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What Is Religion?

Ryan Austin Fitzgerald | Posted 12.09.2016 | Home
Ryan Austin Fitzgerald

As my first official blog in Huffpost Religion, I think it is worth positing the big question: What is religion? People of all places, colors and soc...

Why Do People Go to Church?

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 05.14.2014 | Home
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

What are we doing in worship? We are sorting through our mixed motives and mysterious desires. We are learning God's story again. We are returning home so that we can go with power into the everyday world.

Big Data, Thick Descrption and Political Expediency

Paul Stoller | Posted 06.16.2013 | Home
Paul Stoller

President Obama and leaders of large orgnaizations are trapped under ever-increasing piles of Big Data, which means they have little knowledge of what's happening on the ground. Using Big Data protocols, metrics and algorithms, they tend to make decisions in isolation of experiential context.

Disaster, Religion And Resilience In Haiti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Most of us seem to know intuitively that resilience matters for post-disaster recovery, yet we also know that Haiti desperately needs the internationa...