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Pilgrim's Notes

Why Consultation Should Replace Debate

The Origin of Debate: An Alternative to War Although tone and content differ widely, human...


The Origin of Forgiveness is Found in Religious Precept Forgiveness is a specifically religious concept...

Elevating the Conversation

“A kindly tongue is the lodestone of the hearts of men. It is the...

Meditation: Rational and supra-rational functions

Distinguishing Meditation from Prayer Generally speaking, meditation is more widely practiced in the religions of...

Prayer: Communion With God

“Strive to make all your actions beautiful prayers.” ‘Abdu’l-Baha The Pew Research Centre US Survey...

The Twenty-First Century: Short-Term Pain, Long-Term Gain

“Oh, where is the sea?” said the little fish as they swam along. In...

Finding meaning in life’s tests with help from Dr. Viktor Frankl

I am framing the following reflections by combining a skeletal outline of the thought...

Religion and Spirituality in the 21st Century (Part 2)

I suggested in Part 1 that religion had a viable future in this age...

Religion and Spirituality in the 21st Century: Part 1

I ventured in my first column that religion and spirituality, despite the sway of...

Can the faith state apply to theist, agnostic and atheist alike?

Dichotomous thinking has it that “faith”  is confined  exclusively to the religious and spirituals....


In Loco Parentis

Single senior seeks Almonte apartment

Caramelized Shallot Pasta

Our Dance with Winter

Richard van Duyvendyk