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religions and philosophies

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf speaks about Islam in a multicultural world in Washington, DC on Feb. 25, 2011.  (Asia Society Washington Center)
Islam in a Multicultural World
Multiculturalism has been integral to the success of America and Malaysia, says Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. more
Is Global Competence a New Idea?
An ancient text tells us the idea is as old as Confucius. more
Gurcharan Das addressing the Asia Society in New York on September 30, 2010.
One Man’s Search for Dharma: Gurcharan Das and The Difficulty of Being Good
A business writer explores the Mahabarata's relevance to our contemporary world. more
Prayer Wheel. Tibet. 19th century. Silver set with jade, turquoise, rubies, and shell H. 9 1/4 x W. 2 3/8 in. (23.5 x 6 cm). Newark Museum, Gift of Dr. Wesley Halpert and Mrs. Carolyn M. Halpert, 1984, 84.406a–f. (Richard Goodbody, Newark Museum)
The Art of Pilgrimage: Journeys of Faith and Discovery
All-day, multidisciplinary symposium on April 17 features writers Pico Iyer and Pankaj Mishra and filmmaker David Grubin. more
A painting that has traces of the three teachings (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
The Three Teachings
How Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism complement one another. Read on to learn about the "fourth teaching." more
Challenge students to think creatively, spontaneously, and for themselves. (flyingdouglas/
Improvisation, Insight, and Inquiry
How to encourage language learning through improvisation, inquiry, and insight. more
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "What living creature preserves, or is preserved? Each is his own destroyed or preserver, as he follows good or evil." in the essay Brahma. Etching by Sam W. Rowse, 1878.
Indian Influences on Western Literature
Includes case studies on Ralph Waldo Emerson, T.S. Eliot, Herman Hesse, and The Beatles. A must-read! more
Indian boys sitting on the Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad in Aug. 2009. (Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)
The Radical Philosopher
Reflections on Gandhi's 140th birthday. more
Journalist M.J. Akbar is also an author and has been a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution since April 2007.
Islam and the West: Myth and Misunderstanding
Indian journalist M.J. Akbar ranges across history, culture to analyze fraught relationship more
Sarkhej Roza (Tomb & Mosque Of Ahmad Khattu Ganj Bakhsh) in India. (flickr/payalvora)
Islamic Belief Made Visual
On Islam and the use of geometric patterns. more