The Black Madonna of Czestochowa or Our Lady of Czestochowa has been revered by the Polish people for at least seven centuries. The power and mystery of this ancient icon draw millions of pilgrims.
In many nations, patriarchal religion is the primary type of religion. Cultural and social beliefs pervade faiths and work to oppress females, and certain religious practices keep many women from fulfilling their potential or from living with privileges that other women may have. Nonetheless, women...
Exploring the spiritual, emotional and intellectual effect of hero/savior cultural beliefs. An examination of how savior/hero mythology initially bonds a society, and how it can hinder true change.
The Serenity prayer is one of the most widely known and quoted prayers of all time, very likely second only to the Lord's Prayer. Here's the history and the man behind this great, yet simple prayer.
Is Religion An Addiction? - The psychology and physiology of religion compel a comparison with drug use. Symptoms of the God addiction are alarmingly familiar.
The swastika is a universal symbol adopted by many religions after realizing the power and auspiciousness associated with it. It is an ancient symbol with use widespread throughout the world. The Indian culture highly values the Swastika and attributes it to good fortune. Having both philosophical...
John Loftus asks believers to critique their own religion by the same standards that they critique other religions. But what if the reason they reject other religions is because they believe their own
When there is life there is death and when there is death there is grief. According to the Cambodian Buddhist, we do not view death as the end of one's life but rather as the end of a life cycle. We believe in reincarnation/rebirth. When there is death in the Khmer Buddhist community, there is a...
My New Journey With Tzu Chi. Rejuvenating oneself with the stream of living Dharma. Immerse oneself amongst living beings with compassion.
Surviving a Polish wedding takes stamina. Read how one American adapted by conforming to the cultural norms of the Polish.