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Iran Confirms Secret Nuclear Agreement: Big Pay Off To Iran

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.06.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Iranian authorities reacted with anger towards the leaking of the secret agreement. This shows that how maintaining the secrecy of the deal was crucia...

Jesus, Trump And America's Time Of Crisis

Derek Flood | Posted 08.11.2016 | Religion
Derek Flood

The Gospel of Matthew is written from a time of crisis and presents an urgent message in response to that coming crisis. While its apocalyptic tone ca...

Faith and Climate Change in Canadian Politics

Bill Blaikie | Posted 08.06.2016 | Politics
Bill Blaikie

Pope Francis greets volunteers at World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. Photo credits: CNS. Last week, about 2 million young people -- including nearly...

The Sanctuary of Sport: A Testimony of Olympism in Action

Louis Bolling | Posted 08.05.2016 | Religion
Louis Bolling

Sport has always been a part of Jamal Khalil Atkins' life. The second son of Albert William Atkins and Jeannette Sykes Atkins, Jamal's parents incorporated a philosophy of life that exalted and combined a high respect of body, will and mind.

Choosing a College for a Common Good

Brian E. Konkol | Posted 08.04.2016 | Religion
Brian E. Konkol

Before asking "where" or even "how much will it cost", perhaps it is most worthwhile to first consider "why" when choosing a college. Why college? For starters, one should challenge the common assumption that campuses are mere four-year corridors to higher wages, elevated social status, and comfortable lifestyles.

Missed Connections

Yara Zgheib | Posted 08.04.2016 | World
Yara Zgheib

No one was to blame for what happened, but that does not make it any less difficult to accept. It was all a matter of missed connections, bad timing, ...

"Then G-d uncovered Balaam's eyes....": Confronting and Moving Past the Failure to See Race and Privilege

Rachel Laser | Posted 08.03.2016 | Religion
Rachel Laser

The "Balak" passage of scripture from the Book of Numbers is an exceptionally good story.

How Would You Teach Intro To Religion?

Gary Laderman | Posted 08.04.2016 | Religion
Gary Laderman

How would you introduce college students to the study of religion? I'm serious. What would you do with the "intro" course in this day and age? Hopefully, you wouldn't choose to use the opportunity to preach your own religion.

Cancer Miracle at UCLA as Pope Francis Inspires Greater Love of Mary

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 07.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Noel Irwin Hentschel

It has been exactly three years since my cancer miracle took place during the 2013 "Year of Faith" when Pope Francis began his papacy honoring Holy Mo...

Ahmadiyya Muslims: A Star in The Constellation of American Faiths

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 07.31.2016 | Religion
Brian Levin, J.D.

My fellow Americans, and friends watching this around the world, it is such a heartfelt privilege to share the blessings of Our America with you on this special day. Salam Aleikum and God bless the United States of America.

A Patriotic Act Of Faith For Environmental Protection And Climate Justice

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2016 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

George Jones is still serving his country. Navy vet (Korea) and lifetime resident of Virginia, Mr. Jones bused to Richmond to take his message of American responsibility to the governor. That message: no new pipelines, no more fracking, enough already with our dependence on fossil fuels.

America Is Great... When America Is Good

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics
Jim Wallis

How faith is used and abused and what values are chosen will determine the outcome of this election, and it will shape the future of America and the world in decisive ways that we have not seen for many years.

Paradise Lost

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 07.29.2016 | World
Joan Z. Shore

I lived on the Côte d'Azur for nearly ten years - the decade of the '90s, when Russian oligarchs, newly freed from Soviet shackles, arrived on their ...

Why Spiritual Leadership is Key to Solve Climate Change

Laura Storm | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact
Laura Storm

I have never really considered myself a spiritual being or given it much thought. To be honest I've always thought spirituality had a weird vibe to it...

6 Books Muslim Women Should Add To Their Reading List Post-Ramadan

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 07.26.2016 | Religion
Brown Girl Magazine

Just like that, Ramadan is gone. You probably feel like you're already losing the spiritual clarity you had reached during the final 10 days. It happens to the best of us. Which is why I have tried my best to put together a very short reading list of books, specifically for Muslim women. These books will help you to continue to reconnect with your faith and challenge your spiritual intelligence so you can keep growing.

Hey Saudi Arabia: Let the Kids Play Pokemon (and Participate in Politics)!

Atif Choudhury | Posted 07.25.2016 | World
Atif Choudhury

Thursday February 23, 2011 is a date I will never forget. My roommate came home late that evening, and I immediately knew something wasn't right. Always quick to flash a boyish grin, his face instead bore a look of pure fear mixed with adrenaline on his face. He seemed to have aged a decade.

The Nature of Creativity, Nature And Delight

Robert 'Robin' Gottfried | Posted 07.25.2016 | Religion
Robert 'Robin' Gottfried

Photo credit: Pixabay When we think of names people give God, Creativity usually doesn't come to mind. Yet scripture scholars say that God's most fun...

A Pastor Walks Into a Room Full of Atheists

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 07.25.2016 | Religion
Gleb Tsipursky

By guest blogger Caleb Pitkin This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to ref...

Lead with Love or Sing Protest Songs?

Dana Leong | Posted 07.25.2016 | Arts
Dana Leong

The world is filled with a broad spectrum of spiritual beliefs and beautiful explanations of our origin. Many of these thoughts have become pillars o...

Seeing Uncertainty As A Gift: The Best Sentence Carl Jung Ever Wrote

John Connor | Posted 07.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
John Connor

You are either asking, "Who the hell is Carl Jung, and what's the big deal on one sentence?" Or: "Who the hell do you think you are, buckeroo, to dec...

Among the Thugs Again: When It Goes Off

Chris Fici | Posted 07.22.2016 | Sports
Chris Fici

The blokes of English Football Saturday in Bill Buford's Among the Thugs certainly had built what seemed to be a fully functioning, hierarchical, multi-tiered Church and Community behind their devotion to Manchester United or West Ham or Millwall.

The Religious Right's Last Gasp

Kerry Walters | Posted 07.22.2016 | Religion
Kerry Walters

I can think of nothing that’s done more damage to American Christianity than the Religious Right. Despite what the movement’s prophets sanctimoni...

What Is An Atheist ?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 07.27.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

"So shall I do to the freshest things now reigning, and make stale the glistering of this present" (TIME, as the Chorus in The Winter's Tale by Shakes...

Father Teresa's Demise -- An End And A Beginning

Talal Almas | Posted 07.20.2016 | Religion
Talal Almas

Abdul Sattar Edhi -- a man widely dubbed as "Father Teresa" -- recently lost his hard-fought battle against renal failure. Revered as a national and international hero, Edhi established an empire of heartfelt philanthropy from scratch.

Enlightenment in 5 Minutes

Richard Kronick | Posted 07.19.2016 | Religion
Richard Kronick

If a person stands in a room which is in complete darkness, he or she will be uncertain as to where he should go. It will be difficult to perceive and judge the distance and shape of objects. Therefore, this person would move slowly, cautiously and with confusion and fear. However, should a light be switched on, in an instant, all will become clear and the person will be able to move around the room in comfort, ease and without fear.