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Praying For You

Liza Dora | Posted 07.06.2016 | Religion
Liza Dora

My husband routinely prays before each meal. I am usually knee deep in spaghetti by the time I take notice and join in. Our daughter will clasp her hands and watch him as he prays.

Tips For Those Making Up Excuses Not To Meditate

Linda Lauren | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

I get it. Anyone who has ever approached the act of going within through meditation, gets it. But we managed to get a whole lot more out of the experience by finally doing it, instead of avoiding it. There are four basic ways to get passed the excuses.

More Than A Nation: A Celebration Of Americans

Jim Moore | Posted 07.05.2016 | Good News
Jim Moore

On this July 4th weekend, I'd like to take a moment to make clear just what it is I believe I'm celebrating, or, more precisely, who I believe I am ce...

Christians Worry About Trend Of Raids On Services At Homes In Former Soviet Union

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 07.04.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

Russia's law will be far worse, Christians say, because it will impose the post-Soviet Union's first blanket ban on all religious services in homes.

The "Radical" Muslims I Know Are Not Terrorists

Jacqui Oesterblad | Posted 07.21.2016 | Religion
Jacqui Oesterblad

I've known a lot of radical Muslims in my life, but none of them have looked the way they do on Fox News. In college, I studied the works of Rumi and ...

How She Does It

Kevin Hines | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin Hines

How She Does It I don't know how she does it. There are so many times when I am irritable, moody, and just plain all over the place. I swing up, an...

Why I Remain A Christian

John Colatch | Posted 06.30.2016 | Religion
John Colatch

Now that we are faced with a growing appetite for fascism abroad and at home, we need the radical imperative of the Gospel message more than ever. So, as far as Christianity as a faith and profession is concerned, count me in.

Did The Savior Just Walk Across The Atlantic, And Is This Her Sandal?

Jarid Manos | Posted 06.29.2016 | Black Voices
Jarid Manos

A girl's rubber sandal stood out in the beach wrack, that pile of sexily-reeking sargassum and other decaying sea plants, creatures and things heaved up onto the South Florida shoreline by the restless Atlantic Ocean. The rainbow canvas foot strap with the SAVIOR patch was frayed and twisted.

Why I Can't Take Communion Anymore

Kelsey L. Munger | Posted 07.17.2016 | Religion
Kelsey L. Munger

Every so often I find myself in a loving little Lutheran church on Sunday mornings. A friendly usher stands next to our pew as I flash her my best “...

Where do you see the growing edge of innovation in ministry?

Eric Elnes | Posted 06.22.2016 | Religion
Eric Elnes

At the Presbyterian General Assembly currently meeting in Portland, Oregon, I was invited to participate (as a United Church of Christ interloper) in ...

The Heart Of A Surgeon

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 06.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
SreyRam Kuy, MD

The Heart of a Surgeon Dr. SreyRam Kuy was recently interview by Sally Croom, Louisiana State University Health Shreveport. This interview was or...

The Miracle Of Iman During Ramadan

Arman Islam | Posted 06.21.2016 | Religion
Arman Islam

Ramadan really brings out something in all of us, something that was always there. There's a good part of us that seems to always surface during the holy month. Ramadan should serve as a personal precedence. We should strive to always keep that inherent good within all of us a constant force in our actions and intentions.

Conditional Acceptance

Imane Ait Daoud | Posted 06.21.2016 | Religion
Imane Ait Daoud

True acceptance within interfaith communities is something that will be difficult to achieve and there will always be biases that everyone has towards one another. However, if we could minimize our biases and create an environment of accountability, we can truly achieve true acceptance and unity in our communities to some extent.

I Was Raised Both Muslim And Christian

Amaryllis Puspabening | Posted 06.21.2016 | Religion
Amaryllis Puspabening

I live in a proudly non-secular Asian country. Here, our religion is an integral part of our identity. It is something people would bring up in a casu...

Filling the Spiritual Void

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 06.20.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Am I looking around for things to fill my spiritual void with, rather than looking more carefully at myself? Or are the choices that I've made really good ones?

The Power To Feel More Deeply

Catherine Nagle | Posted 06.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

As Norman Vincent Peale said: "When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor."

The Power Of An Iraqi Father's Love

Richard Stearns | Posted 06.19.2016 | Religion
Richard Stearns

@2016 World Vision/Kari Costanza When I visit poor communities around the world, it's usually the mothers I see. They're doing the tough, hands-on wo...

Lamentations For Orlando And Our National Soul

Rev. Libby M. Grammer | Posted 06.17.2016 | Religion
Rev. Libby M. Grammer

Largest massacre in US history. Violence perpetuated against a "soft target." 49 deaths and 53 wounded. Muslim-American shooter. Terrorism against the LGBTQ community.

Church Reshaped By Queer Spaces

Seth Kaper-Dale | Posted 06.17.2016 | Religion
Seth Kaper-Dale

The Christian tradition began when a certain Jesus of Nazareth lived radically, in ways that frightened status-quo religion and society. The whole time he lived radically he empowered people around him to live and lead radically & lovingly too.

Love First, Ask Questions Later

Staci Frenes | Posted 06.17.2016 | Religion
Staci Frenes

Like everyone else, I'm stunned and sickened by the hate and violence of the mass shooting in Orlando. That it happened at a venue that was intended to be a safe gathering place for a marginalized community was particularly horrific and heartbreaking.

A Year On, Has The Pope's Encyclical Changed Anything?

Tomás Insua | Posted 06.17.2016 | Religion
Tomás Insua

The Encyclical remains a text that inspires and provokes, simultaneously forcing us to question our behavior- our excessive consumerism powered by polluting energy sources that contribute to climate change - and empowering us to swap our habits for new, more sustainable and more fulfilling ways of living.

Interfaith Prayer for Orlando

Hope Schmid | Posted 06.16.2016 | Religion
Hope Schmid

While prayers and thoughts can't actively change anything and we can all work to do more for the victims of violence, prayers unite us and remind us of our dreams for peace and justice

Back to the Basics: Clinging to Human Decency in the Aftermath of Tragedy

Sylvia Kim | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Sylvia Kim

As a lawyer, it is far too easy for me to get embroiled in the politics of recent tragedies: over 1,000 migrants drowned in the Mediterranean, a privi...

The Narrative of Orlando: An American Fatwa?

Ted Gup | Posted 06.14.2016 | Media
Ted Gup

The problem that few are emphasizing is not that the gunman is American-born, but that the zealotry and homophobia that played out in the killings is equally homegrown.

Re-Uniting with the Trauma Surgeon Who Saved My Life -- Twice

Ron Gold | Posted 06.14.2016 | New York
Ron Gold

It has been more than 3 years since I've seen the trauma surgeon who saved my life -- not once, but twice. In the first few months following the bicyc...