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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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Science and Spirituality Should be Friends, Promise of a New Era in Faith, Just Doing It is Just Jewish…

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Love and let love! ~The SBNR Team


Today’s Goodness:

Waging Peace, fighting disease, building hope… this is what the nonpartisan Carter Center offers to those in need. Founded by President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, the center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health without duplicating the effective efforts of others.

Check out what The Carter Center is doing to make a difference.


Spirituality News & Posts:

1. Deepak Chopra: Science and Spirituality Should be Friends
“With no data to support the existence of God, there is also no reason for religion and science to close the gap between them. Yet the gap has indeed been closing… Despite the noisy atheists, two trends in spirituality and science have started to converge. One is the trend to seek God outside the church.”

2. Rabbi Alan Lurie: The Promise of a New Era in Our Conversation About Faith
“We learn through experience, though, that our existence, and the universe in which we live, are much, much more complex than any single approach can ever encompass, and that we have a wide variety of ways to know our reality, each adding something vital to our comprehension.”

3. The Thoughtful Spot: Just Doing It is Just Jewish
“Jews seem much more interested in and committed to bringing God into daily life than transcending daily life in favor of “more” spiritual pursuits. In Judaism, every moment of life is spiritual. The fact that so many Jews are so dedicated to celebrating and honoring the many Jewish holidays each year is a very practical expression of this theology.”

4. The New York Times: Philadelphia Archdiocese Suspends 21 Priests
“The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Tuesday that it had placed 21 priests on administrative leave from active ministry in connection with credible charges that they had sexually abused minors.”

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