Spirituality and Politics

A recent study by The Fetzer Institute found that more than 80 percent of Americans consider themselves spiritual to some degree, and that those same people are also more likely to engage in politics than those who consider themselves non-spiritual. Spiritual practices often focus on values that are intimately connected to ethical issues and to political systems that may or may not uphold those values. Many honor their spiritual practices by moving those in power to uphold similar values in the public sphere, which can have far-reaching beneficial or harmful effects. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

How to Heal the Spiritual Pain of America

Over the past year, streams of commentaries have analyzed the ferocious and alarming combat marking this year’s presidential campaign. Few among them, however, include wide-ranging spiritual or theological accounts of what is transpiring.

'What Can We Do About Isis?’: How a Muslim Women’s Network Decided to Fight Terrorist Recruitment

Daisy Khan, founder of the Women's Islamic Initiative for Spirituality and Equality, writes about educating Muslims to resist the false promises made by ISIS.

America's Karma | Opinion

I've spent most of my professional life counseling people in despair. Due to the work I do, people don't usually come to me because things are going well.

Beyond Good and Evil

It sounds simple, yet it’s more than a technique for resolving conflict. It’s a different way of understanding human motivation and behavior. - D. Killian

In Thanksgiving Spirit, Keep Daca Dreamers at the Family Table

Serene Jones reflects on the meaning of Thanksgiving when so many in the United States face poverty, inequality, racism and more.


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