Neale Donald Walsch and U.S. philosopher-psychologist-mystic Ken Wilber appear together for the first time in a broadcast conversation about Integral Consciousness. They discuss spirituality, sexuality, psychology, business, politics and much more.
ITHACA, N.Y., Oct. 9, 2007 (AP) -- Achieving global peace must begin with each person attaining an inner peace first, the Dalai Lama told a capacity audience at New York's Cornell University Tuesday.
"It is impossible to achieve inner peace when you are full of hate, suspicion and fear," the Buddhist spiritual leader told 5,500 people who packed Barton Hall for the first of his three public appearances during a two-day visit to Ithaca.
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, Sept. 21, 2007 (Combined News Services) -- Religious freedom, including "the right to change religion," is a fundamental right rooted in every person's dignity, Pope Benedict XVI said in Italy Friday.
Every society must defend religious freedom as "a fundamental, irrepressible, inalienable and inviolable right rooted in the dignity of every human being," the pope said.
"The exercise of this freedom also includes the right to change religion, which should be guaranteed not only legally, but also in daily practice," he said.
BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 8, 2007 (UPI) -- Osama bin Laden's latest video spreads a divisive message "contrary to Mohammed's teachings of human unity," a U.S.-based global spiritual group said Saturday.
The 26-minute tape, which surfaced Friday, calls on the "people of America" to "embrace Islam," which bin Laden claims is "the true religion."
TAUNTON, England (ReligionAndSpirituality.com) Aug. 31, 2007 -- Two clerics in southwest England banned a yoga instructor from using their churches for her children’s classes because they said yoga was “un-Christian.”
The Rev. Simon Farrar of Silver Street Baptist Church and the Rev. Tim Jones of the Anglican St. James Church, both in Taunton, Somerset, banned Louise Woodcock, with Jones saying “any alternative philosophies or beliefs” were “a sham” and “false.”
BOULDER, Colo., July 11, 2007 (UPI) -- A small U.S.-based spiritual movement Wednesday panned Pope Benedict XVI's proclamation of Roman Catholicism as the only true path to salvation.
"There are many paths to God, and God denies no one who takes a path with humility and sincerity," said Steve Farrell, worldwide coordinating director for the Humanity's Team organization in Boulder, Colorado.
"No one's way is better than any other's. It is merely another way," he said.
Humanity's Team completed its annual Global Council (GC) meeting in late June 2007. The meeting was hosted by the Portuguese Humanity's Team and took place in Estoril, Portugal. Representatives from over 20 countries participated in the week long program of sharing individual country accomplishments, new ideas and a re-endorsement of current New Spirituality initiatives.
The next Global Council meeting will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina in May 2008, marking the first time a southern hemisphere country has provided the Humanity's Team Global Council meeting venue.
ESTORIL, Portugal, June 22, 2007 (UPI) -- Implementing a belief in humanity's unity will bring about lasting world peace, international delegates to a weeklong conference in Portugal said Friday.
Conference participants said they believe "humanity's division is the root cause of violence, war and terror in the world," said Steve Farrell, worldwide coordinating director of Humanity's Team, an international grass-roots movement based in Boulder, Colo., at the group's annual worldwide coordinating conference in suburban Lisbon.