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Guest Voices: November, 2012

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 11/01/2012

After Vatican screening of ‘Muslim Scare’ video, a call for dialogue

Student thanks Islam for helping her to re-embrace the Gospel—the values of faith, hope, and love.

By Jordan Denari  |  07:13 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Islam; Muslims; Ctaholics; Vatican; Muslim-Catholic relations; New Evangelization

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Living 24/6 in a 24/7 world

Taking a weekly “Stop Day” was a lifesaver to the author’s family. And he believes it can save yours, too.

By Matthew Sleeth  |  01:30 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rest; restlessness; 24/7; 24/6; Matthew Sleeth; Blessed Earth; Washington National Cathedral

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Cizik: It is time to act

Statistics show evangelical Protestants are supportive of family planning when they understand it correctly. And family planning does not equal abortion.

By Richard Cizik  |  06:51 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Richard Cizik; New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good; evangelical Protestants; abortion.

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 10/29/2012

I am the rape exception

Writer is grateful Senate candidate Mourdock was “voice for the voiceless unborn children of rape.”

By Glenn W. Perdue  |  05:07 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mourdock; abortion; rape pregnancy; faith; unborn child; politics; adoption

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 10/29/2012

‘Frankenstorm’: Why climate change will not be denied in this election

The “sin” of refusing to see effects of violent climate change is what should be called “global weirding.”

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  04:44 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Frankenstorm; Hurricane Sandy; Monster Storm; Perfect Storm; climate change; presidential debates; politics; faith and politics; global warming; Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 10/29/2012

A hurricane prayer

God, help those who are in its way to reach safety. Open our hearts in generosity to all who need help.

By James Martin  |  04:19 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hurricane Sandy; Frankenstorm; Monster Storm; Rev. James Martin;

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 10/27/2012

Commemorating International Religious Freedom Day

Religious freedom is a pivotal human right. For humanitarian purposes alone, it must be defended.

By Katrina Lantos Swett  |  01:37 PM ET, 10/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Religious Freedom Day; USCIRF; human right; religious minorities; Secretary of State; politics; faith and politics

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 10/26/2012

A survivor’s story

Child abuse survivor and educator reflects on struggling to untangle her own thoughts and feelings.

By Leslie Smith Rosen  |  05:45 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Judaism; Adat Shalom; David Kaye; child abuse

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 10/26/2012

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Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 10/26/2012

‘Were we able to welcome a fellow Jew, a registered sex offender, to pray?’

The controversy around his congregation’s difficult decision raised this question of opposing truths, says Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb.

By Fred Scherlinder Dobb  |  04:57 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb; Adat Shalom; Rabbi Kaye; sex offender; child sex abuse

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 10/26/2012

A new phase of child protection

In our “throw away” society, we cannot throw people away; we have to face our problems, says a Catholic priest and licensed psychologist.

By Stephen J. Rossetti  |  03:33 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  clergy sexual abuse; child abuse; Roman Catholic Church; offenders; child molesters; Catholic Church; child protection; child advocates; Stephen J. Rossetti

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Wolpe on Brandon’s Holocaust analogy: ‘It is stupidity on stilts’

L.A. rabbi thinks it’s time for Holocaust references to be off limits to “manifest idiots.”

By David Wolpe  |  02:07 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pastor Brandon; Hitler; Holocaust; gay marraiage; same-sex marriage; Minnesota for Marriage; Rabbi Wolpe

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 10/26/2012

‘These aren’t my grandfather’s Knights of Columbus. And that’s a shame!’

Author is troubled by Catholic group’s politicized activities such as financing gay marriage bans.

By Marianne T. Duddy-Burke  |  01:44 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anti-gay arriage; same-sex marriage; Knights of Columbs; Catholic fraternal group; Marianne T. Duddy-Burke

Posted at 08:43 PM ET, 10/25/2012

The family man campaign

Obama’s and Romney’s devotion to their families is rooted in their respective faith experiences.

By Daniel Allott  |  08:43 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Presient Obama; Mitt Romney; Governor Romney; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; President Barack Obama; Michelle Obama; Ann Romney; Daniel Allott; American Values

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 10/25/2012

What is the Jewish vote? And who’s earned it to win the White House?

Symposium at Georgetown explored how they may cast their ballots in the incoming election.

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  02:48 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2012; campaign 2012; politics; faith and values; faith and politics; Jewish voters; Jewish vote; Romney; Obama; Program for Jewish Civilization

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Rohingya of Burma and the challenge of faith

Famed Burmese democracy leader appears silent on plight of the persecuted Muslim people.

By Akbar Ahmed and Harrison Akins  |  04:07 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rohingya; Aung San Suu Kyi; Burma; miniroty group; Muslims; Akbar Ahmed; Harrison Akins

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Pregnancy from rape is not ‘God’s will’

Mourdock’s comments contribute to the hurt and self-blaming of women and girls who have already been violated, says a theologian.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  11:29 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sin; crime; rape; pregancy by rape; Richard Mourdock; faith and politics; Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Mitt Romney’s unconscionable flip-flop on war and foreign policy

It is unconscionable to say peace when you mean use of force is your first choice, says theologian.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  02:11 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  third presidential debate; final presidential debate; Obama; Romney; foreign policy; Middle East; peace; Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite; election 2012; campaign 2012; grid

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Religious minorities in the Middle East: It’s complicated

Understanding the sects and their tensions is crucial in crafting any foreign policy for the region.

By Susan Froetschel  |  01:42 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religious minorities; religious sects; Muslims; Shias; Sunnis; Sunni; Shia; Susan Froetschel; Middle East; Mideast; campaign 2012; election 2012; grid; news; nation; election 2012; politics; campaign2012; buzz; debates 2012

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Remembering Paul Kurtz

Secular Coalition for America leader says he will be remembered as perhaps the most significant force in the second half of the 20th century in support of secular humanism and living a good life without religion.

By Herb Silverman  |  10:15 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Paul Kurtz; Herb Silverman; skeptic; humanist; secular humanist; philosopher; religion skeptic; reason and sicence

Posted at 12:14 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Why was Obama kvelling about Israel?

His repeated invocations of, and praise for, Israel leads me to believe that he will settle for nothing less than 7,478 percent of the Jewish vote come Nov. 6, 2012.

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  12:14 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  news; nation; election2012; politics; campaign2012; buzz; debates2012; debate2012; grid; Israel; foreign policy; Jews; Jacques Berlinerblau; Jewish vote; grid; campaign 2012; election 2012

Posted at 09:37 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Catholic writer: October has been a major month for Catholic women

Our sex has taken its rightful place within the ranks of theologians, doctors, and saints of the church.

By Ashley E. McGuire  |  09:37 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roman Catholic Church; new saints; Holy Rosary; Catholics; Mulerius Dignitatem; On the Dignity of Women; female ordination; women’s rights; lay Catholic women; spiritual leaders; man; deacons; priests; Ashley E. McGuire; Altcatholciah.com

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Mormon says he’ll miss ‘cult’ lifestyle

By taking Mormons off of his cult list, Billy Graham has given a Memphis professor a priceless gift.

By David Mason  |  04:10 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney; Mormons; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; LDS Church; Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; BGEA;

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Jesus, moral intelligence and choosing a president

When we consider who ought to lead our nation on every level of government, truth-telling ought to be a requirement.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  |  02:55 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  second presidential debate; Jesus; moral intelligence; Romney; Obama; 2012 campaign; 2012 election

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Religious implications of N.Y. federal appeals court striking down DOMA

Decision says religious institutions will be free to act according to their beliefs, says a Wash. pastor.

By J. Manny Santiago  |  01:01 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DOMA: J. Manny Santiago; gay marriage; religion and politics; marriage equality; religion and sexuality; same-sex marriage; religion; Supreme Court; Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 10/19/2012

A Holocaust film that must be seen

French film captures the horror of it all with enormous sensitivity, including the anguish of parents unable to protect their children.

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft  |  12:21 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  La Rafle; the Roundup; Holocaust; Nazi-occupied Paris; Menachem Z. Rosensaft

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 10/18/2012

‘If we don't speak out, sin multiplies’

Hate speech cannot be met with indifference, says a rabbi about new anti-Muslim subway ads.

By Rachel Gartner  |  05:37 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  subway ads; Israel; jihad; Pamela Geller; hate speech; Rabbi Rachel Gartner

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Hope at Lambeth Palace

In one of his final public events, archbishop of Canterbury upholds commitment to interfaith dialogue among Christians and Muslims.

By Akbar Ahmed  |  05:03 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Most Rev. Rowan Williams; Archbishop of Canterbury; Akbar Ahmed; Church of England; Anglican Communion

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Romney proves his trustworthiness on social conservatives’ issues

With his unprompted wandering into marriage, he reinforced the trust he had been working to build.

By Matthew Lee Anderson  |  01:30 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  social conservatives; parenting; fatherhood; second presidential debate; Romney; Obama; Matthew Lee Anderson; Mere Orthodoxy; campaign 2012; election 2012

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Why we need feminist theology: Romney and ‘binders full of women’

The Republican presidential nominee’s seemingly off-hand remark sparked outrage.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  12:30 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  second presidential debate; binder full of women; Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite; Romney; Obama; feminist theology

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 10/17/2012

On debates, Los Angeles rabbi: ‘Each statistic makes my spirit sink’

Rabbi David Wolpe reflects in verse about the political debates.

By David Wolpe  |  11:40 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  second presidential debate; Obama; Romney; Hofstra; David Wolpe; Rabbi Wolpe

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Obama flays the religion card

Romney does a little God talk, but Obama doesn’t return holy fire.

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  11:24 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  second presidential debate; politics; faith and values; Romney; Obama; Jacques Berlinerblau; Candy Crowley; election 2012; camapign 2012

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 10/16/2012

What is the truth about American Muslims?

Anti-Muslim campaign may be the most significant threat to religious freedom today, says researcher.

By Charles C. Haynes  |  01:23 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Muslims; anti-sharia laws; mosques; First Amendment Center; Charles C. Haynes; What is the truth about American Muslims? Questions and Answers

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Gods and morality

A common misconception about faith is that God is necessary to be moral and to find meaning in life.

By Massimo Pigliucci  |  05:08 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  God and morality; Socrates; Plato; Aristotle; Old Testament; Massimo Pigliucci; science; philosophy

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Why a former nun will be ordained a priest

Georgia woman says she found her true calling with a group focused renewing the priesthood.

By Diane Dougherty  |  07:23 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  priests; Catholic; women priests; Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests; Diane Dougherty; Catholics

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Roman Catholic women priests?

Author/researcher looks at the ministry of women in the church.

By Phyllis Zagano  |  07:01 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nuns; women priests; Roman Catholic Church; Phyllis Zagano

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Jewish activist: ‘Hate speech must not be accepted as civil discourse’

Having my faith associated with hate speech placed on billboards on subways, I feel as alienated and stereotyped as I imagine Muslims do by being branded as terrorists.

By Edgar M. Bronfman  |  03:32 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Judaims; Islam; subway ads; Edgar Bronfman; hate speech

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Catholicism, American style

Professor reflects on witnessing two deeply Catholic politicians who are basically very much alike.

By Mathew N. Schmalz  |  02:21 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  vice-presidential debate; Catholic candidates; Biden; Ryan; abortion; faith and politics; politics; campaign 2012; election 2012

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Koran upstages Bible in debate

Vice-presidential candidates talked about American response to Koran-burning in Afghanistan.

By Susan Froetschel  |  01:43 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Islami; Koran; Muslims; vice-presidential debate; campaign 2012; election 2012; Susan Froetschel

Posted at 01:46 AM ET, 10/12/2012

‘Please Talk Personally About This’: Abortion at the vice-presidential debate

Such an appeal, inadvertently and subtly, bolstered a core conviction of the Religious Right

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  01:46 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  vice-presidential debate; abortion; Ryan; Biden; Jacques Berlinerblau; politics; presidential election

Posted at 01:14 AM ET, 10/12/2012

Women get a shot: Martha Raddatz rules the vice-presidential debate

The journalist struggled on two fronts - controlling the candidates and proving her critics wrong.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  01:14 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2012; campaign 2012; Martha Raddatz; vice-presidential debate; Romney; Obama; Ryan; Biden

Posted at 08:31 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Honda: Anti-jihad ads reminiscent of McCarthyism, 1950s fear mongering

By beckoning transit patron to wage war against the “savage,” the ad falls not far from falsely shouting fire in a crowded theater.

By Mike Honda  |  08:31 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Support Israel Defeat Jihad; Muslims; ADFI; subways ads; Mike Honda;

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan: Does Islam give you a right to education?

Here’s my message to Malala: You are not alone. Millions of voices, including Americans, are with you.

By Faheem Younus  |  06:10 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Malala; Malala Yousafzai; Pakistan Taliban; Islam; prophet Muhammad; extremists

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 10/11/2012

LGBTQ student groups at Catholic colleges form pro-equality association

OPINION | Georgetown group co-founder: A pro-LGBT rights position grounded in Catholic values.

By Thomas A. Lloyd  |  05:06 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pro-LGBT; National Coming Out Day; Thomas A. Lloyd

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 10/11/2012

The priest I never was

How coming out can be its own blessed event.

By Ned Martel  |  03:53 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Coming Out Day; gay; Catholic; Roman Catholic; priest; Ned Martel

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Saints are back in style

Fifty years after Vatican II, Catholic saints are enjoying a revival.

By Colleen Carroll Campbell  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Second Vatican Council; Vatican II; saints; Catholics; Roman Catholic Church; Colleen Carroll Campbell; saints; feast days

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Vatican II at 50

The greatest accomplishment that can be said for Vatican II is Pope John XXIII’s stated goal to “throw open the windows of the Church.

By Kenneth J. Wolfe  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Second Vatican Council; Vatican II; Roman Catholic Church; Catholics; 50 years after Vatican II; Ken Wolfe; Latin Mass; new Mass

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 10/10/2012

From God’s hand, a single woman’s adoption journey from U.S. to Ethiopia

A Washington woman marvels at the miraculous synergies that God designed for her life.

By Sandy Tidwell  |  06:46 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sandy Tidwell; Ethiopia; Uganda; adoption; Grace Gving International

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Lessons from the Bible: Dealing with health crises old and new

Is it possible that in our quest for better health we’ve neglected to tap into an essential resource?

By Eric Nelson  |  05:43 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health; Bible; balm in Gilead; Christian Science; Eric Nelson

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Liberty and justice for all in Maryland

The state is in no way muzzling religious freedoms by allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry.

By Gene Robinson  |  02:54 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland marriage equality; same-sex marriage; gay marriage; Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley; Bishop V. Gene Robinson; Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 10/10/2012

The Black Church is accepting LGBT people as congregations, pastors talk

More pastors, others in the Black community need guidance as we journey toward understanding.

By Cedric Harmon  |  01:46 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT; gay and transgender justice; Cedric Harmon; black church; black clergy; black pastors; same-sex marriage; Maryland same-sex marriage referendum; homosexuality

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Our collective (short-term) memory

Rabbi David Wolpe reflects in verse about the body politic, campaigns and news cycles.

By David Wolpe  |  07:04 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  faith and politics; Sunday talk shows; Rabbi David Wolpe; Rabbi Wolpe; presidential debates

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Bronfman: Why civil discourse is imperative for inter-Jewish dialogue

Activist hopes he has been able to encourage individuals poised to expand the boundaries of Jewish possibility.

By Edgar M. Bronfman  |  06:42 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jewish life; unity; Edgar Bronfman;

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 10/08/2012

LDS Church change in missionary age may promote equality between Mormon men and women

Men and women will serve together as peers and will return home at around the same age.

By Catherine Jeppsen  |  04:25 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mormon missionaries; missionary age change; Catherin Jeppsen

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Don’t deface anti-Muslim Metro ads

Responding with actions that foster lasting relationships and a sense of goodwill are far more effective.

By Nathan Lean  |  03:37 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  afdi; American Freedom Defense Initiative; subway ads; Islam; Muslim; nathan lean;

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 10/05/2012

Mitt Romney, health care, and eco-womanism

To the writer, Romney’s policies lack an understanding that human health is tied to the planet’s health.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  |  07:16 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney; Obama; election 2012; presidential campaigns; Valerie Elverton Dixon; eco-womanism; eco-feminism

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Lie to me, please: Truth was the real loser of first presidential debate

We have entered the age of “post-truth” and our political process has degenerated as a result.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  01:23 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  presidential election; debate; @FiredBigBird; Big Bird; Jim Lehrer; Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Posted at 11:04 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Calif. bans ‘praying away the gay’ or reparative therapies for minors

It’s a step hailed by gay rights groups across the country.

By Becky Garrison  |  11:04 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ex-gay therapies; ex-gay; reparative therapy; faith-based; Becky Garrison;

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Paying the price for religious illiteracy

Educating the public about religions could help reduce some of the heat in our culture war fights.

By Charles C. Haynes  |  04:23 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sharia; Charles C. Haynes; First Amendment Center; religious illiteracy; world religions

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Blasphemy, right to freedom of expression and our most sacred beliefs

The U.S. should treat the abuse of blasphemy laws as the life and death matter that it too often is.

By Elisa Massimino  |  03:31 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defamation of religions; blasphemy laws; anti-Islamic film; U.N. General Assembly; Human Rights First; Elisa Massimino

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Oak Creek and the future of Sikhs in America

Both Sikh and American principles support engagement as the way forward for Sikhs in America.

By Dawinder S. Sidhu  |  06:19 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sikh Americans; Guru Nanak; Sikihsm; Oak Creek Sikh temple shootings; Senate hearing hate crime violence; Dawinder Sidhu

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Listening is a form of faith

Author offers a guide on how to listen to life and live more fully.

By Mark Nepo  |  05:21 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Nepo; listening; prayer; faith; Paul Tillich

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Path of centering prayer: Deepening your experience of God

Hundreds of thousands practice it as a way of cultivating a relationship with the living God.

By David Frenette  |  04:42 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  centering prayer; Thomas Keating; David Frenette; contemplative practice

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Why monogamy is natural

Traditional theorists and modern scientists point to four facts of human nature that commend monogamy.

By John Witte Jr.  |  03:30 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  monogamy; polygamy; families; humans; husband and wife; John Witte Jr.;

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Why attacking Iran may give Obama a third term in the White House

Mission seekers, don’t push war agenda during Obama and Romney’s presidential debates.

By Faheem Younus  |  12:55 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012; presidential debates; Iran; 22nd Amendment; President Obama; Mitt Romney; politics; presidential election; economy

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 10/01/2012

In presidential debates, will Obama, Romney address matters of faith?

If the 2008 debates offer any clue as to how often faith and values themes will surface during Wednesday’s Obama/Romney showdown then we can expect this: near total silence about religious issues.

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  01:55 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  grid, Presidential debate, Mitt Romney, President Obama, President Barack Obama, presidential debates, election 2012, campaign 2012

 

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