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Seventh-Day Adventists Set To Reopen Discussion About Ordaining Women

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.07.2015 | Religion

At a conference in San Antonio on Friday, the Seventh-day Adventist church will address the issue of whether women should be ordained within the churc...

Krista Tippett's OnBeing Features HuffPost Religion Editor Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 11.20.2011 | Religion

HuffPost Religion's Senior Editor is interviewed by NPR Host Krista Tippett on the continuing influence of the social gospel movement of his great-gra...

HuffPost Religion Round-Up June 19-26

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Gay Pride, Mormons, Buddhists, circumcision, music, slavery and evolution. It has been a busy week on HuffPost Religion.

Why Are Atheists So Angry?

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

How harmless is it to post an article about why people should read the bible on a site devoted to religion? I did and it evoked more than 2,000 responses, most of them angry.

Why Do Atheists Read the Religion Section?

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shira Hirschman Weiss

In my opinion, Atheists want to be well-informed. They want to know what the other side is saying, and then what they're saying next.

The Reasons for the Season

Shan Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells

Jesus is in there, for sure, but so are many other things. Together, they make up the wonderful hodgepodge of traditions we Americans experience at December's end.

What Would Jesus Do If Invited to a Gay Wedding?

John Shore | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Shore

I've recently been invited to a couple of gay weddings. So -- what with being Christian and all -- I asked myself the famous question, "What would Jesus do?"

Science and Belief in Turin

Nina Burleigh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Nina Burleigh

The Shroud of Turin is only the most famous product of a thriving trade in alleged Biblical relics in the Holy Land, which today is a million-dollar business "verified" through the scientific lens of archaeology.

"God Can Love Me; God Can Send Me To Hell. But He Can't Do Both."

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

You're looking for rational explanations for mysteries that only God comprehends.

You Can Be Pro-Choice Politically And Be A Pro-Life Advocate In Your Community

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Romal J. Tune

As a Christian, you can support choice politically and for those children that are already here you can choose to be a pro-life advocate for them to live life abundantly.

4 E-Z Ways to Deepen Your Relationship with God/The Big Spirit

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

People are designed to relate in the richest possible terms to the divine -- to God, The Universal Mind, The Big Picture, The Greater Good, the Spirit in the Sky, etc.

Adam And Eve: The Day After

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

Expelled from the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve reflect on their new circumstances, find joy in koalas and the naming of sand, and happily agree that Eve can't be blamed. Too bad posterity forgot.

The Unseen And Unknowable Has No Place In Science

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eric Michael Johnson

For those of you who grew up being taught to believe in unseen and unknowable forces but are now feeling like you've been hoodwinked, don't be afraid to say so.

Christians: When It Comes to Homosexuality, Man Up

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

Virtually all other behaviors Christians typically consider sinful can be readily understood as objectively and clearly wrong without any reference to the Bible.

Christians: No Fair Heeding Paul on Gays, But Not Jesus on Wealth

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

How can any Christian take what Paul said about homosexuality literally, and at the same time ignore or seriously waffle on what Jesus Christ said about money?

Making Matters Worse in Haiti

Tony Campolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tony Campolo

At last count there were 9,943 faith-based organizations with ministries in Haiti. Yet Haiti has continued in a downward spiral, not in spite of all these "good works," but in great part because of them.

Announcing HuffPost Religion: Believers and Non-Believers Welcome

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Arianna Huffington

Whether you are a believer or not, the role of religion in our society is an essential conversation to have... which is why I'm delighted to announce that we are launching HuffPost Religion.

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

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

Mormons And Catholics Join Forces | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Last Tuesday, Francis George told an audience that Catholics and Mormons must stand together as a "vital bulwark" against those who wanted to "reduce ...

Chaplains Keep Wary Eye On Don't Ask/Don't Tell Repeal News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

As Congress and the Pentagon grapple with a proposal to allow gays to serve openly in the military, some chaplains -- especially evangelicals -- worry...

Religious Freedom And Its Critics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Government has a pivotal initiating and coordinating role, however, and the report calls for the NSC to define the strategic parameters of engagement ...

Fatwas Can Be A Force For Good | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

to most Muslims, the word fatwa is not a political term, but an unbinding religious edict issued by erudite scholars who take into consideration the n...

BYU Fans Respond To Religious Taunts From San Diego State Crowd In Teams' First Matchup | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Before Wednesday night's matchup between BYU and San Diego State in Provo, Utah, several BYU students called on fellow classmates to dress like missio...

U.S. Should 'Marginalize Religious Extremists, Not Religion' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Religion is a growing factor in world affairs, but the U.S. government views it through the lens of counterterrorism. That's the conclusion of a two-y...

Religion, Politics And Africa's Homophobia

WorldWide Religious News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Kampala, Uganda - Since a Ugandan MP proposed the death penalty for some gay people, homophobia has been on the rise in other parts of Africa....