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A Crash Course in Keeping the Faith

September 11th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Akshayam’s organizers are aiming to regain a hold on a religion being pulled in multiple directions by India’s nationalist politics on one hand and Western influence on the other

Caste Consciousness

July 24th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

A group of activists warn that recent efforts to outlaw caste discrimination in the United States only serve to reaffirm caste differences

The Science of Consciousness Still Has No Theory

July 6th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

The scientific method can explain the electrical activity that sparks in the brain when you jump into a freezing lake, but it can’t explain why a subjective experience of invigoration comes along with it

Animal Liberation Now

May 25th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Australian philosopher Peter Singer’s book Animal Liberation, published in 1975, exposed the realities of life for animals in factory farms and testing laboratories and provided a powerful moral basis for rethinking our relationship to them. Now, nearly 50 years on, Singer, 76, has a revised version titled Animal Liberation Now

The Muslim Women Using Feminine Pronouns for Allah

May 15th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

There is a quiet revolution underway within the literary folds of Islamic feminism, wherein Muslim authors, academics, and activists are using female pronouns for Allah in an attempt to separate God from the idea of a “Divine patriarch.”

A Seat at the Table

April 10th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

A rising cohort of American Hindu leaders are becoming more public about their spirituality. They\'re inspired by the Hindu concept of \"seva\" — selfless service

Robots Performing Hindu Rituals

March 20th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

The first Hindu robot appeared in the stories of King Manu, the first king of the human race in Hindu belief

Computerized Gods

March 16th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Those who venerate the machine as superior to the human, who themselves can’t see what seems so perfectly obvious —that there is a difference between humans and machines— risk becoming full conspirators in the murder of God

Clergy and ChatGPT

February 20th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Rabbi Joshua Frankin, the Senior Rabbi at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, asked the new AI tool to write \"a sermon: 1,000 words about the Torah portion on the theme of intimacy and vulnerability.\"

Chanting at the Grammys

February 6th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

After a two-year push by over 400 musicians and record labels worldwide, the Grammy Awards will for the first time recognise the ancient musical practice of chanting

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