A Shinto Response to Tragedy, One Year Later

Rescue workers in front of Shinto shrine. Photo: Reuters/Damir Sagolj

This Sunday, March 11th, will be the one year anniversary of a massive earthquake and tsunami that brought death, destruction, and nuclear chaos to Japan. A tragedy that the island nation is still trying to recover from. A few days after the disaster began, I explored the religious angle to stories of Japanese citizens dealing with tragedy, and how Western journalists seemed uncertain of how to talk about the spiritual dimensions outside of a Christian context. "As things progress, we can … [Read more...]


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