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An Atheist in Athos -- Part 3: Greece's Most Famous Monasteries on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.22.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

All in all, a fascinating time in magnificent scenery amid spectacular architecture, even if the faith thing doesn't really work for me.

An Atheist in Athos - Part 2: Greece's Most Famous Monasteries on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.18.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Megisti Lavra perches majestically atop a cliff 520 feet above the crashing foam and rocks, more like a small walled town. On the outside, you have the regulation square tower and the jutting painted wooden balconies. Within, there are a whole series of buildings.

An Atheist in Athos - Part 1: Greece's Most Famous Monasteries on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.14.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Overwhelmed by the savagely wild beauty of its forested mountains, precipitously rugged cliffs and plunging emerald valleys, she asked her son, who just happened to be God, to make it her garden which, true to filial piety, he did.

Beneath the Debate of the Washington 'Redskins' Name is an Underlying Truth: The Vast Majority of Americans Have a Limited -- and Often Mistaken -- Understanding of Native American History

National Museum of the American Indian | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
National Museum of the American Indian

The controversy surrounding the Washington football team name is in some ways a bellwether. Americans do not know enough about our shared history even to be properly offended at the lack of an inclusive narrative that illuminates the history of this continent in all of its complexity.

Sacred Sanctuaries in the Fog of Death

Frank Browning | Posted 04.30.2015 | Arts
Frank Browning

It's not every day that you find Christian pilgrim's shoes celebrated on Muslim prayer rugs - or Christians, Hassiduc and Muslim travelers gathered together to break bread.

More Than 1 Million Pilgrims Expected As Shroud Of Turin Goes On Display

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion

The Shroud of Turin is back. Believers and skeptics alike have another chance to see the controversial Christian relic, which went on display in Tu...

Faithful Pilgrims Flock To Bethlehem For Christmas In The Holy Land

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 02.23.2015 | Religion

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Several thousand Christian pilgrims on Wednesday flocked to the biblical town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebration...

Chicago Travel Agent Cheated Muslim Pilgrims Over Hajj Trips, Feds Say

The Associated Press | Posted 12.19.2014 | Religion

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago travel agent is accused of cheating more than 50 Muslim pilgrims by selling them package trips to Mecca without the require...

Women Make All the Difference

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.07.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Early women settlers did much more than farm, sew and cook. Although many Americans believe that religious freedom has existed in this country since its early roots, that is not the case. And, we all know that not everyone had rights when they landed on America's shores.

Pilgrim Tech: The Hottest Tech Trends of 1620

Shelly Palmer | Posted 01.30.2015 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

On August 15, 1620, the "Old Comers" set sail on two merchant ships: the Mayflower and the Speedwell. In honor of these fiercely committed individuals and the Thanksgiving they created for us, here is a short list of changing philosophies circa 1620.

Economic History and Thanksgiving

Kevin Price | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Kevin Price

Thanksgiving is certainly one of my favorite holidays. As an adult with many children, Christmas has lost some of its charm and there are few things more enjoyable than getting fat and watching holiday specials (especially those important football games).

A Letter of Thanks That Is More Than 300 Years Overdue

David Bradford | Posted 01.23.2015 | Good News
David Bradford

I am writing on behalf of tens of millions of people who are direct descendants of those that landed at Plymouth Rock 394 years ago. You were their leader, their spiritual guide and their mouthpiece. At this Thanksgiving time, I am writing to thank you belatedly.

GOP on Wrong Side of History on Immigration

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

At the first Thanksgiving 383 years ago, Native Americans and Pilgrim immigrants gathered with mutual respect to share a bountiful harvest they'd produced together. This Thanksgiving, though, there's no respect or sharing in the homes of GOP nativists.

That Moment When a Pilgrim Proposes to You

Oral Fixation | Posted 01.20.2015 | Comedy
Oral Fixation

And that realization snapped me out of this pilgrim-induced haze. I cannot do that. I'm not sure how much my dignity is worth, but it's worth more than a couple dozen no-teeth babies. I did let him down easy. For after all, this ship had sailed and it took the mussels with it.

What It's Really Like 'Walking The Camino'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.20.2014 | Religion

"500 miles on foot. Bunk-beds. Blisters. Stunning landscapes. World-class snorers. Hot searing sun, freezing cold rain. Kindness from strangers. Debil...

13 Healing Pilgrimages

Posted 03.12.2014 | Religion

Millions of people each year embark on spiritual pilgrimages around the world , to deepen their faith and gain wisdom. The following 13 pilgrimag...

Ten Things I Learned From Hitch-hiking Around Ireland

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 03.14.2014 | Travel
Ruairí McKiernan

During July 2013 I hitch-hiked around Ireland, recording people's voices and visions for the country, on what I called the 'hitching for hope' listeni...

If You Ate Like a Pilgrim, You Would Be Hungry on Thanksgiving

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Shouldn't the pendulum of Thanksgiving feasting start to swing back to the simplicity of that first Thanksgiving? After all, we don't have to present a feast worthy of a Roman orgy to feel thankful that we have food on the table and shelter in which to partake of it.

Why Thanksgiving Is My Least Favorite Holiday

Tammy Bleck | Posted 01.24.2014 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

To say that Thanksgiving is my least favorite holiday would be the understatement of the year. I am clearly not a fan. I don't know how much of this attitude comes from my age (I'm over 40. Fine. I'm 60) and how much comes from experience and wisdom. I'm going to go with experience and wisdom here.

Thankfulness and Rewriting History

Terra Trevor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Terra Trevor

Last November an associate producer at Huff Post Live, the Huffington Post's live streaming network, invited me to be part of a 20 minute conversation...

What the Pilgrims Can Teach Female Entrepreneurs

Penina Rybak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

There is much today's entrepreneur can learn from the Pilgrims. We can learn to better balance our own humanity and inner voice with the voices of others, spread by social technology.

Thanksgiving -- Need Some Comments From You

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

I know these are hard times, full of many trials and tribulations--for individuals, couples, families, and for our country. But if the early Pilgrims, after their horrific voyage to America and the devastating winter filled with death and suffering, were able to find reasons to be thankful, surely we can, too.

Solving the 'Mystery' of Cranberry Sauce at the Holiday for All Americans

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

About this time of year the past several years, my husband can't help but comment on the total departure from the "traditional" Thanksgiving feast available at our family's gathering.

Mob Attacks Driver After Speeding Train Kills 37: Official

AP | INDRAJIT SINGH | Posted 10.18.2013 | World

PATNA, India — A train ran over a group of Hindu pilgrims at a crowded station in eastern India early Monday, killing at least 37 people. A mob ...

Religious and Patriotic Pre-Revolutionary Chocolate

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

In tribute to the popularity of chocolate as a substitute for tea in the Colonies following the Boston Tea Party, I suggest that we raise some chocolate to toast American Independence.