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Entries by Paul Brandeis Raushenbush from 11/2011

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks Of U.K. Delivers U.S. Senate Invocation

Posted 11.02.2011 | Religion

On Wednesday 2nd November 2011, at the invitation of Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (ID-CT), the Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks delivered the Invocation prayer i...

Midrash Manicures: Where Torah And Nail Polish Kiss

Posted 11.02.2011 | Religion

Every Wednesday, Rabbi Yael Buechler prepares to teach Midrash, the Jewish tradition of Bible interpretation, to 19 middle school girls at a Jewish da...

Millions Of Muslims Start Annual Hajj Near Mecca

Posted 11.05.2011 | Religion

MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia — Libyans long denied the opportunity to make the hajj usually reserved for Moammar Gadhafi's cronies were among the ...

American Catholics Prep For New Mass Translation

Posted 11.05.2011 | Religion

RIVER EDGE, N.J. — Each Sunday for decades, Roman Catholic priests have offered the blessing – "Lord be with you." And each Sunday, parish...

Christmas Tree For US Capitol On Way From California

Posted 11.05.2011 | Religion

SONORA, Calif. -- A 65-foot white fir tree selected as the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree was cut down and removed from a picturesque setting in the Sier...

80,000 Muslims Pray On The Street In Moscow

Posted 11.06.2011 | Religion

MOSCOW — Tens of thousands of Muslim men knelt shoulder-to-shoulder in prayer on the freezing streets of Moscow on Sunday to celebrate the relig...

Graham, America's Most Famous Preacher, Turns 93

Posted 11.06.2011 | Religion

RALEIGH, N.C. — For the Rev. Billy Graham, America's most famous evangelist across a career that lasted some six decades, the prospect of old ag...

Private Chapels Offer Spiritual Sanctuary (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion

Private chapels have been around for centuries in Europe as a must-have component of any aristocratic country estate. Now, the tradition is catching o...

Jury: Ex-Polygamist Bishop Performed Illegal Wedding Of 12 Year Old Girl To Jeffs

Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion

ROBERT LEE, Texas — A former polygamist bishop was convicted Monday of performing an illegal wedding ceremony between a 12-year-old girl and sec...

Michigan's Anti-Bullying Bill: Protecting Religious Tormenters?

Posted 11.08.2011 | Religion

As a transplanted Michigander, I've always maintained pride in my home state. I've only owned American cars. I believed in the Lions even during the r...

Leave Religion Out Of Michigan's Anti-Bullying Bill

| Posted 11.08.2011 | Religion

The idea that religious beliefs require special provision within a law meant to protect the most vulnerable should be an affront to all religious people.

Detroit Prayer Event Puts Muslim Community On Edge

Posted 11.11.2011 | Religion

DETROIT — A group that counts Islam among the ills facing the nation began a 24-hour prayer rally Friday evening in an area with one of the larg...

Catholic Bishops Prepare Religious Liberty Fight

Posted 11.13.2011 | Religion

-- The mood among many U.S. Roman Catholic bishops was captured in a recent speech by Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia. His talk, called "Ca...

Angels In Christianity Evolved Over Time, New Research Shows

Posted 11.15.2011 | Religion

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Angels are everywhere today---on lapel pins, magnetic dashboard figures, keepsake ornaments and in a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. B...

Two Minutes Of Wisdom With Arianna Huffington (VIDEO)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Religion


President Obama Is Not The Anti-Christ

| Posted 11.17.2011 | Religion

As the 2012 campaign gears up, we are once again faced with the prospect of sinister religious rhetoric that paints opponents with hyper-charged and potentially lethal brushes.

Krista Tippett's OnBeing Features HuffPost Religion Editor Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Posted 11.20.2011 | Religion

HuffPost Religion's Senior Editor is interviewed by NPR Host Krista Tippett on the continuing influence of the social gospel movement of his great-gra...

Laura Dern's 'Enlightened' New Role (VIDEO)

Posted 11.22.2011 | Religion

Laura Dern is one of the most respected and versatile film actresses in America. Her roles have included portrayals of "the every woman" to "the woman...

New Mass Translation Launches In American Parishes

Posted 11.27.2011 | Religion

CLAYTON, N.C. — English-speaking Roman Catholics who have regularly attended Mass for years found themselves in an unfamiliar position Sunday, n...

Pa. Family Sues Over Casket 'jammed' Into Grave

Posted 11.29.2011 | Religion

PITTSBURGH -- The family of a deceased 91-year-old woman claims in a lawsuit that workers at a Roman Catholic cemetery near Pittsburgh jumped up and d...

Casting Crowns Continue To Top Christian Charts

Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion

ATLANTA — Four times a week, Mark Hall ministers to youth at a suburban Atlanta megachurch, working from an office where the walls are lined wit...

Excommunicated Bishop Turns Up At China Ordination

Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion

BEIJING — An excommunicated bishop took part in an ordination ceremony in southwest China on Wednesday, an event likely to worsen relations betw...

NYC's Jewish Museum, Author Sendak Create Exhibit

Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion

NEW YORK -- New York City's Jewish Museum has invited author Maurice Sendak to rummage through its collection and choose menorahs for a Hanukkah exhib...