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Blood Is Thicker Than Water By Nathan Zhang for KidSpirit's Heritage issue. I still remember walking down a dusty country road in the Chinese city of Chongqing early last summer with my dad, my little brother, and my grand…
A Prayer to Hear the Cries of the World On Monday, April 3, 2017, Lion's Roar: Buddhist Wisdom for Our Time posted "Stand Against Suffering: An Unprecedented Call to Action by Buddhist Teachers," a call for Buddhists and all people of fai…
According Animals Dignity In his column on The NYTimes.com, Frank Bruni points out that we are in a new era where respect for animals is growing. The phrase "animal welfare" no longer does justice to what is going on. The ne…
A Prayer for Suicide Victims Newspapers, magazines, and television reports deliver the story of another suicide: a famous filmmaker leaps to his death off a bridge, a college student exposed by classmates as being gay takes his…
A Prayer for the Safety and Well-Being of Rhinos The rhino is being hunted into extinction and could disappear forever unless we act now. Statistics show 440 rhinos were brutally killed last year in South Africa by poachers seeking their horns, an…
A Prayer for Animal Protections and Rights God Who Breaks Chains, we pray for all animals who suffer and feel pain because so many humans have never bothered to consider the question of animal rights. Help us to see that these creatures have…
Prayer for Mexicans Who Have Died in the American Desert A powerful documentary in the PBS series "Independent Lens" titled The Undocumented, directed by Marco Williams, focuses on efforts to identify the 200 Mexicans each year who die while making the cr…
Jobs Now Require Emotional Intelligence It has been assumed that workers will have to be trained in software engineering, biotechnology or advanced manufacturing to survive in the future job market. But, according to Livia Gershon in a fa…
Ambassadors for Civility "Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image." — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Our spirituality is revealed to family, friends, neighbors, classmates, colleagues, and strangers…
A Prayer for Victims of the Japanese Earthquake and the Pacific Tsunami A massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean nearby Northeastern Japan at around 2:46 pm on March 11 (JST) causing damage with blackouts, fires, building collapses, and much more. The nu…