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ADVOCATES OF HUMAN SPIRITUAL RIGHTS: Francis of Assisi, Part 2

ADVOCATES OF HUMAN SPIRITUAL RIGHTS: Francis of Assisi, Part 2

Detail of Francis from the fresco "St. Francis Preaches to the Birds" painted on the west side of the nave of the lower basilica in the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi.   News of disturbances among the friars in Italy reached Francis in the East and compelled him to return: The two vicars-general whom Francis had left in charge of the [...]

ADVOCATES OF HUMAN SPIRITUAL RIGHTS: Francis of Assisi, Part 1

ADVOCATES OF HUMAN SPIRITUAL RIGHTS: Francis of Assisi, Part 1

Detail of Francis from the fresco "St. Francis Preaches to the Birds" painted on the west side of the nave of the lower basilica in the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi.   All praise be yours, my Lord, through all that you have made, And first my lord Brother Sun, Who brings the day; and light you give us through him. How beautiful [...]

ADVOCATES OF HUMAN SPIRITUAL RIGHTS: Robert Henry Charles

ADVOCATES OF HUMAN SPIRITUAL RIGHTS: Robert Henry Charles

What the Divine plan of his life is, man can only learn as he advances faithfully and adventurously along the path which is marked out for him by God, and which he can never be at a loss to know, if he but seeks to know it. But since the path is of God's devising and not man's, it follows that it must be one of high adventure, and one that is [...]

ADVOCATES OF HUMAN SPIRITUAL RIGHTS: Jacquetta Hawkes

ADVOCATES OF HUMAN SPIRITUAL RIGHTS: Jacquetta Hawkes

     It seems that a new religion must exalt the Sun of Life more successfully than Christianity has ever succeeded in doing. . . . Akhenaten in his gardens by the Nile had a vision of what might be, but it was too soon. If we cannot move nearer to this vision now, it will be too late. . . .       Meanwhile the sun shines upon us all in [...]

ADVOCATES OF HUMAN SPIRITUAL RIGHTS: Theodor Herzl Gaster

ADVOCATES OF HUMAN SPIRITUAL RIGHTS: Theodor Herzl Gaster

Theodor Gaster. ARCHIVE PHOTO Even if the Torah be correctly expounded by prophet and teacher, men, it was held, can and will receive it only if they be correctly attuned. And that attunement comes—if we may mix the metaphor—through inner "enlightenment." . . . The acquisition of that light, however, was not attributed to any sudden, [...]