You are who you choose to be! ~The SBNR.org Team
Spirituality News & Posts:
1. Mary Knight: Conversions: God Answered Her Road Call
“When people speak of conversion, they usually refer to a specific religion, but this was not the case for me. If I had to call it anything, I’d say my conversion was more like an awakening to something I already was: someone who sees God in everything.”
2. Ottawa Citizen: Does Religion Unite or Divide People?
“It divides by the very nature of having different religions, which then become different faith communities, which are inevitably divided because of the differences. The divisions are tolerable up to the point that they become cause to vilify other faiths, and the members of those faiths.”
3. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush: The Karmapa: Tibetan Buddhism’s Next Great Leader? “While it is impossible for the Karmapa to become the next Dalai Lama for the obvious reason of lineage, he has begun to command the spiritual resonance and political heft associated with his elder Tibetan spiritual leader. In the years to come, the Karmapa may play a crucial role in the central concern of Tibet – China. The Chinese government recognizes the Karmapa’s legitimacy which may make him a powerful negotiating partner in that ongoing struggle.”