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Judge Orders Phoenix Church To Stop Feeding Homeless

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The homeless in Phoenix, Ariz. will have to find a new place for a pancake breakfast after a court ruling forced a neighborhood church to shut down it...

Will Spirituality Ever Be Serious?

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Michaelson

All too often, however, spirituality reinforces rather than transcends conventional limits, boundaries, and notions of the ego. Sandwiched in between manicures and lunch dates, the quickie yoga class becomes just another way to augment and reinforce the self.

The Lottery Question

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Everyone has dreams and desires but usually keep them hidden, back in the recesses of their minds. The lottery question gets those dreams and desires out in the open, on the front burner.

Rifqa, the Reverand and Apostasy

Salam Al Marayati | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Salam Al Marayati

Mohamed Bary says she can practice any faith she wants -- clearly, he is not a fundamentalist. He believes his daughter was brainwashed and kidnapped.

Outsourcing Mass To India

Global Post | Saritha Rai | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It is dawn in Kerala, a palm frond of a state in India's South West. As the sun's first rays hit the church steeple, a Holy Mass is being conducted ...

True Blood Sucker Punch: Episode 7

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Are you serious, True Blood? Are you really going to spring Godric on me in the last moment of Episode 7 ("Release Me") and then cut to the credits? D

Whither Historic Riverside Church?

Sheryl McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sheryl McCarthy

Will Riverside continue to be a liberal, socially activist church that is welcoming to Christians of all races, genders and sexual persuasions, or will it will take on more of the trappings of a black, evangelical church?

Three Moral Issues of Health Care

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

With an issue like health, deeply personal but of great public concern, the faith community has a unique and important role to play: to define and raise the moral issues that lay just beneath the policy debate.

U.S. Nuns Facing Vatican Scrutiny

nytimes.com | LAURIE GOODSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Vatican is quietly conducting two sweeping investigations of American nuns, a development that has startled and dismayed nuns who fear they are th...

A Church In Need

Keith Leon and Maura Leon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Keith Leon and Maura Leon

Our large economic challenges have impacted the religious community in distressing ways.

Park Avenue Paparazzi Angers Residents

nytimes.com | SARAH KERSHAW | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The sight of doormen in charcoal gray jackets and smooth white gloves is de rigueur on Park Avenue -- Main Street for a rarefied slice of Manhattan. T...

Evil Among Us

Brittany Huckabee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brittany Huckabee

Ultimately, I don't believe the sermons given at the mosque in Morgantown represent anything more or less dangerous than those I heard in my church. They reflect the universal fare of conservative religion.

Touring Harlem, Lost and Found

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

Are you wistful for that old-time Harlem?

How to Green Your Spiritual Life

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Most people who consider themselves at least somewhat spiritual, regardless of their religion or set of beliefs, have realized that caring for the earth is imperative to their spirituality.

Republican Party Bankrupt; Reorganizes As A Church

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Stranahan

Republican officials wasted no time in taking advantage of their new found status as a religion and began punishing infidels, giving each other impressive titles and handing out funny hats.

Abortion Foes and the False Piety of Life's Sanctity

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Abortion foes believe killing in war is justified, as is lethal injection for convicted criminals and they are almost universally in favor of the death penalty.

FTC Investigating Trojan For Violating Anti-Trust Laws

Mother Jones | Stephanie Mencimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Condoms are not things people tend to linger over before buying, comparing prices and such. Unlike greeting cards, these purchases tend to be more of ...

Some Churches Support Gay Rights

Jennifer Vanasco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Vanasco

There are more religious leaders of all denominations who are for gays and lesbian rights than we realize.

Controversial New Group: Drunk Drivers Against Mothers

Tom McCaffrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tom McCaffrey

"My mom is always like 'I can't believe you got drunk and then drove our new car into a lake again'. I'm like fuck you! I like to party! You're just mad because you can't party as hard as me! Delta Chi forever!"

Generation X: Praying To No One?

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

It's headline news: "American's are Losing their Religion." "New research shows young Americans are dramatically less likely to go to church - or to...

Weekly Churchgoers Are Down With Obama

CBN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New information from the latest Gallup Poll shows a majority of weekly Church attendees are happy with the job he's doing. Read below from Gallup:...

Conversations With (And About) God

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Joseph

Another friend, actress, comedian and now author, Susan Isaacs wrote, "I could take alcohol or leave it. After I ran out on God, I took alcohol more than I left it. And I kept taking it."

Boom-Years Borrowing Hits Churches

AP | By RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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Too Young for This: Certifiably Crazy

Alice Crisci | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alice Crisci

Despite my life, despite cancer, despite over a decade of therapy and a magnitude of self-help books and workshops, I am still as hopeless of a romantic as Meg freakin' Ryan and as melodramatic as an Oscar-winning actress.

An Involuntary Lent

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

While I support the president's budget, it does not bring Easter morning to the country.