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Dalai Lama Joins Nobel Peace Summit in Rome

“Nothing is as antagonistic to peace as the human mind without love, compassion, and reverence for life and nature.” This is the first statement of the final declaration issued by nine Nobel Peace Prize winners deliberating the ways and means of living life in peace. “Peace thrives,” stated the Nobel Peace Laureates, “where governance protects […]

December 29th

Tree Cathedral in Italy Celebrates Nature

From the Sagra Familia in Barcelona, to the Buddhist cave temples, architects and artists around the world have used nature to inspire beautiful places of worship. But Italian artist Giuliano Mauri has taken the connection between nature and spirituality a step further. In his Cattedrale Vegetale (or Tree Cathedral), the church is not just a […]

December 8th

World Cup Spirituality and Environmentalism? Of Course!

In the heat of the 2014 World Cup, I’ve been rereading parts of Soccer in Sun and Shadow, Eduardo Galeano’s poetically subjective history of “the beautiful game.” The team of Galeano’s home country, Uruguay, will face Italy on Tuesday, in each team’s third game of the first round — a more or less winner-take-all match. […]

June 23rd