Author Wil Seabrook

The Inevitable Outcome of Interfaith Dialogue

Tolerance

July 29, 2021

The Inevitable Outcome of Interfaith Dialogue

Some of the people I most admire are those who are devout in their personal faith but also curious and generous in their interest...

READ MORE
With Liberty and Justice for All

Religious Freedom

July 4, 2021

With Liberty and Justice for All

We talked as he cut my hair and I discovered that he’d only been living in the U.S. for 18 months. I asked what he thought...

READ MORE
This UN Day In Support of Victims of Torture, Let’s Imagine a World Without It

This UN Day In Support of Victims of Torture, Let’s Imagine a World Without It

True torture in all its forms, certainly far worse than anything I’ve ever experienced, is designed specifically to do damage...

READ MORE
Finding Common Ground—The American Experiment

Tolerance

June 22, 2021

Finding Common Ground—The American Experiment

The answer to every problem that exists between people or groups is always, always more communication and attempts at understanding,...

READ MORE
What It’s Like Aboard the Freewinds

What It’s Like Aboard the Freewinds

I distinctly remember the first time I set foot inside a Church of Scientology. I was immediately struck by how friendly and...

READ MORE
Why I Admired Kohler Before I Learned They Pay for Hate

Why I Admired Kohler Before I Learned They Pay for Hate

While fellow advertisers acknowledged our concerns and have chosen to reach their audience by supporting more responsible...

READ MORE
A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats—My Personal Account of Scientology Leader Mr. David Miscavige

Scientology Religion

April 29, 2021

A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats—My Personal Account of Scientology Leader Mr. David Miscavige

It turns out that we were about to hear an extraordinary update on a project involving tens of thousands of hours from Church...

READ MORE
Why Anti-Asian Hate Has No Place in Our Society

Why Anti-Asian Hate Has No Place in Our Society

Targeting people, especially strangers at random, to be punished simply because of how they look or where they come from is...

READ MORE
Christianity Is Not Responsible for the Acts of One Insane Man

Christianity Is Not Responsible for the Acts of One Insane Man

It’s human nature to want to understand things. Our relentless curiosity is what drives us forward as individuals and as...

READ MORE
I’m a Scientologist. I’m a humanitarian. The bigotry has got to stop.

I’m a Scientologist. I’m a humanitarian. The bigotry has got to stop.

I remember when I first became aware many years ago that there was a Wikipedia entry about me. It seemed, back in the burgeoning...

READ MORE
Who Are Scientologists, Anyway?

Scientology Religion

January 19, 2021

Who Are Scientologists, Anyway?

First, the diversity—people from all countries, races, languages, ages and professions. It was fascinating. Individuals...

READ MORE
Is Scientology an Investment?

Scientology Religion

January 6, 2021

Is Scientology an Investment?

When it comes up in conversation with someone that I’m a Scientologist, I usually say to the person: “…and you’re...

READ MORE
On Human Rights Day, Here’s to Uplifting One Another

Tolerance

December 10, 2020

On Human Rights Day, Here’s to Uplifting One Another

Today is Human Rights Day. It’s the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by countries...

READ MORE
Are Scientologists Told What to Think?

Scientology Religion

November 25, 2020

Are Scientologists Told What to Think?

That idea is especially ridiculous because, as a person studies and applies Scientology to more and more areas of life, their...

READ MORE
International Day of Tolerance—Why It’s Worth Celebrating

Tolerance

November 16, 2020

International Day of Tolerance—Why It’s Worth Celebrating

The idea that one group has a monopoly on the truth has been proven false time and time again. We are each shaped by the uniqueness...

READ MORE
75 Years Later—United Nations Day

Tolerance

October 24, 2020

75 Years Later—United Nations Day

On October 24, 1945, the UN was founded with the atrocities of World War II still emblazoned on the world’s collective consciousness.

READ MORE
Sufjan Stevens Brands Himself a Hypocrite With Offensive Antireligious Comment

Combating Bigotry & Hate

September 30, 2020

Sufjan Stevens Brands Himself a Hypocrite With Offensive Antireligious Comment

I’m done allowing my church—my friends, my family, my community—to be the punch line, or the recipient of hate speech...

READ MORE
Why Hate Promoters Like Alex Gibney Should Be Held Accountable

Anti-Religious Propaganda

September 15, 2020

Why Hate Promoters Like Alex Gibney Should Be Held Accountable

I’m not sure what was worse—having to tell him or seeing his muted reaction. He’s 14 now and I’ve had to explain this...

READ MORE
Scientology vs. Science Fiction

Scientology Religion

August 29, 2020

Scientology vs. Science Fiction

I was born in the South. There’s a kind of running joke about how someone in the South can insult you so politely you’re...

READ MORE
The Real Divide in America, and Where We Go From Here

The Real Divide in America, and Where We Go From Here

It sometimes takes an extraordinary amount of courage and patience—and maybe even what some would call grace—to allow...

READ MORE
What Stops Us From Hoping

Media & Ethics

February 6, 2020

What Stops Us From Hoping

It got me thinking: who actually works at tabloids like that? What are their story pitch meetings like? Do they know that...

READ MORE
Don’t Scientologists Believe in Mental Illness?

Scientology Religion

January 25, 2020

Don’t Scientologists Believe in Mental Illness?

The thing that Scientologists take issue with is the lack of science behind so much of the psychiatric community’s categorizations...

READ MORE
Are Christians Right to Protest Netflix’s “First Temptation of Christ”?

Are Christians Right to Protest Netflix’s “First Temptation of Christ”?

I made it 31 minutes in, to the scene that managed to insult Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Rastafarianism, and...

READ MORE
Why Does Scientology Keep Its Upper-Level Teachings “Secret”?

Scientology Religion

December 5, 2019

Why Does Scientology Keep Its Upper-Level Teachings “Secret”?

When I heard about the “OT levels” I was curious why much of it was kept confidential. Over time, I answered my own question....

READ MORE
Catholicism in the Age of Scandal

Religious Literacy

August 1, 2019

Catholicism in the Age of Scandal

Damning headlines and unforgivable scandal have, in recent times, become synonymous in the media with the Catholic Church,...

READ MORE
What Faith In Our Schools Really Means

Tolerance

July 8, 2019

What Faith In Our Schools Really Means

I have good friends who are Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Buddhist, and many more who are still searching and haven’t quite...

READ MORE

Sign Up for Updates