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Sacred Objects: Crosses

Part 1

We begin our exploration of the symbolism of the cross with the loud, background noise of coughing. At least that’s how I begin the exploration, because, this week as I was reflecting on this sacred object we encounter in religions around the world, I was suffering and recovering from the flu. 2,304 more words

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Sacred Objects: Tears

“There is a sacredness in tears,” writes American author Washington Irving. “They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.” 2,130 more words

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The Influence of the Life and Work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Today's Religious Faiths

Delivered at the 2nd Annual Cobb County SCLC/MLK Interfaith Forum

Days before his assassination, Dr. King said to Harry Belafonte, “Are we integrating into a burning house?” Now this is a remarkable question. 3,147 more words

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Sacred Objects: Stones

What does it mean to be a spiritual being having a human experience?

In every place, and in every time, where people engage the depths and heights of their best and most enlightened values and aspirations—when people try to… 2,425 more words

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Deepen Into The Heart

The silent snow comes down
white and weightless;
snowfall makes no noise,
falls as forgetting falls,
flake after flake.

These words of Miguel de Unamuno help me to understand my experience this past Friday when the snow fell. 1,713 more words

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Practicing Reverence

Listen to two stories that illustrate how ancient cultures prized reverence as one of the highest virtues.

The first comes from the Pygmy people of the Central African nation of the Congo Republic. 2,300 more words

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True Belonging

I want to begin this morning by reflecting on a powerful concept that comes to us from emotional intelligence researcher and author Brene Brown.

The concept is “true belonging.” 1,983 more words

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