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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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How Do We Celebrate Thanksgiving In A Time Of Terror?

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 11:38 AM

 Many Americans are celebrating Thanksgiving this year during uncertain and dangerous times.  The world seems out of control as terrorist attacks rock Paris, Lebanon, and Mali; hostilities rise in Israel and the Palestinian territories; violence continues against black lives; bitter debate rages over refugees and frightening rhetoric around Muslims...

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5 Vital Signs of Spiritual Life on a College Campus

(22) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 2:08 PM

The following piece is an edited version of a talk delivered on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Kay Spiritual Life Center at American University.

It is an honor to be part of this celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Kay Spiritual Life Center....

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Faith After Rape: The Toll Of Sexual Assault On The Body, Mind And Spirit (An All Together Podcast)

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 11:16 AM

This episode of All Together includes a first person account of sexual assault and may be difficult or inappropriate for some listeners.

The violent crime of rape not only harms the body and the mind, it can devastate the spirit. Questions such as how God could let such a horrible...

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The Spiritual Power Of Tattoos: An All Together Conversation

(1) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 12:04 PM

It seems like everyone has a tattoo these days. Whether it is a small rose, a skull or a crucifix, people are marking their bodies in unprecedented numbers. While some may want to dismiss it as a merely a trend, tattoos tap into the human need...

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Are You More Than Your Genes? All Together With Dr. Robert Klitzman

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2015 | 1:55 PM

What if you could know the future of your health -- what diseases you might get and how you might die? Would you want to know even if you couldn't change it?  And if you could change it for your self, or your children, would you? Or would that be...

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Bringing Love Into The Business World: An All Together Conversation with Jo Confino

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2015 | 12:34 PM

Is it possible to mention 'love' and 'business' in the same sentence? If so, we sure don’t hear it often. Mostly people in the business world are ‘killing it’ or 'dominating' the competition.  But what would it look like to introduce an ethic of love into the business world? My...

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The Witches: What Really Happened In Salem In 1692 -- An All Together Conversation With Stacy Schiff

(1) Comments | Posted October 21, 2015 | 12:10 PM

Over nine months in the year 1692, 14 women and five men were executed in the colony of Massachusetts for the crime of witchcraft. The Salem Witch trials, as the event has become known, is an important part of the narrative of the founding of America and highlights the misguided...

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Women Powerfully, Silently Walk Together For Peace At Parliament Of World's Religions

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2015 | 6:26 PM

SALT LAKE CITY -- Voices fell quiet as hundreds of women of different faith traditions filed silently through the busy throngs at the Salt Palace Convention Center Friday on the opening day of the Parliament of the World’s Religions....

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Stopping Violence In God's Name: All Together Conversation With Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

(3) Comments | Posted October 14, 2015 | 12:21 PM

Violence in the name of God is not new. Religious conflicts have afflicted almost every part of the world and while often religion is not the root problem, it can add to the conflict by offering a divine mandate or scriptural rationale for hating "the other," whomever they might be....

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10 Times Politicians and Pundits Have Played the Nazi Card, and Why It Has to Stop

(32) Comments | Posted October 12, 2015 | 1:41 PM

Ben Carson recently invoked the Holocaust in support of his position against gun control in America, telling CNN's Wolf Blitzer: "I think the likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed."

These comments and others he...

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How Joy Is Neccesary For The 'Good Life': An All Together Conversation With Miroslav Volf

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2015 | 11:34 AM

Each day, human beings around the world wake up, eat, work, attend to family, and go back to sleep.  And then get up and do it over, and over, and over again. 

However, in the back of our minds are always questions. What is life for? Is this what I am meant to...

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America's Crisis of Interfaith

(128) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 2:42 PM

Two weeks ago I was privileged to report on a multi-faith gathering that included 500 religious leaders who welcomed Pope Francis to the 9/11 Memorial Museum. The service was entitled "A Witness for Peace" and began with an embrace between an Imam and a Rabbi who offered an...

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The Deep Roots Of Mormon Feminism: An All Together Conversation With Joanna Brooks

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 2:54 PM

Mormons from around the world will tune in to the 185 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint happening on October 3rd and 4th, 2015.

Over the past year, three of the senior leadership of the LDS church died and at this meeting their replacements...

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Hearing Echoes Of The Past, Jews Are On The Front Line Of The European Refugee Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 2:24 PM

Heartbreaking images of men, women and children risking everything for a better life continue to dominate the news as well over 500,000 migrants and refugees have entered the European Union in the first eight months of this year alone.

In the face of such a serious humanitarian crisis, it...

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Pope Offers Classic Sunday Sermon To Move The Faithful On Last Day In U.S.

(3) Comments | Posted September 27, 2015 | 3:42 PM

PHILADELPHIA -- Pope Francis celebrated a final Mass with hundreds of thousands of joyful Catholics assembled on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, offering a classic Sunday sermon-style address to stir the enthusiasm of the faithful.

On the last night of his six-day visit to the United States, the pope urged the...

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El discurso del papa en el Congreso de EEUU demuestra a qué tradición religiosa pertenece

(3) Comments | Posted September 26, 2015 | 10:57 AM

En su intenso discurso del jueves por la mañana en el Congreso de los Estados Unidos, el papa Francisco dejó que su autoridad moral hablara en nombre de la compasión por la inmigración, en nombre de la urgencia por el cuidado de la Tierra y en nombre del diálogo y...

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David Gregory Bares His Soul -- And It's Beautiful (All Together Podcast)

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 2:43 PM

What do you truly believe? How do you define your religious and cultural identity. Who would you be if everything you thought defined you was stripped away? How’s is your faith?

 These are the questions David Gregory has been wrestling for decades and he begins to answer in his new...

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Pope Francis Brings Message Of Peace And Healing To 9/11 Memorial

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2015 | 6:00 PM

Pope Francis made an emotional visit Friday to ground zero in lower Manhattan, where he paused to offer...

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Pope's Powerful Speech to Congress Shows in Which Religious Tradition He Really Stands

(269) Comments | Posted September 24, 2015 | 12:53 PM

Pope Francis, in a powerful speech to the U.S. Congress Thursday morning, used his moral authority to speak out for compassion in regards to immigration, urgency in regards to care for the earth, and dialogue and peace when it comes to foreign affairs and interfaith relations. He condemned the military...

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El peregrinaje del papa por América con los más necesitados

(6) Comments | Posted September 23, 2015 | 9:51 PM

Al papa Francisco le espera una larga semana por delante después de aterrizar en Washington D.C.

Luego de ser recibido en el aeropuerto por el presidente Obama, daría un discurso muy esperado en el Congreso de EE. UU, seguido de otro en la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas en...

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