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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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Abortion, The Pope, And The Bible (All Together Podcast)

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2015 | 12:10 PM

Abortion is back in the headlines with stepped up attacks on Planned Parenthood and Pope Francis giving all priests the power to forgive what the Catholic Church deems a "grave sin."  Abortion is a contentious and complicated issue that involves science as well as personal ethics and, to some,...

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No, Kim Davis Is Not Martin Luther King, Jr.

(441) Comments | Posted September 3, 2015 | 2:47 PM

Kim Davis is going to jail, which is a good thing for everyone. It's good for Davis, because she was caught between her "sincerely held belief" that same-gender couples could not be married and her job in Kentucky where she was required to issue marriage licenses to gay...

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A Muslim And A Jew Meet On A College Campus -- And It's Beautiful

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 3:43 PM

Before Shanjida and Gavriella came to New York University they had never met someone like each other. That's because Shanjida is a Muslim and Gavriella is a Jew -- and they came to college from two religious communities that can, and often do, find themselves in conflict.  

 But what these...

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7 Reasons To Hang Out With Your College Chaplain (Even If You're Not Religious)

(11) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 2:51 PM

Whether you are about to step foot on your future alma mater for the first time or are returning to pick up your college life where you left it last spring, you should definitely stop by the chaplain's office this semester.

Most private American colleges have some religious origin.*...

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Jews On Judaism -- Unfiltered: All Together Podcast

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 12:36 PM


In synagogues around the world, Jews will gather next month to observe the Jewish holy days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.


But not all Jews.  


In a casual conversation with some of my Jewish colleagues here at HuffPost, I learned that many...

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Why The Pope Matters

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 1:52 PM


An estimated 1.5 million people are expected to join Pope Francis on September 27 for a celebration of the Mass at the culmination of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. The massive gathering, plus the pope’s participation in the Festival of Families the day before,...

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The Reality Of Reiki (All Togther Podcast)

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2015 | 11:49 AM

One day I was asking around in the HuffPost newsroom about if anyone had ever played around with a Ouija board. One of my colleagues, Christy, said she had not but that she did have an extremely powerful spiritual experience with the healing practice of Reiki.  

The spiritual...

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Prayers For President Jimmy Carter

(154) Comments | Posted August 13, 2015 | 2:16 PM

Jimmy Carter is no stranger to cancer. In his remarkable book A Full Life: Reflections at 90 he writes of how he lost his father and two siblings to pancreatic cancer, all before they reached 60.

Now the 39th president of the United States has revealed that...

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The One Surefire Way To Have An Unforgettable Wedding

(19) Comments | Posted August 11, 2015 | 4:32 PM

You've secured the perfect venue, you've ordered an exquisite menu, you've set the guest list, the beautiful invitations have gone out, you've hired a DJ, the seating chart is taking shape and the rehearsal dinner space has been selected.

You have covered every detail except one: the actual wedding.

...
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What Is Karma? An All Together Podcast With Sharon Salzberg

(1) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 11:51 AM

We've all been there. Someone we don’t like gets dinged at work, splashed at the curb or dumped by their love interest and we look at one another and say knowingly – must be karma. 

But what is karma? And are we understanding karma all wrong? 

My guest on this...

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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)

(132) 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

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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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