Eastern Religions

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The Quest for Human Unity

Religious diversity shows that we are in truth complementary, not competitive.

Where was God in Oklahoma?

Teachers carry children away from Briarwood Elementary School after a tornado destroyed the school in Oklahoma. (Paul Hellstern / Oklahoman … Continued

‘Lincoln’ rekindles equality

PHOTO BY DAVID JAMES Still of Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln. Photo by David James, SMPSP – © 2012 – DreamWorks … Continued

Wisdoms for Obama on Diwali

AFP/GETTY IMAGES An Indian Sikh devotee lights oil lamps at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Nov. 13, 2012, on … Continued

Never forgot: Lessons from Judaism on how to cope with Alzheimers

Courtesy Trish and George Vradenburg Trish and George Vradenburg at the National Alzheimer’s Gala. Twenty years ago, we lost Trish’s … Continued

We can learn from Wade Michael Page

Mario Tama GETTY IMAGES Supporters gather during a candlelight vigil in Union Square for victims of the Wisconsin Sikh temple … Continued

Diwali at the White House

Thursday evening my teenage daughter asked me to help her review for an AP U.S. Government exam on the Bill … Continued

Atheists know more about religion than the religious

Why is anyone surprised at the findings of a new survey of American religious knowledge, released last week by the … Continued

Is there such a thing as karma?

Q: Is there such a thing as karma? By Ramesh Rao I remember, way back when I was still trying … Continued

Change the vocabulary of war

War–when the diplomatic arbitrators have failed and fundamental conflicts are unresolved–is, it seems, an eternal reality. War, indeed, contravenes every … Continued

Can Fasting Save the World?

By Bruce Feilerauthor If you’re looking for a way to bring together believers and scientists, here’s a tip that could … Continued

Obama and Notre Dame: Profiles in Courage

What did you think of President Obama’s commencement speech Sunday at Notre Dame? How will the Notre Dame controversy change … Continued

Military Must Never Suppress Free Exercise

The courts have historically recognized government’s responsibility to provide religious services for those who are confined and unable to avail … Continued

Four Thousand Years and Counting

For a Christian, I had a partly Jewish upbringing. My father, a civil engineer, worked for a construction company that … Continued

Religion: Merciful, Merciless, Inescapably Human

I do not agree with the Dalai Lama that all religious traditions carry basically the same message of love, compassion, … Continued

Eastern Practices

First off, recall that Judaism and Christianity were born as “eastern religions;” we call their birthplace “the Middle East” and … Continued

Teach About Religion Through Shared Values

We require American students to know algebra to graduate from high school. We require them to understand our political system … Continued

Know-Nothing Nation: Flunking Religion Too

The United States is the most religious nation in the developed world, if religion is measured by churchgoing (or, to … Continued