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Want to End Campus Sexual Assault? Tackle the Primary Issue Being Ignored

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 10.08.2014 | College
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Until we're willing to deal with the fact that young people are sexual people who need more realistic, developmentally appropriate guidance when it comes to sexual expression and satisfaction, the situation is not going to change.

God's Guide to Conflict Resolution

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

If an Environmental Studies teacher is afraid to talk about climate change because of potential conflict, our planet is in deeper trouble than we think. So to face my own fear, I decided to write about the religious response to climate change.

Family, Friends and Technology

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.30.2014 | Impact
William B. Bradshaw

Are people less friendly than they used to be? As I looked beyond having just a "gut feeling" about attitudes and practices of people, I became aware of the "General Social Survey." I found a lot of information that relates to the friendliness of people.

Does a Corporation Have a Soul?

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 09.20.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chris Glaser

The U.S. Supreme Court has launched an entitlement program for corporations. They are now considered individuals, and individuals with faith. Makes me wonder, if corporations go bankrupt, will they dream?

These Are The Most Breathtaking Church Ceilings In The World

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.12.2014 | Religion

Don't forget to look up. Sometimes you find the real treasures when looking at things from a different perspective. While plenty of churches have b...

Cathedral Thinking: Can Houses of Worship Become Beacons of Sustainability?

Thomas P. Kimbis | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Thomas P. Kimbis

"Cathedral thinking" refers to deep dedication to a complex endeavor that will outlive its architects. Today, it's imperative to apply this philosophy to climate change -- a threat that's taken centuries to create and requires unprecedented, strategic engagement to resolve.

Greece's Rock-Pinnacle Churches: Suspended in Mid-Air on the Looney Front, Part I

Mike Arkus | Posted 08.17.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The red-roofed complexes with their Byzantine churches in their lofty aeries are indeed pretty, but it's their incredible perches atop the pinnacles that make the place -- and not the hordes upon hordes of tourists taking selfies.

The 19 Most Stunning Sacred Places Around the World

minube | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
minube

From mountaintop monasteries to super-modern temples, these amazing places will make you believe.

Today's Churches... Filling Pews or Filling Hearts?

Tom Gerdy | Posted 04.13.2014 | Religion
Tom Gerdy

So, if you are in that 83% of Americans affiliated with one of those 450,000 churches, you need to ask that important question: "Is your church just filling pews, or is it filling hearts?"

'Thou Shalt Donate to Overhead Costs': the Biblical Commandment of Keeping the Lights On (Tetzaveh, Exodus 27:20-30:10)

Rabbi Mishael Zion | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Mishael Zion

This summer the usually sleepy world of nonprofit organization talk was rocked by a campaign to 'Debunk the Overhead Myth.' A coalition of experts claimed that, counter to popular belief, 'overhead is a poor measure of a charity's performance.'

Churches Confront Sexual Violence

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 04.04.2014 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

To those cynical about churches, the notion of their intervention in the sex abuse epidemic might seem like sending the fox back to the hen house. But the solution is not to throw out religion, but to summon religion at its best to help change things for the better.

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Author

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Lev Raphael

When it comes to being a traveling author, it helps that I did so much theater in college, and that I've taught for many years as well. I generally feel comfortable as a performer of my own work -- and my own life. And yet there's always a trace of sadness on the road, too.

6 Most Beautiful Churches in America

Budget Travel | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

No matter what your religious affiliation is, everyone can find enlightenment in the towering domes, mosaic artworks, and impressive sculptures, not to mention the stories behind these buildings.

10 Ways to Support Your Congregation's Pastor

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

Recently another of my clergy colleagues told me they were thinking about leaving the ministry. This happens more often than you might think.

Real Life Dragon Bones

Atlas Obscura | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News
Atlas Obscura

In a smattering of medieval churches across Europe, relics from the saintly tradition of dragon slaying still hang from the walls or rest behind lush glass cases, claiming to be actual bones from the mythological beasts.

RAISE A GLASS TO GOD

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.08.2013 | Religion

For many, church time is a sobering time. But for a growing number of American Christians, it's the best time to crack open a beer. Just ask the s...

Fantasy Islands - Whimsical Churches in Far-Flung Polynesia: Going Spiritual on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

If you brave the distance and airline schedules, you'll be amazed by the fanciful stone churches that now grace the bays and hills of an island whose warrior inhabitants are credited with woolfing down the whole population of the nearby islet of Alofi in one cannibal sitting in the 19th century.

Mind-Blowing Modern Churches Up For Awards

Posted 10.20.2013 | Religion

When most people think of British churches, the iconic dome of St. Paul's Cathedral or the soaring arches of Westminster Abbey probably come to mind. ...

Making Photographs Can Be A Religious Experience

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts

By David Rosenberg Making photographs can be a religious experience. For photographer Richard Silver, his epiphany occurred during a visit to a ...

Holy Fire: Egyptian Christians Worship in Joy and Expectation

Rev. Mae Elise Cannon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Mae Elise Cannon

May people of faith around the world be inspired by the witness and faithfulness of Egyptian Christians. In thinking of Egypt, may we use the words from the statement of the Coptic Church as a prayer for peace:

Terror Has No Religion

Harun Yahya | Posted 10.02.2013 | Religion
Harun Yahya

No religion commands violence. No religion encourages ruthlessness, selfishness, lovelessness and massacre. Violence and the conditions that pave the way for violence develops when ideologies that promote conflict replace the moral values of religion.

Istanbul Musts

The GypsyNesters | Posted 11.29.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Rome may be The Eternal City, but Istanbul can make a pretty good case for immortality too. The cities are about the same age and for much of that time the larger, wealthier, and more influential of the two was not the one in Italy.

A Note to the Muslims Who Attacked Christians in Peshawar, Pakistan

Craig Considine | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

It is required by every Muslim to not only respect but also to embrace their Christian neighbors. Islam teaches Muslims to do the polar opposite of what the terrorists did this weekend to the two churches in Peshawar.

Fixing Obesity, Between Little Rock and Hard Places

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I was privileged to be in rooms full of people passionate about the obesity challenges in Arkansas and prepared to work hard. Everyone around me seemed realistic about the challenges and was lacing up his or her hiking boots accordingly.

What Now for Egypt?

Harun Yahya | Posted 08.19.2013 | World
Harun Yahya

The Army and the Brotherhood urgently need to agree on a lowest common denominator. The demands of all the sections of society, Coptic Christians, secularists, liberals, supporters of the Brotherhood and Salafis must be taken on board.