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Religious Leaders

15% Of The World's Countries Have This Requirement For Heads Of State

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion

A Muslim person has no hope of winning the presidency in Lebanon due to a requirement that the executive leader be a member of the Maronite Christian ...

Why These Religious Leaders Are Suing North Carolina

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion

The fight for marriage equality continues in North Carolina, but it's now being spearheaded by religious figures who say their First Amendment rights ...

Jesus the Strategist: -Part I

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 06.05.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Palm Sunday is only one week away. Have you ever stopped to think about what Jesus did the week before the original Palm Sunday?

Muslim Leader Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Harris Zafar | Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion
Harris Zafar

There is no wonder that people continue to lose faith in religion due to the actions of leaders across the religious spectrum. But does the misconduct of these disgraced individuals reflect poorly upon the religion they serve?

Not Perfect Leaders, Humble Leaders

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

Some have probably done hurtful things, especially as younger leaders in the difficult process of learning and developing. But there is a tangible sense of humility in light of all the imperfections of leading in the church.

The End of An Era: Can We Embark on a New One?

Satpal Singh | Posted 11.05.2013 | Religion
Satpal Singh

For centuries, women have been looked down upon in almost all cultures, societies and countries. We forget, or ignore, that women are children of the same God as men.

How Important Is A Religious Leader's Education?

Win Bassett | Posted 05.12.2013 | Religion
Win Bassett

When it comes to religious or spiritual guidance, followers may not put as much credence behind didactic degrees.

The Church Is Wrong! Fr. Flannery, Like MLK, Is Right To Follow His Conscience

Steve McSwain | Posted 03.25.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

The Roman Church and its misguided leaders may seek to "kill" the reputation and ministry of Flannery. But, they will succeed only in giving birth to other Flannerys, to other Martin Luther Kings.

Love More! Do Justice! Tell the Truth!

Sheril Antonio | Posted 06.18.2012 | Books
Sheril Antonio

April 14 in Sag Harbor, New York I heard Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, read from his latest work, Gods, Gays, and Guns. His energy, sincerity and youthful articulate anger mixed with optimism filled the small space.

Where Are The Pro-LGBT Religious Voices In Mainstream Media?

Ross Murray | Posted 06.12.2012 | Religion
Ross Murray

With all this support among religious people, why don't Americans get to hear LGBT-affirming messages from some of them? They are crowded out by the same extreme voices over and over again.

Who Speaks For Religion?

Thomas David DuBois | Posted 06.03.2012 | Religion
Thomas David DuBois

There is no shortage of important questions about religion. Lots of people will weigh in on these questions--but who should we actually believe?

At American Academy of Religion Conference, Dharmic Religions Have A Bigger Place

Philip Goldberg | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

Dharma Academy of North America scholars attempt to view the Indic religions on their own traditional terms, not just through the methods and categories of Western scholarship. It is now the largest additional symposium at AAR.

HuffPost Religion Round-Up: August 14-21

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.21.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

World Youth Day, Crown Heights, Ramadan Reflections, Women Religious Leaders, Orthodox Gays And Lesbians Marrying Each Other, and Kiddie Preachers.. It has been a busy week on HuffPost Religion.

God Is Watching

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

When it comes to the bitter and ultra-partisan battles over the budget, the deficit, and the fast-approaching deadline for America to avoid defaulting on its financial commitments, the whole nation and even the world is watching. But God is watching too.

Lucia Graves

Republican Lawmaker Goes Silent On 'Hatred Of God' Controversy

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In pitching his Senate bid before a St. Louis County audience, Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) glossed over the controversy that has plagued him ...

The War Must Not Go On!

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The president has announced that after an initial drawdown in Afghanistan, the remaining troops will be withdrawn "at a steady pace" going into 2014. But that's not good enough. President Obama had an opportunity to pivot his policy on the war and he didn't take it.

Religious Leaders Join Call For Baseball Tobacco Ban

Posted 08.02.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Religious leaders are hoping to hit a home run in a campaign to get Major League Baseball players t...

First Lady Asks Religious Leaders For Help With Military Families

Posted 07.20.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) First lady Michelle Obama has asked religious leaders to join her initiative to assist m...

Statements From Muslim, Jewish And Christian Denominations

Posted 07.02.2011 | Religion

Many religious groups have issued statements in the wake of President Obama's announcement late Sunday night that Osama bin Laden had been killed. We ...

These Libyan Religious Scholars Are My Friends Whether Or Not They Want To Be

Peter Ochs, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Peter Ochs, Ph.D.

They are friends because they pray to the God whom Moses served and to whom Rabbi Akiva prayed. They suffer in great numbers, they suffer unjustly.

Conservative Faith Coalition Urges Congress To Defend DOMA

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner said on Friday (March 4) that he and fellow lawmakers will defend t...

An Open Letter To Religious Leaders In Support Of Collective Bargaining Rights

Rev. Colin Bossen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Colin Bossen

If we religious leaders are to continue to have moral authority in our communities we must speak up in support of public employees' right to collective bargaining.

Obama's Faith-Based Advisers: Round Two

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON -- President Obama has named top U.S. church leaders to an advisory council on faith-based progra...

Values at Davos

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

That Davos would turn to faith community leaders for help is good news to me, but the headline in yesterday's International Herald Tribune indicated we still have a long way to go.

Non-Confrontational Clergy: When Inactions Speak Louder Than Words

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shira Hirschman Weiss

If one chooses not to get involved, the consequences could be damning. The opposite argument is that involvement can make people angry. A religious leader has a lot to be stressed out about.