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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...

Ash Wednesday Is For Everyone

Bryan Cones | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bryan Cones

Catholics have Lent as a yearly remedy to our all-you-can-eat attitudes, one worth sharing with everyone else. If the call to "repent and believe in the gospel" isn't your speed, how about, "Stop eating the world."

Why We Need To Work With Symbols

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

A symbol is not just an image, but is like a door into the inner world of the soul, through which we can access the energy and meaning that belongs to this sacred dimension of our self.

Lenten Prayers: What To Pray During Lent, Ash Wednesday 2010

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 07.23.2011 | Home

With Lent beginning today, Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, Catholics may be looking for Lenten prayers for this holy season. Paul Dobbyn of the Catho...

There Is a Beauty Within You #18: Part 2 of 2 - My Experience of Being Pure Awareness

Bob Lingvall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bob Lingvall

(Continuation of There Is a Beauty Within You #17: Part 1 of 2 - My Experience of Being Pure Awareness) I remain in the center of my chest looking o...

Understanding Why Peacocks Have Sex Can Change the World

David Vognar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Vognar

The major reason for global political and personal problems is our misunderstanding of and blind conformity to cultural codes of attraction that reinforce insecurities and fear.

Carbon Fast: Bishops Urge Reducing Carbon Footprint For Lent

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green


Joseph Reyes: Dad Faces Jail For Taking Daughter To Church (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Joseph Reyes, who baptized his 3-year-old daughter without his ex-wife's permission, could see jail time after a Cook County judge granted his ex a te...

Catholics Bringing 'Monsignor' Back?

Chicago Catholic News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cardinal Francis George is poised to revive an old -- and somewhat controversial -- tradition in the Archdiocese of Chicago: bestowing the honorary ti...

Meeting The Buddha Today

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

As we stumble through the fog of our sometimes overly discursive mind and say "I want to meet Buddha," if you shift that a little and say "I want to meet the awakened state of mind," then we have clarified what it is that we are looking for.

Look, It's Jesus! Amazing Visions In Everyday Life (PHOTOS)

Sandra and Harry Choron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sandra and Harry Choron

Myth-Taking Reality: How Propagandists Make So Many Deny Climate Change

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clay Farris Naff

The idea that scientists from many disciplines, languages, nations, and political orientations could forge a conspiracy to perpetrate a global climate hoax is, well, insane.

Remembering a Forgotten Hero as We Celebrate Darwin's 201st Birthday

Todd Kashdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Todd Kashdan

I must confess a preference for underdogs. Thus, on February 13th, a special day, the 201st birthday of Darwin, I am reminded of the forgotten soul in the evolution story, Alfred Russell Wallace.

Praying For Darwin: Hundreds Of Congregations Set To Celebrate Evolution Weekend

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

More than 800 churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship have signed on for "Evolution Weekend." They come from all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, and a dozen nations abroad.

Francine Prose On Mary Karr's 'Lit'

The New York Review of Books | Francine Prose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Francine Prose The New York Review of Books A Knife at the Door "Lit: A Memoir" by Mary Karr Harper, 386 pp., $25.99 In an introduction to the tent...