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Posted at 12:38 AM ET, 03/29/2011

The death of the science-philosophy dichotomy?

We are at the threshold of a profoundly new vision of the cosmos.

By Menas Kafatos  |  12:38 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 PM ET, 03/28/2011

My belief system? Disbelief

The scope of human beliefs includes those of people like myself who wish they did but don’t.

By Rheta Grimsley Johnson  |  11:48 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 03/28/2011

A different kind of faith in Washington

During the last 30 years, Washington faith-based activities have come a long way

By Mohammad Ali Salih  |  01:20 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 PM ET, 03/26/2011

Is being compassionate healthy?

Making others happy feels good: Can science validate what sages know?

By James Doty  |  10:40 PM ET, 03/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 PM ET, 03/26/2011

Is contraception a code word?

Do social conservatives use opposition to family planning as a proxy war for their opposition to modern sexual behavior?

By Sarah Brown  |  10:27 PM ET, 03/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:46 PM ET, 03/25/2011

What does Catholic just war teaching say about Libya?

Why, in God’s name, are we entering a third war in the Middle East?

By Fr. Robert Barron  |  09:46 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 03/25/2011

By Alex Waddell  |  06:05 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Pakistan’s religion problem

The defamation resolution, which was originally introduced to the U.N. by Pakistan, protects religions from being criticized, but what it amounts to in reality is a cover to hide under for nations who use blasphemy laws to punish dissenters.

By Asma Uddin  |  05:49 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 03/25/2011

The Annunciation: a ‘Hail Mary’

At least once in your life, even if you’re not Catholic, you’ve probably heard the words “Hail Mary.” The message is more than a football pass.

By James Martin and SJ  |  09:35 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Study: Strong Catholic support for gay rights

Catholics are more supportive of gay rights than the general population and are more supportive than any other Christian group.

By Robert P. Jones  |  06:36 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 03/22/2011

Science or spirituality?

The best of journeys rarely lead to definitive answers. They simply lead to more questions.

By Gotham Chopra  |  10:28 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 03/21/2011

Why God’s future depends on science

Which will be more important in shaping your future: science or spirituality?

By Deepak Chopra  |  09:44 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 03/18/2011

Christian-Muslim tension in Egypt: religious freedom must prevail

Restrictions on religion in the name of stability aggravate the very conditions the Mubarak regime was trying to avoid.

By Elizabeth Prodromou and Leonard Leo  |  01:57 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 03/18/2011

Holi: How Hindus welcome spring, and love

The play of Holi varies throughout North India—in some places it is quite wild, in others it is more restrained. But its message about the transcendent power of love remains.

By Mathew Schmalz  |  01:55 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 03/17/2011

What’s so appealing about Orthodoxy?

The main reason why Orthodoxy is so attractive to converts, at least to this convert, is its seriousness about sin.

By Rod Dreher  |  06:31 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 03/17/2011

‘Divine punishment’ in acts of God?

Glenn Beck, Tokyo’s governor and a Korean pastor all suggest that God is sending a message through the disaster in Japan. Do we really need concepts of retribution injected into this tragedy?

By Sally Quinn  |  05:19 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 03/17/2011

You won’t be saved by Bell

Although Bell’s denial of a literal hell may be comforting to some, it stands in direct opposition to the teachings of Jesus Christ.

By  |  12:52 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 03/15/2011

Glenn Beck: Japan earthquake ‘message’ from God

In Japan, rescue workers are still pulling survivors out of the rubble of the devastating earthquake. In the United States, political commentator Glenn Beck is already speculating on the disaster’s divine message.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  10:47 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Santorum, GOP continue anti-sharia campaign

Nearly 10 years after the terrorist attack that brought radical Islam to the fore of American consciousness, a fierce debate on the faith’s compatibility with American values has emerged.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  01:19 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 03/07/2011

Rep. Peter King’s hearings: Islamophobia draped in the American flag

The Muslim American community has demonstrated that it is the most powerful national security partner protecting America. Why is it being targeted?

By  |  03:37 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Evangelical, Unitarian leaders: Support family planning

Although we hold differing moral values about abortion, we share a commitment that because life is sacred, it should never be created carelessly or unintentionally.

By Rev. Richard Cizik and Rev. Debra W. Haffner  |  04:47 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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