A Better Story

With its Buddhist director, religiously-fluid author, and a lead character claiming simultaneous belonging to Christianity, Islam and Hinduism and lecturing on the Kabbalah, Life of Pi might just be the ultimate pluralist movie. Some Jains and Zoroastrians might feel a bit slighted, but the film and book tick the boxes of the world’s major religions,…

No Backup Planet

By Blaine Tang, UWTSD Harmony Interfaith Scholar Due to the contradictions and conflicts among different ethnic groups, one of the biggest challenges is how to carry out successful religious dialogue. This is not a new problem. For thousands of years of “civilized” history, through countless bloodshed and tears, the will and the ability to create…

We Are Babies

We are babies. We come to this program from many different faith traditions – or no faith tradition at all – with a body of knowledge gained over 20, 30, 40 or 50 years. We can answer many questions about our own tradition – where do you stand, where are you flexible, where are your…