Spirituality

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New Spirituality for New Times

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The most important call of the times is to constructively manage the emerging planetary civilization while honoring the diversity of cultures and to expand ourselves to embrace the full meaning of planetary consciousness, the essential interdependence and interconnectedness of all living beings and the earth.

Peter Senge on Science, Spirituality & Worldviews

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Those are basically three ways of saying who we are as human beings - head, heart, and hands. People have said it in many different ways. Chinese culture has three different traditions: Taoism, which is physically based; Confucianism, which is relational or the social philosophy of the heart; and Buddhism, which is more mentally centered.

Seven Acupuncture Points for Shifting Capitalism to Create a Regenerative Ecosystem Economy

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This paper explores the underlying system of thought that has led to our current economic, ecological, social, and spiritual crisis and proposes new ideas and leverage points for a green, inclusive, and intentional ecosystem economy.

Spirituality in Higher Education

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In spite of all the difficulties and dangers in the world today, and perhaps in response to them, a movement is underway towards transformation in nations and institutions. This movement will lead to an enhanced capacity for integrating different perspectives and ideas, in contrast to the extreme fragmentation and competition currently dominating much of our thinking.

Contemplation and Global Change

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In 1969, horrified by the war in Vietnam and the bombing of Cambodia, I left graduate school in search of a way of living on the planet that didn't require us to kill each other. I was deeply confused by what I perceived to be the utter disconnection between my own values and behavior and those of the people who were planning, funding and fighting that war.

Tension in Barcelona:Parliament of World’s Religions 2004

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On July 7-13, some 8000 persons gathered at the Forum Barcelona, Spain, for the 2004 Parliament of the World’s Religions. The 2004 theme was Pathways to Peace: The Wisdom of Listening, The Power of Commitment.

Embracing Spiritual Economics

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In every era of human history humanity has faced a unique challenge. Not long ago, the challenge was to reconcile science and religion. And, as we all know, that reconciliation process was not problem free; e.g., in fact, many people died because they argued that the Earth was round!

Global Spirituality and Global Consciousness

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Spirituality can refer to living a life of service, living an ethical life, having a transcendent experience or an altered state of consciousness, faith in and growth of relationship with a higher source, or even a belief and trust in nature and science. It can refer to the basic moral intuition for the pursuit of goodness, truth and beauty.

Caring for the Soul of the World

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Too often, spiritual imagination takes flight from the world and cannot seem to hold together the realm of being with the realm of doing. I once had a dream that showed me this necessity of holding contradictories without seeking resolution.

The Alfredo Sfeir-Younis Story

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Kosmos is honored to salute Alfredo Sfeir-Younis, a beloved member of the Kosmos Advisory Board and deeply respected and dedicated Global Citizen. Recently retired from twenty-nine years at the World Bank, he has devoted his life to alleviating the misery of poverty on a macro-scale and to embracing each individual who crossed his path with compassionate concern.