Civility

One of the very best books written about Ruist ideas for a lay audience in recent years is Amy Olberding’s The Wrong of Rudeness: Learning…


We Salute Ramdas Umaji Madane

After the floods ruined their homes, crops, and livestock, residents of India’s Dudhondi village were left without food, water, or medicine. That’s when fisherman Ramdas Umaji…




We Salute Imam Abubakar Abdullahi

Confucius said, “When dealing with the world, the noble person isn’t prejudiced for or against anything. They just do what’s right.” When Muslim herdsmen attacked…


Instructions for Quiet-Sitting

Brief instructions for quiet-sitting (a Ruist form of meditation) are available on InsightTimer, the world’s most popular meditation app. You can access the audio here…


The Audition

Suppose you’re the lead singer of an up-and-coming rock band. Your lead guitarist just left the band to join another group, so you’re auditioning new…


How Did Ru Critique Confucius?

The reason why “Confucianism” is a misnomer unacceptable by Ru practitioners can be understood from this perspective: When James Legge (1815-1897 C.E), a congregationalist Christian…


We Salute Carrie Jernigan

Payless Shoes is going out of business, but one Arkansas woman found a silver lining. While picking up her kids’ back-to-school shoes, Carrie Jernigan’s daughter…


We Salute Daphne Youree

When the Long Island Expressway was flooded, leaving hundreds of commuters stranded, Daphne Youree, age 50, trudged into the floodwaters and cleared the storm drain…