Spirituality in Practice Blog

Our Spirituality in Practice blog features articles on how Swedenborg’s principles for spiritual living can be applied in practical ways to everything from controversial current events to everyday challenges–so you can grow in love and wisdom.

 

5 Ways to Experience Divine Love Today

Emanuel Swedenborg writes that one of the best ways to grow spiritually is to embrace and embody love in the same way God radiates it. That may seem like a pretty tall order, but throughout his writings, Swedenborg offers some clues about how we can put divine love into practice in our everyday lives. Read more

Do All Dogs Go to Heaven?

What does Swedenborg say about animals in the afterlife? Will people be reunited with beloved pets after they die? Is there a doggie heaven with unlimited treats and squirrels to chase? Swedenborg sees a clear spiritual difference between humans and animals. Read more

Swedenborg on Social Inequality

Pope Francis recently created a stir with a Latin tweet (yes, the pontiff has a Twitter account) that read “Iniquitas radix malorum,” or, in the English version, “Inequality is the root of social evil.” While fiscally conservative Catholics expressed discomfort with the economic implications of the statement, it’s firmly in line with Pope Francis’s emphasis on ministering to the poor. What would Swedenborg say? Read more

Swedenborg and Buddhism in Dialog: An Interview with David Loy

David Loy is a professor, writer, and Zen Buddhist teacher. He is the author of nine books and numerous articles that offer a Buddhist perspective on Western culture. He has also lectured on Buddhism at the university level in the United States, Japan, and Singapore, among other countries. One of his many areas of interest is the similarities between Swedenborg’s writings and Buddhism, which will be the subject of his talk at our annual meeting. We asked him for a preview of his thoughts. Read more

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