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Bruce Wilson

Anti-Gay, Anti-Mormon Hate Group Sponsors Reince Priebus' RNC Israel Trip

Bruce Wilson | January 31, 2015 | Politics
The American Family Association, sponsor of the Republican National Committee's upcoming Israel trip (organized and led by pastor David Lane), is no less extreme and has been venting its virulently hateful anti-LGBT, nativist, religious supremacist, and arguably racist rhetoric across America's airwaves for years.
Noah Michelson

Here's Everything You Need to Know About What's Going on With Bruce Jenner in One Sentence

Noah Michelson | January 31, 2015 | Gay Voices
No matter how many outlets -- from trashy gossip rags to (supposedly) reputable entertainment magazines -- make claims about Bruce Jenner's current "journey"...
William B. Bradshaw

'Charlie Hebdo' and Our American Churches

William B. Bradshaw | January 31, 2015 | Religion
Let's not mix religion and politics. We need gifted leadership in both government and religion. I strongly recommend that the individual members of our Mainline Protestant churches dedicate themselves to becoming the talented and ethical political leaders our country and the world so badly need.
D.S. Coleman

A Dirty Little Secret About My Sex Life

D.S. Coleman | January 30, 2015 | Women
There are some things you can't share with strangers. But since we're friends, I wanted to let you in on a little known fact concerning my sex life. It's a strange thing, but not in a urinate-on-you kind of strange. It's better described as peculiar.
Yakir Englander

A Hasidic Prayer at a Palestinian Conference

Yakir Englander | January 30, 2015 | Religion
For the first time since that last cursed summer of violence, the scars on my heart stopped their screaming. I understood that now I am on my way home, back to Jerusalem, to struggle there for a true and holy change.
Steve Lawler

Six Months Later, Grief and Hope in Ferguson

Steve Lawler | January 30, 2015 | Impact
I have been thinking a lot about this Anne Roiphe quote as Ferguson approaches the half year mark since the killing of Michael Brown. "Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life."
Neal Samudre

6 Reasons Spiritual Leaders Are More Successful in Life

Neal Samudre | January 30, 2015 | Religion
A mistake we make in discussing leadership is that we pin the spiritual leader as only leading a church or family in spiritual matters. While it's true that a spiritual leader might do this, a spiritual leader is also one who leads in a business.
Peter A. Georgescu

Reach Out for Peace

Peter A. Georgescu | January 30, 2015 | Religion
My view is that when people really want to make something work, it will work. Community policing is proactive outreach: It asks officers to visit neighborhoods and families who are especially in need of help, and to do anything they can do to assist these people.
Bishop Gene Robinson

Dear Mormons: Thanks But No Thanks

Bishop Gene Robinson | January 30, 2015 | Religion
LGBT people do not need protection from those who would not discriminate anyway, but rather from those who would.
Ingrid Peschke

Can Prayer Dig You Out After a Blizzard?

Ingrid Peschke | January 30, 2015 | Religion
Whether it's a personal, health, financial problem, or an actual storm, we all face times when we can feel so buried by our circumstances that solutions seem illusive.
David Briggs

Five Practices That Promote Cheating in Sports

David Briggs | January 30, 2015 | Religion
In building a profile of someone likely to cheat, you might start by imagining an individual full of hubris who is driven to succeed by any means possible. Would this description fit anyone within the New England Patriots organization?
Jim Wallis

Who's in Control?

Jim Wallis | January 30, 2015 | Politics
Some Davos participants described the atmosphere this year as "gloomy" and "fearful." Those who control the world seemed to feel, and be, out of control and unsure how to deal with growing and frightening global instabilities and the violence that keeps emerging.
Juliana Maio

Paradise Lost -- Twice

Juliana Maio | January 30, 2015 | Religion
Over the past 15 years, I gradually started to hear growing dissatisfaction from my [Jewish] French relatives about their lives there. The youngest were the first to complain. One of them had been roughed up on the metro and her Star of David ripped from her neck.
Rabbi Herb Cohen

A Rabbinic Take on 'Last Chance Harvey'

Rabbi Herb Cohen | January 30, 2015 | Religion
Last Chance Harvey reminds us that it is never too late to find love, never too late to begin again, never too late to shift one's priorities. Kate and Harvey are role models of love developing out of honest conversation as well as physical attraction. Kate and Harvey meet in the mind and in the heart.
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

Does God Let Us Suffer?

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | January 30, 2015 | Religion
Choosing to become part of Christ's story involves helping the world to overcome loneliness, suffering and hatred. Christians can easily seem hypocritical because this is such a lofty aim.
Sharon Groves

When Will Religious Leaders Start to Act Like Religious Leaders: Reflections on the LDS Press Conference

Sharon Groves | January 30, 2015 | Religion
Perhaps rather than holding a press conference on the right for religious people to discriminate we might have one on a shared commitment to improve the health and wellbeing of all our people. Now that would be a news conference I would want to attend.
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Our Five Deaths

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | January 29, 2015 | Religion
As an understandable consequence of the unknowable providence of death, the inevitability of it provides a myriad of spiritual and moral opportunities for us to learn and reflect.
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

Never Again Must Begin With Never Forget

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | January 29, 2015 | Religion
The lessons of the Holocaust are universal, but the scope and breadth of what befell its victims is quite particular.
Greg Cootsona

Searching for Transcendence: A Report

Greg Cootsona | January 30, 2015 | Religion
For my money, I don't think the desire for transcendence is going away. But I do wonder if students will bet their lives that the answer for this search lies beyond our world.
Cassidy Hall

Slowing Down to Listen

Cassidy Hall | January 29, 2015 | Religion
I only knew Bill for about 2 years and the culmination of his kindness, generosity, openness, and love, accounted for a lifetime with a surrogate grandfather.
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