The Risks of Islamophobia to Every American

  Dalia Mogahed This insightful, brief video challenges the popular idea that 9/11 caused increased Islamophobia, and counters that elections are actually the greatest source of surges in anti-Muslim bigotry.  Mogahed’s research also illustrates the links between increases in Islamophobia with increases in many forms of bigotry, particularly antisemitism.  Her work highlights the connection between … Continue reading The Risks of Islamophobia to Every American

Undomesticated Buddha

    Santikaro Upasaka When we enter into a Buddhist path of life, whatever the entryway – meditation, study of the teachings, serving community, ritual – we learn to bring the Buddha home. The more at home Buddha is in us, the more vibrant and profound our spiritual life will be. In my own life … Continue reading Undomesticated Buddha

A Rabbi’s Plea: We Need Slavery Reparations In Order to Move Forward

Shmuly Yanklowitz It’s clear that the trauma of slavery continues to impact the contemporary American psyche. Hanging in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is an indelible, haunting painting. It’s a maritime scene: a yellow sun setting above a blood-red sky while hurtling, unruly waves carry an 18th century ship. These elements don’t stir … Continue reading A Rabbi’s Plea: We Need Slavery Reparations In Order to Move Forward

Acting Out of Love and Listening: A Radical Response for Our Troubling Times

By Sister Simone Campbell, SSS   I have been challenged by the new Trump Administration to find the right place for NETWORK in our effort to create an economy of inclusion. Part of me wants to resist every move, every nomination, every tweet, every lie, and every outrageous utterance. But I know that such absolute … Continue reading Acting Out of Love and Listening: A Radical Response for Our Troubling Times