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Helping The Homeless: It Starts By Getting To Know Them

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 08.03.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

Governments at every level are cutting or even eliminating funding to a multitude of programs serving the homeless and those living in poverty. So the need is real. But the people are real, too.

The Missionary's Role In The Indigenous Church

Jamaal Bell | Posted 07.26.2011 | Religion
Jamaal Bell

The church is indigenous from the start. It has always been self-supporting, self-propagating and self-governing. Missionaries provide teaching and pastoral care alone.

Adolescence, Identity And Spirituality

Kenneth J. Doka, M.Div., Ph.D. | Posted 07.09.2011 | Religion
Kenneth J. Doka, M.Div., Ph.D.

As adolescents begin to develop critical thinking, they are encountering their own spiritual questions. "Why do people suffer and die?" "Why do disasters occur?"

Egypt's Need for a "Bill of Rights"

Mohamed Elmenshawy | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Mohamed Elmenshawy

As Egypt experiences rapid and complicated transition from the Mubarak regime to the formation of a new government, the ultimate goal must remain the protection of equal rights for all citizens of Egypt.

Sectarian Clash In Egypt Leads To Multiple Deaths

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2011 | World

May 7, 2011 11:15:15 PM CAIRO, May 7 (Reuters) - At least five people were killed in a sectarian clash in Egypt on Saturday over a Christian wo...

Finding God In The Ordinary

Fr. Peter-Michael Preble | Posted 07.05.2011 | Religion
Fr. Peter-Michael Preble

How does one find God in the everyday situations of life? How do we find God in the everyday things that we do, or can we? Is God present in everything or only in those things that we would traditionally call holy?

Protesting Protestantism: Why Religion Must Continue To Change

Paul Pardi | Posted 07.04.2011 | Religion
Paul Pardi

I've become convinced that people of faith depend upon the social and practical constructs of something like the church in order to maintain a robust belief.

'Rainbow' Church Offers Refuge For Gay Nigerians

The Guardian | Shyamantha Asokan in Lagos | Posted 06.26.2011 | World

When Ade's aunt learned he was gay, the then 16-year-old Nigerian was made to go through an exorcism to expel "the demon of homosexuality". "The pr...

Sistine Chapel Ceiling Recreated With Rubik's Cubes

Telegraph | 2:16PM BST 19 Apr 2011 | Posted 06.22.2011 | Arts

The Hand of God took more than 400 hours to make by a dedicated team of 11 puzzle fans. The team had to individually adjust each Rubik's cube by ha...

Painter Roasts Westboro Baptist Church

Los Angeles Times | Posted 06.20.2011 | Arts

Leaders of the ultra-conservative Westboro Baptist Church have repeatedly skirted the law by maintaining a legal distance while picketing military fun...

Should You Give Up Social Networking Or Church For Lent?

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

As part of the traditional Lenten experience, many people give something that keeps him/her separated from God. One of those things seems to be social networking.

Twitter Pitches Church Reality Shows

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Religion occupies a revered, respected place in our culture -- in other words, the opposite of the designated trash heap that is reality television's ...

Watch: The Church Of John Coltrane Recognizes Musician As Saint

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Appreciation and love for music is worldwide, but few revere their favorite musicians as saints. Located in the Fillmore District of San Francisco, T...

The Big Sort Of The Presbyterian Church

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

We may disagree on theology, politics and baseball, but I have little doubt that there is a genuine yearning to be faithful to God's call on our lives.

Finding God And Health In The Experience Of Storytelling

Dori Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dori Baker

When people are invited into a safe space to tell their own stories, a mystery unfolds that kindles an authentic connection. It feels as if one of Jesus' parables is getting re-enacted before our very eyes.

Finding Faith, Doing Service In Haiti

Rabbi Sid Schwarz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Sid Schwarz

They don't meet many Jews and I was certainly the first rabbi they ever encountered. To them I was a minister to the chosen people of God and Israel was the Promised Land.

Bon Appetit's Top Picks For Eating 'Like A Star' In LA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The city known for its celeb spotting, air kissing, and let's-do-lunching has suddenly emerged as one of the country's most influential restaurant des...

The Vanishing American Religious Male

Scott Perlo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Scott Perlo

To the endangered species of our world, let us add another: the vanishing American religious male. Rabbis, priests, pastors, imams and sociologists are trying to understand why.

Wanted: 100 Alaska Native men | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

On a cold winter day in January, men from around Alaska journeyed to an office building in Anchorage for a meeting unlike any they'd attended in their...

Are We 'Nones' Becoming A Virtual Congregation?

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

You don't have to go to church to know God. As far as I can tell, Jesus himself seldom attended any "organized religious" gatherings of his day.

Two Of Everything: The Legacy Of Segregation

James Perry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
James Perry

In most American communities there are two of everything. This is not a modern day Noahian tale, rather it is the lingering effect of de jure segregation.

Firefighters Save Historic NYC Church

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Firefighters have saved a historic New York City church from destruction by cutting a hole in its roof to fight the flames that erupt...

Hundreds At NY Church Possibly Exposed To Virus

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y. — Health officials say hundreds of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A while receiving communion on Christmas Day ...

Monsignor Defrocked In NYC Sex Abuse Scandal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A Roman Catholic tribunal has defrocked a monsignor who once led fundraising for the Archdiocese of New York after deciding he had mo...

Canadian Churches Using Housing First Model

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Most, if not all, church recovery programs are very picky on who they allow in. The 'housing first' model helps the most vulnerable who are ignored -- yet need our help the most.