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December 31, 2020
What does it mean to be Jewish without believing in a traditional conception of God? This is becoming increasingly relevant for the modern age, as people from all faiths must grapple with how to re-imagine old beliefs.
December 29, 2020
This blog is part of a series on common threads across all religions.
December 7, 2020
World-renowned musician Adam Rudolph writes about how closely his own creative work aligns with the UEF values of love, learning, and play. An inspiring meditation on music, creativity, and LLP.
November 15, 2020
Donald Frederick, PhD in psychology, outlines a new framework by which we can flourish at work, no matter what our jobs may be.
August 19, 2020
Across time and place, we are constantly finding new ways to describe the order we see in the universe, and this diversity of beliefs and ideas across cultures and religions turns the mysteries of the universe into something beautiful and exciting, rather than terrifying.
August 13, 2020
Through both biological and cultural evolution, the feeling that there must be a higher power, and the compulsion to seek it out, became deeply embedded in our psyches as a shared meaning-making impulse.
July 31, 2020
Although real differences across belief systems exist, they exist primarily due to historical and geographical context, as compared to the most important and prominent tenets of religions, which do not change across time and place — loving one’s neighbor, for instance.
July 10, 2020
The COVID-19 lockdown conditions have given us the ample time needed for the kind of personal reflection that a revolutionary social movement depends on. I believe LLP offers a framework that all of us can harness to effect important change at the individual level, which will translate to greater social change.
May 27, 2020
Faced with the most serious global crisis most of us have ever experienced, examples of Love, Learn, and Play (LLP) are everywhere.
May 6, 2020
Mr. Akhil Gupta, the founder-director of UEF, shares a deeply personal story of how he sees LLP manifested in his life, both past and present.
March 24, 2020
Without diminishing the severity of the damage this pandemic is causing, we can still hold onto hope for a positive outcome.
November 5, 2019
At the root of our existential drive lives a steady core: loving, learning, and playing (LLP). The big existential questions to which we seek answers are our minds’ way of bringing to our attention these drives, just as thirst and hunger are our bodies’ way of bringing to our attention our need for drink or food.