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Comparative Religion

The Kids Are Alright With Religion

Gary Laderman | Posted 03.28.2016 | Religion
Gary Laderman

I recently asked a class I visited how the students would define religion. "Religion is a way of life, how a person lives their life and understands what's important."

How a Textbook and Postcards Helped Establish the Second Most Widespread Religion

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 03.15.2017 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

Next Saturday (March 26) marks the centenary of the date when Abdul Baha, the son of Baha'u'llah, the Founder of the Baha'i Faith, wrote the first of...

Open Letter to Students in Light of Recent Events

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 11.17.2016 | College
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

You know, you're young, and yet in your lifetime, you've known, most of your lifetime, a post-9/11 world. You are not the first generation to know violence in your time. You, I'm afraid, will not be the last.

We Can Learn The Real Meaning Of The Season From A Holiday Most Of Us Don't Celebrate

Posted 12.26.2013 | Religion

On December 26, when many Americans are cleaning up from Christmas festivities, the pan-African and African American holiday of Kwanzaa is just beginn...

The Power Of Healing In Interfaith Relations

Najeeba Syeed-Miller | Posted 12.04.2012 | Religion
Najeeba Syeed-Miller

We dared to dream of another world rather than the one that existed before us. We pushed ourselves to find resources within our own interpretations of reality and our religions, that were already there, sometimes apparent, sometimes hidden from view to support our self healing.

The Power -- And Study -- Of Myth

David Kudler | Posted 10.20.2012 | Religion
David Kudler

Taught under the various umbrellas of history, anthropology, literature, philosophy, folklore, religion, psychology and other disciplines, mythology is rarely recognized as its own field. To date, only one school offers a graduate program in Mythological Studies.

The Quest For Inclusion In The Science And Religion Debate

Michael Ruse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

We need all the friends we can get and it is stupid to alienate the liberal Christians who may disagree with us about the true status of their religion but who share our cultural and social values.