interspirituality

It seems to me that one of the consequences of the decline of institutional religion in America – and it’s also a cause of that decline, by the way – is that we have created a spiritual care vacuum. Mind you, I’m not talking about religious education. I am talking about spiritual care. To look…

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I sometimes speak with brides who tell me they want their wedding to be “non-denominational.” When I ask what they mean by that, they will often tell me that they have a really diverse guest list and family – some are Jewish, some are Roman Catholic, and others are “non-denominational,” by which they really mean…

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Scientists tell us that the universe is always expanding. So, too, is our knowledge of the universe and the things contained within it. It makes no sense whatsoever, therefore, to believe that any of the ancient religious or spiritual traditions contain everything there is to know about the Divine. To believe that they do is…

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The only way we can reconcile the Buddhist teaching about non-attachment with the social justice teachings in the Christian tradition is to realize that Buddha’s teaching about non-attachment refers to non-attachment to our ego. We should be attached to our families, our loved ones, and our values. We should work to eliminate injustice, poverty, homelessness,…

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At its heart, Interspirituality is being free and comfortable walking into your primary spiritual center and announcing you went to a spiritual center from a completely different tradition last week, knowing you won’t have anyone looking at you like Barney Fife. You also know that you won’t be thought less of for following your spiritual…

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Ultimate truth cannot differ from culture to culture or it is no longer ultimate. For example, scientific truths are scientific truths. Water doesn’t freeze at one temperature in one culture and at another temperature somewhere else. The same is true of spiritual truth. Although we surround our understandings of spiritual truth with different cultural practices…

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