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Language Explosion

Posted 05.20.2012 | Arts

The mission of Lesley Dill's 'Faith & the Devil' could not be any more ambitious: the artist aims to examine the eternal struggle between faith and ev...

Paradise Is In Your Mind

Nitika Chopra | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Nitika Chopra

Believe in your power, broaden your perception and be present with it all. Paradise is in your mind. Start there and never stop having hope.

Seek Your Own Truth

Aaron Anson | Posted 07.16.2012 | Religion
Aaron Anson

We must seek those quiet spaces in our life that are safe for vulnerable explorations of meaning. These spaces are not found inside physical institutions or places where demagoguery slays reflective, rational and factually grounded discourse.

An Interfaith Earth Day Celebration In Roanoke

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 07.16.2012 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

Local communities are often confronted with proposals that suggest we sacrifice these priorities for the sake of jobs, development or progress. We can have both.

You Can Get Through Anything, If You Know Who Is In Charge

D.J. Wilson | Posted 07.13.2012 | Religion
D.J. Wilson

These words of prophetic wisdom were delivered, last week, to me at the very height of my own crisis, from a very close friend and mentor, a spiritual warrior, who has endured many valleys of his own.

Faith According To The Bible(s)

Christopher Lane | Posted 07.11.2012 | Religion
Christopher Lane

The devout understandably want to view their faith as inevitable -- as existing beyond chance, contingency and debate. Close examination of key passages in the Bible underscores, by contrast, that the book they worship is far from reliable.

Better to Walk With Friends Who Limp Than Count on Friends Who Have Never Limped at All

D.J. Wilson | Posted 07.11.2012 | Healthy Living
D.J. Wilson

Communicate often, say thank you frequently and without reservation, and let them know you care. These friends are forever priceless. We can and will always count on them to be there for us.

Interview With Hakeem Jeffries, Candidate for New York's 8th Congressional District

Andrew Wilkes | Posted 07.08.2012 | Religion
Andrew Wilkes

Our conversation explored what Jeffries' election would mean for residents of the district, particularly on the issues of education, health outcomes and jobs.

Congress Needs Bipartisan Friendships Now More Than Ever

Ambassador Tony Hall | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Ambassador Tony Hall

Bipartisan friendships don't erase our political divisions, but they do fundamentally change how political opponents view one another and engage with one another in the public arena.

I'm Sorry

Lisa Schultz | Posted 07.07.2012 | Impact
Lisa Schultz

There are many things I forget these days -- those that I remember are significant, usually because they touched me in some way, caused me to think, to question, and possibly to change.

Guantanamo: Using Religion As A Tool For Torture

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 07.06.2012 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

Speaking to former Guantanamo detainee 727 was like talking to a prisoner of Azkaban, that terrible prison guarded by soul-sucking Dementors from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.

Faith Leaders Support Reproductive Justice

Sally Steenland | Posted 07.04.2012 | Religion
Sally Steenland

Religion and reproductive rights are usually pitted against each other in public debates and the media. But in real life, they are not on opposite sides.

The Idolatry of Politics and the Promise of the Common Good

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Jim Wallis

How we live and what we do for the common good is much more important than how we vote. Political affiliation with candidates, parties, and structures is waning -- especially among young people -- and that's good news.

Time The Church's Old Story Of Jesus Dies

Steve McSwain | Posted 07.03.2012 | Religion
Steve McSwain

The story of Jesus is vastly more beautiful without the baggage of killing and bloodshed. It is time for a new reading of the redemption story. It is time the church allow the old story of Jesus to die.

Analytic Thinking Erodes Religious Belief

Rob Brooks | Posted 07.01.2012 | Religion
Rob Brooks

Although there is considerable disagreement about whether education kills religious faith, people's chances of identifying as religious believers declines with scientific education and education in rational thinking.

Is Faith The Rejection Of Reality?

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 06.29.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Alan Lurie

There seems to be a belief that "faith" is the rejection of the world as it is; a retreat in to fantasy and wishful thinking. As Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, "Faith means not wanting to know what is true."

Embracing The Intuitive AND The Analytical

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

A study has just come out that argues that analytical thinking weakens religious belief, while at the same time, intuitive thinking may strengthen religious feelings. So what does this mean for religion today?

Gay Jesus: From His Lips To God's Ears

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Kergan Edwards-Stout

The Catholic faith is important to my family, and as much as I wanted to make them happy, I learned pretty quickly that I first needed to make myself happy.

A Loss Of Family And A Change Of Faith

KidSpirit | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion

In the year since my grandfather's death, my views on faith and religion have changed a lot. After much inward debate I have decided to give up Judaism and become agnostic.

Striving For Racial Harmony At Evangelical Colleges

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

If Christian colleges are serious about moving forward in their diversity efforts, they need to listen to and empower the diversity officers on their campuses.

Do We Need Faith To Believe In Progress?

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion
Andrew Z. Cohen

When it comes to telling us how to relate to some of our biggest global challenges, I wonder if the most spiritually enlightened among us might be missing the boat right now.

"One Day on Earth" Film Premieres at U.N. and Around World

Jim Luce | Posted 06.24.2012 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

'One Day on Earth' is a living time capsule of who we are. We have much to fix -- but we have more going for us, it seems, than not.

The Tim Tebow Of Performance, Coaching And Sex

Phil Shepherd | Posted 06.23.2012 | Religion
Phil Shepherd

in the church world, the biggest misnomer is that sex is somehow dirty or shameful, or less than sacred, sizzling and sexy! God created us with pleasure in mind.

What The Titanic And A Ship That Sailed 300 Years Before Her Can Teach Us

Stephen Mansfield | Posted 06.18.2012 | Religion
Stephen Mansfield

It is the tale of two ships. One should easily have completed its maiden voyage, the other would have raised few questions had she sunk. The one carried the wealth of an age, the other a people harried from their nation for their faith.

How to Untangle Any Situation: The Art of Starting Again

Linda Durnell | Posted 06.18.2012 | Women
Linda Durnell

Admit the part you played in the current drama. We all are the creators of our lives and even when faced with tragedy, we are able to create our response towards it.