What happens in our bodies and in our brains when we join together in a communal liturgy, where people sing or dance or celebrate together?
The policy action response—vis-à-vis that of “thoughts and prayers”—suggests a rejection of religion for solving the gun violence epidemic in the U.S. But it’s a bit more complicated and more faith-full than it appears upon first glance.
What would happen if we took Unetaneh Tokef literally, and truly ask the questions it poses?
When you use God to explain all the things that you can’t currently understand, then you are setting God up to be gone one day, when we do understand those things.
This prayer recited as day turns to night helps to acknowledge moments of transition we often miss.
If humans have learned over eons that intercessory prayer doesn’t “work”, why do we keep doing it?
How can the workplace and our other social institutions help dispel the myth that everyone is just in it for themselves?
Sometimes we need to be jolted out of our daily complacency to see the true wonder of the natural world.
Quality isn’t necessarily about the latest approaches to engaging people — and it also can’t be faked.
When it comes to religious rituals, the goal is to see, “How is this impacting my life, my outlook, or my connection with others?”