Issue Nº 04 Faith
The world’s religious traditions have told some of our most enduring stories. These myths and parables have remained relevant for thousands of years, shaping our histories and identities. Yet, like so many of our landscapes today—ecological, political, social—the landscape of faith is shifting. Institutional religion is in many places failing to respond to the needs of the present moment; entrenched structures aren’t adapting quickly enough to guide us through an uncertain future.
Join us on the Shikoku pilgrimage, a road trip with Christian mystic Thomas Merton fifty years after his death, an encounter with the bristling skin of an elephant, an exploration of the holiness of death, in a discussion on radical dharma, and much more.
A route of eighty-eight Buddhist temples in Japan, the Shikoku Pilgrimage takes modern-day pilgrims across an ancient, storied landscape, inviting us to reflect on the relevance of the spiritual quest today.
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