Teachings

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WATCH: Why Pray Outside?

Published on July 24th, 2014 | by Robyn Purchia

It’s hard to deny the divine, unearthly feeling looking at the high ceilings and bright, colorful windows of churches like the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. And as I ran my hands along the pillars of Hagia ... Read More


Islam

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Eco-Inspirational Pomegranate From Paradise

Published on July 24th, 2014 | by Aisha Abdelhamid

There’s more to the pomegranate than meets the eye. After all the health benefits scientists have discovered in this beloved, bright-red fruit, you might think we have learned all the secrets that pomegranates contain. But this ... Read More


Arts

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Values in Trivialism: “Songs From the Second Floor”

Published on July 23rd, 2014 | by Adam Balivet

Performing a trick on stage, a magician accidentally saws directly into his volunteer. Flagellants slowly march through city streets, past an endless sea of traffic, whipping themselves with rope. A man burns his furniture store down ... Read More


Current Events

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New Eco-Mosque in Dubai is First of Its Kind

Published on July 22nd, 2014 | by Robyn Purchia

There’s been a growing movement among Muslims to start putting the core environmental tenants of Islam into practice. Some Muslims are doing that by conserving water during Wudu — the spiritual practice of washing before prayer ... Read More


Art

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Mala and Mantra is Eco-Fashion that Nurtures the Soul

Published on July 22nd, 2014 | by Gina Merlino

One of the great things about shifts towards more environmentally friendly living is that it has had a positive impact on various industries. This includes fashion. Many new and long established companies are using sustainable methods ... Read More


Islam

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Islam and the Environment @ First Church of Berkeley

Published on July 21st, 2014 | by Robyn Purchia

This Sunday, I had the chance to talk to Ameena Jandali form the Islamic Networks Group, as part of the First Congregational Church of Berkeley’s three-part series titled, “Interfaith Perspectives on the Environment.” Jandali is a ... Read More


Judaism

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Kabbalah Reveals a Holy Quest to Repair the World

Published on July 21st, 2014 | by Alexandra Piacenza

How can Kabbalah, the system of mystical interpretation of Jewish scripture with roots in the 13th century, have a bearing on modern-day environmentalism? In the Kabbalistic view, God’s very act of creation has resulted in placing a ... Read More


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