When You Go Beyond the Ego You Become an Offering to the World

Amy EdelsteinBlog, Dialogues, Featured Posts, Traditional Spirituality

Mata Amritanandamayi - Ammachi

An interview with Ammachi. A tiny dark-skinned woman draped in a white sari beams as she totters down the aisle of loving devotees. Their outstretched hands are like feather plumes, waving, reaching to brush her as she leaves the crowded hall. Her face is placid, strong and fully alert, as it has been unwaveringly for the last five hours, but … Read More

A Song that Goes On Singing

Amy EdelsteinBlog, Dialogues, Evolutionary Spirituality, Featured Posts

Spiral

An interview with philosopher & founder of Schola Contemplatonis Beatrice Bruteau. AE: In this issue we are exploring spiritual evolution and the relationship between enlightenment and evolution. You are one of the pioneering thinkers in evolutionary spirituality and your work has been devoted to bringing an evolutionary view to Christian contemplative life. In your book, God’s Ecstasy, you have said, … Read More

Spiritual Activism & Peacebuilding: A Work in Progress

Amy EdelsteinBlog, Cultural Development, Dialogues, Featured Posts, Social Activism, Values, Ethics, Morals

The Legacy of the Belgian Congo and the Story of Mulegwa Zihindula spokesperson for Pres. Joseph Kabila in 2002                      Raised in a village in Eastern Congo. Became a Christian Pastor. Received a Masters Degree in Conflict Transformation at a University in the US. Served as Spokesperson for President Joseph Kabila in … Read More

Calling for More Conscience on a Difficult Issue: Rigoberta Menchu Tum

Amy EdelsteinBlog, Cultural Development, Dialogues, Social Activism, Values, Ethics, Morals

 Amy Edelstein interviews Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum Equally at home with President Jaques Chirac and indigenous peoples from around the world, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Nobel Laureate and activist, stands out for her uncompromising ability to build bridges and bring the issues of the poor and often forgotten peoples of the world forward with strength, dignity, and fortitude. After the … Read More

A God-Shaped Hole at the Heart of Our Being

Amy EdelsteinBlog, Dialogues, Evolutionary Spirituality

An interview with theologian Dr. John Haught. Standing in front of the annual Metanexus conference on science and religion at the University of Pennsylvania in 2006, Dr. John F. Haught cut a quiet and impressive figure. One of the more passionate proponents of an evolved and evolving spirituality, Haught is personally committed to dissecting what he feels are the gross … Read More

Transforming the Seeds of Corruption

Amy EdelsteinBlog, Cultural Development, Dialogues, Featured Posts, Traditional Spirituality, Values, Ethics, Morals

Brother Wayne Teasdale

An interview with Brother Wayne Teasdale   “We have a universal responsibility to speak out when we see injustice, oppression, and the abuse of human rights, the rights of the earth, and other species,” writes an impassioned Brother Wayne Teasdale in his book The Mystic Heart. “Personally, I find the silence [on the crisis in Tibet] disturbing and morally indefensible; it … Read More