The Enhancing Life Project Blog

In this blog, we feature the research, Scholars, and Interlocutors of The Enhancing Life Project.
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Peace as a Religious Counter-World

July 21, 2016 • By Menahem Blondheim

Enhancing Life Project Peace as a Religious Counter-World

World harmony may be seen as universal religious aspiration. Read more

Enhancing Connectivity: A Q&A with Dr. Menahem Blondheim

July 19, 2016 • By Menahem Blondheim

Enhancing Life Project Enhancing Connectivity: A Q&A with Dr. Menahem Blondheim

Can withdrawing from our cell phones enhance our lives? Read more

Talking about Spirituality, Religion, and Reproductive Medicine

July 14, 2016 • By Ruth M. Farrell

Enhancing Life Project Talking about Spirituality, Religion, and Reproductive Medicine

More than ever, patients report a need to rely upon their values to navigate their options. Read more

Navigating the Uncertainties of Prenatal Testing: A Q&A with Dr. Ruth M. Farrell

July 12, 2016 • By Ruth M. Farrell

Enhancing Life Project Navigating the Uncertainties of Prenatal Testing: A Q&A with Dr. Ruth M. Farrell

How do values shape women’s decision-making processes around prenatal genetic testing? Read more

Two Perspectives on "Brexit"

July 11, 2016 • By William Schweiker and Günter Thomas

Enhancing Life Project Two Perspectives on

What does the United Kingdom's "Brexit" vote mean for European unity? Read more

Data and the Expansion of Human Freedom: A Q&A with Dr. Nick Couldry

July 05, 2016 • By Nick Couldry

Enhancing Life Project Data and the Expansion of Human Freedom: A Q&A with Dr. Nick Couldry

As we become increasingly reliant on the internet and social media, are we undermining our own freedom? Read more

Reassessing the Price of Connection

July 07, 2016 • By Nick Couldry

Enhancing Life Project Reassessing the Price of Connection

There is a potential contradiction between the life-enhancing promise of online connection and its practical reality. Read more

Incentivizing Asceticism in Buddhism and Jainism: A Q&A with Dr. Anne Mocko

June 14, 2016 • By Anne Mocko

Enhancing Life Project Incentivizing Asceticism in Buddhism and Jainism: A Q&A with Dr. Anne Mocko

Through the concept of merit, Buddhist and Jain practitioners embrace lives of simplicity and limited consumption. Read more

Eat, Drink, and Make Merit

June 16, 2016 • By Anne Mocko

Enhancing Life Project Eat, Drink, and Make Merit

How religious practices help us through illness, death, and the other inevitabilities of our embodied existence. Read more

The Legacy of Gandhi's Ashrams

June 30, 2016 • By Karline McLain

Enhancing Life Project The Legacy of Gandhi's Ashrams

Exploring the history of Gandhi’s intentional communities helps us understand his philosophy more deeply. Read more