Book recommendation: ‘Darśan. Seeing the Divine Image in India’ by Diana L. Eck

One of the most difficult things for many westerners to understand about Hinduism is its relation to and worship of images. Because we grow up under monotheist and Abrahamic hegemony, we are often influenced – whether or not we are actually religious – by its views. And in the Abrahamic traditions, the worship of imagesFortsätt läsa ”Book recommendation: ‘Darśan. Seeing the Divine Image in India’ by Diana L. Eck”

‘Queer people can also believe in God’: Mosque becomes first in Germany to fly the Pride flag

Pride is coming this month to the German capital and the Ibn Rushd-Goethe Mosque is the first in the country to fly the rainbow flag. https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2022/07/04/mosque-pride-flag-lgbtq-germany-berlin/ Queer people of all faiths need safe places to worship and pray, so this is great news 🙏

Book recommendation: ‘Polytheistic Monasticism – Voices from Pagan Cloisters’, anthology edited by Janet Munin

The monastic path is one few people feel called to already within widespread and well-established religions. But what to do of your spiritual tradition has no monastic orders? Or if you don’t identify with any specific spiritual tradition at all? For many Polytheist aspiring monastics, that is the conundrum. Now a new book has comeFortsätt läsa ”Book recommendation: ‘Polytheistic Monasticism – Voices from Pagan Cloisters’, anthology edited by Janet Munin”

The Church of Sweden has officially apologised to the Sami people

This is technically old news since it happened back in November, but I only heard about it yesterday: Sweden’s national church has issued an apology for its participation in the oppression of Sami people. You can read the English translation of the transcript here. At the bottom of the page, you can also find versionsFortsätt läsa ”The Church of Sweden has officially apologised to the Sami people”

Human rights hero Desmond Tutu has passed away

It is greatly saddening to hear of the passing yesterday of former Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He was a lifelong champion for human rights and against all forms of bigotry. Most known for his fight against apartheid – for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize – he was also a proponent of women’s rightsFortsätt läsa ”Human rights hero Desmond Tutu has passed away”

Just going to take a quick look…

is what I told myself when I walked into the bookstore while running errands. I ended up spending 477 kr (around 55 dollars) on books. See, this is why I usually stay away from bookstores and stick to ebooks. Anyway, this is what I got: Particular looking forward to reading this one. I’m a bitFortsätt läsa ”Just going to take a quick look…”

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