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Religious Pluralism

Sovereignty: Delights and Dangers

Jonah C. Steinberg | Posted 11.27.2015 | Religion
Jonah C. Steinberg

More and more I believe that the only territory in which one truly can cause the Divine to reign is the kingdom of one's own heart.

Thousands Use #MuslimsAreNotTerrorist To Combat Islamophobia

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.14.2015 | Religion

Champions of religious pluralism around the world used #MuslimsAreNotTerrorist to refute the idea that Friday's attacks in Paris reflect the vie...

Many Lamps, One Light: Lessons From the Dharma Dhamma Interfaith Conference on Diwali Day

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 11.11.2015 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

In these tense times when debates on religion address little else but concerns about its abuse, the speakers at the Third Dharma-Dhamma Conference in ...

6 Awesome Things About the Quran

Ro Waseem | Posted 11.02.2015 | Religion
Ro Waseem

When I first started reading the Quran, my paradigm was drastically different to what it is now. Back then, whether a particular interpretation or belief was rational or not wasn't a prerequisite for believing in it. "It was the word of God, after all!", I thought, "Dare I question it?"

The Parliament of the World's Hats

Jim Burklo | Posted 10.23.2015 | Religion
Jim Burklo

Last week I attended the Parliament of the World's Religions, a gathering at Salt Lake City of 10,000 people from around the world. My first impression was amazement at the variety of headgear on display as I wandered the halls of the gargantuan Salt Palace convention center.

Bidi-Smoking Muslims and Miracles: How Hindus Affirm the Divine in Life

Murali Balaji | Posted 07.29.2015 | Religion
Murali Balaji

My mother's belief that Shirdi Sai Baba himself escorted her safely to his shrine is indicative of how blessed she felt in being able to make the journey - as a foreign visitor with a lack of knowledge of the city - without incident.

Looking to the Geniuses - A Jewish-Muslim Perspective for the Eid

Alon Goshen-Gottstein | Posted 07.17.2015 | Religion
Alon Goshen-Gottstein

These are not great times for Jewish-Muslim relations. In many ways, these are not great times for religion as such. There is so much bad religion around that we sometimes wish it didn't exist. It need not be so. It was not always so. Moments like holy times, such as the month of Ramadan and the concluding Eid el Fitr, are moments when we can imagine alternatives.

Confronting Religious Hatred in the Holy Land

Alon Goshen-Gottstein | Posted 07.16.2015 | Religion
Alon Goshen-Gottstein

Over the past 4 years, 42 Churches, mosques and monasteries were vandalized, attacked or torched in the Holy Land. A very narrow section of the Orthodox Zionist world has engaged in what is in fact religious terrorism.

We Are Not so Different: Science and Religion

Marion Leary | Posted 06.05.2015 | Religion
Marion Leary

I am an agnostic scientist who happens to also be fascinated with the world's religions, especially the Abrahamic religions -- Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

Interreligious Dialogue: The Political and Theological

Anantanand Rambachan | Posted 06.21.2015 | Religion
Anantanand Rambachan

Religious diversity presents us with new challenges and opportunities that may be described, broadly, as political and theological. These are interrelated, but, for convenience, we will discuss them separately. Let us consider first, the political.

9 Ways of Raising Issues of Religious Pluralism in the Schools

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.17.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Someone said to me once that throughout the ages, more people have been killed in the name of religion than all the people who have ever died of all diseases combined. I don't know whether this is actually the case, but I do think it highlights a vital point.

Evidence Of The Changing American Religious Landscape

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.06.2015 | Religion

The United States has long been a majority-Christian country, but it is by no means religiously static. In 2007, Pew Research found the religiously un...

This Is The Biggest Religious Group In Each U.S. State

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.25.2015 | Religion

There are now 23 states where the largest religious group is "unaffiliated" -- a testament, perhaps, to what many researchers describe as a changing r...

Theology Now

Martin Marty | Posted 04.11.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

Baillie, Balthasar, Barth, Berdyaev, Bonhoeffer, Brunner, Bultmann--to mention only the "B-team," were coin-of-the-realm giants in the mid-20th century theological revival.

Theology in a Pluralistic Context

Martin Marty | Posted 04.04.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

That religion and theology are important topics is made clear in daily headlines and blogs. While they often deal with desperate and transcendent subjects, publics usually deal with them on micro scales. How, then, do we treat religion and theology when people of many faiths or no faiths or anti-faiths are greeted with a tense topic in the face of others who are not like them?

Vivekananda's Contribution to Christian Religious Pluralism

Jim Burklo | Posted 03.24.2015 | Religion
Jim Burklo

The Vedic tradition already had influenced America indirectly through Emerson and other Transcendentalists. But with Vivekananda, Americans got a look at an impressive embodiment of the tradition.

Angela Merkel Can Prevent Another Charlie Hebdo

Mike Ghouse | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Mike Ghouse

In a divisive world where the leaders are sacrificing the long term safety of a nation for the short term political gains, and putting the nation on a destructive path of exclusion of those who differ, Merkel has done the right thing; choosing inclusion.

Duke Muslim Scholar Shuts Down Franklin Graham's Call To Prayer Claims In 30 Seconds

HuffPost Live | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion

UPDATE: 1/15 -- Duke University has backtracked on allowing the Muslim call to prayer to emanate from the Duke Chapel bell tower. “Duke remains ...

What War on Christmas?

Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy | Posted 02.16.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy

Despite what Bill O'Reilly and Dr. Seuss would have you believe, nobody stole or declared war on Christmas this year -- neither a fairy-tale Grinch nor a puritan-like individual who cannot be happy because of complaints about the secularization of the season.

The Ever-Growing Religious Movement That Doesn't Get Enough Attention

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.11.2014 | Religion

Along with politics, poverty and culture, religion is often cited as a source of conflict throughout the world. However, the last 100 years reveal a ...

The Religion of Spirituality

Netanel Miles-Yepez | Posted 10.12.2014 | Religion
Netanel Miles-Yepez

In 1949, Max Zeller, a disciple of the visionary psychotherapist, Dr. Carl Jung, came to Jung with a dream he could not understand. In the dream, he saw a 'temple of vast dimensions' under construction.

Coming in from the Cold: Pew Survey Reveals Continuing Icy Attitudes toward Muslims

Maha Elgenaidi | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion
Maha Elgenaidi

Prejudice against Muslims and Islam is still rampant among the U.S. public, according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Institute.

Happy Khushali: A Celebration of 57 Years of Imamat (Religious Leadership) of His Highness, the Aga Khan.

Mike Ghouse | Posted 09.14.2014 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

The purpose of every religion and the work of every prophet, messenger or peacemaker was to build cohesive societies, where no human had to live in apprehension or fear of the other.

What the Founding Fathers Really Learned from the Puritans About Religious Freedom

MOMocrats | Posted 09.07.2014 | Religion

In the days of the New World, the earliest leaders of the colonies were often the reverends and other church leaders. The rule of law was God's law, as interpreted by the church leaders.

Reclaiming the Sacred: Five Uniting Religious Principles

Maha Elgenaidi | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Maha Elgenaidi

While we may never be able to stop violence in the name of religion, we can prevent it at home and in our lives by remembering and instilling in each other basic ethical principles that are held by all religious traditions.