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The Zimmerman Verdict And The Unity Of The Church

Greg Carey | Posted 09.14.2013 | Religion
Greg Carey

The pain I hear from my black friends runs far deeper than mere opinion about a single incident. It raises the basic question of our common humanity.

Our Gay Son's Wedding

Linda Robertson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Linda Robertson

Wild horses couldn't keep me and Rob from going to Ryan's wedding. I know that many of our evangelical Christian friends probably don't understand this; you'll see it as an endorsement of sin, and as a compromise of the truth of scripture. But that isn't how God speaks to us about it.

A Heavenly Concert in the Gates of Hell

Naftali Brawer | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Naftali Brawer

For a brief moment I grasped this elusive sense of commonality as Catholics and Jews stood together in the former gates of hell listening to sublime music invoking solidarity, compassion and the universal yearning for heaven.

Sri Lanka: Forgetting to Remember

Dinouk Colombage | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
Dinouk Colombage

Four years have passed since Sri Lanka's brutal and bloody civil war came to an aggressive end. At the time many rejoiced with the news. It now appears as though reconciliation is playing second fiddle to the growing political intrigue on all sides.

Watch: Ulster in Media Spotlight Again -- Now Peace Not Conflict

David Tereshchuk | Posted 08.16.2013 | Media
David Tereshchuk

For PBS' weekend network show Religion and Ethics Newsweekly I've been reporting on the town's special place in the violent "Troubles" of the past few decades, and in the story of Ulster's peacemaking process that has now largely displaced that violence.

What Mandela Means

Trevor Neilson | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Trevor Neilson

With that moral clarity Mandela served 27 years behind bars, mostly on Robben Island, an island prison off of Cape Town where he was subjected to back-breaking labor.

Would You Remarry Your Ex?

Posted 05.14.2013 | Divorce

It seems that nothing -- not even divorce -- can keep two people meant to be together apart. Just consider Australian couple Rocco and Estelle Dil...

Young Africans Speaking Up

David Moshman | Posted 07.14.2013 | Books
David Moshman

Estelline says her participation in performances of her local culture club "helps the audience, especially those who became orphans because this shows...

How I Said Goodbye To A Difficult Mother

Judith Newton | Posted 07.10.2013 | Fifty
Judith Newton

My mother died on January 5, 2010. She was 101 years old. Our long association had been troubled from the time of my birth, and throughout my life, I'd found it challenging to choose cards for Mother's Day. So many expressed a gratitude and devotion I couldn't feel.

Facing The Trauma And Embarking On The Healing Journey: An Interview With Michael Lapsley

Ethan Vesely-Flad | Posted 07.01.2013 | Religion
Ethan Vesely-Flad

The Rev. Michael Lapsley barely survived a letter bomb attack by agents of the South African apartheid government who sought to kill him. The bomb exploded in his hands. In the wake of the recent Boston bombings, he reflects on his own experience of physical and psychological healing.

Reach Out To Estranged Children On Mother's Day

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 06.30.2013 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

We all know the commandment, "Honor thy father and mother." We've also been schooled to respect our elders. But we also know reality. Older people may have less energy than the young, but they have more resources, such as life experience.

From Affliction To Joy On Facebook

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 06.12.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

In our fast-paced highly connected world, we see all too often abuse of the Internet as a means for wide-spread gossip, lies and hurtful behavior. How beautiful it is indeed when the energy of this powerful tool can be harnessed to promote healing and friendship.

WATCH: Betrayed Ex Wife Made Unlikely Move

Posted 04.11.2013 | Divorce

Would you forgive a cheating spouse? Though some succumb to the belief, "once a cheater, always a cheater," others find a way to look past their pa...

I Would Take My Ex Back If...

Posted 03.08.2013 | Divorce

We all know that getting back together with your ex is generally a bad idea. (Research even confirms it!) But if you really gave it some thought, a...

Inspiration Where You Least Expect It

Francine LeFrak | Posted 03.17.2013 | Impact
Francine LeFrak

Jean Harris' work at the prison was hard-hitting, yet she was just about the last person I had expected to inspire me in such a powerful way. The only time I had heard of Jean Harris before this was on the front page of the Post, where she was portrayed as a cold-blooded murderess.

Democracy And Reconciliation In South Africa: An Interview With Ela Gandhi

Varun Soni | Posted 03.16.2013 | Religion
Varun Soni

Mahatma Gandhi's granddaughter has spent her life as the custodian of his legacy in South Africa as well as the caretaker of Phoenix Settlement. I recently had the opportunity to meet with her.

4 Reasons You Should Never Get Back Together With Your Ex

Marni Battista | Posted 02.24.2013 | Divorce
Marni Battista

Should you rekindle your relationship?

Human Rights Are Beyond Politics -- Justice Should Be Too

Jack Healey | Posted 02.23.2013 | World
Jack Healey

As we look into the New Year, it is also time to look back and see which governments might free a prisoner or two due to the decline of age or ill health.

Why Every Couple Should Renew Their Vows

Anne Naylor | Posted 02.13.2013 | Weddings
Anne Naylor

The romance and passion you knew when you first met can be re-kindled. The spark of your early love can grow brighter and into a more profound experience that is truly lifelong and rewarding.

How To Heal: On Self-Forgiveness And Making Amends

Tara Brach | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

We are deeply imprinted by the suffering we have caused others. In the Buddhist teachings, such sensitivity can be intelligent and healthy -- it plays an important role in awakening and freeing our hearts.

How to Survive Family Conflicts During the Holidays

Linda Durnell | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Durnell

One of life's most difficult situations is when someone you love is no longer present in your life due to disagreements, especially during the holidays.

A Kiss Of Life Or Death?

David N. Myers | Posted 01.26.2013 | Religion
David N. Myers

The tension builds as the two brothers, accompanied by hundreds of followers, move toward each other: "And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him." Differing regimes of interpretation raise urgent questions for us.

Working For Reconciliation On Election Day

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

The world needs welcoming congregations that are focused on the work of reconciliation -- now more than ever.

Healing the Record of Our Soul's DNA

Steve Robertson | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Steve Robertson

Like a musical note seeking union with the harmony of itself, the soul returns to human form, to earth, in order to heal and integrate into a more perfect remembrance of the divinity of love it already is.

Prayer For What Crumbled On September 11th

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 11.11.2012 | Religion
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

As we look to the past, we remember a day when towers fell, and buildings blew apart, a day when hatred seemed to have the final say, and we as a country were amazed at our own "failure of imagination."