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Brit Hume Still Saying Tiger Woods Would Be Better Off If He Were Christian (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

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Voodooists Attacked At Ceremony For Haiti Victims

hosted.ap.org | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Angry crowds in a seaside slum attacked a group of Voodoo practitioners Tuesday, pelting them with rocks and halting a ceremony meant to honor victims...

The Great Recession: A Spiritual Crisis

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

The Great Recession bears some "religious" reflection, as the market has gradually become all pervasive -- a replacement for religion and even for God.

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret's Ex

John Bobey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Bobey

God: Watching you blubber is the only time I wish I wasn't all-seeing. Well, that and during Two and a Half Men.

Religious Communities Must Be Engaged in Foreign Policy

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Religion is the solution to conflict. For decades, the United States has shied away from using religious arguments and engaging religious groups to further American diplomatic objectives.

Religious Freedom, Equality In Israel 'Worst In Decade,' Report Says

jpost.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

A new report released by Hiddush, a religious freedom advocacy group, describes 2009 as "the worst year of the decade" in terms of religious freedom a...

Buddhism: Between Overindulgence And Self-Hatred

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Salzberg

For us the question becomes, can we find that place in the middle of these extremes, neither fruitlessly clinging to transient experiences, nor working from a place of self-hatred?

Tea, Green: Five Experts Serve Up Their Favorite Eco-Friendly Brews

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

The tea industry has an ugly history of deforesting, damaging biodiversity, and using pesticides. To promote more enlightened sipping, we asked five experts to name their preferred brew.

US Muslims Debate Choice Of Arabic, English In Sermons

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Sana Rahim was born in the cowboy country of southeastern Wyoming, to Pakistani parents who had emigrated so her father could earn a doctorate. She s...

Obama Becomes More Private About His Religion

The Boston Globe | Ariel Sabar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

...But since President Obama took office a year ago, his faith has largely receded from public view. He has attended church in the capital only four t...

Pilgrim's Progress: Billy Graham On Death, Dying And Faith

Janet Kinosian | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janet Kinosian

It's been nearly 60 years since Billy Graham led his first major evangelistic crusade. At 89 and slowed by Parkinson's disease, Graham spends most of his time at his North Carolina mountaintop home.

Religion Study: Most Young Adults Shun Religious Denominations, But Believe In Afterlife

LA Times | Mitchell Landsberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Is faith losing its grip on the young? That would be one way to read a new report by the respected Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, which fou...

Gays in the Military: A Religious Issue?

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brad Hirschfield

In this case, perhaps we religious, of whatever persuasion, should take a Sunday school lesson from the military, where the cohesion of the unit trumps ideological debate.

Is God Real? Yes, No, Maybe So

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Clay Farris Naff

As a culturally generated metaphysical entity, God is real. If that sounds flimsy, consider: money is real in exactly the same sense.

America's Diversity Can Provide Prosperity

Ian Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Moss

Many smart people are thoughtfully pondering how America can responsibly move forward utilizing our myriad strengths and resources, while also recogni...

The New Republicans and The Intellectual Divide

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

While the 2008 election season highlighted almost every competitive demographic split that exists in American society, the most glaring was the schism in intellect, which continues to widen today.

Morocco Minaret Collapse: Many Dead, Injured In Mosque Accident

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RABAT, Morocco — A minaret collapsed during Friday prayers – killing 36 people and injuring 71 – at a crowded mosque in the old town...

A Hundred Years of War

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

Drone attacks are terrorism too. Killing entire families, including women and children, in the "border" areas of the "AF-PAK" theater to hit one "militant" or "extremist," without charge or trial, repeated countless times.

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu's DNA Decoded

TIME | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has dedicated his life to the promotion of equality. A new study of his genetic makeup has helped scientists understand how di...

Richard Dawkins and Atheist Crimes

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rory Fitzgerald

For many years now Richard Dawkins has been working to discredit all belief in God. He has now said that he wants to have the Pope arrested when he comes to Britain for later this year for covering up "crimes against humanity".

Harvard Prof Questions Origins of Religion

The Harvard Crimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A new study finds that religion may have evolved as a by-product of non-religious, cognitive processes, dispelling a competing theory that religion se...

No Doggie Left Behind

Jesse Lava | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jesse Lava

"You've committed your life to Jesus. You know you're saved. But when the Rapture comes, what's to become of your loving pets who are left behind?"

Elton John In 'Parade': Jesus Was Gay

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Elton John covers this weekend's Parade magazine, and in the interview he opens up about his ideas on Jesus and how his approach to relationships has ...

Why Tibet Matters So Much

Robert Thurman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Thurman

Against the feelings and warnings of many of his countrymen, the Dalai Lama wants Tibet to be a fully contributing part of China, achieving economic success and the genuine autonomy promised to them.

There Is a Beauty Within You #17: Part 1 of 2 - My Experience of Being Pure Awareness --

Bob Lingvall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bob Lingvall

It is the day I came to know each of us as pure awareness in a universe composed entirely of intimate, personal, blissful love. Combining overwhelmin...