The Future of Buddhism “Buddhism teaches that our lives are completely interpenetrated, and none of us can be free until all of us are free. We are taught to see the suffering born of delusion, greed, and hatred in our own hearts and – by extension – our communities. And of course, right in the heart of the teachings, we see that liberation from suffering is also possible, if we are brave enough to keep our eyes open and our hearts dedicated to the work of doing so.” — Yael Shy Continue reading “A Woman’s Thoughts: The Future of Buddhism”
“There will always be people who don’t understand, who are fueled by hatred, racism and bigotry. The future of Islam depends on Muslims deciding whether we will be fueled by examples of hope or examples of hatred. Around me I see many who are doing more of the former than the latter, and finding in turn a courageous voice that is both speech and action.” — Imam Khalid Latif Continue reading “An Imam Reflects: The Future of Islam”
“The Jewish tradition, people, and faith have three possible paths ahead: fracture, unity, or plurality. The path we choose will determine our future for generations to come. These possibilities are driven by realities that we never thought possible, either in Israel or the Diaspora.” — Rabbi Joshua Stanton Continue reading “Judaism and the Future of Faith”
To make its first interactive graphic novel, specifically for online audiences, SBS has adapted the title short story in Nam Le’s hugely acclaimed anthology The Boat. The result is emotionally moving and intriguing. It’s also hard to describe: despite film, television, magazines and books now being consumed on a range of hardware there has been limited genuine creative experimentation with form. Continue reading “Recreating a Refugee Narrative: The Boat”
Australian Catholic University – Fitzroy Campus – is offering a short course on Introduction to World Religions. The course is open to the public and credits 5 hours towards teaching religion in Catholic schools. Continue reading “Short Course on World Religions”
Could Christianity’s future lie in Buddhism’s past? This is a possibility that’s been haunting me lately, but in a good way, I think.
One big critique, understandably, of postmodern views on Christian spirituality is that there’s too much time and energy spent deconstructing old systems and ways of thinking that need to be torn down or reimagined, while lacking the same effort to build up something more helpful — more Christ-like — in its place.
Around the world, familiar routines shape our days and weeks: waking, washing, dressing, eating and, for many people, praying. Come, watch a video.
The Learn Jainism website can help you learn more about the ancient Indian faith of Jainism. You will find online activities, pictures that you can use at home or in the classroom, places to visit, videos and much more.
Sea of Faith in Australia (Sofia) announce The 2015 SoFiA Conference, Religion in Education: children, ethics, faith and meaning, which will be conducted at the Twin Towns Resort, Coolangatta, Queensland, on 22 – 24 May, 2015.
The Tony Blair Faith Foundation and McGill University are delighted to announce an intensive training course entitled ‘Education and Security: The Challenge of Religious Diversity’. The course will take place in Montreal, Canada from 15-20 June and applications are currently welcomed from security, policy, education and development professionals and researchers. The course consists of a series of workshops which will explore policy options for countering religious extremism through effective education that promotes open-mindedness, understanding and dialogue within often complex faith-based and secular contexts.