CANTERBURY, England (RNS) As chairman of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation, Blair hopes in particular to spread its message to students across the continent during the next two years.
(RNS) Westerners are missing the point of meditation, according to one of the first American teachers of meditation, Brooklyn-born Lama Surya Das. He explains in his new book, “Make Me One With Everything.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Despite excitement in Sarajevo about the pope’s visit, some doubt it will have a lasting impact.
(RNS) Church is “like an ice cream parlor” — we may stop by if we like the flavor, a new survey finds.
CASABLANCA (Reuters) Girls as young as eight are forced to go to camps where they are shown how to please a man in bed in order to prepare them for married life, activists said at an international conference on ending child marriage.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) On a clear Arkansas spring afternoon after a day of horse riding, Wade Earp sighed and said, “I wish we didn’t have to have a gay rodeo. I wish we could just rodeo.”
(RNS) While he’s widely admired for his autobiographical writing about contemplative prayer and meditation, Merton’s work on racial justice is less well-known.
(RNS) “Once you’ve stood inside the cell and heard the sounds of an actual solitary confinement unit echoing in your very being, it becomes very hard to forget or to ignore,” said the Rev. Kate Edwards, a Zen Buddhist in Madison, Wis.
Mothers are best at conveying “the spiritual life is as real as the earth under our feet: We stand on it and we count on it,” a psychologist says.