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Entries by Paul Brandeis Raushenbush from 12/2011

Religion Stories Of 2011: The Top 11

Posted 12.06.2011 | Religion

In the final days of 2011 we pause to reflect on the year that has past -- the good, the bad and the ugly. Here are the HuffPost Religion Top Stories...

Holy Holidays? HuffPost Religion Invites You To Tell Your Story

Posted 12.08.2011 | Religion

We all know about the stress and comercialism of the holidays whether that is Christmas, Hanukkah or any other of the many Holy Days observed during D...

Best Religious Books of 2011: HuffPost Religion's Top 11

Posted 12.15.2011 | Religion

Hundreds of religion books come across the HuffPost Religion desk each year. Stacked in mountains next to our computers, they remind us of the sacred ...

When an Atheist Dies: Religious Reflections on Christopher Hitchens' Death

| Posted 12.16.2011 | Religion

What happens to an atheist when he dies? No one can answer that question with certainty. However, we can and should reflect on how this extraordinary author, intellectual and provocateur faced death before he died.

For Times Such As These: The Radical Christian Witness Of The New Monastics (PHOTOS)

| Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion

"There is a history of Christians who have "left the world" to save the world -- they often go to the margins and to the abandoned places like the desert. The inner city is our contemporary desert."

Christianity Sees Major Shifts In 100 Years, Percentage Of Population Remains Constant

Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion

Washington, D.C. — With Christmas fast approaching, the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life published a new comprehensive demogr...

Bethlehem Battle: Clergymen Clash At Birthplace Of Jesus

Posted 12.28.2011 | Religion

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — The annual cleaning of one of Christianity's holiest churches deteriorated into a brawl between rival clergy Wednesday, a...

Military Wives Turn To Bible For Marriage Advice

Posted 12.28.2011 | Religion

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- With husbands deployed or off preparing for war, some young wives at this sprawling Army installation have spent much of their m...

Ultra Orthodox And Secular Jews Clash Over Gender Segregation In Israel

Posted 12.28.2011 | Religion

Ultra Orthodox Jews continue to push for segregation between men and women in the city of Beit-Shemesh, Israel, as secular residents fight back. "It ...

Worcester Diocese Seeks To Have Priest Defrocked

Posted 12.30.2011 | Religion

WORCESTER, Mass. — A Roman Catholic diocese in Massachusetts has asked the Vatican to defrock a priest who is facing charges of possessing child...