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The Way In Which Religion Has Failed Us

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 12.07.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

The blindness of American Christians, as they hurl insults at Islam, is evidence that religion as a source of right relationship with God and therefore with others, is fueling further religious intolerance, even as it ignores its own terroristic tendencies done in the name of its God.

Honored to Honor Others!

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 12.04.2015 | Sports
Jeremy Affeldt

The San Francisco Giants celebrated my retirement from baseball with an on-field ceremony, and it was epic. There are those rare, really special play...

Her Illness Taught Me How to Live

Whitney Lloyd | Posted 12.02.2015 | Women
Whitney Lloyd

Her illness was my lesson. It was my wake up call. Her illness nearly broke my family. It knocked us down harder and lower than we could have imagine...

What a Muslim Does When It's Time to Pray

Anhar Karim | Posted 12.02.2015 | Religion
Anhar Karim

While the religious intent is for these prayers to serve as penta-daily reminders, in practice things get a little complicated.

Before We Condemn Islam, Let's Consider Our Own Faiths

John Backman | Posted 12.02.2015 | Religion
John Backman

Their scriptures may imply that God ordered genocide. Their extremists preach hate and destroy artifacts from other traditions. Most of the clergy insist that theirs is a religion of peace. Yes, Christians are in a quandary these days.

What is an Ethnic Mormon?

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 12.01.2015 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Today, a conversation with author David Pace about the growing numbers of "ethnic Mormons," those who grow up Mormon, but for various reasons leave th...

From Parish to Paris: Why the World's Faithful Are Asking for Climate Action

Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, O.F.M. | Posted 12.02.2015 | Religion
Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, O.F.M.

I happily join the 840,000 of my Catholic sisters and brothers in exhorting the COP21 negotiators to develop the international frameworks needed for a climate of justice.

Restoring Faith to the Approaching Holidays

Dr. Michael B. Brown | Posted 12.01.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael B. Brown

How do we cope with what some call "the holiday blues"? Perhaps one key to keeping the holidays in balance and in proper perspective is to appeal to our faith, which obviously is where the holidays were meant to be focused in the first place.

Convergence: Miami, Florida, November, 2015

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 12.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Robert G. Zuckerman

Here's to the miracle of roadways. One of many things shared by most if not all nations. Also common to most if not all nations: a flag, governme...

A Modern Response to Terrorism

madeline gelfand | Posted 11.30.2015 | College
madeline gelfand

It has been a trying month for the world and for Israel. We've seen countless terror attacks in the past few weeks, most prominently the terror attack...

My Breakup With Social Media

Laura Aiisha | Posted 11.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Aiisha

For the last few years, I've done a three-week cleanse at this time of year. It gives me pause on all of my normal behaviors as far as food and oth...

Bill Maher and Howard Stern Are Still Invited to Dinner; RSVP Required

Larry Ross | Posted 11.29.2015 | Religion
Larry Ross

A funny thing happened while recently flipping channels and tuning in to the middle of Stephen Colbert's Late Show interview with guest Bill Maher. ...

Faith in Our Humanity

Mary Paleologos | Posted 11.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Paleologos

Spread love and kindness to your fellow man. Open your heart to the magic of life. Offer support and hope to people that need it. Be the leader that you know you were born to be and show humanity there is another way.

Can Faith be Friends With Robots?

Clarrise Ng | Posted 11.25.2015 | Religion
Clarrise Ng

Faith in itself, like a life buoy, sometimes a life buoy, is not automatic. It is never certain in the questions it tries to answer in the first place, and those who attempt to answer it often have to look beyond automatic survival and intuition to discover possible answers.

Living With Thanksgiving: My Dad and Denzel Washington

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 11.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

My father, Rabbi Herbert Cohen, and Denzel Washington both grew up in Mt. Vernon, NY. Little did I know that they also share an abiding faith in God a...

Walking Dead: Rorschach Test for Faith

Loren-Paul Caplin | Posted 11.25.2015 | Religion
Loren-Paul Caplin

Our core cast of characters in The Walking Dead, have more going on than solely surviving. And that is why we love them and root for them and suffer when they suffer.

How to Be Happy and Grateful: 6 Sacred Secrets Shared by Grandmothers, Mutants and Cajuns (and Proven by Scientists)

Julie Cantrell | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Cantrell

For that reason, I'm writing this today for those of you who WANT to be grateful, but who just aren't "wired that way." And for those "mutants" like me who have been "hardwired" for happiness but who may have found yourselves in a funk of sorts.

Creed Frontman Scott Stapp Opens Up About Abuse And Rebuilding His Faith

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.24.2015 | Religion

After an abusive childhood left Creed frontman Scott Stapp with a skewed perception of religion, he had to completely rebuild his foundat...

Inspired by Dreams

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 11.24.2015 | San Francisco
Jeremy Affeldt

I have so much to be grateful for today. One of the ways I can show my gratitude is to use this incredible moment to inspire you to dream the biggest dream you possibly can, and then work for it.

Giving Voice to Grief

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 11.23.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

It goes without saying that no two people grieve in the same way. Everyone's needs are different at a time of loss, as are everyone's emotions. But in giving voice to one's own grief, others who have not been given the chance to express themselves can likewise find their voice.

It Is Ok to Be Afraid

Colin Holtz | Posted 11.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
Colin Holtz

It is okay to be afraid. The challenge of living well is deciding what to do next.

From Seeing to Understanding

Jack Vawdrey | Posted 11.23.2015 | Religion
Jack Vawdrey

I have a pretty enthusiastic American Literature professor here at the University of Southern California. Actually, enthusiastic might not be the right word for it; I think the words "intellectual agitator" best describe his personality. He's one of those guys that want you to question everything that you know and believe, but in a good way.

The Paris Attacks Are a Reminder We Should All Listen to the London-Based Khalifa (Caliph) of Islam

Atif Rashid | Posted 11.23.2015 | World
Atif Rashid

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been leading the peaceful revival of the true Islam for 126 years now and constantly warns the world of the dire consequences of turning away from Godliness and good morals.

How Faith Can Be An Additional Casualty of Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 11.20.2015 | Religion

This episode of All Together includes a first person account of sexual assault and may be difficult or inappropriate for some listeners. The violent c...

Living Abundantly

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 11.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jeremy Affeldt

Abundant life! What does that mean? Well, abundant life is a life that is not in need. You don't need to find food, you have it. You don't need to find water, you have it. You don't need to find a place to live, you live somewhere. You don't need to find a job, you have a job.