He was more than just the “civil rights leader” he is remembered as today. Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of America’s greatest moral philosophers.
Buddhism is a religion of peace. So why do some monks carry guns and preach hatred? In this conversation with Lion’s Roar, religious studies professor Michael Jerryson says that, if you look closely, “violence abounds” in Buddhist doctrine.
Greg Snyder on how to reclaim the grace and humanity that our access to guns has led us to squander.
Matthew Gindin reviews “If You Meet the Buddha On the Road: Buddhism, Politics and Violence” by Michael Jerryson.
Is the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar rooted in religion, or is it fundamentally a manifestation of secular right-wing nationalism? Khin Mai Aung looks at the role of Buddhism in Myanmar’s ongoing genocide.
To change the world, says Jan Willis, we need hope. And hope grows from nonviolent actions, no matter how small.
Peace will only become a reality when world leaders come to negotiations with the ability to hear the suffering at the root of all conflicts.
From a young age, Cameron Conaway was trained to channel rage into violence. Many years later, he learned how to transform it.
Like everyone else, I have been pondering the significance and aftermath of the recent mass shooting in San Bernadino, CA.
Joseph Goldstein on how three principles of meditation can be applied to the world’s conflicts.