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"God delivered" Minister describes the healing power of the Beyoncé Mass

Reverend Yolanda Norton says Beyoncé-themed mass sent the real message of God: love.

Spiritual healing, Beyoncé-style

A Beyoncé mass and a ritual commemorating lost species

Remembrance Day for Lost Species

Artist and activist Persephone Pearl on why - and how - to honour the creatures whose time on Earth is over.
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Guess who's coming to dinner? Zoroastrian priest changed by daughter's interfaith marriage

When Jal Panthaky's daughter, Rahnuma, fell in love with Michael, a non-Zoroastrian man, he began a journey of understanding that also led to a deeper bond and new possibilities.
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Spoofs, Goofy Rhymes, and 'Little Doggies': The Bible, in its own words

Translator Sarah Ruden, on how English translations have missed the true character, vitality, and sophistication of the Bible.

New Meanings

Translator Sarah Ruden reinvigorates the Bible in English; Priest Jal Panthaky goes deep into his Zoroastrian faith to unpack the rules of marriage.

Playing Everything: A video game explores your place in the universe

David OReilly wanted to make a game all about perspective and so — partly inspired by philosopher Alan Watts — he made a video game where you can play as literally everything.

To friend or to unfriend: What would Aristotle do?

Need some guidance on how to manoeuvre online friendships? Philosophy professor Alexis Elder says Aristotle can help.

Philosophy and Tech

Need some guidance on how to manoeuvre online friendships? Philosophy professor Alexis Elder says Aristotle can help. And game designer David OReilly builds a world partly inspired by philosopher Alan Watts.

'I'm gonna do it without training': Student runs across Canada for clean water rights

In 2017, Hasan Syed ran from Vancouver to Ottawa to raise awareness about the water crisis facing many Indigenous communities after connecting to the issue on a personal — and spiritual — level.

Sportswriter Will Leitch reckons with race and privilege in raising sons.

Sports writer Will Leitch, founder of the sports news site Deadspin, reflects on what it means to raise his two white sons in 2018. As a father, how can he best teach them about sexism and racism?

Being the Change Part 2

Part Two of Tapestry's series on being the change you want to see - when it comes to race. Things will only get better when well-meaning people actually do something - people like Hasan Syed and Will Leitch.

How one interracial couple learned to talk about race

Andrea Chiu sometimes struggled to get her white wife to understand her perspective on race. Then they read Ijeoma Oluo’s best-selling book, So You Want To Talk About Race.

Ijeoma Oluo urges us to have better conversations about race

Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want To Talk About Race, wants to change the conversation about racial oppression. She says that racism is about much more than overt acts of hate.

Being the Change Part 1

Ijeoma Oluo talks to host Mary Hynes about race — namely, how hard and needed those conversations are. Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race, discusses where these conversations go wrong.

The spiritual impulse in art from van Gogh to Monet

How do you find a spark of light when everything around you is darkness? We investigate how great artists found inspiration - and consolation - during turbulent times.
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Illuminating: Medieval art form meets 21st century knowledge in The Saint John's Bible

Imagine a book that combines age-old artistry with what we know about the world in 2017. It's the incredible story of the Saint John's Bible.
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Five pearls of Buddhist wisdom from The Princess Bride

Ethan Nichtern has loved The Princess Bride since he was a kid. Now, as a senior teacher in the Shambhala tradition, he sees Buddhist wisdom throughout the movie. From the Cliffs of Insanity to Wesley's mantra to Princess Buttercup ("as you wish"), Nichtern decodes the beloved fairy tale through a Buddhist lens.

Pop Culture Wisdom

You know those movies, books and records you return to when you need a little comfort? Most of us have them - pop culture companions on the path. In this episode, a senior dharma teacher unearths the Buddhist wisdom in The Princess Bride. Plus, a documentary about a pilgrimage from Montreal to Kahnawake.

Montreal to Kahnawake: One pilgrimage, many quests

This summer, a group of people spent three days walking from Montreal to Kahnawake. The Mohawk community is a short drive from the big city, but in many ways they're worlds apart. Every pilgrim was striving to bridge the physical and cultural gap and each one had personal reasons for being there.

From Jehovah's Witness to Cult Following: the spiritual overtones of Little Scream's indie rock

Though musician Little Scream (Laurel Sprengelmeyer) no longer practices the religion of her childhood, she says, "I understand why people become Jehovah’s Witnesses. It gave me this sense of purpose in life. It made me feel like I was loved and special."

Instead of working harder, people should consider doing nothing, says author

There’s plenty of advice out there on how to accomplish more and more each day. Instead, author Jenny Odell argues if you want to live a better life, you should focus on doing nothing "productive."

'You have no idea what it means to me': P.E.I. prayer shawls comfort sick and troubled

We take you to Stratford, P.E.I., where a group of women from Our Lady of Assumption parish make prayer shawls for anyone seeking comfort from illness, addiction, or grief.

The power of stillness

There’s plenty of advice out there on how to accomplish more but artist Jenny Odell says in her new book that people should probably focus on doing nothing productive. And in PEI a group of women from Our Lady of Assumption parish make prayer shawls for anyone seeking comfort from illness, addiction, or grief.

We need to listen openly to everyone, even if we abhor their views, says Irshad Manji

Author Irshad Manji argues adversarial behaviour towards people you disagree with holds back social progress.