(RNS) — Back in 1965, the renowned Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh wrote a letter to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., in which the anti-war activist sought to explain to the civil rights icon why monks were...
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — They were a small, mostly overlooked population of first- and second-generation American immigrants until the United States was attacked, seemingly out of nowhere, by people from the country many of them had left behind. Suddenly they...
Wynn Bruce, a 50-year-old climate activist and Buddhist, set himself on fire in front of the U.S. Supreme Court last week, prompting a national conversation about his motivation and whether he may have been inspired by Buddhist monks...
(The Conversation) — It would be quite appropriate for a college professor to assume students know that a tree is alive and a rock is not. Or would it? For several summers, I have had the pleasure of teaching biology to...
(RNS) — Buddhist-oriented mental health practitioners are an assorted bunch. Some are hardcore meditators fully devoted to their dharma path. Others rarely formally meditate and do not identify as Buddhists but find themselves aligned with Buddhist concepts that they...
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (RNS) — The words “Jesus Lives” are emblazoned across a  dilapidated unoccupied structure on the busy intersection of Warner Avenue and Nichols Lane in this Orange County city south of Los Angeles. The building’s windows are boarded...
(RNS) — A man once asked a Masai elder, “What makes a good morani?”— a good warrior. The elder answered, “When the moment calls for fierceness, a good morani is very ferocious. And when the moment calls for kindness, a...
(RNS) — For three centuries, Trinity Episcopal Church has tried to meet the spiritual needs of the small community of Southport, Connecticut, about an hour and a half outside of New York. As more and more of the church’s neighbors...
NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of Tibetan exiles marched near the Chinese Embassy in the Indian capital of New Delhi on Friday and held a protest rally while denouncing the Beijing Winter Olympics and demanding freedom for their region. The...
(RNS) — As the Beijing Winter Olympics get underway, NBC will pull out all the stops to cover heartwarming stories of Team USA, and we’ll get an eyeful of the stagecraft put on by the host country to make...