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Reformation

The Quest for Islamic 'Reformation'

Saleem H. Ali | Posted 04.14.2015 | Religion
Saleem H. Ali

As a Muslim, who has followed this polarization of narratives, I am convinced that all opinions deserve to be heard and not just marginalized as either "Islamophobia" or "Jihadism," albeit with caution. Prejudice is a common human failing which people of all faiths are capable of.

Coming in 2017: Rick Steves Public Television Special About Martin Luther and the Reformation

Rick Steves | Posted 04.06.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

In 1510, a young monk from Germany named Martin Luther walked 700 miles to Rome on a pilgrimage. He returned home disillusioned, and in 1517, he raised 95 difficult theological questions at the university where he taught -- and kicked off the Protestant Reformation.

Pope Francis: The Reformer

Stan Chu Ilo | Posted 03.13.2015 | Religion
Stan Chu Ilo

While he has not substantially altered the content of that message which is often seen as conservative, Eurocentric, and resistant to the exigencies of history and social change, he is chipping away at its foundations through a new hermeneutic of multiplicity and inclusion.

The Islamic State, The Münster Rebellion, And the Apocalypse

Boria Sax | Posted 02.25.2015 | Religion
Boria Sax

The crisis of Islam today, as it fragments into antagonistic factions, bears some resemblance to that of Christianity in the sixteenth century. Yet even detailed historical patterns can be like faces that we see in clouds, landscapes that we see in agate, or prophesies of the Delphic oracle.

Islam Needs Reformation from Within

Raza Rumi | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Raza Rumi

By brutally killing staffers of Charlie Hebdo magazine, the violent extremists have offended their faith far more than the perceived blasphemy of the magazine. Theirs is a political ideology -- of using terror as a weapon -- to avenge a history, to settle grievances and to assert power through violence.

7 Eco-Friendly Fashion Brands to Rock Now!

Susan Holmes-McKagan | Posted 12.07.2014 | Style
Susan Holmes-McKagan

There are a myriad of choices of course, but why not narrow them down with style AND sensibility that also happens to leave a lighter footprint? Here are a few that seem to finesse being sustainable while fashionably chic.

Apostle Paul and the Bible: Fundamentalism = Anti-Intellectualism

Robert Orlando | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion
Robert Orlando

Inerrancy, literalism, or unexamined belief in the Bible, why does Fundamentalism still have a strong hold on so many Christians today?

October's Lesser-Known Holiday (The Most Important of Them All)

D. Michael Lindsay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
D. Michael Lindsay

How should the Christian community as a whole proceed into the coming centuries, in light of where it's been? I would suggest, and I certainly dare to hope, that we are entering into an era of invigorated ecumenism.

10 Reasons The Reformation Project Is Amazing

Nick Norton | Posted 11.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Nick Norton

Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village, KS Something out of the ordinary happened at the end of September in a small church just outside of...

A Man Who Changed His Times: Part II

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 10.28.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

As the businessman said to J. Douglas Holladay, "It's easy to make a fortune, but harder to make a difference." William Wilberforce made a difference and he indeed changed his times.

Lutherans Adopt 'The Church and Criminal Justice: Hearing the Cries'

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 10.19.2013 | Religion
Norma Cook Everist

The statement affirms the fundamental principles of the U.S. criminal justice system, such as due process of law and the presumption of legal innocence, and it also recognizes serious deficiencies.

The Faithful Shopper: Giving Thanks

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 01.16.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

After Hurricane Sandy, the retail industry quickly began assisting those who have had their homes and lives damaged. Some are boutiques that regularly give to charity and made special donations; others are larger corporations donating more than $1 million.

Spain vs. Holland -- a Bitter history

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alan Elsner

As it became clear that Spain would face the Netherlands in the World Cup Final, I was reading Arturo Perez-Reverte's historical novel The Sun over Breda. It's a reminder of the bloody and painful history that joins these two nations.

Will A Vow Of Poverty Fill The Void In My Soul?

Jim Luce | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

As I approach my fiftieth birthday, I am feeling incomplete. Part of me - my soul? - is still missing. In secular terms, I think I am not yet in tou...