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Guest Voices: August, 2011

Posted at 10:33 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Faith in the Philippines

The role of religion in today’s world can be described in two words: pervasive and complex.

By Tony Blair  |  10:33 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Seeing Jerusalem anew

Jerusalem is sacred to Christians and Muslims as well as to Jews. But the city is central only to Judaism

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft  |  10:04 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 08/26/2011

What Michele Bachmann could learn from JFK

Michele Bachmann and John F. Kennedy have something in common. Both have come under intense scrutiny for their faith.

By Robert Crosby  |  03:28 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Learning to live the ‘kingdom’ from Sen. Hatfield

Senator Hatfield was a revered and grounded public servant.

By J. Douglas Holladay  |  03:00 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Islam in the new Egypt

A respect for religion does not necessarily translate into an Islamist vision for Egypt.

By Dr H.A. Hellyer  |  11:36 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 11:22 AM ET, 08/25/2011

The sermon that shaped Martin Luther King Jr.

In his favorite sermon, “The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life,” Martin Luther King Jr.’s emphasis was on the most inclusive end - variety and depth in our choice of values.

By Lawrence Edward Carter Sr.  |  11:22 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Reaching the young Muslim faithful, online

American Muslims are an incredibly diverse --and young --group. Want to reach the young Muslim faithful? Go online.

By Arsalan Iftikhar  |  08:45 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 08/21/2011

Fundamentalism springs eternal for GOP

What do social conservatives want in 2012? The same things they’ve always wanted.

By Jeff Sharlet  |  04:37 PM ET, 08/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 08/19/2011

How abortion frames conservative politics

From Perry to Bachmann to Romney, Christian faith and values have never been more vital and relevant in presidential politics.

By David French  |  01:31 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Israel attacks: Israel summer gives way to Arab Spring

It is hard to stay focused on ‘social justice,’ the promise of a vibrant and inclusive civic society, when the nation busies itself protecting its borders, burying its dead.

By William Kolbrener  |  11:45 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 11:01 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Should Christians be socialists?

The Bible isn’t an economics textbook, but I and many other Christians believe its underlying principles are most consistent with the free economy.

By Jay W. Richards  |  11:01 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 08/12/2011

From Jesus’ socialism to capitalistic Christianity

With a biblical example of holding property in common, how did so many Christians come to reject socialism?

By Gregory Paul  |  02:02 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 08/12/2011

The trinity and the nearness of God

The Very Reverend Dr. Samuel T. Lloyd III, dean of the Washington National Cathedral, offers a sermon that ponders what it means to feel connected to God.

By Reverend Dr. Samuel T. Lloyd III  |  10:42 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 08/11/2011

A Christian response to a horror in our midst

Human trafficking is an all-too-real American problem.

By Nita Belles  |  06:51 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 08/11/2011

How one organization is transforming Pakistani madrasas

For the past seven years we have been working in Pakistan to reform madrasas, including those that gave birth to the Taliban.

By Douglas M. Johnston  |  04:26 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 10:16 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Religion a crucial tool in U.S. foreign policy

It is past time to accommodate religion’s central role around the world.

By Douglas M. Johnston  |  10:16 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 PM ET, 08/09/2011

A new symbol for America’s military chaplains

U.S. Army approves first Hindu Chaplain: Time for one more insignia - or time for a new approach?

By Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff  |  11:56 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 12:01 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Do critics actually read the Koran?

If nothing else, long live the Golden Rule.

By Qasim Rashid  |  12:01 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 08/07/2011

For Congress, time for ‘Arrogance Anonymous’?

Kicking an addiction isn’t easy, but it can be done through working the 12 Steps in God’s company.

By Martha Woodroof  |  09:11 AM ET, 08/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 08/06/2011

Hiroshima’s lessons: What the Air Force should remember about Just War and nuclear weapons

The Air Force shouldn’t shy away from holding nuclear warfare up to Christian moral standards.

By Rev. Tyler Wigg-Stevenson  |  11:47 AM ET, 08/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 08/05/2011

How does a skeptic understand the ‘paranormal’?

Is there a scientific explanation for claims of alien abductions, psychic healings and premonitions?

By Chris French  |  06:12 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 08/04/2011

One way for Muslims to overcome bin Laden’s legacy

Breivik’s hatred of Muslims was a mirror of bin Laden’s hatred of the West.

By Samir A. Nomani  |  05:50 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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