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Paul Brandeis Raushenbush
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Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush is the Executive Editor Of Global Spirituality and Religion for the Huffington Post. From 2003-2011, Raushenbush was the Associate Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel at Princeton University. He was the President of the Association Of College and University Religious Affairs (ACURA) from 2009-20011. An ordained American Baptist minister, Rev. Raushenbush speaks and preaches at colleges, churches and institutes around the country including The Chautauqua Institute, the Center for American Progress, the New America Foundation and the Aspen Institute. Raushenbush is regularly invited to offer commentary on issues of religion and society on national television and radio. His current focus is on the interplay between religion and the internet. His first book, Teen Spirit: One World, Many Faiths (HCI) was released in the Fall of 2004. He is the editor of the 100th Anniversary edition of Walter Rauschenbusch's book, Christianity and the Social Crisis – In the 21st Century (HarperOne). He was the Co-Director of the Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations at The Liechtenstein Institute on Self Determination at Princeton University.

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President Jimmy Carter's Curiously Full Life (All Together Podcast)

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 10:11 AM

Jimmy Carter has been a husband, father, farmer, Sunday school teacher, governor, president, Nobel Prize winner, peacemaker and humanitarian.

Now, in his 90th year, President Carter has released a book aptly titled A Full Life, Reflections at 90 that offers an intimate look at the social, emotional...

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God and the Battle Over Women's Bodies (All Together Podcast)

(126) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 9:40 PM

Far too often in religious circles, men talk about women or to women, rather than talking with women or, even better, listening to women. Well, my guest today is the Rev. Dr. Susan Thistlethwaite, and you better believe we are listening.

Welcome to this week's All Together, the podcast...

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Des musulmans du monde entier partagent leur vision de l'Aïd-el-Fitr

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2015 | 12:35 PM

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ISLAM - Les musulmans célèbrent l’Aïd el-Fitr, fête religieuse qui coïncide avec la fin du ramadan. L’Aïd el-Fitr est un jour de joie et d’action de grâce, marqué par des fêtes entre amis et en famille, la préparation de pâtisseries, le renouvellement des tenues, les...

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Muslims Around The World Share What Eid Al-Fitr Means To Them

(70) Comments | Posted July 17, 2015 | 4:31 PM

my eid 2015

Muslims are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a holy day that comes at the end of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr is a day of merriment and thanksgiving marked by gatherings with friends and family, preparing sweet delicacies, wearing new clothes, exchanging gifts and...

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Muslims Around The World Share What Eid al-Fitr Means To Them

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 4:18 PM

Muslims are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a holy day that comes at the end of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr is a day of merriment and thanksgiving marked by gatherings with friends and family, preparing sweet delicacies, wearing new clothes, exchanging gifts and putting up lights. 

Huffington Post editors around...

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What's Behind Our Fascination And Fear Of Ouija Boards?

(2) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 10:49 AM

In their description of the Ouija board on Amazon, Parker Brothers invites us to:

 "Just ask it a question and wait to see what answer the Mystifying Oracle will reveal to you. Ouija ... it's only a game --- isn't it?"  

This tease by the manufacturers sums up...

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Jason Collins Has Game -- And God

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2015 | 2:05 PM

On April 29th 2013, a story appeared on the Sports Illustrated website that began with the words: "I’m a 34 year-old NBA center, I’m black. And I’m gay."

The piece was written by Jason Collins and with those simple twelve words, Collins became the first male athlete to come out as gay while still playing on a major sports team.

Within the media storm that predictably followed, there was an important element of the story that was submerged under the apparent amazement that a top tiered athlete could be gay. It was the fact that he also publicly proclaimed his Christian upbringing and faith.  

Welcome to this week’s All Together, the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice impact our daily lives. You can download All Together on iTunes, or Stitcher.

In his Sports Illustrated piece, Jason Collins wrote: "I’m from a close-knit family. My parents instilled Christian values in me. They taught Sunday School and I enjoyed lending a hand. I take the teachings of Jesus seriously, particularly the ones that touch on tolerance and understanding."

 A couple weeks ago, Jason Collins spoke with Cornel West at Union Theological Seminary and today we are talking with Jason Collins about where his faith is today, how spirituality functions in sports and to ask the question that many are wondering -- is he is still single?

Today’s All Together was produced by Katelyn Boguki and edited by Jorge Carona

Just as Jason Collins is inspired towards tolerance and understanding by his Christian faith, let’s all look deep into our own spirituality to understand and celebrate people from every walk of life around the world. Until next week, be well. 

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Becoming The Dalai Lama: Celebrating an 80-Year Journey of Compassion (All Together Podcast)

(12) Comments | Posted July 3, 2015 | 1:26 PM

His face is familiar, his laugh is legendary and his wisdom has been valued by people around the globe. On July 6th, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will turn 80 years old. As the world celebrate the his birthday it is worthwhile looking back at his incredible journey to...

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Why The Greek Orthodox Church Is Weighing In On The Referendum

(95) Comments | Posted July 3, 2015 | 9:49 AM

The sermon at the Church St. Paul Thessaloniki ended abruptly one day recently when one of Greece’s most important religious leaders informed the congregation that he was going to vote "yes" on an economic bailout referendum taking place on Sunday.

The Metropolitan Anthimos told the congregation they had the right...

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The Struggle For The Soul of The Church

(35) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 11:37 AM

Below is an edited version of the Keynote delivered in at the United Church of Christ General Synod on June 29, 2015 in Cleveland, Oh. The theme of the Synod was "Unexpected Places."

It is great a honor to speak with all of you this morning and I...

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Siamo grati a Dio e all'America per aver riconosciuto il nostro amore

(3) Comments | Posted June 27, 2015 | 12:27 PM

Mio marito Brad ed io ci siamo sposati nella nostra piccola chiesetta due anni e mezzo fa, con una cerimonia che contava sulla sola presenza del prete e di due testimoni fra i volontari della chiesa. E tuttavia, per quanto ridotte fossero le sue dimensioni, quel matrimonio è stata un'esperienza...

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Crucifying Jesus On The Cross Of White Supremacy (All Together Podcast)

(113) Comments | Posted June 27, 2015 | 8:34 AM

On June 17th, a young, white southern man entered a historic black church and shot nine African-Americans at prayer. In the days after, images of Dylann Roof appeared with the Confederate flag worn as if a cape, legitimizing his racist and destructive beliefs.

Since that day, debate has raged...

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Ecstasy and Despair on This Historic Day

(166) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 12:00 PM

My husband Brad and I were married in our small church two and a half years ago in a ceremony that included just the priest and two witnesses who were volunteers from the church. Yet, despite its small size, the wedding was a monumental experience, made much more so that...

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'세계 요가의 날'에 생각하는 요가의 뿌리와 현재

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 3:03 PM

6월 21일은 제1회 세계 요가의 날이었다. 인도 UN 대사는 지난주에 기자회견을 가졌다.

아속 쿠마르 무케르티 대사는 뉴욕에서 열릴 행사 계획을 발표했다. UN 플라자에서 요가 강습이 열릴 예정이고, 타임스퀘어에서는 2만 명이 참석하는 훨씬 큰 행사가 열린다. 무케르티는 UN이 후원하는 이번 행사에 전 세계 192개국의 20억 명이 참여한다고 과시했다.

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Honoring the Roots, Celebrating The Blossoms On International Day Of Yoga

(37) Comments | Posted June 20, 2015 | 4:29 PM

The Indian ambassador to the United Nations joined a room full of journalists this week to talk up the first International Day of Yoga taking place on June 21.

Ambassador Asoke Kumar Mukerji laid out some of the plans for the day in New York City, which...

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The Why And How Of Altruism: A Conversation With Matthieu Ricard (All Together Podcast)

(1) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 1:30 PM

Why do we do good and is there a way we can do more of it? In his important new book, Altruism, Matthieu Ricard lays out the scientific and ethical framework for how we can change ourselves and the world with intentional compassion.

Welcome to this week's...

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Houses Of Worship Hit By Violence Offer Advice, Prayers For Charleston

(29) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 4:31 PM

The horrific shooting that left nine dead at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston will be "etched in that community forever," according to Rev. Arthur Price. As pastor of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, where four young girls were killed in a bomb attack in...

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The Heart of Ramadan: A Conversation With Imam Khalid Latif (PODCAST)

(13) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 11:17 AM

Over the next month, Muslims around the world will refrain from food or drink during daylight hours. While the physical restrictions of the fast are intense, the primary focus of the holy month is spiritual renewal. So what are the practices that lead to deep spiritual growth? How can fasting...

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Jamila Afghani Is Educating Imams In Afghanistan On The Value Of Women In Islam (All Together Podcast)

(29) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 11:58 AM

A grim headline ran recently announcing that almost 100,000 have died in Afghanistan since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001 -- and it appears that the violence is not abating, but possibly getting worse. Attacks against the defenders of women's rights have been especially disturbing; including the...

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Belgian Muslim Community Reminds Us That Peacefully 'Living Together' Is the Under-reported Norm

(139) Comments | Posted June 3, 2015 | 3:46 PM

Have you heard the story about the Muslim community in Belgium that raised money to restore a local synagogue?

Probably not. But it is really important that you do.

The story was first brought to my attention by my colleagues at HuffPost Germany who reported that...

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