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Pedagogy of the Planetarium: Journeying Beyond Outer Space

Holding aloft a yellow-tinted orb, the masterful presenter dramatically finished the Griffiths Observatory planetarium show “Centered in the Universe” with a final word: “Looking through a telescope, we are coming to know our home.” This was his response to those … Continue reading

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“It Broke Me:” Sex Education, Despair, and Empowerment in South India

Sammi and one of the Indian girls sharing warm words and a hug after HKIS girls shared their feminine hygiene lesson plan.

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The Wisdom School Model: Implications for a “Spiritual Explorations” Curriculum

“Wisdom Schools are a format for integral learning that’s based in some of the deepest kind of roots for transformation and change in the Christian tradition…It’s been a classic way that human beings have handed on Wisdom since time immemorial. … Continue reading

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Opening the Soul Cage

Dear students, What I would like you to hear, as you enter into a high school career that will challenge you in every way, is a universal message from the world’s Wisdom traditions about your true identity. Think of all … Continue reading

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A New “Good News” for Students: Best Books of 2018

Final class with my “Service, Society, and the Sacred” students as we shared our  stories of our growth throughout the semester. “We worshipped Jesus instead of following him on his same path. We made Jesus into a mere religion instead … Continue reading

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“Serving Others Includes Serving Myself:” Final SSS Reflection by Ana Gallagher

The top picture is of Ana (left) and India (right) in grade 9 participating in a flag day to raise money for charity in “Humanities I in Action,” while the bottom picture comes three years later as the two girls … Continue reading

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“On Retreat with Three Wisdom Streams: Contemplating the Dao De Jing, the Christian Desert Fathers and Mothers, and the Bhagavad Gita” by Marty Schmidt and Sangeeta Bansal

The first multi-day spiritual retreat with HKIS faculty in many years was held October 14-15, 2017 at Tao Fung Shan retreat center above Shatin. Dear Teachers, Welcome to a very special retreat, which will be held on Saturday-Sunday, January 26-27 … Continue reading

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