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Guest Voices: November, 2011

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Evangelicals rethink nuclear weapons

We question the moral acceptability of nuclear weapons as part of a just national defense.

By Leith Anderson, Dennis Hollinger, John Jenkins and Jo Anne Lyon  |  09:42 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Forgive us our student loan debt

We need to start taking student loan debt seriously, both as a troubling moral issue and as a ticking economic time bomb.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  11:22 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Protestants and the need for holy humor

Like Catholics, some Protestants leave joy out of the Christian life.

By James Martin SJ  |  10:39 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 PM ET, 11/24/2011

Why Christians should resist Black Friday

Black Friday is essentially our culture’s version of a religious pilgrimage. But what are we worshipping?

By Aiden Enns  |  08:28 PM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 11/24/2011

To each, his own Thanksgiving

In a religiously and ethnically diverse America, Turkey day has many flavors.

By Kavita Ramdya     |  07:45 AM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Religious ideals, imperfect candidates

Social conservatives are not looking for a president with an unblemished record, but for people with character.

By Janice Shaw Crouse  |  08:45 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Why Coptic Christians worry about Egypt

As events unfold, it is only a matter of time until we find out whether the revolution there will bring about a new Egypt that looks more like Pakistan, Turkey or Spain.

By Sherif Meleka  |  05:50 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Seeking Sikh-Muslim peace

I left the event feeling confident that if Muslims and Sikhs can be friends that Muslims and Jews can be too.

By Dylan Kaplan  |  04:57 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 11/22/2011

UC Davis pepper spray and the power of nonviolent witness

This is chemical warfare against American citizens simply for exercising the right to dissent in a peaceful fashion

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  04:07 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 11/21/2011

N.Y. bomb plot: What radicalizes some converts to Islam?

Is there something in the act of conversion that transforms normal citizens into messengers of death?

By Akbar Ahmed  |  11:16 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:58 PM ET, 11/20/2011

After Breaking Dawn, talking sex and chastity with teens

The polarized reaction to sex and chastity in Twilight resembles the larger debate over sex education.

By Gayle Trotter  |  09:58 PM ET, 11/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:54 PM ET, 11/20/2011

National Cathedral a broken building for a broken world

My wish is that everyone who has a passion for the possible will help us restore this beacon of hope so that it may continue as an agent of the human spirit.

By Rt. Rev. John Bryson Chane  |  08:54 PM ET, 11/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Responding to Richard Cizik’s attack on social conservatives

Instead of dealing in an intellectually honest manner with the concerns of social conservatives, Cizik instead constructs a virtual parody of the “Religious Right”

By Robert Schwarzwalder  |  04:03 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Why the world needs faith

There will be no peace in our world without an understanding of the place of religion within it.

By Tony Blair  |  02:39 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Abstinence from the Twilight big screen to college campuses

Chastity is not a particularly sexy idea in Hollywood or on campus. Here are some exceptions.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  03:46 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Don’t push Black Friday into Thanksgiving

Squeezing profits out of the American worker in this way not only violates standards of basic human dignity, from a faith perspective it also is an affront to the God who created people in God’s image.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  03:15 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Evicting conscience at Occupy Wall Street

The protestors in Zuccotti Park and around the nation have become the conscience of our nation.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  12:25 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 11/14/2011

How Penn State made me lose faith in my parents’ generation

Washington Post readers ask Thomas L. Day about his column “Penn State, my final loss of faith.”

By Ryan Kellett  |  05:38 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 11/14/2011

U.S. bishops should focus on economy

As the American Catholic bishops gather for their semi-annual meeting this week, the poor are again knocking at their door.

By David O’Brien  |  10:03 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 11/13/2011

A priest’s view of Penn State

Narcissism and grandiosity in sexual abuse--at Penn State and in the Catholic Church.

By James Martin SJ  |  08:51 AM ET, 11/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Penn State, my final loss of faith

I’m 31, an Iraq war veteran, a Penn State graduate, a Catholic, a native of State College, acquaintance of Jerry Sandusky’s, and a product of his Second Mile foundation.

By Thomas L. Day  |  06:58 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Islam meets reality TV

Will ‘All American Muslim,’ a new reality TV show on TLC, show a tidy, trivial version of Muslim American life?

By Hussein Rashid  |  02:29 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 11/11/2011

What is the meaning of 11/11/11?

What does Nov 11, 2011 mean to those who believe that the universe speaks to us in patterns?

By Caroline Casey  |  01:02 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 PM ET, 11/10/2011

11/11/11: A powerful code

From my study of numerology as a psychic and metaphysical teacher, 11-11-11 is a powerful number for a day of the year

By Patricia McLaine  |  10:05 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Faith and the future of Europe

Economic recovery, like happiness, begins with religious renewal. A society is as strong as its faith.

By Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks  |  01:32 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 11/10/2011

Michelle Duggar, feminist?

The soon-to-be mother to 20 is exercising her own personal decision to live in accordance with her vision of a happy and fulfilling life. How is that anti-feminist?

By Ashley McGuire  |  09:59 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Ohio voters save collective bargaining: ‘Thank God for unions’

Does God take sides on issues of unionization or taxes?

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  10:45 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 11/09/2011

A call for reform in Pakistan’s schools

If Pakistan is to combat religious intolerance and discrimination and stem the tide of violent religious extremism, reform of its educational system is an urgent priority.

By Leonard A. Leo and Elizabeth H. Prodromou  |  10:20 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Will Iran’s nuclear capability be an excuse for unjust war?

Let’s not support attacking Iran. It is immoral, it is unjust, and it will be as disastrous as the attack on Iraq.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  11:40 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 PM ET, 11/06/2011

Millennials, Boomers and the search for meaning

Do Millennials have something to teach the Baby Boom generation about living?

By J. Douglas Holladay  |  08:57 PM ET, 11/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:37 PM ET, 11/06/2011

A Thanksgiving week discussion of faith with the GOP presidential field

Three social conservative organizations are hosting an upcoming forum on faith with the Republican contenders.

By Tom Minnery  |  08:37 PM ET, 11/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:58 PM ET, 11/06/2011

Michigan anti-bullying law protects religious bullies

Instead of addressing the damage done by bullies and legislating against it, “Matt’s Safe Schools Law” creates a loophole for those who bully for religious or moral reasons.

By Brad Hirschfield  |  07:58 PM ET, 11/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 11/06/2011

What would it take for you to really live your faith?

Meet one family who finds their faith where the rubber meets the road. Literally.

By Martha Woodroof  |  06:52 PM ET, 11/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 11/04/2011

At Hajj, can peace be found?

As millions of Muslims descend upon Mecca to perform the pilgrimage, or Hajj, peace between the children of Abraham remains as elusive as ever.

By Hesham A. Hassaballa  |  09:09 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Why personhood rather than pregnancy prevention?

For those on the anti-abortion right side of the aisle, Isn’t it clear and obvious that contraception is preferable to abortion?

By Sarah Brown  |  04:47 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 11/02/2011

Charlie Hebdo firebombing and depicting Muhammad

Criminal acts of violence should not be mistaken for religiously-sanctioned actions.

By Arsalan Iftikhar  |  11:45 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 03:27 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Diwali at the White House

That the president would take time from his schedule to honor this sacred day was deeply meaningful to us.

By Manoj Jain  |  03:27 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 11/01/2011

What Kim Kardashian’s divorce can teach us about marriage

“Sometimes things don’t work out as planned” Kardashian said after her mere 72 days of marriage. Of course they do not.

By Gayle Trotter  |  10:07 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 10/31/2011

The ethics of a world at 7 billion

From family planning to resource management, what are our responsibilities to our neighbor as the world's population expands?

By Charles Camosy  |  03:45 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Why do we love zombies?

The zombie, once the bottom feeder of the monster heap, has soared to unprecedented heights of popularity over the last decade.

By Christopher Moreman  |  02:42 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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