Progressive Revival
November 2008 Archives

This is an inspiring video of two Rabbis, one Chabad, one Reform, both talking about countering the evil in Mumbai with Good. Embedded video from CNN Video

Look at this young kid’s face.  This is a photograph taken of one of the terrorists by Sebastian D’Souza.  He is so young and was so twisted.  It reminds me of my friend Eboo Patel and his book “Acts of […]

Terrorist attacks on Mumbai have provoked Meenakshi Ravi to write this on Huffingtonpost: Four years ago, the Hindu-dominated, right wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was dismissed from government by an Indian electorate that saw through its glossy ‘India Shining’ campaign […]

With our thoughts, we can build a system of spiritual quarantine for terrorists and would-be terrorists. We don’t have to know who they are. The Creator does.   Just do this. For a minimum of five minutes every day, meditate in the following […]

Pope Benedict XVI has been making the news lately. On theoccasion of Barack Obama’s election victory, he sent a personal congratulatorymessage and emphasized working with the new president on issues of “peace,solidarity and justice.”  When the Vatican spokesman was asked […]

O God, we thank you for this earth, our home; For the wide sky and the blessed sun,For the salt sea and the running water,For the everlasting hillsAnd the never-resting winds,For trees and the common grass underfoot.We thank you for […]

Rick Warren, the most prominent Evangelical pastor of our day, has established a highly successful program arranging teams from his church to help specific villages in Africa. Given the effectiveness of his organizational skills and the extensive direct involvement that […]

My good friend Amy Sullivan is a very hard act to follow in any writing assignment, and she covered this topic very well for Time last week.  But in an attempt to help provide a little perspective for our good […]

(cross-posted on Thereis a danger in our polarized society of loudly critiquing missteps by ourpolitical or ideological opponents and remaining silent when they do the rightthing.   Today,Bob Jones Universityjust did the right thing and showed humility and Christian repentance […]

As Barack Obama appoints his cabinet there is one area upon which the president-elect and his aids, as well as the media have been largely silent – the President’s Council for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.   In a speech on […]