Religion has been an institution in societies for hundreds of years. In the United States, some argue that religion has been an institution since its founding, others argue that the founding fathers strived to create a country in which all religions coexist, and no one religion was to rule. This divide has caused bitter […]

In Matsuo Basho’s writings, one finds central Daoist themes throughout his poetry and prose. Basho’s writings contain an inherent observant peacefulness unmatched in other poets and a consistent emphasis on the impermanence of all things. Basho’s clever use of simple wordplay and watchful journalistic prose permeates through David Barnhill’s Basho’s Journey. In the first chapter, […]

 On Christmas night all Christians sing To hear the news the angels bring, On Christmas night all Christians sing To hear the news the angels bring; News of great joy, news of great mirth, News of our merciful King’s birth.   Then why should men on earth be sad, Since our Redeemer made us glad, […]

Hinduism, indigenous to India, is one of the oldest surviving religions, dating back to prehistoric times. It dates back to as early as 5500 BCE. It is the world’s third largest religion, next to Islam and Christianity, with about one billion followers. Hinduism refers to a large array of belief systems, all of which developed […]

Also known as Saul of Tarsus, Paul is arguably the most influential early Christian missionary. A large portion of the New Testament is authored by Paul. His immense popularity and influence on the Christian faith is attributed mostly due to his association with Jesus and the beginnings of the spread of the Gospel. He began […]

       John the Baptist was a preacher and early religious figure in the Christian faith. He is mentioned in the Canonical gospels and described as a relative of Jesus who led the movement of baptism at the Jordan River. John is highly regarded as an important prophet in Christianity, Islam, and the Baha’i […]

Belief & Witness This is done by professing the singular nature of god and denouncing other gods, as well as the messengership of Muhammad in a statement: “There is no god but God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God.” Shi’ites add “and ‘Ali is the Master of the believers.” In addition to this, Muslims […]