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Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Religious Leaders Arrested At Capitol For Budget Protest | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.27.2011 | Religion

Update: Upon further investigation The Huffington Post has confirmed that Rabbi Arthur Waskow was arrested along with the rest of the group. WASH...

Viminacium - A New Life for Balkan Pompeii (PHOTOS)

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 09.27.2011 | Travel
Sasa Milosevic

Hidden under the fields of the corn for the centuries, the ancient city of Viminacium is rightly called Balkan Pompeii.

Atheists Sue Over World Trade Center Memorial Cross

Posted 09.27.2011 | Home

An atheist group has lodged a lawsuit to block the World Trade Center cross from going on display at the 9/11 museum. The suit claims that displayi...

The Idolatry Of Political Ideology vs. The Budgetary Wisdom Of Faith

Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. | Posted 09.27.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.

Pledges to political principles have taken on the aura of confessions of faith. But Democrats and Republicans could find a way beyond the present impasse if they would just take seriously two principles.

Meditation Master In Tibet Dies

Matteo Pistono | Posted 09.26.2011 | Religion
Matteo Pistono

I feel extremely fortunate to have received teachings from Akhyuk Rinpoche, as he was truly one of Tibet's last great yogis who was formally trained and practiced in Tibet before the Chinese occupation in the 1950s.

PHOTOS: Getty Exhibit Explores Medieval Fashion

Posted 09.25.2011 | Arts

In the Middle Ages in Europe, you were doing pretty well if you even had time to think about fashion. The images in the slideshow below, from illumina...

Where Are Our Christian Values In The Debt Ceiling Drama?

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 09.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

At this moment, politicians, most of them Christians, are telling us that we no longer have the money to care for all Americans, including the least among us.

Why We Were Attacked In Norway

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 09.22.2011 | Religion
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

One of the biggest shocks was that these attacks occurred in Norway, which is characterized by an open and peaceful society. However, Norway is exactly the kind of country that would offend religious or political right-wing extremists.

The Hero vs. Villain Mentality

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 07.22.2011 | Religion
Sarah O'Leary

Why does peace scare us? Why do we want to tear down rather than create? We need to leave poor God out of this one. It's something we need to ask ourselves.

Jon Ward

Tim Pawlenty Follows George W. Bush Playbook, Says Jesus Christ Is One of His 'Heroes' | Jon Ward | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

WEBSTER CITY, IOWA -- When George W. Bush came to Iowa in 1999 and named Jesus as his favorite philosopher, that statement helped boost him to a decis...

Joy Resmovits

Lawsuit: Florida Voucher Measure Misleads By Using Language Of Religious Freedom | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.20.2011 | Education

Florida's largest teachers' union joined the American Civil Liberties Union and several rabbis and ministers seeking to halt a 2012 ballot measure the...

Dear Religious Americans: How Many Atheists Do You Know?

Chris Stedman | Posted 09.20.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

Because we represent such a small sliver of the American population and are often seen in a negative light, I believe that it is imperative that atheists make themselves known.

Is Darwinism A Religion?

Michael Ruse | Posted 09.20.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

Is evolution, Darwinian evolution in particular, a religion? To sound like the philosopher that I am, it all depends on what you mean by "religion."

State Department Embraces Religion

Posted 09.19.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe c. 2011 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Often accused of ignoring religion as they craft foreign policy, the White House a...

Gwyneth Paltrow Chooses Judaism

Posted 09.19.2011 | Celebrity

After appearing on the television program, "Who Do You Think You Are," Gwyneth Paltrow has decided to raise children Apple, 7, and Moses, 5, as Jewish...

Neon Americana Based On 7 Deadly Sins

Posted 09.14.2011 | Arts

Artist and fashion editor Amanda Eliasch's neon signs, which are inspired by the seven deadly sins, are a tongue-in-cheek look at Hollywood culture. T...

Don't Let Satan Fool You: Why Michele Bachmann's Ideas About Public Education Are Bad for America

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Shawn Lawrence Otto

GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has made a career out of waging the values battle in the culture wars. And a major part of that battle early on in Bachmann's career was the battle over teaching creationism in public school science classes.

How Does Prayer Actually Work?

Peter Baksa | Posted 09.14.2011 | Religion
Peter Baksa

Prayer is a moment where the mind is silenced and directed. We are speaking to God, to the universe, to the same energies that creates worlds from nothingness.

PREDICT: The Republican Nominee's Faith

Posted 09.14.2011 | Religion

Religion has always been a contentious issue in American politics, but can it be a faithful indicator of which candidates will triumph, come election ...

Divinity School Day: Ralph Waldo Emerson Shocks Harvard

Richard Geldard | Posted 09.14.2011 | Religion
Richard Geldard

Here is the crux: Moral nature is lost in the way the Church has evolved. It is the past we are to worship, not anything living.

Salvation Boulevard: Audiences Love It, Critics Hate It

Larry Beinhart | Posted 09.14.2011 | Home
Larry Beinhart

I've seen the movie Salvation Boulevard five times. Why have I seen it five times? Why do I care? I wrote the book that it's based on.

WATCH: Religion Compels This 'Pastafarian' To Wear A Colander On Head

Posted 09.12.2011 | Weird News

Religion compels this man to wear a spaghetti strainer on his head. Niko Alm, a self-described "pastafarian," has been given the right to wear a co...

Can Quantum Physics Explain God?

Peter Baksa | Posted 09.12.2011 | Religion
Peter Baksa

Using science, it appears we can now explain how we interact with God (the universe) through our thoughts.

Sex, Mom and Dad's Sins

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 09.10.2011 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

"Your father demands sexual intercourse every single night and has since the day we married because he doesn't want to end up like King David," my mother used to tell me when I was a child.

Gay People Affirmed To Be Human By United Nations

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 09.09.2011 | Religion
Dr. Cindi Love

I have never been more proud to be an American and a global citizen of the United Nations than on the day the United States and the majority of nation-members of the U.N. issued this declaration.