The newspapers and media endlessly speak of the difficulty folks have with their neighbors—countries, cities, religions, corporations, agencies and of course, in actual neighborhoods. Seems to me that the secret in getting along might start at the doorstep of “those people who live next door.” What do you think?
For some people, the primary synonym for religion is kindness. Here are words from the Dalai Lama: “Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion. This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need […]
Today we tackle the “G-word” and what it means for modern Unitarian Universalists. First question: is there a problem? Answer: Yes. Then: is there a solution? Yes, but it won’t be an easy task. Finally: does this topic make any difference? Yes, since God is NOT a problem for billions of people, but is, in […]
Imam Yama Niazi serves as Religious Director of the Islamic Society of Santa Barbara