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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

bonappetit.com | 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

AlaskaDispatch.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
AlaskaDispatch.com

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.

Christmas In America: Busyness And Materialism

Skye Jethani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Skye Jethani

Let's face it, focusing on God in our society is always difficult and the added stress of the holidays only makes things harder.

Barbados: The Good-Time Caribbean Island

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Tony resorts are plentiful, cultural and historical sites abound, a variety of accessible sports and superb restaurants mean you'll have a good time in Barbados.

Religion, Secularism And Volunteering

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lila Nordstrom

I recently signed up with a friend's church to help build houses at a Habitat for Humanity site in Los Angeles. As a civically engaged secular person, was I okay with doing a good deed in the name of the church?

"Have a Knife Day"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I have done some incredibly stupid things in my life, which is why I am not considered the sharpest knife in the drawer. And I proved it recently when I was a target for a knife thrower.

New Stage Production Explores Black Church Arsons

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) -- For playwright Marcus Gardley, the theater is his pulpit and plays are his sermons. His...

Church Laughs

Posted 06.25.2011 | Women

Who knew you could get so many laughs...in church?! -MT Don't Miss a Good Laugh! Sign up to receive my email newsletter each week - It ...

Seven Steps to Civility This Election Season

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

This week, a group of more than 130 former legislators, both Republicans and Democrats, released a letter urging for civility and encouraging candidates, once elected, to focus on cooperation to face our country's greatest challenges.

Filling the Government Gap: Churches and Community Coping

Curtis Valentine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Curtis Valentine

The financial crisis has elevated the church to more than a place of worship but a place of refuge for the millions of Americans struggling to survive the economic crisis.

'Pulpit Freedom Sunday': Church Leaders To Defy IRS, Endorse Political Candidates

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Nearly 100 pastors across the country planned to take part in Pulpit Freedom Sunday, an in-your-face challenge Sunday to what the government says can ...

Focus On The Family Upping Facebook Presence

The Denver Post | Electra Draper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The message is biblical and timeless, Focus on the Family officials say, but the medium is changing. The Colorado Springs-based media ministry said...

Overcoming Conflict: How to Get Along With Believers You Disagree With

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

Churches can be hotbeds of controversy. In these times of troubling differences on fundamental issues involving faith, theology, and life, there's no telling how people who disagree will treat each other.

Facebook-Faith

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

For centuries people have walked out of synagogue thinking "Boy I'd like to tell the Rabbi a thing or two about that sermon." But now the sermons are online, the Facebook page is available, and that congregant can offer a piece of her or his mind