Guest Voices: Local Faith


Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 11/02/2011

For new local rabbi, a blessed life

For a new local rabbi, faith and meaning in his work is about much more than God.

By Rabbi Aaron Miller  |  10:29 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 11/02/2011

Bahai’s celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah

A celebration of the Baha’i founder’s birth is a chance to reflect on his principles and life’s work.

By Shastri Purushotma  |  10:18 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 10/26/2011

A Buddhist perspective on the death penalty

The Troy Davis case, among others, serves as a reminder of why Buddhists oppose the death penalty.

By Losang Tendrol  |  10:33 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Embrace secularism; keep religion out of politics

The debate over Mitt Romney’s beliefs should serve as a reminder that religion has no place in politics.

By Ronald A. Lindsay  |  01:44 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 10/18/2011

The Occupy movement and its religious connections

The impulse behind the Occupy movement has a strong spiritual connection.

By Bill Haley  |  01:33 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Nun finds happiness in knowing her life’s calling

For a doctor, life became more fulfilling when she joined a religious order as a nun.

By Sister Deirdre Byrne  |  12:42 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Priest finds joy in work that no material thing can give

Despite the sacrifices, priests often find unmatched happiness in their relationship to God.

By Monsignor Robert J. Panke  |  12:36 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 10/06/2011

To find God, we must work at it

An outdoor Rosh Hashanah service reveals that no matter the setting, it takes effort to give prayer meaning.

By Shira Stutman  |  02:01 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Faith and social justice

To remain relevant, black churches must fight social injustice and hold elected leaders accountable.

By Thomas Bowen  |  12:10 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 09/28/2011

On Rosh Hashanah, sermonizing peace

A High Holiday guide for rabbis addresses the Palestinian quest for independence.

By Kenneth L. Cohen  |  10:56 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Living without religion

A new ad campaign on the city’s buses is just a small indicator of the growing atheist movement.

By Rick Wingrove  |  02:30 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Lasting rewards

The compassionate responses to an open letter to the Muslim world have been overwhelming.

By Rev. Aaron Graham  |  01:48 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 09/15/2011

A life of service

Sister Katherine Corr, a local nun, is driven by a desire to help the less fortunate.

By Colman McCarthy  |  01:32 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Faith during the darkest days

Strong faith helped the healing process after a personal loss in the World Trade Center attacks.

By John Owens  |  04:13 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Rabbi: Soar for greatness

The 9/11 anniversary is a time to mourn, but also a time to promise ourselves we will strive to do great things.

By Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld  |  01:47 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Imam: A foundation of peace

Knowing each other is the road to happiness and peace.

By Imam Abdullah M. Khouj  |  01:13 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Letter from a young Evangelical to the Muslim world

Scripture says to love your neighbor, but we have not done a good job of loving our Muslim neighbors.

By Rev. Aaron Graham  |  11:46 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Gold and God

With the stock market’s volatiltiy, it is important to remember that money is not the key to happiness.

By Rev. Bill Haley  |  02:24 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Thoughts on Menachem Youlus

A local rabbi feels sadness but no rush to judge after fraud accusations against a colleague.

By Shmuel Herzfeld  |  02:21 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Remembering a local activist

Rev. Dean Snyder reflects on the life of Astor Kirk, who fought for equality in the Methodist Church.

By Rev. Dean Snyder  |  12:53 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 08/25/2011

The faith of Dr. King

As the memorial to MLK opens, it is important to remember his Baptist faith as part of his legacy.

By Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins  |  12:52 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Optimism as Catholic schools open

The Superintendent of Washington Catholic Schools discusses the possibilities of the coming year.

By Deacon Bert L’Homme  |  01:50 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 08/18/2011

School helps define ‘the good life’

St. Anselm’s Abbey School in D.C.’s motto is ‘Pax in Sapientia,’ or peace in wisdom.

By Rev. Peter Weigand  |  01:17 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 08/11/2011

What Ramadan means

A Local Imam says Ramadan is a time for community gathering as well as self-reflection.

By Imam Johari Abdul-Malik  |  12:06 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Budget battle’s spiritual lessons

A local pastor says the important choice is what we do with the abundance God provides.

By Charles Booker-Hirsch  |  02:29 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Panelist: A global faith

The worldly nature of the nation’s capital make it ideal for members of the Baha’i Faith.

By Shastri Purushotma  |  02:06 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Panelist: Atheists among us

The American Religious Identification Survey indicates that Atheists are a group that’s growing regionally and nationwide, even if many are quiet about their beliefs.

By Rick Wingrove  |  02:30 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Guest Voices: What does it mean to an American Muslim?

The Fourth of July offers one Muslim leader the opportunity to reflect on what remains America’s greatest attribute.

By Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, Imam Johari Abdul-Malik is the director of outreach at the Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church and Va.  |  02:04 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith