Aghor person carrying a skull
June 28th, 2017

CNN recently sent a religious correspondent into northern India to learn about the Aghor religion, a unique sect of Hinduism notorious for its extreme ritualistic practices, such as eating human flesh. What the reporter found was exactly that – and … Continue reading

Native American group protesting pipeline
January 25th, 2017

Last fall thousands of people descended upon the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota to protest the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, an oil pipeline whose construction threatened sacred tribal artifacts and burial sites. Protesters voiced environmental concerns regarding the pipeline itself, while also stressing … Continue reading

Humility
October 8th, 2013

“They are forever free who renounce all selfish desires and break away from the ego-cage of ‘I’, ‘me’, and ‘mine’ to be united with the Lord. This is the supreme state.”-Bhagavad Gita Humility, or being humble, is being respectful, submissive, … Continue reading

ULC, Universal Life Church, violence, rape
January 9th, 2013

Most of us expect our spiritual leaders to defend the poor, needy, and oppressed. We expect them to speak out on behalf of victims of violent crimes such as rape, assault, and murder – and for the most part that … Continue reading