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Civility No More: Where Are the Better Angels of Politics?

Dan Glickman | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Dan Glickman

This country is crying out for solutions to our myriad problems but our culture often rewards meanness, division and incivility. The emphasis on the latter makes the former all that much more difficult to achieve.

Hope for Mental Illness

Kay Warren | Posted 08.27.2015 | Religion
Kay Warren

When my cancer-stricken, elderly father passed away at home with family by his side, I grieved and wept, but my grief was gentle because my dad had lived a very full and rich life. I can tell you the experience of losing my 27-year-old son on April 5, 2013 to suicide was not at all the same.

Jackie Robinson Demonstrated Courage in Brooklyn; He Learned Courage Growing Up in California

Christopher Lamb | Posted 08.27.2015 | Sports
Christopher Lamb

Robinson lived in the East from 1947 until his death in 1972. Robinson found his greatest success in Brooklyn, but he could not have become the man he did if he had not grown up in Southern California.

Telling Stories of Trauma for Healing and Compassion (Parshat Ki Tetzei, Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19)

Adam Lavitt | Posted 08.27.2015 | Religion
Adam Lavitt

In the biblical text, Moses must become a storyteller. In this week's parashah, Ki Tetzei, he stands at the edge of the desert and faces the Israelite people, who gaze over his shoulder toward the promised land.

The Messenger

Tracy DeMarzo-Shapiro | Posted 08.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tracy DeMarzo-Shapiro

In February of 2009 I moved to Los Angeles from New York -- a move prompted by love, work and, of course, the Californian promise of great weather. I ...

The Love Longer KC Project: Why You Need to Know About It

Summer Collins | Posted 08.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Summer Collins

This act of pure love, pure kindness... Is what we as not just a city, not just as a state, but as a country need to be doing more of to make everyone feel equally loved.

Climate Change This Week: Wind Winds Up, Extinctions Explode and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.26.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Your Meat-Eating Habit Is Killing More Than Just Cows -- says a new report, which cites the land degradation, pollution and deforestation caused by rising global demand for meat as "likely the leading cause of modern species extinctions."

The Significant of 3

Brittney Grimes | Posted 08.26.2015 | Religion
Brittney Grimes

There is a saying that big things come in small packages. This couldn't be more true than when you take a look at some little 3 letter words that hold significant meaning.

Republicans Have Happier Marriages. How Should Democrats React?

Nicholas H. Wolfinger | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics
Nicholas H. Wolfinger

So relax, Democrats. Republicans aren't really having better marriages because of their political beliefs or their neighborhood culture. Instead, much of the answer lies in two institutions, race and religion, that are even more fundamental to American society.

All in the Family

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.26.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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7 Reasons To Hang Out With Your College Chaplain (Even If You're Not Religious)

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.26.2015 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Having worked with chaplains from other colleges around the country, I can assure you that they are some of the most compassionate, well-traveled, non-judgmental and quirkily intellectual people you are likely to meet on campus.

Top 10 -- 5 of 10: When We Fell Out of Love With Science

Richard Koch | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Richard Koch

If nobody cares about the scientific truth, we are all victims of spin-doctors and demagogues, those who deliberately subvert the truth because it is convenient to their cause. Justice goes out the window.

Astoria Characters: The Shrines

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.25.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

A decade ago, when I settled in Astoria, there was a saint squatting in my front yard. She was standing right next to the pink flamingo and the one-eared Lamb of God, which non-religious folks call a sheep.

Mayim Bialik Says Being Religious In Hollywood Is Not 'Trendy'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.24.2015 | Religion

Actress Mayim Bialik recently opened up about being the target of anti-Semitism and the difficulty of being religious in Hollywood during an int...

Racism and Faith in Times of Crisis

Christine Stoddard | Posted 08.24.2015 | Religion
Christine Stoddard

One thing I've worked hard to understand is why some people practice their religion so fervently, interpreting it so literally, even when it seems to defy logic. The older I get and the more personal challenges I face, the better I understand and respect the need for faith.

Help End Hunger: It's Simple (James 1:17-27)

Greg Carey | Posted 08.24.2015 | Religion
Greg Carey

Feed a hungry person. The early followers of Jesus were in no social position to eliminate poverty or overturn the economic system of the Roman Empire. They could feed hungry people. Ending hunger is overwhelming. Growing produce for hungry people is not.

No Faith Test Should Bar the Performance of Art in Today's Society

Ronald S. Lauder | Posted 08.22.2015 | World
Ronald S. Lauder

There must not be a faith test for the right to perform one's art anywhere in the world of modern society. Such a measure of intolerance is always offensive, irrespective of the faith or political opinion is targets.

How is Your Own Meeting of Families?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 08.22.2015 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

With all the excitement about Pope Francis's upcoming visit to Philadelphia, I've been thinking about my own family, hoping that I'm on the right path. And this is what I realized: that most of us have two types of personalities inside us and the only way to balance them is through God.

Pursuing Justice, Pursued by Love (Parshat Shoftim, Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9)

Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman | Posted 08.21.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman

We may be pursuing justice, but loving-kindness is pursuing us. As we chase after our ideals, as we rightfully cry out to help give birth to the world that we know is possible, may we also let chesed not only pursue us but catch up to us. May we let her wrap us in her fierce embrace as she opens our hearts.

Rick Perry, Say "Bye Bye"

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Coming off his embarrassingly disastrous "oops" run for the presidency four years ago, Rick Perry announced this week that most staffers will no longer receive salaries due to much lower than expected financial donations in his current crawl to the highest office in the land.

Meeting Saint Fleur Junior Charles

Christine Stoddard | Posted 08.21.2015 | Religion
Christine Stoddard

Sometimes, no amount of research can prepare you for an interview. Such was my recent experience in interviewing Saint Fleur Junior Charles, a 32-year-old man brimming with courage, strength, and -- more recently, he says -- faith.

'Green News Report' - August 20, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.20.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Fox 'News' finally finds reason to 'care' about the environment; Hillary Clinton draws a bright green line around Arctic drilling; EPA tells oil and gas industry to cut the methane; and Islamic leaders call on Muslims worldwide.

Why I Pray as a Foster Parent

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Dr. John DeGarmo

As a foster parent, I look to prayer to not only get through the day, but to best help these children in need. I look to prayer to not only be the best father figure I can to the children in my home, but to give them the love they need to heal from their pain and abuse.

The Jesus We Love

Richard Stearns | Posted 08.19.2015 | Religion
Richard Stearns

I find there is a Jesus who everybody loves, the Jesus who modeled what it means to show compassion to the stranger, care for the widow, bind up the wounds of the hurting, and heal the sick. This Jesus continues to attract admirers and followers.

How Goldie Hawn Explained God To 4-Year-Old Kate Hudson

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.19.2015 | OWN

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