As the world evolves into a more global society, the need to recognize that “humanity is one” becomes more and more obvious, to me, every day. By accepting this view of humankind, the global community would make the world more Continue reading This gives me hope
By Jaco ten Hove “They’re in full voice now,” comments my Dad, Jacob Berend ten Hove, about the croaking frogs in the small rivulet valley below the back patio of his home, as we watch the last rippling rays of Continue reading From my father’s side, amid frogs and sky
What happens in a circle of people attuned to the same melody, focused on the same simple phrase, creating an unbroken chain of intention? Some call it prayer. These are the starting ingredients for the Dances of Universal Peace. Add Continue reading Recipe for Peace
I was talking with a friend and fellow Baha’i about how to frame my comments for this interfaith column. I had chosen climate change as the topic. I think about it a lot. I’ve been on the Island about a Continue reading Changing the climate requires an immediate change in our human hearts
By Reed Price In the song “Boy in the Bubble,” Paul Simon sings “these are the days of miracle and wonder” – and indeed they are, replete with powerful technology that effectively shrinks time and space, medical prowess that extends Continue reading Do desperate times call for desperate measures?
A while back I had the blessing and opportunity to visit the bedside of a dear member of our congregation as she lay in the hospital battling cancer. During my visit, I found a positive woman with a smile on Continue reading Giving ourselves to someone else
By Michael Lisagor, Bainbridge Island “You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.” — George Bernard Shaw Buddhism teaches that the four sufferings of birth, aging, sickness and death are an inescapable part Continue reading Getting older can be a laughing matter