Category: Autumn/Winter 2017

‘They Needed to be Heard’

Text, quotes, and images from an exhibit that breathes new life into ancient ocarinas, clay instruments which played a significant role in the Mesoamerican world.

Can the Women Do Something?

An inspiring call to action from the Nobel laureate who brought women together across religious, ethnic, and political differences to restore peace in Liberia. By Leymah Gbowee

‘Every Little Pine Needle’

Thoreau had a deeply religious cast of mind, but he experienced revelation in nature, and trees were his guides. By Richard Higgins

The Politics of Preaching

To tell a congregation the truth, to condemn our world while admitting that we cannot see our way clear of it, is a political and prophetic act. By Matthew L. Potts

The Advice of Mencius

The central focus of Mencius’s thinking was how to let our goodness blossom and how to prevent ourselves from falling prey to immorality. By Jin Li

Zhu Xi’s Breakthrough

Zhu Xi proposed that each of us must cultivate “reverential attention” so that together we might create more harmonious communities. By Stephen C. Angle

Facing the Fierce Land of I

Gandhi’s translation of a verse from the Bhagavad Gita invites and commands us to return to what’s essential before taking action. By Eliza Griswold

Buddhist Ethics

A selected reading list from Charles Hallisey’s course on Buddhist Ethics.

Where Silence Lives

The documentary In Pursuit of Silence creates a space for a long overdue conversation about the nuanced subject of silence. By Timothy L. Gallati