Discovered that the Olympic flame came from the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia on 10 May -- its first step to London. The flame was lit from a parabolic mirror as the priestesses appeal to the god of light and sun, Apollo.
An article that reveals that spirituality may be good for your mental health.
Their voice needs to be part of the essential fabric of America. They have experienced a lot and hold the wisdom.
A research group did a study of the work force in India that included the work in the home from the mothers. The results indicated a significant gain when their labor was part to the picture of economic contribution (recent Twitter release).
Boy Scouts should be a place for young men to learn how to tolerate and live with the world. The disciplines of life are taught in such organizations for men to keep good character and lead responsible lives. This includes the appropriate use of abstinence. The Boy Scouts should be an ideal place for young gay men to learn this discipline. Sexual preference should not be an issue. It needs to be regarded as any personality trait may be in one's identity that is NOT aberrant.
The religion of purity is important to uphold life. How we live this is critical. Religions have different practices that uphold a pure and holy life. Even true secularism may prescribe a holy way of life. Purity in an impure world can be an ominous force. How do we work with our brethren in a way that secures their lives while not imposing such powerful beliefs? The new understanding with fasting is to fast peaceably. What might that mean to a path that upholds very strict fasting laws?
This is the posited dilemma that men and women face today. Slides were presented to the Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women and shared with USC's school of Gender Studies. This slide was presented in 2011. The other slide at a later date.
It is important that we find answers to the gender question with tolerance and love. Today men face ominous forces to contend with and independent women must too. How do we protect our people without turning on each other? Since men have predominating authority in our culture, it is important that we address their concerns along with bringing women forward as much as possible.
An excellent article for inclusivity.
Is America too preoccupied with physical contact? I remember in the travels to India in my early years where it wasn't uncommon for two men to be holding hands (not sexually but in friendship) and laughing playfully together. This became less apparent as the years continued. From what I understand, the Western participants were less accustomed to this type of love (friendship as God's children would have together). The stark displays in some photography make me wonder why it repulses me or why I feel disdain when I see them. Then I remembered what happened and realized that some of our sincere humanity may be denied if we keep too stoic an approach to life.
Maureen Kris is educated in advanced spiritual studies, political science and international relations. For more details please visit: http://brentwoodspiritualstudiesinstitute.org/maureen-kris-bio.html