Pope Francis Embraces Religion and Science

Here is a worthwhile read-- Thus, while creationists may reject science out of religious belief, other religious believers accept and embrace what science tells us -- and frequently also do so out of religious motivations. Check out this link to Chris Mooney's recent Washington Post article exploring Religion and Science--Our new pro-science…

Beyond White Privilege is Human Privilege

Recent news events spark conversation across America about White Privilege—a harmful current more damaging than blatant discrimination because society's dominant race is mostly unaware of the benefits we enjoys at other’s expense. White Privilege first pierced American society in 1988 when Wellesley women’s –studies scholar Peggy McIntosh published “White Privilege and Male Privilege.” In the article she…

Mindful Advocacy and Spiritual Authority

As a professional advocate for twenty-plus years, I can say people of my ilk don't know we do our jobs in two separate but simultaneous realms. First, advocates work in what is called the “historical” realm—this is the every-day world where we commute to work, sit in meetings, draft emails, lobby, educate, and demonstrate. We define…

What is #MindfulAdvocacy?

Speaking with friends the other day, a question arose: "What is #MindfulAdvocacy?" Here is the gist of my response. Mindful Advocacy begins with awareness. Our hearts open as we fall in love and come to understand our connection with our beloved. We cherish our dependent co-arising or inter-being with another. Awake to our…