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Guest Voices: July, 2011

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 07:20 PM ET, 07/26/2011

In New York, a faith-filled gay marriage

One of the first couples to get married under New York’s new gay marriage law tells On Faith about having their relationship affirmed.

By Kele Nkhereanye and Renee Bodyd  |  07:20 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Family planning is preventive healthcare for women

98 percent of Catholic women have used a birth control method the bishops find objectionable.

By Jon O’Brien  |  06:50 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 05:43 PM ET, 07/21/2011

The virtue of weakness

Humility, failure, heartache, and ‘moral bankruptcy’ are often the doorways to great achievement.

By J. Douglas Holladay  |  05:43 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Malaysia’s PM establishes diplomatic relations with Vatican, despite religious turmoil

Pope Benedict XVI met with Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak, but a backdrop of religious persecution remains.

By John L. Esposito and John O. Voll  |  05:24 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Where’s the religious freedom in birth control mandate?

The right to follow one’s conscience trumps other obligations, even rights claimed by the government.

By Sr. Mary Ann Walsh  |  03:21 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Letter from Israel: Of hate speech, boycotts and censorship

In the new Israel, be careful about saying – ‘don’t buy wine from the Golan Heights’ – unless you’re willing to pay the price.

By William Kolbrener  |  02:53 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 07/17/2011

Is Scientology a religion?

Instead of faith in God, Scientologists proclaim a certainty beyond a shadow of a doubt that Scientology’s doctrine, all of which was authored by the church’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard, is the absolute truth.

By Janet Reitman  |  05:46 PM ET, 07/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Is food a faith issue?

If we are what we eat, what does today’s consumption of cheap, convenient, and often unhealthy food say about us?

By Norman Wirzba  |  02:39 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:53 PM ET, 07/14/2011

The next Dalai Lama

The Panchen Lama lineage dates back to the 14th century. Who will be next?

By Gabriel Riera  |  07:53 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Rep. Bachmann, no gay cure is necessary

Michele and Marcus Bachmann have both publicly supported the proposition that homosexuality can be cured through therapy, prayer, or a combination of the two.

By Debra Haffner  |  09:33 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 07/11/2011

A Hindu temple treasure dilemma: Answers from the ancients

Why would the government demand that the vaults of a private temple be opened?  And what to do with a bounty suitable for the Gods?  

By Aseem Shukla  |  11:06 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Closing the book on open marriage

What is the problem with a little ‘nonmonogamy’ in marriage, so long as everyone is open and honest about it? There are (at least) five problems with open marriage.

By W. Bradford Wilcox  |  08:21 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 07/11/2011

A pilgrim at Kalachakra

Our challenge is to find real happiness even in the midst of uncertainty. Is there any hope for us Americans?

By Gabriel Riera  |  07:59 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Dalai Lama speaks to thousands on the National Mall

The last time the Tibetan spiritual leader spoke on the Mall was after being presented the Congressional Gold Medal by President George W. Bush in the Capitol Rotunda in 2008.

By Matteo Pistono  |  07:46 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 07/08/2011

What is a sand mandala?

Central to the bestowing of the Kalachakra initiation is the creation of a mandala.

By Matteo Pistono  |  02:59 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Engaging the world through Buddhism

It is my hope that wherever we find ourselves in the world, we never lose hope and faith and a sense of responsibility to those who are suffering in our family, in our community, or in other countries.

By Matteo Pistono  |  01:59 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Day 1: A pilgrim on Kalachakra

In an intriguing reversal, the Chinese government’s attempts to suppress the Dalai Lama’s power has paved the way for his global recognition. Follow me during the next ten days as I experience Kalachakra 2011 witht he Dalai Lama.

By Gabriel Riera  |  04:32 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 07/06/2011

What is the Kalachakra?

Kalachakra is a widely studied Tibetan Buddhism. What is it?

By Matteo Pistono  |  09:01 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Who is the Dalai Lama?

His Holiness represents something different to each of his followers.

By Matteo Pistono  |  08:33 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Dalai Lama arrives in Washington, D.C. for two week visit

The Dalai Lama is also expected to have meetings with U.S. government leaders.

By Matteo Pistono  |  02:40 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 07/04/2011

One Muslim’s reflection on the 4th of July

Upon declaration of our independence on July 4, 1776, two of the first three heads of states who recognized the sovereignty of the United States were Muslim.

By Mike Ghouse  |  10:24 AM ET, 07/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:34 PM ET, 07/02/2011

Do the faithful need a new National Anthem?

Does this ‘Christian nation’ really need an anthem glorifying violence?

By Martha Woodroof  |  09:34 PM ET, 07/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Is ‘evangelical feminist’ an oxymoron?

As a Democrat, an evangelical, and a strong supporter of women’s equality, I can’t bring myself to call Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin “evangelical feminists.”

By Rachel Held Evans  |  02:33 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 07/01/2011

“A privilege to be an ‘evangelical feminist’”

If “evangelical feminism” means women who know what they believe, who are strong in their convictions, who are bold in their actions, who are courageous to stand up and speak out for Jesus Christ, while being godly wives and mothers, then I would count it a privilege to be called one.

By Anne Graham Lotz  |  02:15 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Catholic Church must influence marriage debate

The principle of the separation of church and state does not preclude religious leaders from seeking to influence political decisions.

By Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio  |  12:23 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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