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Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush is the Executive Religion Editor 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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The Way Forward On Religious Freedom And LGBT Civil Rights (All Together Podcast)

(260) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 8:44 PM

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice is informing our personal lives, our communities and our world. All Together is hosted by Paul Raushenbush, Executive Editor of HuffPost Religion. and the host of All Together. You can download All Together...

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Stunning Holy Fire Ritual Lights Up Orthodox Easter In Jerusalem (VIDEO)

(39) Comments | Posted April 11, 2015 | 10:59 AM

Orthodox Christians with candles and cell phones in hand crowded into Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre on the Saturday before Orthodox Easter Sunday, which this year is celebrated one week after Christianity in the West.

The devout waited for religious leaders to emerge with the "Holy...

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Hijab: To Wear Or Not To Wear -- Two Muslim Women's Spiritual Journey (All Together Podcast)

(201) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 1:54 PM

This week's All Together features a conversation with two talented, ivy league educated, social justice minded Muslim women. Both were raised in rural America, both put on the headscarf or Hijab when they were young, and both have gone through a journey of discovery of what the head-covering means to...

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Rockstar Nun Sister Joan Chittister Explores The Paradox Of Faith (All Together Podcast)

(17) Comments | Posted March 27, 2015 | 2:14 PM

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice is informing our personal lives, our communities and our world. All Together is hosted by Paul Raushenbush, the executive editor of HuffPost Religion. You can download All Together on iTunes, or Stitcher.

It’s hard to talk about this week's guest on without using the oxymoron "rock-star nun". But it really does fit. Sister Joan Chittister has influenced the spiritual lives of literally millions of people with her preaching and writing that includes more than 50 books. Her most recent book is titled “Between the Dark and the Daylight: Embracing the Contradictions of Life."

Sister Joan spoke to Raushenbush from Dublin, Ireland about Holy Week, the paradoxes of faith, the spiritual practice of writing, and whether she has a ‘bucket list.’

Next week's All Together will feature author Tony Jones about his new book Did God Kill Jesus?

Also On All Together:
LISTEN: The Spiritual Wisdom And Prophetic Power Of Patti Smith

Sexism: The Original Sin Of The Church

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Phil Robertson's Appalling Atheist Fantasy

(600) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 11:02 AM

Let's all pray that Phil Robertson keeps his faith, because his fantasy of what would be permissible if he lost it is definitely terrifying.

At a prayer breakfast in Florida, the Duck Dynasty star revealed a horrific scenario that involved rape, decapitation, and, to top it all...

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Un amore meraviglioso. Una riflessione sulla nascita di mio figlio Walter

(7) Comments | Posted March 20, 2015 | 12:06 PM

Ci siamo appena ripresi da un enorme spavento per la salute del nostro bimbo di un mese. Alla fine è venuto fuori che c'era stato un errore medico.

Non si trattava di una cosa grave, ma la possibilità che il nostro piccoletto avesse qualcosa di sbagliato, è bastata a...

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What Wondrous Love Is This? A Reflection on the Birth of My Son Walter

(39) Comments | Posted March 19, 2015 | 11:17 AM

We just had a medical scare with our month-old baby that turned out to be the result of a faulty infant test.

Even though it was not life-threatening, the possibility that our tiny boy had something wrong with him was enough to send me into a panic that lasted...

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Fighting Hate/Crime In Chapel Hill

(47) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 4:48 PM

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER -- the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice inform our personal lives, our communities and our world. ALL TOGETHER is hosted by Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, executive editor of HuffPost Religion. You can download All Together on iTunes, or...

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Love Thy Neighbor: Vaccinate (All Together Podcast)

(69) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 6:02 PM

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice is informing our personal lives, our communities and our world. ALL TOGETHER is hosted by Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, the executive editor of HuffPost Religion and the host of All Together. You can download...

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Sexism: The Original Sin Of The Church (All Together Podcast)

(147) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER -- the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice inform our personal lives, our communities and our world. ALL TOGETHER is hosted by Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, executive editor of HuffPost Religion. You can download All Together on iTunes, or...

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The Art Of Conversation: ALL TOGETHER Podcast Featuring On Being's Krista Tippett

(5) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 9:59 AM

Welcome to HuffPost Religion's ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice inform our personal lives, our communities and our world. ALL TOGETHER is hosted by Paul Raushenbush, the executive editor of HuffPost Religion. You can download All Together on iTunes, or

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Why God Is Black: ALL TOGETHER Podcast Featuring Dr. James Cone

(142) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 2:12 PM

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics religion and spiritual practice inform our personal lives, our communities and our world. ALL TOGETHER is hosted by Paul Raushenbush, the executive editor of HuffPost Religion. You can download All Together on iTunes, or

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New Year's Inspiration For A Just And Peaceful 2015

(8) Comments | Posted December 31, 2014 | 10:32 AM

Happy 2015! To inspire us for the New Year we asked some friends to offer short prayers, blessings, encouragement and meditations to help us usher in a more wise, just and peaceful 2015.

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The False Choice of Protesting for Justice and Supporting Our Police

(290) Comments | Posted December 21, 2014 | 10:47 AM

I'm one of the millions of New Yorkers who woke up heartbroken today thinking of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos who were shot dead yesterday while sitting in their car in Brooklyn by Ismaaiyl Brinsley.

As the news unfolded, we learned the briefest details of...

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Who Is Jesus For Us This Christmas?: All Together Podcast Featuring James Carroll, Rob Bell And Lisa Sharon Harper

(10) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 5:59 PM

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how religious ideas and spiritual practice inform and shape our personal lives, our communities and our world. All Together is hosted by Paul Raushenbush, the Executive Editor of HuffPost Religion and is available on iTunes and Stitcher.

Christmas is upon us, the trees are up, the lights are on, and stores are open. Yet even as the radio plays a rotation of Christmas favorites, the news tells the story of individuals suffering and communities and nations in conflict. As Martin Luther King, Jr. preached in his Christmas Sermon in 1967: "This Christmas season finds us a rather bewildered human race. We have neither peace within nor peace without."

Christmas is meant to be a joyful and hopeful time celebrating the birth of Jesus, but how does Jesus birth and life relate to the lack of peace and justice in the world? How do we find hope amidst the challenges people are experiencing in this moment.

In order to better understand Jesus, and what his birth means, Raushenbush invited James Carroll, author of Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age, Rob Bell, whose special on the Oprah Winfrey Network debuts on December 21st, and Lisa Sharon Harper who is the Director of Mobilization at Sojourners to explain who Jesus is to them, and why Christmas should be seen as a powerful opportunity for personal and societal transformation.

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Photos Of Prophetic Faith At Justice For All Rally In Washington, D.C.

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2014 | 8:10 AM

The prophetic power of faith was on display at the Justice For All rally and march held in Washington D.C. on Saturday. Thousands of people of all races and religions came together to protest police brutality, the lack of indictment of the police officers involved in the deaths...

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The Day My Faith in America Died

(309) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 4:40 PM

"Do you think the Surgeon General is behind it?" Sean joked with me this morning, "I mean there were cigarettes and cigarillos involved in both so maybe they just really don't want us to smoke."

Sean's attempt at humor masked the deep pain he is feeling as a black...

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LISTEN: The Faith Factor In The 2014 Midterms (All Together Podcast)

(6) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 8:35 AM

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how religious ideas and spiritual practice inform and shape our personal lives, our communities and our world. The show is hosted by Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, the Executive Editor of HuffPost Religion.

This weeks All Together investigates The Faith Factor In The 2014 Midterm Elections.

What a difference two years can make. In 2012, President Obama won every faith group in America aside from White Christians. The looks to be true for 2014, and yet White Evangelical voters appeared to have tipped the scale towards the GOP in important Senate and Governor races across the country.

What made the difference? Were voters convinced by the threat to religious freedom rhetoric? Did gay marriage factor in? What about the Jewish vote? And the growing nones? Or should politicians worry about the 'faith vote' at all?

To help me think through these questions I have assembled some veteran faith and politics academics, pollsters and political operators including Burns Strider, Hillary Clinton's Senior Advisor in 2008, Joshua Dubois, Head of President Obama's 2008 Campaign and the White House Faith and Community Partnerships, Mark Silk, Professor of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College, and Robert Jones, CEO of Public Religion Research Institute

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Billy Graham and the Catholics

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 8:45 AM

Is it conceivable that Pope Francis would send Billy Graham, who turns 96 on November 7, a birthday card? It is. But one also imagines that Billy's son, Franklin, who manages his father's affairs in these final days, would be unimpressed.

Over the last decade, Franklin has retrenched Billy's...

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Flannery O'Connor Inducted Into The American Poets Corner at Cathedral Of St. John The Divine

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 11:58 AM

The writer Flannery O'Connor was inducted into The American Poet's Corner at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014.

The induction ceremony included a traditional Choral Evensong featuring excerpts from O'Connor's writing and reflections on the religious implications...

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