Teshuvah, literally returning to God’s will, is the focus during the ten days of repentance in the Judaic calendar which culminates at Yom Kippur. With many Unitarian Universalists having different concepts of God, what can Teshuvah mean for us?
Topic: World Religions
Though she lived almost 1000 years ago, Hildegard of Bingen, Saint and Doctor of the Church, feels contemporary! Not content simply to be Benedictine abbess, she was also a philosopher, mystic, playwright, composer, environmentalist and a proponent of the Divine Feminine. What does she call … read more.
What do a Catholic nun, a Bible-thumping Christian pastor, and a Latino UU minister have in common? How have a fleeing band of wandering Jews eating flat bread inspired African Americans, Latin Americans, Koreans, Indians, and so many others?
Philosophy in the West tells us that our goals, that which we don’t yet possess, are achieved through striving and effort. Many Eastern philosophies seem to work in reverse – that much of what we seek is inherent. What can this mean for us?
Eid al-Adha is the Muslim Feast of the Sacrifice which takes place on Tuesday of this week. This holiday commemorates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son in submission to God’s will. It is also an expression of the covenantal relationship between Abraham and God. What … read more.
“When in Rome, do as you done in Milledgeville.” Author and Georgia native Flannery O’Connor was a devout Catholic who deplored being dismissed by critics as a female Christian writer from the South. A yearning to be “intelligently holy” permeates her writing and her life at … read more.
Each of Buddhism’s Four Immeasurables — loving-kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity — has a far enemy and a near enemy. Cruelty is the far enemy of compassion. That’s apparent. However it’s the near enemies that can trip us up — responses and emotions that seem … read more.