The choice, as I see it for a new generation of Hindus in the U.S., is not between the Hindu tradition or another religion; it is between being Hindu or being non-religious.
To manage our relationship to mortality and the overwhelming power of grief, we sanitize or sequester death and corpses with elaborate rituals and fierce taboos. But war explodes these boundaries and endangers the humanity of those we send to fight.
It's easy to believe in redemption for yourself. I mean, come on, you aren't that bad. But, do you believe redemption is possible for everyone?
Romero was a man who was at once utterly orthodox and yet utterly radical. That is the model Pope Francis seems to be setting for himself.
Paul Raushenbush has dropped two "c's" from his famed Christian-theologian-minister great-grandfather Walter Rauschenbusch's name, but he reflects the ancestor's tradition, captures some of his spirit, and looks to the future in that spirit.
In the dark sky of a hot August night, more than 2,000 American and British Paratroopers sat quietly amongst one another in the clouds in the bellies of aircrafts waiting for the moment that awaited them all: the jump.
We need to stop talking about women in ministry. Really, we do. Because every time we, men, talk about women in ministry we, perhaps inadvertently, place ourselves in the center of the conversation.
Growing up in a very conservative religious environment, it turned our world upside down when our 13-year-old son came out to us. The learning curve was steep since we were coming from a place of almost total ignorance about all things LGBT-related.
Top 10 questions about the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.
So predictable are the Pope's critics on the Right that we seldom engage in sighting them or commenting on them in Sightings. But never to notice them does a disservice to those who would like a full accounting of the Pope-in-public, the Pontiff-in-the media, etc.
Last week, President Obama addressed an audience of religious leaders, policymakers, researchers and community organizers when he spoke as a panelist at the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty.
As I disengage from MLI, it does not necessitate an end to my dialogue with Zionists. Dialogue with Zionists is as crucial to Muslim-Jewish understanding as outreach to Evangelicals to advance Christian-Muslim relations. I will continue my journey towards healing that I yearn to achieve.
I thought it might be spiritually helpful to compare Fox's language about the poor to the language of Christ, both in substance and tone, and the deep feelings that these completely contrary languages, and their comparison, reveals.
In due time, we're sure to find that our compassion, love, and attentiveness to those crises and responsibilities were the most powerful actions that brought us out of those storms for our greatest celebration that empowers us for the rest of our lives!
What do those two events -- a poll of religious identification and the climax of an iconic period drama -- have in common? In a very real sense, that last glimpse of Don prefigures the rise of the SBNRs.
Military officers who wear their religion on their sleeve are a danger to our country at any time, but especially after the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001.
Bill O'Reilly is wrong. Rap is not to blame for the current crisis in American Christianity. Blame Elvis, that's what I say. He is the main culprit in the current cultural transformation shaking the foundations of religion in America.
Helen Keller's early frustration and despondence at her inability to communicate is no different than our own daily, existential anxiety. Each of us is, necessarily, subject to limitations, and, accordingly, to limited perspective.
Instead of being seen as a celebration of Muslim women, the Women's Mosque of America was erroneously being framed as a "liberation" from Muslim men.