Summary This document provides some commentary and news about the state of world religions. A better understanding of diverse views helps promote more effective interactions between people. Four Major Religions When measured by the number of adherents, there are only four major religions in the world: Christianity (31%), Islam (24%), Hinduism (15%), and Buddhism (7%). Minor… Continue reading Religion Report 2022
When hiking through a forest, it’s common to see a fallen tree that is being consumed by a combination of fungus, ants, and decomposition. The circle of life will eventually allow the tree to rot and turn into soil again. Xylophagy is a term used in ecology to describe the habits of an herbivorous animal… Continue reading Humans are apex predators who consume entire habitats, and we have reached peak growth.
Summary On 7 June 2020, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò wrote an open letter to President Donald Trump which describes an eternal spiritual struggle between the forces of good and evil. His letter refers to the recent protests in the United States. Rather than saying something potentially offensive like “there are good people on both sides”… Continue reading Archbishop Viganò: The Eternal Spiritual Struggle Between the Forces of Good and Evil
The Haredim are Jewish people who are very religiously observant. The following report offers some positive portrayals of the Haredim community and also criticisms of the community. Because the Haredim make up 30% of the population of Jerusalem, they have a strong and well defined community there. Here are some reasons why the Haredim may… Continue reading Documentary: The Haredim Represent 30% of Jerusalem’s Population
About “Pope Francis – A Man of His Word,” is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. The pope’s ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today’s global questions. From his… Continue reading Documentary: Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word – In Theaters 18 May 2018
The light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing and stopped at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection. The tailgating woman behind him was furious and honked her horn, screaming in frustration, as she missed her chance to get through… Continue reading Live According to Your Beliefs… and Bumper Stickers
[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Intro – Spanish” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Español El 21 de enero de 2017, en una entrevista con El País, el Papa Francisco discute la política y el popularismo de Estados Unidos. Aquí tenemos dos extractos de esa entrevista. Lea la entrevista completa en el sitio web de El País:… Continue reading El País Entrevista con el Papa Francisco (El País Interview with Pope Francis)
Inspiring Advertising Ad Video In this new ad from Amazon, two old friends meet for a cup of tea and discover they share a problem. Originally published to YouTube on 17 Nov 2016. Interview Below is a live recorded Q&A session video with the two men from the commercial, courtesy of Al Jazeera English. John… Continue reading Amazon Prime Commercial – Priest and Imam Meet for Tea
In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?” The other replies, “why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.” “Nonsense,” says the other. “There is no life after delivery. What… Continue reading An Allegory From the Womb About God, Belief in the Unseen, and Life After Death
Below are selected excerpts from the film The Quarrel. The complete film is very much worth viewing and sharing with others. You can order it through the producer’s website.
“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to… Continue reading “Love the earth and sun and the animals” ~ Walt Whitman
Activism > Advertising Summary. The Mormon Church recently launched a very high quality video campaign presenting a series of video vignettes showing the lives of diverse Mormons. These videos always ended with the statement, “and I’m a Mormon.” In reaction to the advertising campaign, ex-Mormons created a similar video campaign with video vignettes showing ex-Mormons.… Continue reading Ex-Mormon Advertising Video Initiative Offers Alternative to Mormon Message Campaign