The Global Oneness – SBNR Daily 1-14-11


Mature vs Immature Religion, Handling Religious Differences with Your Spouse, Stop Rewarding Dehumanizing Rhetoric…

The Global Oneness – SBNR Daily 1-14-11

Today’s Goodness: The Global Oneness Project produces films, media and educational materials which explore how the simple notion of interconnectedness can be lived in today’s complex world. Since 2006 they have been traveling the world gathering stories that not only question the current paradigm but also reveal our greater human potential.

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Have a fantastic weekend! ~The SBNR Team

Today’s Teaching:


“…the tendency to equate faith with doctrine, and then argue about terminology and concepts, distracts us from what faith is actually about. In my understanding, whether faith is connected to a deity or not, its essence lies in trusting ourselves to discover the deepest truths on which we can rely.”

From: Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience
By Sharon Salzberg

Today’s Meditation:


“Strangers are friends you have yet to meet”

Spirituality Posts:

1. Father Lou Guntzelman: Some Characteristics of a Mature and Immature Religion
“Recalling this bold statement is not to diminish religion or religious-minded people. It’s to encourage spiritual growth in a culture that is increasingly becoming more spiritually illiterate.”

2. Mark A. Chinn: How to Successfully Handle Religious Differences with Your Spouse
“Certainly, there are disputes over religious leanings, but overall, I have found that religious beliefs come in many “flavors,” and what seems to be important is for a couple to value spirituality individually and as a guidepost in the marriage.”

3. Chris Stedman: Time to Stop Rewarding the Dehumanizing Rhetoric
“Every day, countless nonreligious Americans go about living ethical lives that positively contribute to their communities… I hope that defending the nonreligious against rhetorical attacks like those made in the wake of this tragedy will become as instinctual as responding to those directed at our Muslim, Jewish, or Hindu neighbors.”

Top Spirituality News:

1. CNN: John Paul Beatification News Could Come Friday, Reports Say
“The Vatican could announce as soon as Friday that the late Pope John Paul II is to be beatified, putting him on the verge of sainthood, several Italian newspapers reported this week.”

2. The Washington Post/AP:
Westboro Baptist Church Agrees to Not Protest Slain Child’s Funeral

“A Kansas church known for picketing the funerals of slain servicemen and blaming their deaths on the country’s tolerance of homosexuality won’t protest at the funerals of any victims of the shooting rampage in Tucson, Ariz.”

3. The National Post: Saskatchewan Officials Must Perform Gay Marriages
“In giving a resounding “no” to proposed laws that would have allowed Saskatchewan marriage commissioners to opt out of uniting same-sex couples on religious grounds, the province’s top court was very clear about the potential impact of such legislation.”


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