Antique Wisdom for a Changing World: Applying an Ancient Tradition to Modern Environmental Issues

An Article by LaUra Schmidt, MS Environmental Humanities Abstract The earth is facing contemporary environmental crises that will lead to catastrophic outcomes. Can practicing an ecologically-friendly religion help mitigate some of the current crises? Buddhism seems to have an “ecological perspective.” But where does this religion, grounded in over 2,500 years of tradition…

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Driving for Democracy

LaUra Schmidt and I mailed out our applications for absentee ballots on the same day, in the same sized envelopes from the same post office. Her ballot came, mine didn’t. I assumed it was on the way. Election day inched closer and still no ballot. Friday before the election, I…

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