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Holy Haggling! Save At This Gun Dealer By Stating A Religion

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 10.13.2015 | Crime

Here's one store where it pays not to be an atheist.  In the aftermath of the recent mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oreg...

The Gateway Fundamentalism of Kim Davis and Her Supporters

Sezin Koehler | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Sezin Koehler

Fundamentalism is a problem regardless of the religion to which it pertains, since it brings with it a highly conservative mentality that only benefits a few. Gateway fundamentalism is the slow and steady encroachment of religion through once-secular government and democratic processes.

The Church We Want: A Communion of Love

Stan Chu Ilo | Posted 10.13.2015 | Chicago
Stan Chu Ilo

Christianity is about witnessing in our daily lives and replicating in our daily choices the priorities and practices of Jesus Christ so that God's will may be done on earth as it is done in heaven. But when it comes to how to live like Jesus in the world today, we are faced with many contending options.

Woodlawn: Can Jesus Fix Race Relations?

Zondra Hughes | Posted 10.13.2015 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

Woodlawn tells the true story of race, rivalry and religion within the confines of Birmingham Alabama's Woodlawn High School, the last school in Birmingham to integrate.

GOP Lawmaker Wants To Cut Religion From Tennessee's World History Curriculum, Because Islam

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics

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Life Itself: The Best Humanist Ideas for the Rest of Us

Samir Selmanovic | Posted 10.12.2015 | Religion
Samir Selmanovic

In the hustle of modern life it's often difficult to stop, take a breath, and listen to those around you. We can learn so much simply by attending to the stories of the people around us.

Reflections on China, Religion and High Altitude Sickness

Jim Laurie | Posted 10.12.2015 | Religion
Jim Laurie

Collapsing before Buddha and falling before the Pope, did not make me more religious, but in the years since it has caused me to reflect about religion -- religion in China.

I Believe

Karena Virginia | Posted 10.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Karena Virginia

Ever since I can remember I have recognized that separation is an illusion. I grew up with a European family, and while we were very different from ...

Guns, Drugs, Sexual Violence: What Can We Do? (Hebrews 5:1-10)

Mihee Kim-Kort | Posted 10.12.2015 | Religion
Mihee Kim-Kort

I can only say, as I often do during communion when I partake of the bread and cup: Thanks be to God. I do so trusting and hoping that there is more beyond the forests of our world's darkness.

What It's Like Having Your Mosque Targeted

Hareem Mannan | Posted 10.09.2015 | Religion
Hareem Mannan

As my mosque prepares to deal with an unfamiliar, terrifying influx of hatred in an unforgiving post-9/11 world, I can't help but think: I am so disappointed in you, Maryland. Can you still really call a place your home if you don't feel safe there anymore?

Rallying for Prejudice

Khwaja Khusro Tariq | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
Khwaja Khusro Tariq

When Islam and Muslims as a whole are demonized, it not only undermines progressive Muslim voices but also creates the fear and resentment that extremist organizations exploit to recruit.

Back to the Garden, and Forward (Parshat Bereishit, Genesis 1:1-1:8)

Rabbi Arthur Green | Posted 10.08.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Green

The holiday season has come and gone. Moses has ascended Mount Nebo, looked across the Jordan, and suddenly the world is created all over again. Here we are, back at Genesis 1:1, "in the beginning."

For Love of the Music: A Review of Matisyahu's Live at Stubb's, Vol. III

Netanel Miles-Yepez | Posted 10.08.2015 | Religion
Netanel Miles-Yepez

Ten years after the release of his breakthrough album, Live at Stubb's (which reached #1 on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart), Matisyahu has again returned to the well-known Texas venue to record Live at Stubb's, Vol. III.

The Interfaith Resonance of "Allegiance"

Scott Stearman | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
Scott Stearman

The vast majority of immigrants came to our shores to improve their lives, and as they did so, they improved the lives of all Americans. And as we've been reminded recently, many more Americans have been killed by domestic gun violence than by terrorists of any stripe.

Pope Francis's Hollow Rhetoric On Place of LGBTQ People in the Church

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.09.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Rather than requiring women to ask it for forgiveness, the Vatican needs, instead, to ask those of us whom it has repressed and oppressed for forgiveness of its sins throughout its existence.

Holding Out For a Hero? Don't Count on Pope Francis

Olivia Kuncio | Posted 10.08.2015 | College
Olivia Kuncio

I feel weird praising someone who represents the Catholic Church for simply practicing what he and his predecessors have been preaching for centuries. It isn't liberal to care that people are dying. It isn't revolutionary to want people to act with love before they act with hate.

Going Silent (Installment Two)

Peter Himmelman | Posted 10.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Peter Himmelman

Given that speech is one of, if not the primary distinguishing feature separating we human beings from animals, isn't the thought of losing the capaci...

In Good Faith

Caroline Roy | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents
Caroline Roy

It seemed to me that my children's school-friend was one of those people who had a strong sense of integration. He could touch so many lives with his inclusive spirit just because he had this understanding of being a part that mattered. I felt that his integrity was an expression of his faith.

Politics and Religious Values

Terry Newell | Posted 10.07.2015 | Religion
Terry Newell

The notion that there is a "wall of separation" between church and state is either in serious danger or increasingly destructive of religious freedom, if we listen to the loudest voices in recent months.

How Pope Francis Gives Me Hope: A Philadelphia Story

Catherine Nagle | Posted 10.06.2015 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

Last week, one of my dear brothers was blessed to be seated at the Papal Mass in Philadelphia, and also present at the Pope's address to Congress in Washington. He was one who drank from the Pope's water glass, too. I pray that Pope Francis understands my brother's love for him.

Pope Francis and I. And You. And Love

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.06.2015 | Religion
Maria Rodale

Photo courtesy of Jared Gruenwald by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger The run-up to the papal mass in Philadelphia felt like a countd...

Siblings at Odds: He's an Evangelical Preacher, I'm an Atheist

TueNight | Posted 10.06.2015 | Women

There are stark differences between my older brother and myself: he's an evangelical preacher at a rural megachurch who relaxes by bowhunting deer. I'm a tofu-consuming socialist who believes that we really have no way of knowing what's "out there."

Climate Change This Week: The Flood Connection, a Clean Energy Superpower, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Peruvian Amazon forests disappear, so does this insect, and webs of amazing be...

What To Do When You're a Pastor of Little Faith

Tara Woodard-Lehman | Posted 10.05.2015 | Religion
Tara Woodard-Lehman

Faith isn't something we can simply will to happen with gritty determination and spiritual stubbornness. Faith isn't something we can magically muster when we're feeling particularly "right with God."

Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks God, Aliens, And Multiverses

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.07.2015 | Science

EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story was published here.   Things are looking up for Neil deGrasse Tyson--way up. As the director...