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Guest Voices: September, 2011

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 08:13 AM ET, 09/28/2011

Rosh Hashanah etiquette guide

Party like it’s 5772? Your guide to your Jewish neighbor’s new year.

By Yonah Bookstein  |  08:13 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 09/27/2011

The view of the UN from Israel

The Mideast nurtures what the late Palestinian nationalist Edward Said calls ‘othering’ - thinking in terms of ‘us’ and ‘them.’

By William Kolbrener  |  12:07 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Women react after Saudi King gives them the right to vote

Saudi women are confident that the king’s move is setting the stage for more reforms to come.

By Fahad Faruqui  |  09:45 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 PM ET, 09/26/2011

A ‘loving’ God, a world of suffering?

There’s not a lot of evidence that God loves his creation. Even religious people acknowledge this fundamental problem.

By Gregory Paul  |  09:49 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 09:40 AM ET, 09/20/2011

Atheism on the upswing in America

Why is non-belief and doubt on the rise in the West?

By Greg Paul  |  09:40 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Does Pat Robertson speak for God?

It’s well-known that Pat’s spiritual gift isn’t tact.

By Matthew Paul Turner  |  01:38 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Singing the Gospels

Gospel music can be a catalyst to heal all kinds of wounds and change lives.

By Marvin Sapp  |  10:05 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Time to talk about sexuality in the Catholic Church

Can the church’s teaching on the theology of sexuality change? And in the meantime, can we talk the experience of gay Catholics?

By Paul Lakeland  |  04:40 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 09/16/2011

A Catholic call to contemplate homosexuality

Is there a way for Catholics to re-think homosexuality in the context of the church?

By Christine Firer Hinze  |  03:31 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 09/16/2011

Pat Robertson forgets: Marriage is about sacrifice, too

With Pat Robertson’s latest offense, he may have given reason to hope that our belief in marriage’s permanence and sacredness is not dead yet

By Matthew Lee Anderson  |  11:25 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 12:59 PM ET, 09/15/2011

A victim’s plea for clemency for Duane Buck

Duane must be held accountable, but he does not need to be executed for justice to be served.

By Phyllis Taylor  |  12:59 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 PM ET, 09/10/2011

Remaking the world after 9/11

OPINION | We have had successes against the attackers but their extremist ideology persists.

By Tony Blair  |  10:45 PM ET, 09/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 09/10/2011

A long way from 9/11

How is it, in 10 short yet pain-filled years, that the mayor of New York would organize an anniversary service without a single prayer?

By Franklin Graham  |  12:06 PM ET, 09/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 09/10/2011

After Sept. 11, four tasks for religion

What has been our role in healing our nation?

By Rabbi Eric Yoffie  |  11:48 AM ET, 09/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 09/10/2011

In DC, a walk for religious unity

Although this is an annual local event for us Washingtonians, the 9/11 Unity Walk has garnered international support.

By Arsalan Iftikhar  |  11:45 AM ET, 09/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 09/10/2011

‘Muslims for Life’

One group of American Muslims is holding a blood drive, hoping to save as many lives as were lost on 9/11.

By Naseem Mahdi  |  11:28 AM ET, 09/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 09/10/2011

Sept. 11, 2001: A Zen teaching moment

We realized how interconnected and interdependent we all are, both at home and abroad. This is how heartbreak can evolve into openheartedness, how we can gain through loss.

By Lama Surya Das  |  10:36 AM ET, 09/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 PM ET, 09/09/2011

After Sept. 11, yearning for peaceful co-existence

We need to learn from our painful memories of September 11th and become more aware of the destructive consequences that arise when we give in to feelings of hatred.

By the Dalai Lama  |  10:01 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Joel Osteen on 9/11: ‘Faith is about trusting God when you have unanswered questions’

Sally Quinn interviews the inspirational pastor on faith

By Sally Quinn  |  02:52 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

From Ground Zero chaplain to religious freedom ambassador

The NYPD chaplain-turned State Department religious freedom ambassador on the power of religion to unite--and divide.

By Suzan Johnson Cook  |  12:12 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 12:39 PM ET, 09/08/2011

What is the 9/11 Unity Walk?

Muslims, Jews and Christians prepare to walk hand-in-hand in a show of unity 10 years after 9/11.

By Arsalan Iftikhar  |  12:39 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 11:38 AM ET, 09/08/2011

9/11 destruction allowed us to spiritually rebuild

It seems that much of the post-9/11 renewal of faith has waned in the years that have followed. It should not require tragedy for us to remember God.

By Thomas S. Monson  |  11:38 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Build a living memorial to 9/11

The greatest memorial to those who died ten years ago will be a world more inclined toward peace.

By Katharine Jefferts Schori  |  10:29 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 09/08/2011

What Americans still don’t know about Islam

Yasir Qadhi lists five facts that most Americans have learned about Islam in the last decade and five misunderstandings that American Muslims still have to grapple with.

By Yasir Qadhi  |  10:03 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Could 9/11 represent a ‘spiritual ground zero’ for Americans?

Perhaps the national crisis of 9/11 was part of the remaking of the American soul, individually and collectively.

By Larry Ross  |  03:44 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 PM ET, 09/03/2011

Rick Perry and educated sex

We all know that sex sells beer and cars. Why shouldn’t it sell presidents?

By Martha Woodroof  |  11:45 PM ET, 09/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 02:51 PM ET, 08/31/2011

College should teach how to think, not what to think

The New College of the Humanities is not an atheistic college. But the fact that rational inquiry tends to lead to the diminishing of religious belief speaks for itself.

By AC Grayling  |  02:51 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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