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Can Anything Good Come From Charleston? Ferguson? Nazareth?

Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder | Posted 07.14.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

There is a theology of geography. There is a connection between space and fate. There is something unspoken that connects destiny with places, places with people. Towns and cities do not surface with notoriety. Situations or quite often the deeds of people precipitate such famous or infamous states.

WATCH: Husband and Wife Minister With Bruce Springsteen

HooplaHa | Posted 07.14.2015 | Good News

You may know a lot about your faith, but did you ever take the time to get to know your clergy leaders? Although we look to them for religious and s...

What It's Like Being A 30-Year-Old Virgin

JimDre Westbrook | Posted 07.14.2015 | Black Voices
JimDre Westbrook

In 2015, being a 30-year-old virgin and living in Las Vegas seems highly unlikely and almost impossible. Virginity and Sin City are like vinegar and oil -- they don't mix. For me, being a virgin and living in Las Vegas is everyday life.

Climate Change This Week: The Seafood Connection, Super Solar Chip, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.14.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Tired of facts? Do you think all the concern about climate change is just a bunch of hooey? Then this newscast is for you.

The Great Continental Divide

Joseph Grant | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Joseph Grant

Present-day politicians are, if nothing else, products of their carefully-constructed media savvy teams that run their campaigns with talking points and few facts and even less passion.

A Jew is a Jew

Rabbi Levi Welton | Posted 07.13.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Levi Welton

This is a time period during which we can not afford to be at odds with one another. At a time when we are faced with an existential threat of a nuclear Iran, there is absolutely no place for divisive rhetoric and diatribe against each other.

All the Charlestons: We Press On for Justice

Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto | Posted 07.13.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto

A year punctuated with tragedies around racial inequalities culminated in a burst of hateful violence during a Wednesday evening Bible study at the Mother Emanuel church. And as these nine faithful souls have been laid to rest, I have been struck by a refrain that many of my friends have been voicing.

Finance as a Tool for Inclusive Growth

Bertrand Badre | Posted 07.10.2015 | Religion
Bertrand Badre

"This is the one of the most beautiful scenes I'll ever see in my life," I thought and said so to our guide, who also happened to be a monk. "You know that's wrong," he replied. "Every single human being is more beautiful than this."

Pope Apologizes For Catholic Church's 'Offenses' Against Indigenous Peoples

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.10.2015 | Religion

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Life After Death? There Is Hope

Nicholas Denmon | Posted 07.17.2015 | Religion
Nicholas Denmon

Life and death often compel us to ask the most poignant of questions. With life, we wonder what it is all about. With death, we wonder what happens to us after. Perhaps we should consider these mysteries with more intent during times of normalcy, but often we ponder them after tragic events.

Radical Compassion: Moses and the Master of Berditchev (Parshat Pinchas, Numbers 25:10-30:1)

Rabbi Or Rose | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Or Rose

If God -- the ultimate Spirit -- can tolerate the shortcomings of human beings, designate a human leader who will do the same. As Rabbi Levi Yitzhak teaches repeatedly (including in his discussion of Moses' sin at Kadesh), a true leader does not beat people down.

America Is Not a Christian Nation

Robert Crawford | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion
Robert Crawford

We have not abandoned our Christian roots. We are simply slowly abandoning a general sense of religious culture as the norm, and this is a good thing.

Invoking God's Name: Why We Don't Really Know What God Thinks on Gay Marriage

Rahfin Faruk | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion
Rahfin Faruk

It was scheduled to rain on a big day for my alma mater, and a university big wig told a reverend to pray for God to hold the rain. The reverend chided, "God might have bigger things to worry about. Maybe he even wants it to rain."

Our Journey and The Truth of What We're Doing To Each Other

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 07.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dragos Bratasanu

In the first year of school we learn that the Earth spins around the Sun. What is probably less known is that Earth, the planets in our solar system t...

The Bias Behind Orthodox Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage

Ayalon Eliach | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion
Ayalon Eliach

Tradition does not demand vocally opposing the Supreme Court's decision because it in no way impacts Orthodox religious marriage. Cloaking such bias in religious garb does not make it any less problematic.

Accelerate Your Ability to Thrive By Letting Stuff Go

Greg Frucci | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Greg Frucci

Negativity takes control of us. Yet, negativity does not come from someplace outside of our bodies... it comes from our own minds. Thus, we create it and we are responsible for it. So, if we keep negative thinking in our own minds, we can get rid of it as well.

The Gay Republican

Izak Pratt | Posted 07.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Izak Pratt

I refuse to accept the notion that being gay is not an important aspect that defines you. It touches everything that defines you. You could lose your job, wealth, reputation, status and family but being gay remains with you until you die.

Soul Evolution Principal: The Four Stages

Shahram Shiva | Posted 07.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

Change, expansion and evolution is the reality of the physical universe. Our own planet has undergone near five billion years of evolution. However,...

Seventh-Day Adventists Set To Reopen Discussion About Ordaining Women

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.07.2015 | Religion

At a conference in San Antonio on Friday, the Seventh-day Adventist church will address the issue of whether women should be ordained within the churc...

Man Who Allegedly Plotted To Kill Muslims Indicted On Federal Charges

The Huffington Post | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

A federal grand jury indicted a Tennessee man Tuesday on charges stemming from his alleged plot carry out a coordinated attack on Muslims in Islamberg...

Bigger Than Climate Change

Jeremiah Sierra | Posted 07.07.2015 | Religion
Jeremiah Sierra

There's something I need to tell you all about myself. Recently, I've become one of those people with clipboards who stands on the sidewalk near Union Square.

The Future of Religion Is.... The Dead

Gary Laderman | Posted 07.07.2015 | Religion
Gary Laderman

The Grateful Dead is a band, not a religion. They are not a movement in and of themselves, but part of a cultural and religious revolution. Over the decades the band's music and performances and personalities have been a sacred source of meaning and action in the lives of many.

In Memory of the July 1942 Roundup of Paris's Jews

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 07.07.2015 | Religion
Erris Langer Klapper

Tatiana De Rosnay's Sarah's Key spent two years on the New York Times Bestseller List, and even longer than that on my nightstand before I finally read it. I regret not reading it sooner, as it would've drastically transformed my family's trip to Paris the previous summer.

You Can't Argue Love... Can You?

Tammy Letherer | Posted 07.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tammy Letherer

Driving away from a secluded summer camp deep in Michigan's Huron Forest, I am seized by fear. I just dropped my 10-year-old daughter off for two week...

Afghanistan's Kangaroo Court Reverses Killers' Sentences

Abdullah Sharif | Posted 07.06.2015 | World
Abdullah Sharif

An appeal court in Kabul, Afghanistan reversed the death sentences of the killers of Farkhunda, a young woman who was murdered by a mob in plain daylight in downtown Kabul.