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What is a Cult ?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 08.27.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

The word 'cult' is never benign in religious terminology as it is in the world of art, where Johnny Stonenoggin filmster extraordinaire may cult-ivate...

3 Muslims On How Converting To Islam Changed Their Ideas About God

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion

To change religions is to wrestle with your past beliefs and think deeply about who God is and what you want your life's purpose to be. For converts ...

Refugees Seeking U.K. Asylum May Be Thwarted By Religious Bias

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.10.2016 | Religion

Roughly 77 percent of the world's population lives under conditions of strict religious restrictions and hostilities, according to Pew Forum. But as w...

The Guide

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 06.09.2016 | Religion
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I was a furnace. My throat was raw. My bones ached. I could hardly move. And then one morning, I discovered a constellation of angry red blisters across my chest. No cold or flu I knew of included anything like this.

How an Imam Helped an Atheist on His Way to Christianity

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 06.06.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

When Samir Selmanovic's family learned that he had converted to Christianity, they hired a psychotherapist. Selmanovic was a young soldier in the Yugo...

Which Judaism Is the Authentic One?

Heidi Hoover | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion
Heidi Hoover

Last week I met one of my neighbors, an Orthodox Jewish woman. She asked what I do for a living, and I said I'm a rabbi. She hesitated for a moment, d...

4 Tips To Help Understand The Marketing Customer Path

Scott MacFarland | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Marketing to customers is an ever-changing art. It's almost like a chess match with people and businesses on the other side of the chessboard, only you can't see them... yet.

Top 5 Questions Marketing Agencies Have About Website Personalization

Ariel Rule | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Ariel Rule

It's not exactly a revolutionary concept -- the more personalized an experience someone has with a business, the more likely they are to buy something...

4 Muslim Latinas Share Their Experiences With Faith And Islamophobia

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.09.2016 | Latino Voices

Ever since Aamilah Vilchez, Mariana Aguilera, Shailie Nieves and Zainab Ismail decided to practice Islam, they say they've not only faced ignorance ab...

Learning from the Religious Extremism of ISIS/DAESH

Imam Jamal Rahman | Posted 12.16.2015 | Religion
Imam Jamal Rahman

The best lesson to be drawn from religious exclusivity and fanaticism is what sages have taught for centuries: if my relationship with my religion or holy book comes in the way of my relationship with you, it is bound to come in the way of my relationship with God.

"Mom, Today I Became a Catholic": Analysis of a Teen Conversion

Stafford Betty | Posted 12.16.2015 | Religion
Stafford Betty

About five years ago Natalie Thomson, an attractive, popular, well-adjusted 16-year-old girl made this surprising announcement. It was surprising for...

The Flight From Conversation

The Atlantic | Madeline Wahl | Posted 11.20.2015 | Technology

Many of my daily conversations don’t involve eye contact. My roommate texts me from a neighboring bedroom. My boss sends me an instant message from ...

The Dark Side Of The Digital Age

The Seattle Times | Madeline Wahl | Posted 11.20.2015 | Technology

Smartphones are ruining relationships. If you don’t agree, read Sherry Turkle’s “Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital” Age ...

Talk To Each Other, Not Your Phone

The New York Times | Madeline Wahl | Posted 11.20.2015 | Technology

My recent Sunday Review essay, adapted from my book “Reclaiming Conversation,” made a case for face-to-face talk. The piece argued that direct eng...

5 Ways to Increase Conversion Rates for Potential Clients Visiting Your Law Site

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.16.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Instead of asking friends and family for referrals to good attorneys, more and more potential clients are turning to the Internet to look for a lawyer to represent them and help them with their legal needs.

Did Zooey Deschanel Convert For Her Husband? Is That a Bad Thing?

Mychal Copeland | Posted 11.13.2015 | Religion
Mychal Copeland

Is converting to Judaism "for" someone so bad after all? As an avid follower of the hit show, New Girl, I couldn't pass up an article about its star, Zooey Deschanel, converting to Judaism.

Religion Scholar Boycotts Conference At Mormon University

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.09.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Brigham Young University has convened its annual International Law and Religion Symposium this week, featuring around 90 scholars, political lea...

4 Website Design Tactics to Increase User Engagement With Your Brand Online

Gabriel Shaoolian | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business
Gabriel Shaoolian

While the term "user engagement" is spoken of quite frequently in online marketing, let's first define exactly what that phrase means and why it's a contributing factor to a website's success.

How Do Jewish Conversions Work?

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.02.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Jewish conversion seems to be all over the media lately. In the third season of the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black,” Litchfield pri...

How Ritual Baths Present Obstacles Of Inclusion For Transgender Jews

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.23.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Converting to Judaism about a year ago, a transgender man in Washington, D.C., asked his rabbi a pointed question about the last step in the pro...

[Infographic] 7 Content Promotion Strategies That Drive Traffic, Leads, and Sales

Danny Wong | Posted 07.09.2016 | Business
Danny Wong

An editorial strategy without distribution disappoints brands and marketers invested in the thoughtful creation and production of quality content.

5 Conversion Rate Platforms for Generating Leads

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

Where do you go from launching a business website, to acquiring potential customers? It would clearly be a more popular choice to start an online business if the task was as easy as that.

Conversion Rate Optimization 101: How To Convert When You've Never Converted Before

Jose Vasquez | Posted 05.23.2015 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

High traffic numbers might look great in Google Analytics, but if that traffic isn't making purchases or contacting you directly, you won't be making any money.

How Christianity Really Started

Douglas Boin | Posted 05.12.2015 | Religion
Douglas Boin

"The Christians" weren't the standoffish clique historians frequently make them out to be. Many Christians, in fact, were perfectly good Roman citizens. Shockingly, though, very few people have ever gone back to listen to the stories of the quieter ones who lived their lives without any hint of drama.

Proselytism or a Global Ethic?

Asoka Bandarage | Posted 05.03.2015 | Religion
Asoka Bandarage

The freedom to maintain or adopt a religion is a fundamental human right. However, this freedom cannot be realized in the absence of other fundamental freedoms, such as the right to food, shelter, healthcare, education and a decent livelihood.