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.

 

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

Photos and Recap of the 163rd Annual Meeting

The 163rd Annual Meeting of the Swedenborg Foundation was a success! Held at the Glencairn Museum on May 17, 2013, members first attended a business meeting where they heard updates on the finances and recent publications of the Swedenborg Foundation, as well as on the progress of the New Century Edition translation project. Read more

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