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Changing Sexes, Needing Church (and God)

Peggy Payne | Posted 05.08.2016 | Religion
Peggy Payne

"As a result of being transgender and accepting myself, my faith has grown deeper but still sits on the shaky foundation laid down by my family, the church and society."

My Truest Hero

KidSpirit | Posted 02.12.2014 | Religion

The good Samaritan's selfless care for his enemy, a man nourishing a thirsty sinner, a shepherd seeking his one lost sheep. To me, these stories express a person who is perfect and selfless, the truest hero.

Faith And Mercy: Who Among Us Is Most Likely To Forgive?

David Briggs | Posted 06.11.2013 | Religion
David Briggs

Many religious people count on God's forgiveness, but it is far more difficult to put aside human feelings of bitterness and resentment to pardon others. New research, however, shows the two spiritual goals are related.

What Binds Us

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 05.19.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

In houses of worship, we share so many important milestones of our lives. We are a community, unlike any other. This amazing, intangible, but palpable, "mystery" of the Holy is what gives us common ground on which to stand.

Let The Sun Shine In

Katherine Marshall | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

More than ever before, strong and creative advocates and allies need to translate the power of information into a greater power for good. Miracles can come from the information revolution and its capacity to bring sunlight to topics that were long obscure.

Ramadan Reflection Day 21: The Need For Third Spaces

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.09.2012 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

As we get older, it becomes difficult to deal with life at times. I would argue that this happens because we begin to interact more with people who don't understand us, less with those that do.

Woe to You, Legislators!

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The president's fiscal message this week was on point, and will have to be repeated over and over again in the months ahead against all the pressures to compromise.

Robert Putnam, 'American Grace' Author, Holds Religious Threads To Social Fabric

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By G. Jeffery MacDonald Religion News Service CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (RNS) Harvard University scholar Robert Putnam has earned a reputation as an expert on...

Finding The Spirituality In New Media

Steven Barrie-Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Steven Barrie-Anthony

Might it be that our thirst for faster and more ubiquitous communication (snail mail, telegraph, telephone, email, text message, Facebook) strains toward some kind of mystical union?

Health Care: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

We've recently seen the abortion rhetoric really heat up to ridiculous proportions. Those with opposing views are being stereotyped and demonized. And facts are taking a back seat to sound bytes.