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Hope Requires Adversity
Hope is not an emotion, nor is it faith. Hope is a confident, cognitive response to adversity, which grows out of surviving tough times.
Can Religion Help Addiction ?
Evidence is mounting that addictions are not a linear connection from chemicals to behavior, and that emotional and psychological isolation play important roles. What if the opposite of addiction is not sobriety, but human connection? What then?
Virtues - the Best Fuel for Business Success
Without virtuous behavior, material progress cannot be maintained over time. Without spirit, good character is impossible to sustain.
If Things Look Bad Change Your Perspective
Reality is what we imagine life is about. We really can imagine a better one. Religion has been telling us this for millennia. The current scientific view of how the brain works agrees.
Why Science and Religion Work Together
Religion without reason is superstition; science without ethics is crass materialism. Each provides the other with necessary tools to succeed in building a prosperous and peaceful world. Science and religion are wings of the same bird.
What is Religion ?
"Never mind all the trappings, all the ceremonial garments and the prayer rules and the fish on Friday. What is religion really for?"
How Education Needs to Change
Educational systems focused on preparing students for a 19th Century world no longer work. What changes can be made to develop collective perspective in which consultation and collaboration can help humanity survive complex global problems?
Can Religion Provide Hope for a Global Ethic ?
Book Review - "Hope for a Global Ethic: Shared Principles in Religious Scriptures," Brian D. Lepard; Bahá'í Publishing 2005
A Perspective from 12-Step Programs
Bahá'ís believe that all religion--that all knowledge--comes from the same source: one loving God. That Creator, by whatever name people may use, has given spiritual guidance throughout human history.
The Best Things to Pray for
In looking for ways to better understand what prayer is, as well as how to do it, I found Ruth Moffett's tiny 1933 book, "Do'a, On Wings of Prayer."
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