Star Wars and its Spiritual Ancestors

By Joe LaGuardia There is a tidal wave of excitement over the seventh installment of the Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, to be released in a few weeks.  Tickets for opening day are nearly sold out, people will camp out to get first dibs on good seats, and costumed movie-goers will drag entire families toContinue reading “Star Wars and its Spiritual Ancestors”

Understanding world religions encourages dialogue, peace

By Joe LaGuardia Last week I wrote about violence against Christians and Muslims in Nigeria.  It wasn’t the only time I wrote about conflict on the global stage, nor will it be my last. I feel that, as an author on the religion page, it is one of my jobs to educate you, dear reader,Continue reading “Understanding world religions encourages dialogue, peace”