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Eboo Patel

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Jane Addams Returns to Chicago

Eboo Patel | August 20, 2012 | Religion
A new generation of civic leaders walking in Jane Addams' footsteps arrives in Chicago this week for the 2012 National Conference on Volunteering and Service.
Michael Gilmour

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Is That Biblical Dog an Angel?

Michael Gilmour | August 20, 2012 | Religion
The charming and occasionally humorous Book of Tobit appears in the Greek Septuagint and has a place in the Roman Catholic and Orthodox canonical traditions. At the heart of the story is a journey.
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

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What Atheism Lacks: Humility, Imagination, Curiosity

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | August 20, 2012 | Religion
The heart of liberalism is recognizing the pluralistic nature of the human condition and devising a political system that enables us to live democratically with religious and political differences.
Diane Tobin

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1 in 4 New York Jewish Households Identify as Non-White or Sephardic

Diane Tobin | August 20, 2012 | Religion
After more than a decade working to promote recognition of Jewish racial and ethnic diversity, the numbers come as no surprise to us at Be'chol Lashon.
Nancy K. Kaufman

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Changing Course on the Hyde Amendment

Nancy K. Kaufman | August 20, 2012 | Politics
Thirty-five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld bans in public funding and insurance coverage of abortion in three separate cases. Since then, these decisions have left millions of women unable to access legal healthcare when they need it.
Grove Harris

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Summer Solstice 2012 At The Rio +20

Grove Harris | August 20, 2012 | Religion
I have left behind the longest day of the year, and traveled to Rio de Janeiro, where the sun sets around 5 pm for the shortest day.
Moriel Rothman

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Israel Is Not a Jewish State: On the Destruction of Susya and the Expulsion of South Sudanese

Moriel Rothman | August 20, 2012 | World
The Israeli State has not only failed at any sort of "loving the stranger," but it has, especially recently, constructed policies that are hateful and oppressive to "strangers" living in our midst.
Lama Surya Das

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Spiritual Responsibility and Cult Awareness

Lama Surya Das | August 20, 2012 | Religion
Traditional long intensive practice retreats and monastic training rules of reasonable efficacy are well known to sometimes take unprepared people over the edge.
Travis Reed

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Parker Palmer: Habits of the Heart (VIDEO)

Travis Reed | August 20, 2012 | Religion
In this clip Parker talks about "the living laboratory of democracy" and what the Church has to do with that lab.
The Crimson White

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Disappointing Concerns About Romney's Religious Beliefs

The Crimson White | August 20, 2012 | College
If Romney's political archrival isn't even willing to consider religion fair game in this election, why should you?
Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld

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Numbers 16:1-18:32: Are Our Children Special? The Paradox Of Parenting

Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld | August 20, 2012 | Religion
Every child, every person, is indeed special -- in fact, utterly unique. But this is not an assertion of entitlement or privilege. It is an affirmation of radical responsibility and redemptive possibility.
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

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The New Monastic Individuals

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | August 20, 2012 | Healthy Living
The future is going to be about the people on the ground. It will be about the changes each of us makes in our lives to be more aligned with moving forward. It will be about how to cultivate a focused and positive state of mind and being.
Charles Redfern

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Evangelicals & Catholics Link Pro-Life Stance to Creation Care

Charles Redfern | August 20, 2012 | Religion
Concern over a shifting climate has spilled over onto other environmental issues. More and more denominations and movements are convinced -- officially.
Abed Ayoub

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Fight to Survive in Niger

Abed Ayoub | August 20, 2012 | Impact
Having not fully recovered from drought in 2010, many communities in Niger have seen their struggles multiply as more Malian refugees arrive.
Craig Kanalley

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How Reading the Bible in 100 Days Changed My Life

Craig Kanalley | August 19, 2012 | Religion
I want to thank God for somehow giving me this idea to read the Bible, cover to cover. It made me reflect a ton, learn a ton and I absolutely feel more spiritual, and more happy.