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Carrie Hessler-Radelet

A Lesson in Love, Life and Sunsets

Carrie Hessler-Radelet | May 22, 2015 | Religion
I knew Shalin Shah only briefly. But I can honestly say that Shalin was one of the most courageous, purpose-driven and extraordinary individuals I have ever met.
Rabbi David Seidenberg

"And I Will Break War From the Land:" Shavuot, the Covenant and the Promise

Rabbi David Seidenberg | May 22, 2015 | Religion
Then things go very wrong. But when Noah's family gathers food for all the animals and for themselves into the ark, they all share again, living peaceably for the year they spend shut in during the flood.
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Bishop T.D. Jakes May Be The Healer America Needs Right Now (PODCAST)

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | May 22, 2015 | Religion
I recently had a conversation with a black pastor who expressed surprise that Bishop Jakes had addressed the Black Lives Matter movement. Bishop Jakes' response to that is, "well, he must not know me."
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

Shavuot, Memorial Day and My Link to V-E Day

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | May 22, 2015 | Religion
This year, America's observance of Memorial Day coincides with the second day of the Jewish festival of Shavuot when we say Yizkor, the memorial prayers in memory of our departed loved ones.
Zach J. Hoag

Stop Talking About Women in Ministry

Zach J. Hoag | May 22, 2015 | Religion
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.
Lawrence B. Wilkerson

The 'Taliban' in Our Midst

Lawrence B. Wilkerson | May 22, 2015 | Politics
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.
Philip Goldberg

Don Draper and the Nones

Philip Goldberg | May 22, 2015 | Entertainment
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.
Catherine Nagle

Our Greatest Celebration of Life

Catherine Nagle | May 22, 2015 | Religion
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!
Jim Wallis

Who Said It: Fox News or Jesus?

Jim Wallis | May 22, 2015 | Media
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.
Harris Zafar

Heeding the Call to Join the Caliphate

Harris Zafar | May 22, 2015 | Religion
I find much comfort within the shade of the Khilafat. But I am among those who know -- through study and experience -- what caliphate truly means and has the power to do.
Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, PhD

Keeping Orphans Out of Slavery

Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, PhD | May 22, 2015 | Religion
When I was in Asia in April, I was inspired to start an educational foundation. I founded a school in Nepal 25 years ago, the Trungram International Academy, which teaches over 400 students a year, and I wanted to extend that opportunity to more children.
Kamal Abu-Shamsieh

A Palestinian's Journey Towards Healing

Kamal Abu-Shamsieh | May 22, 2015 | Religion
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.
Joy Strickland

The Poverty Summit

Joy Strickland | May 22, 2015 | Religion
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.
Martin Marty

Rightist Critics of Pope Francis

Martin Marty | May 22, 2015 | Religion
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.
S.R. Hewitt

Top 10 Questions About the Jewish Holiday of Shavuot

S.R. Hewitt | May 21, 2015 | Religion
Top 10 questions about the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.
Stephen Seufert

The Catholic Case for Tackling Climate Change

Stephen Seufert | May 21, 2015 | Religion
Pope Francis's much anticipated encyclical on the environment and address to the UN provides Catholics a rare opportunity to take the lead on presenting the moral argument surrounding climate change.
Ben Barber

The Islam I Know

Ben Barber | May 21, 2015 | World
I may not be a Muslim, but I know that calls for murder of civilians are not Islamic. For more than 10 years I lived and worked as a reporter in a dozen Islamic countries... Almost everywhere I found a kind and generous welcome.
Zach Beecher

On Faith and Parachutes

Zach Beecher | May 21, 2015 | Religion
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.
Wendy Montgomery

Mormon Mother Fighting for LGBTQ Inclusion in Her Church

Wendy Montgomery | May 21, 2015 | Religion
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.
Rabbi Lisa L. Goldstein

Sound and Silence (Parshat B'midbar, Numbers 1:1-4:20, Shavuot, May 23-25)

Rabbi Lisa L. Goldstein | May 21, 2015 | Religion
Shavuot, the holiday that celebrates the gift of Torah, begins on Saturday night. The Torah itself describes this occasion as being accompanied by dramatic and terrifying noise and spectacle: thunder, long shofar blasts, earthquake, fire and smoke.
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