Increase Your Holiday Spirit With These 3 Tips

Published on December 18th, 2014 | by Robyn Purchia

This post is part of Important Media’s More Love, Less Stuff holiday event. We’re sharing ideas to redefine holiday traditions to be less about stuff and more about gratitude, compassion, and love. While it may be ... Read More


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Buddhist Monks Teach “Children of Flowers”

Published on December 17th, 2014 | by Gina Merlino

In the midst of rapid economic development, industrialization has created an unprecedented amount of pollution. Nowhere is this more evident than in China. However, the good news is that there has been increasing interest in sustainability ... Read More


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Pope Francis Prays in Turkey’s Blue Mosque

Published on December 16th, 2014 | by Aisha Abdelhamid

Making his sixth Apostolic journey abroad, Pope Francis visited Turkey in an outreach of interfaith generosity. Going at the invitation of both the Turkish government and the Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomaios I, Pope Francis also spent time ... Read More


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Can Science and Religion Be Friends?

Published on December 16th, 2014 | by Alexandra Piacenza

It comes as no surprise that the earliest pioneers of science were also men of faith. Religion was far more central to society in general and was the predominant sponsor of academic institutions during the time ... Read More


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Thoreau’s Life in the Woods

Published on December 15th, 2014 | by Adam Balivet

Throughout Thoreau’s philosophy one can see a sort of neo-Taoism, specifically a way of understanding “higher” thought, spiritual and otherwise, through his reverance of nature: “It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, ... Read More

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