“My Life is My Message”- Gandhi
Sacred Activism: Mindfulness and Racial Justice
The author, from the embattled city of Baltimore, describes her transformation from angry Afro-Latina to mindful activist. She helps us understand Martin Luther King Jr.’s “beloved community” and Thich Nhat Hanh’s philosophy that “the impetus for our confrontation must come from a place of understanding and compassion.”
A Religious Wake-Up Call in the Matter of Drones
Is there really such a thing as a “Just War”? And even if there is, do drone attacks initiated from lounge chairs in the U.S. qualify? Reverend Paul Zahl wonders about the weak opposition to drones from the Christian community. He maintains that the “use of drones is not humane, because it totally objectifies the enemy by making them into a picture on a screen.”
Faith Communities Weigh in on Climate Change
“One of the most pervasive social challenges besetting communities around the world is the marginalization of girls and women – a condition further exacerbated by the impacts of climate change. Around the world, women are largely responsible for securing food, water and energy for cooking and heating. Scarcity of resources arising from climate change intensifies the woman’s burden and leaves less time to earn an income, attend school or care for the family.” This statement from the Baha’i, along with statements from Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and other faith groups is found on the Interfaith Power and Light website.