Cultural Column

As society evolves our cultural evolution column discusses breakthroughs in a variety of areas from the leading edge of evolutionary thinking.

The World of Subtle Energy

What if you could live in a world in which you felt connected to and in harmony with your environment, in touch with yourself and others around you, in control of your health and well- being and able to feel pa...

Mastering Emotional Dexterity

“Words” said the late Irish poet John O’Donohue “are the bridge between the visible and the invisible.” As we speak, we reveal the hidden roads of our own experiences. Somehow these are evident to the listener who senses a depth and responds to the trust of a speaker willing to show themselves.

When God Falls Out Of The Sky

In the second decade of the 21st century, God is no longer “up there” ready to save us. Until very recently, that creative principle was something that we would ask for help from. But I believe we have reached...

Do We Need Faith To Believe In Progress?

What if our mystics, enlightened ones, and great religious traditions incorporated the “good news” of progress into their perennial teachings of timeless wisdom? Maybe then they could inspire us not to fear the future, but to be even more deeply, spiritually motivated to create a better future.

Sustainability in Crisis

Our world is facing a crisis of unprecedented proportions. Sustainability in Crisis was a conference organized jointly by The Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics and the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion to learn what sort of economy is needed for sustainable consumption and production.