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Can there be a spiritual response to the presidential campaign?

A tough question, this one. Certainly there are a number of responses which are not particularly spiritual, as tempting as they might be. For if we think of spirituality as the simple but extraordinarily difficult attempt to respond to life’s … Continue reading

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What is worth Saving?

What is As we cut the budgets and let the social programs wither, as global warming and invasive species threaten the integrity of ecosystems and human health, as endless and endlessly faster technological change leads everything that is solid to … Continue reading

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Spiritualiy and the Revoluition in the Middle East: Finding Faith in the Long View

Spirituality and the Revolutions in the Middle East: Finding Faith in the Long View [Note: Every other week I do a column at Patheos.com. http://www.patheos.com/About-Patheos/Roger-Gottlieb.html I particularly liked this one, hope you do too] How do we respond spiritually to … Continue reading

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Guess what? Democracy is a spiritual practice….

Guess what? Democracy is a spiritual practice…. Sounds strange, doesn’t it? After all, isn’t democracy about voting, political parties, equal rights, and the Supreme Court? Isn’t modern democracy a purely secular thing, from which religion has been (properly) banished? And … Continue reading

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