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Guest Voices: May, 2012

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Does this candidate have a prayer?

Why would a liberal, Yankee, Jewish atheist like me run for governor of South Carolina?

By Herb Silverman  |  04:26 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  atheism, church and state, religion politics

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Combat bullying, but protect religious speech

How can public schools balance the need for school safety with a commitment to freedom of expression?

By Charles C. Haynes  |  02:17 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 05/30/2012

How to tell if you’re an atheist

Might many self-avowed Christians actually be atheists in spite of the fact that they don’t see themselves that way?

By Daniel Dennett  |  01:59 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  atheism, daniel dennett, doubt, faith

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Mitt Romney: How Mormon bishops lead

Can Romney’s experience as bishop help convince voters that he can really feels the people’s pain?

By Ronald B. Scott  |  01:38 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 05/30/2012

The elephant in the GOP? Mormonism.

Romney fears that any talk of the Mormon issue could actually backfire.

By Paul Goldman and Mark J. Rozell  |  12:44 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lds, mormonism, mitt rommey

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 05/30/2012

What Mormon women want

Mormon women know that Mitt Romney’s candidacy will bring intense scrutiny of our faith.

By Joanna Brooks  |  08:06 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lds, mormonism, mitt romney, religion politics

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 05/30/2012

Is 2012 good for the Mormons?

Do the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints really want assimilation?

By Matthew Bowman  |  08:03 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lds, mormons, mitt romney

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Will Romney trump ‘birtherism’?

“Birtherism” itself is a troubling ethical failure that reveals how deeply divided Americans are on race despite their religious views that each person is created by God.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  10:38 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religion, race, mitt romney, donald trump

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 05/29/2012

For Ahmadiyya Muslims, another memorial day

What better way to honor those who have died while serving their nation or faith than to work to save the lives of others?

By Harris Zafar  |  09:34 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  islam, memorial day

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Why my faith calls me to defend women’s reproductive rights

Our sacred texts and traditions teach us that women have the right to take care of their bodies, and that includes the right to choose abortion.

By Jane Emma Newall  |  08:43 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:08 PM ET, 05/28/2012

Memorial Day: What we owe them

The best way we can pay our respects to these everyday heroes is for us to put the words the Gospel into action.

By Becky Garrison  |  08:08 PM ET, 05/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 05/25/2012

Is the Internet the enemy of faith?

Christians are called to be on the Internet, but not of it.

By R. Albert Mohler Jr.  |  04:01 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 05/25/2012

The Internet is a blessing

As a woman, I may be forbidden from preaching at church, but when I blog, people listen, like, share and tweet.

By Rachel Held Evans  |  12:57 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Christian witness for gays in Uganda

We believe it’s time for more U.S. faith leaders to speak out against efforts to demonize gay Ugandans.

By Thomas Patrick Melady and Richard Cizik  |  02:42 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 05/24/2012

How the Web is killing faith

When free thought flourishes, religion declines, writes one popular atheist blogger.

By Hemant Mehta  |  12:39 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Why Americans are becoming more pro-life

A new Gallup poll confirms: Americans are rejecting abortion with increasing gusto, and not just for religious reasons.

By Ashley McGuire  |  09:58 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Pakistan to Twitter: ‘Yes we ban’

Why can’t we Muslims also use the Web to educate the world about the Prophet Muhammad’s character?

By Faheem Younus  |  04:21 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Does Romney really have a ‘religion problem’?

Information about Mormonism may actually increase Mitt Romney’s support from conservatives.

By Matthew M. Chingos and Michael Henderson  |  03:00 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mormons, evangelicals, faith 2012, religion politics

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Marriage in the Bible: Love prevails?

The biblical admonitions about marriage in the Bible center on procreation. Similarly, the state should know its limits on legislating same-sex relationships.

By Susan K. Smith  |  09:11 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Is the Catholic Church sending a message to women?

From its censure of the Girl Scouts to opposition to contraception to its investigation of nuns, are women welcome in the church?

By Marianne T. Duddy-Burke  |  07:47 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 05/23/2012

In Egypt, electing the future of Islam

While religion is important for the overwhelming majority of Egyptians Islamism does not enjoy unconditional support.

By H.A. Hellyer  |  07:44 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 05/22/2012

NATO’s peace?

Pope Paul VI was right. The path to peace must go through the creation of justice.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  02:43 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 05/22/2012

From Harvey Milk to the White House: Gay marriage evolutions

Milk famously said to his gay and lesbian constituents, “Coming out is the most political thing you can do,” paving a path for acceptance that many follow today.

By V. Gene Robinson  |  10:01 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 05/20/2012

Is gay marriage a crisis for the black church?

The black church’s struggle over gay marriage reflects the nation‘s evolution.

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  07:06 PM ET, 05/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  black church, obama, gay marriage

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 05/18/2012

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ full remarks to Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute

“Ultimately, public policy is about making difficult choices.”

By Kathleen Sebelius  |  12:56 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Jeremiah Wright’s resurrection

Does the right’s use of fear and allusions to the ‘otherness’ of the black church prove that we’re still a nation struggling with race?

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  09:31 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 05/17/2012

JPMorgan and the problem of hubris

The big money temptation is why Wall Street needs regulation.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  03:18 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 05/17/2012

The beef over beef: A student protest devolves in India

Is meat eating really a solution to inequality?

By Aseem Shukla  |  12:42 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hindu, hinduism

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 05/16/2012

In Giles County school, will Ten Commandments stay or go?

Do the Ten Commandments have a place in public school?

By Charles C. Haynes  |  06:03 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  church and state

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Andrew Sullivan on ‘coming out’ to God

The writer made a splash with his Newsweek cover story calling Obama “the first gay president.” WATCH: His interview with Sally Quinn.

By On Faith  |  05:30 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 05/16/2012

‘A nation of Osteens and Obamas’

Can we overcome the very American temptation to make God in our own image?

By Ross Douthat  |  04:54 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 05/16/2012

With Sebelius invite, another blow to Georgetown’s Catholic identity

Sebelius’ role in the battle between HHS and the nation’s bishops has generated much outrage over the invitation.

By Patrick J. Reilly  |  01:53 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Does Mona Eltahawy’s approach hurt women?

Most Arab women see no contradiction between the faith they cherish and the rights they deserve.

By Dalia Mogahed  |  10:40 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:28 PM ET, 05/15/2012

The law needs to catch up with love

Marriage equality isn’t a “gay thing,” it’s about love and family.

By Candy Holmes  |  09:28 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 PM ET, 05/15/2012

On gay marriage, is Obama ‘imposing his religion’?

Obama proved to the left that religious claims have a rightful place in the public square.

By Matthew J. Franck  |  09:08 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama, gay marriage

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Grandma or the economy?

With his family’s history of exile, should Romney be more sympathetic to Hispanics?

By Reverend Luis Cortés Jr  |  02:11 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religion politics

Posted at 10:26 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Love of neighbor in the 21st century: racial justice and LGBT equality

It is critical not to see the African American church and its leadership as a monolith on LGBT rights.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  10:26 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 PM ET, 05/14/2012

How Romney wooed evangelicals

The man who spoke at Liberty University is the man evangelicals have awaited.

By John Mark Reynolds  |  09:06 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:10 PM ET, 05/12/2012

On Mother’s Day, the gift of family planning

For most Christians, family planning is not controversial.

By W. Henry Mosley  |  08:10 PM ET, 05/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Talking Christianity, walking privilege

I’ve been thinking a lot about Jesus and about why it’s so difficult for members of Congress to follow Him.

By Martha Woodroof  |  11:59 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Obama gets better: Faith, family and LGBT equality

When you love your neighbor as yourself, you cannot deny that neighbor his rights.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  10:29 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Making sense of marriage news

Traditional marriage is the best chance of creating a building block for a thriving society.

By Jim Daly  |  03:48 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay rights, christianity, north carolina, obama

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 05/09/2012

In North Carolina after Amendment One, ‘Let the wild rumpus start’

After voters approve Amendment One, the gay grandson of Oral Roberts says the Bible is not clear on gay marriage.

By Randy Roberts Potts  |  09:33 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Desmond Tutu: ‘We need to be able to listen’

The archbishop responds to opposition to his commencement speech, planned for March 13 at Gonzaga University.

By Desmond Tutu  |  05:19 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 PM ET, 05/06/2012

Counter Islamists and Islam: The new religious opposition

In Egypt, political alliances --even among deeply religious Muslims--have taken an unusual twist.

By H.A. Hellyer  |  10:54 PM ET, 05/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:41 PM ET, 05/06/2012

‘The Avengers’: Good, evil and politics

The “empathy gap” is not really with our leaders, it’s with each other.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  09:41 PM ET, 05/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 05/04/2012

With allegations of a ‘nun crackdown,’ the Vatican goes spring cleaning

The nuns at LCWR are simply the latest Catholic institution to be checked for orthodoxy. Big whoop.

By Ashley McGuire  |  12:26 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  catholic church, catholic nuns

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 05/03/2012

A National Day of Reason?

The National Day of Prayer should not favor faith over reason.

By Herb Silverman  |  09:04 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 04/30/2012

United Methodist’s God-given call to inclusion

The United Methodist Church is lagging behind on acceptance and affirmation of LGBT people.

By Gil Caldwell  |  06:53 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Religious freedom and contraception case headed to Supreme Court?

Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan says that the U.S. bishops may take their HHS case to the Supreme Court. Should they really be arguing in the court of public opinion instead?

By Mathew N. Schmalz  |  02:17 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Osama Bin Laden anniversary: Torture apologists try again to justify the unjustifiable

We in the faith community will also continue to insist that a nation that adopts torture as a policy loses its soul.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  12:23 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bin laden, torture

 

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