occur in our lives, families, faith communities, and the organizations we're connected to.' Catch McLaren on YouTube.com,
The Optimistic Jew - Book Tour
Aug 4, 2007
Tired of pessimism about the future of the Jewish people? Tsvi Bisk offers a positive vision and critique of Judaism, the Diaspora, and Israel in his new book. He shows why globalization makes it possible for Jews to realize their own individual potential.
The Battle for Islam - Documentary
Jul 29, 2007
Writer Ziauddin Sardar takes an epic journey to discover how Muslims in five different countries are trying to win back the soul of Islam from extremists, in a special documentary. 'I want to discover what Muslims themselves are doing to rescue their faith from those bent on abusing it,' he says. View a 60-minute version of this film online through the BBC.
A Call to Religious Futurists
Aug 3, 2007
Here is an address that Dr. Richard Kirby gave to religious futurists, gathered at the World Future Society in Minneapolis, MN, on role of the Joint Chaplaincy at those meetings, and the role of communities of practice to be part of God's great New Thing in our time.
No Tears for Mecca
Jul 23, 2007
In attending an Academy of Jerusalem conclave, U.S. Army Space Command scanner Ed Kiker speculates on the shifts within moderate Islam in a 'No Tears for Mecca' scenario, and then offers comments on the tenuous situation of the North Korean regime.
The Truth about Judas Iscariot
Jun 19, 2007
Recent discoveries of 'The Gospel of Judas' have spurred on intrigue into the 'lost disciple' of Jesus. Rabbi Moshe Dror reviews a new book 'The Truth about Judas Iscariot' by Dr. Yitzhaq Hayut-Man.
Future Bible Commentary
Jun 13, 2007
Can artwork, not just text serve as commentary on the Bible? Dr. Rabbi Moshe Dror has launched a regular commentary on the Hebrew Bible at IsraelSeen.com, using the artwork of Philip Ratner and others. Ponder anew what the Almighty can do in the transmodern age. [ Visit Website ]