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GOP Governor Criticized Over Religious Rally

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) is being criticized by a secular group for speaking at, and promoting, a religious rally Saturday in Topeka. American...

Fox's Phoney War

David Trumble | Posted 02.08.2013 | Media
David Trumble


Jaweed Kaleem

What Happens To Your Facebook Profile After You Die? | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 01.16.2013 | Religion

Sometime in mid-July, Anthony Dowdell put on his favorite plaid shirt, drove his Dodge pickup to the parking lot of a Sam's Club in Linden, N.J., lean...

Mormon Church Changes Stance On Homosexuality

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion

The Mormon church has launched a new campaign encouraging its members to be more compassionate toward the LGBT community. On Thursday, the Church ...

Re-Defining God

Sura | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living

I have realized that God is who you make God to be. Your beliefs and ideologies of God create your experience of God. When you begin to question your ideas, you open the space for a new God to come through.

The Middle East: Has Hope Become Truly and Treacherously Audacious?

David Mednicoff | Posted 02.04.2013 | World
David Mednicoff

Events in the Middle East in the last few weeks of November suggest a sad, simple, and scary conclusion.

Lessons From Friendship

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Jeanette Cajide

I learned that the only true loss a person can experience is not loving enough. I learned that even if the person is no longer in your life, true love transcends time and space.

Reflections On Getting Shot

Michael Goldstein | Posted 02.04.2013 | Religion
Michael Goldstein

First I saw a flash of fire and felt as if I'd been punched in my lower pelvis. No pain, just impact. No sound, either, though people a block away heard a crack. Neighbors also heard Susan scream, which I didn't. But I did know what had happened, and I told Susan: "He shot me!"

Are Social Conservatives Just Being Squeamish?

Rob Brooks | Posted 02.03.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

The tendencies to adhere to tradition and submit to authority are all part of the socially conservative repertoire. As is a strong tendency to act unwelcomingly toward out-group members. Exactly the kinds of behaviours that would minimize the risks of infection during an epidemic.

OMG! We Need Advent: The Cure for the 'Holiday Blur'

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 02.02.2013 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

Down the street where I live, Baby Jesus and Jack-o'-lanterns are next-door neighbors. Not far away, an inflated turkey bobbles its waddled neck in the breeze. Welcome to the November-December fusion I call the Holiday Blur.

What To Say (And NOT To Say) To A Grieving Person

Gloria Horsley | Posted 02.02.2013 | Religion
Gloria Horsley

I revisit my seventeen-year-old son's death, and ponder what people said or did that seemed helpful and not so helpful.

The G-Word: What Does It Mean To Believe In God?

Philip Goldberg | Posted 01.30.2013 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

I don't pay much attention to surveys about how many people believe in God; they don't reveal much about people's actual spiritual lives, or how their beliefs manifest in reality. They don't even tell us what people actually believe, because they seldom ask, "What do you mean by God?"

ReThink Review: Life of Pi -- Of Gods and Tigers

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.28.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Life of Pi is more about the nuts and bolts of a teenager surviving at sea and bonding with a tiger than a spiritual quest that asks hard questions about the wisdom, will, and existence of God.

Practical Ways to Teach Values to Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.27.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Values are a pretty darned touchy subject to bring up these days when it comes to raising children.

Can Ghosts Cross the Ocean?

Andrew Lam | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Lam

When we first came to America a long time ago, Ngoai, my maternal grandmother, suffered a sort of crisis of faith. She prayed and lit incense sticks and tapped the copper gong to call our ancestors' spirits, but she was no longer convinced that her prayers were heard.

Needy Airmen Receive Free 'Turkeys for Christ' From Law-Breaking Evangelical Slaughterhouse

Chris Rodda | Posted 01.27.2013 | Business
Chris Rodda

In spite of having no regard for federal laws, House of Raeford has received nearly $100 million in government contracts from the Department of Agriculture from the Department of Agriculture from 2006 to 2012.

What This Rwandan Child Taught Me About Compassion

T.P. Allen | Posted 01.21.2013 | Fifty
T.P. Allen

I have long been fascinated (or, more honestly, flummoxed) by the "lottery of birth." How is it that some are simply born into so much, and seem to have life so easy, while others are dealt such very, very difficult cards?

How Will You Teach Your Child Morality Without Religion?

Todd Kashdan | Posted 01.20.2013 | Parents
Todd Kashdan

When kids understand pain, they understand how to cope with stress and how to play well with others -- something you can teach with and without religion.

I Am a Heretic and I Talk to My Cat, Gustavo -- It's on the internet, So It Must Be True

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 01.20.2013 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

What I hope for is that, even in times when we disagree with one another so deeply on issues of the Christian faith, we can do so always knowing, believing and living the challenge that it is to be the Body of Christ. This is my prayer and I'm sticking to it.

Prophetic Voices Needed!

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 01.20.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

I believe that those who desire peace for all Israelis and all Palestinians are in the majority--but they have to speak up. They can no longer remain a silent and ineffective majority and continue to let their crazies dominate the conversation and run the show.

Religion Lifts Young Adult Books from 'Darkness'

Lisa Parkin | Posted 01.19.2013 | Books
Lisa Parkin

The Crown of Embers is not only a stand out for its strong writing and world-building but for its very positive portrayal of God and faith. I asked Carson a few questions about faith, her books and young adults.

Rubio Dodges Basic Science Question

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) isn't qualified to answer a question about how old the earth is, he told GQ in a recent interview. "I'm not a scientist, ...

White Hindu Converts: Mimicry Or Mockery?

Deepak Sarma | Posted 01.14.2013 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

Of course there are always a plethora of pleasant anecdotes that Diaspora Hindus welcomed White Hindu Converts in their temples and homes. But is this welcome sincere?

Converting To Your Spouse's Religion: Kari's Story

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.15.2012 | Religion

Marrying outside one’s religion is less of a cultural taboo today than in generations past, but the question of how couples can best integrate their...

Bill Nye on Climate Change: Hurricane Sandy Is Just The Beginning

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.13.2013 | Science
Shira Lazar

Everyone's favorite multi-platform professor, Bill Nye the Science Guy, streams into What's Trending via Google+ Hangout to discuss evolution, climate change, online learning and much more.