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Spiritual Explorer: Sri Lanka’s Cash Culture

Editors Note: This article is part of a series. Follow along as Jacob explores widely different cultures and places and delves into the spirituality, history, and people that make these places unique. A thick cloud of red dust swirls under the tires of a jeep equipped to quite possibly drive straight through the thick underbrush […]

February 20th

Mosques in United Kingdom Go Green With “Green Up!”

Green Up! is the first Eco-Award scheme for mosques and Islamic groups in the United Kingdom. It is part of Green Up My Community! a joint campaign with FEMYSO (Federation of Muslim Youth & Student Organisations) across eight European countries. “We are very excited to be launching this new initiative, something that has never been done at the European […]

August 5th

Creationism and Evolution… and Environmentalism

Earlier this week Bill Nye, the famous Science Guy, and Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis debated evolution and creationism at the Kentucky Creation Museum. During the debate each presented evidence for their claim that creationism is, or is not, a viable scientific theory. Yes, that means that Mr. Ham actually presented evidence that the world is […]

February 7th

Hinduism and the Environment

Ishavasyam idam sarvam – This entire universe is to be looked upon as the Lord. – Shukla Yajur Veda, Ishavasya Upanishad – 1 Hinduism is an ancient and incredibly complex religion. Because it is practiced in so many varied ways by such a large population of people, it is hard to describe how all Hindus regard […]

January 31st

Islam and the Environment

And it is He who established gardens, trellised and un-trellised, and palm trees, and crops with different tastes, and olives, and pomegranate – fruits that are similar, yet dissimilar. Eat from their fruits, and give the due alms on the day of harvest, and do not waste anything. He does not like those who waste […]

January 21st

What Does Black Friday Say About Our Values?

One moment you’re existing in a golden haze of turkey, stuffing, football, and the love of your family and friends.  Then Black Friday (now Thursday) pops up and slaps you across the face!  All of a sudden you’re standing in the cold among strangers, and then — when the poor, overworked, underpaid employees of Walmart […]

November 29th

Thanksgiving From the Wampanoag Tribe’s Perspective

In the United States, we trace our Thanksgiving celebration to an autumn feast between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians.  We are told the story of the Pilgrims arriving at Plymouth on the Mayflower.  We know about their harsh first winter and the fact that many of them died.  But after some hard work, the […]

November 27th