Non-violently Bending the Moral Arc of the Universe

It is far too easy to believe that achieving true justice through active, non-violent resistance is just a pipe dream. That it is a lovely concept, but that it is mostly ineffective when placed within the context of the modern realities of power and dominance. The reality is that nothing could be further from the … Continue reading Non-violently Bending the Moral Arc of the Universe

Nationalism is Destroying Spirituality and Society

“Nationalism is not to be confused with patriotism. Both words are normally used in so vague a way that any definition is liable to be challenged, but one must draw a distinction between them, since two different and even opposing ideas are involved. By ‘patriotism’ I mean devotion to a particular place and a particular … Continue reading Nationalism is Destroying Spirituality and Society

Social Justice as a Spiritual Practice

The concept of “peace” is at the heart of most of the world’s religions. Christianity tells us “Blessed are the peacemakers.” The Muslim greeting, "As-Salaam-Alaikum," literally means, “peace be with you.” In Judaism, the Hebrew word for peace is shalom, which is derived from one of the names of God. One of the purposes of … Continue reading Social Justice as a Spiritual Practice