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Catholic School Defends Prayer Room For Muslim Students

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

Parents of several students at a private Catholic school in Michigan have been protesting the existence of a prayer room used by the Muslim students. ...

Christians And Muslims Pray Together At A Chattanooga Mosque Still Coming To Grips With Shooting

The Associated Press | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.27.2015 | Religion

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A small group of Christians visited a mosque in Chattanooga to pray alongside Muslim worshippers. The guests who went to the...

A Statement Of Grief And Hope From Boston

Rabbi Or Rose | Posted 06.17.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Or Rose

As clergy serving different religious communities in Greater Boston, we are shocked and saddened by the Patriots' Day attacks on our fellow citizens, our city and our freedom.

Breaking Down The Walls Between Different Religions

Lorna Byrne | Posted 06.08.2013 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

When we start to really pray together with people of different religions we will lose our fears of each other and get to know and understand each other and grow in friendship.

Bulgarians Unite In Prayer After Self-Immolations

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2013 | Religion

By Angel Krasimirov SOFIA, April 5 (Reuters) - Bulgarians set aside religious and political differences on Friday at the start of thre...

The Pope's New Clothes

Rev. Jerry Campbell | Posted 05.18.2013 | Religion
Rev. Jerry Campbell

In accepting the papacy, Pope Francis now is shrouded in the protection of the church's political vestments. As representatives of an interreligious university, we trust that Pope Francis will wisely recognize the transparency of his new clothes and hew to the naked simplicity of his namesake's example.

The Surprising Thing I Miss After I Left My Religion

Christine Organ | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion
Christine Organ

There is one ritual, one sacred physical activity that I still miss from my inherited faith, and it surprises the hell out of me: Head bowed, eyes closed and knees pressed into the God's holy ground, so that I can surrender myself in prayer physically, mentally and soulfully.

What Is The Relationship Between God, Angelic Beings And Humans?

Lorna Byrne | Posted 05.05.2013 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

Everyone has only one guardian angel and this angel is with them from before their birth until after they die. This angel never ever leaves them, not even for one moment.

Faith Leaders Want Americans To Pray For Civility

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 01.03.2013 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) At a time when the ideals of compromise and collegiality seem like a distant dream in the ...

Season Of Light

Mirabai Starr | Posted 02.23.2013 | Religion
Mirabai Starr

In this light all barriers melt and we remember our essential interconnectedness. In this light we notice that there is no such thing as the Other.

Interfaith Prayer For The Souls Of Sandy Hook

Rabbi Sarah Barukh | Posted 02.20.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Sarah Barukh

Although we were unable to provide safety and peace for the victims of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we can pray that their souls find shelter under G-d's mighty wings.

Thanksgiving: A Feast Of Light

Lorna Byrne | Posted 01.19.2013 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

Accepting gratitude, the thanks of someone else, even a stranger, lights us up -- it makes us feel good. It helps us, even for a second, to see the light and love that is within us. When we give thanks, we open up spiritually.

Mystical Prayer: Opening A Door To Silence And Love

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee | Posted 07.24.2012 | Religion
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Amid the noise and increasing demands of our daily life, it is more and more important for many of us to find a way to reach an inner quiet, a place of rest and refuge.

11/11/11: Our Instinct For Unity

John Philip Newell | Posted 12.25.2011 | Religion
John Philip Newell

To pray for peace is not to seek a healing that is contrary to our deepest instinct. It is rather, as Mahatma Gandhi said, to get in touch with "the intense longings of the human heart."

Praying With The Earth: A Prayerbook For Peace

John Philip Newell | Posted 10.13.2011 | Religion
John Philip Newell

Until we come back into relationship, until we begin to learn the wisdom at the heart of one another's traditions, we will be less likely to work for peace.

Creating Peace In War Zones: The Roman Catholic Community Of Sant'Egidio

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

This week, more than 300 religious leaders -- cardinals, bishops, metropolitans, patriarchs, rabbis, imams, sheikhs, monks and nuns -- met in Barcelona to preach a message of peace.

Becoming a Prayer

Elizabeth Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Elizabeth Cunningham

Here are some things I have learned/am learning about praying/being a prayer.