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Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 12/28/2012

America mirrors global godless trend

Secular government isn’t a new thing in America, but it is a concept that has been under attack for decades, says nontheist.

By Roy Speckhardt  |  04:56 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roy Speckhardt; American Humanist Association; humanist; faith; faith and politics; politics; religiosity; religious; religious liberty; nontheist; humanist; nones; religiously unaffiliated

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 12/28/2012

A new birth: Faith and equality for LGBT youth, families and the nation

Let’s resolve to end overt and subtle violence against LGBT citizens, says gay rights advocate.

By Brent Childers  |  04:30 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brent Childers; Faith and Equality; Faith In Action; LGBT; LGBT youth; lesbian gay bisexual transgender; discrimination

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 12/28/2012

The rise of a new religious America

In 2012, religious minorities became vocal in a society historically dominated by Protestantism.

By Charles C. Haynes  |  02:56 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charles C. Haynes; religious America; politics; faith; religious America; religious diversity; religious landscape; Protestant; faith; Protestants; Protestantism; religious minority; Pew; Pew Forum; Sikh; Hindu; Buddhist; Jewish

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 12/27/2012

Faith-based procrastination: Religious job bias in taxpayer-funded program

The government should not fund efforts to use religion to discriminate, says advocate of separation of church and state.

By Barry W. Lynn  |  01:23 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Taxpayer-funded programs; religious freedom; religious discrimination; Brookings Institution; Joshua DuBois; Barry W. Lynn; Americans United for the Separation of Church and State; religious liberty

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 12/27/2012

The Jewish future seen through the eyes of an American statesman

In new book, statesman offers a blueprint for the next stage of the Jewish journey through history.

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft  |  12:35 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Menachem Z. Rosensaft; Stuart E. Eizenstat; The Future of the Jews: How Global Forces are Impacting the Jewish People, Israel, and Its Relationship with the United States; Jimmy Carter; aliyah; Israel; Judaism

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 12/26/2012

#MyJihad: Campaign to amplify the voice of mainstream Muslims

Muslim American says before formal effort, he sought to properly define jihad via his actions.

By Qasim Rashid  |  01:49 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Qasim Rashid; Islam; Muslims; Muslim; Muhammad; #MyJihad; jihad

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 12/26/2012

Mindfulness and Kwanzaa

Ethicist proposes a meditative Kwanzaa, a reminder that world peace begins with inner peace.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  |  12:58 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kwanzaa; seven principles of Kwanzaa; Valerie Elverton Dixon; peace; world peace; inner peace

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 12/24/2012

Searching for the soul of a nation

Filmmaker is hopeful the nation is reconsidering its drug war.

By Eugene Jarecki  |  01:59 PM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eugene Jarecki; Newtown, Conn.; Newtown; Sandy Hook Elementary School; Conn. school shooting; drugs; war on drugs; drug laws; public safety; The House I Live In; drug policies

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 12/24/2012

So this is Christmas . . .

The promise of the season remains elusive for many Christians and other persecuted groups.

By Katrina Lantos Swett  |  11:59 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Katrina Lantos Swett; Christmas; Christians; Bethlehem; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Jesus; Christ’s birth; U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom; religious freedom; persecuted

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Despots, detention and an immigration Epiphany

The Wise Men symbolize a proclamation of light in the midst of darkness, says refugee advocate.

By Stacy Martin  |  11:40 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Stacy Martin; Christmas; Jesus; Mary; Joseph; Three Wise Men; immigrants; refugees

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Twenty new little stars: Christmas and the vulnerability of children

God’s vulnerability reveals what we need to know when tragedy strikes: you are not alone, says theologian.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  11:22 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama; gun; guns; gun control; gun control; massacre; Newton; Connecticut; shoot; shooting; shootings; shooter; Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite; Sandy Hook Elementary School; politics; christmas; Jesus

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Why (or how) should Muslim Americans ‘celebrate’ Christmas?

Serving mankind is a part of a Muslim’s faith, says author.

By Faheem Younus  |  10:59 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christmas; Faheem Younus; Muslims; December; Muslim youth; Muslims; Islam; Isa; Jesus; Christianity; Merry Christmas; Happy Holidays; birth of Christ; Muslim Americans

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 12/24/2012

More than Santa to the troops

Pray for military stationed around the world, says a chaplain who helped troops and 9/11 survivors.

By Arthur Pace  |  10:03 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  christmas; christmas 2012; merry christmas; Christmas; Arthur Pace; Art pace; chaplain; military; troops; holiday; holidays

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 12/22/2012

The end of the world has been postponed - again

Maya weren’t the first people to predict the end of the world and others continue to offer dates, says author.

By Angelo Stagnaro  |  10:29 AM ET, 12/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Angelo Stagnaro; end of the world; prophecy; prophecies; Maya; Mayan calendar

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 12/22/2012

The politicization of tragedy

Before getting consumed by guns, let’s look at what’s really wrong with our society, says journalist.

By Billy Hallowell  |  09:35 AM ET, 12/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Billy Hallowell; school shooting; The Blaze; Newtown; Sandy Hook Elementary School; Sandy Hook; mass shooting; gun control

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Afghan women in the context of transition

Politician appeals for support to “put more women in positions of power and decision making.”

By Massouda Jalal  |  01:25 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan; Afghanistan news; Afghanistan war; war in Afghanistan; Kabul; Afghan women; Massouda Jalal; female candiate for Afghan president

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Dec. 21, 2012 marks the shifting of eras, says Mayan spiritual leader

“We want to prepare for humanities’ longest hour. It is coming,” says a Mayan spiritual guide.

By OmeAkaEhekatl Erick Gonzalez  |  04:45 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astrology; astronomy; end of the world; apocalypse; Apocalypse; December 21, 2012; Winter Solstice; Maya calendar; Mayan Long Count; civilization; new cycle; world; Earth; planet; earth; sun; solstice; OmeAkaEhekatl Erick Gonzalez; prophecy; Earth Peoples United; Mayan spiritual guide

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Herb Silverman concedes U.S. Senate race

Atheist tips hat to satirist Stephen Colbert and reflects on selection of Tim Scott to succeed Jim DeMint.

By Herb Silverman  |  01:22 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Herb Silverman; Silverman; DeMint: Jim DeMint; politics; U.S. Senate; U.S. senate; South Carolina

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Muhammad: When bad things happen to good people, maintain trust in God

An Ahmadiyya Muslim Community member says the prophet offers view on God’s role amidst tragedy.

By Qasim Rashid  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newtown; Newtown, Conn.; Sandy Hook; Sandy Hook Elementary School; school shooting; Qasim Rashid; prophet Muhammad; Prophet Muhammad; Islam

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Obama gives voice to the new national determination on gun control

Many are calling out the immorality of lax gun laws and what that says about the nation, says theologian.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  02:46 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  God; gun; guns; gun control; gun control; massacre; Newton, Conn.; shoot; shooting; shootings; shooter; Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Quit using ‘loss’ when referring to death

For parents, “it can be a slap in the face” says a chaplain whose daughter died in 2003.

By Sue Wintz  |  01:55 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun; guns; gun control; gun control; massacre; Newton; Connecticut; shoot; shooting; shootings; shooter; Sue Wintz; chaplain

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 12/16/2012

Richard Dawkins: Herb Silverman for U.S. Senate

Renowned atheist Richard Dawkins endorses S.C. atheist to fill Sen. Jim DeMint’s seat.

By Richard Dawkins  |  05:43 PM ET, 12/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Herb Silverman for U.S. Senate; Richard Dawkins; atheist Richard Dawkins; Nikki Haley; Sen. Jim DeMint; DeMint; Silverman; S.C. atheist; politics; faith; religion and politics; faith and politics

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 12/16/2012

Can the First Husband talk about marriage?

Researchers offer America’s leaders, including President Obama, a marriage agenda.

By Elizabeth Marquardt and W. Bradford Wilcox  |  05:01 PM ET, 12/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elizabeth Marquardt; W. Bradford Wilcox; President Barack Obama; President Obama; Obamas; marriage; families; same-sex marriage; gay marriage

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 12/15/2012

Comfort the grieving

Questions and stirrings of anger must come, says a chaplain who helped military and 9/11 survivors.

By Arthur Pace  |  03:23 PM ET, 12/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Comfort the grieving; Col. Arthur Pace; American Bible Society; violence; Sandy Hook Elementary School; nation; shooter’s victims; children; confusion; grief; Pentagon; Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks; 9/11;

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 12/15/2012

Why the shock and awe?

Shooting is a tragic reminder for us to be mindful of what we watch and listen to, says Franklin Graham.

By Franklin Graham  |  02:24 PM ET, 12/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Newtown, Conn.; Sandy Hook Elementary School; school shooting; Conn. school shooting; Franklin Graham; violence

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 12/14/2012

In tragedy we grieve; in God, we hope

Pray for our nation, asking God to help us regain a respect for life, says the Rev. Charles Stanley.

By Charles Stanley  |  05:23 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charles Stanley; Dr. Charles Stanley; In Touch Ministries; Newtown, Conn.; Sandy Hook Elementary School; school shooting

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Mormon women wearing pants love the Gospel

A supporter of a planned pants-in says organizers love the church they want to reform.

By Catherine Jeppsen  |  12:14 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mormon feminists; Mormon women; gender equality; LDS Church; LDS church; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Mormons; LDS; Mormon church; Catherine Jeppsen; Wear Pants To Church Day

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 12/13/2012

End of the world? Awaken whatever dream you’ve been putting off!

Whether Mayan Long Count or the entire world is ending, astrologer says seize this moment to improve.

By Mark Borax  |  05:19 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  prophecy; Maya calenday; Mayan Long Count; Mark Borax; Mayans; end of the world; December 21, 2012; Solstice

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 12/13/2012

A morning telephone call from Santa

Author encourages support for Toys for Tots to help children affected by Hurricane Sandy.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  |  04:39 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Valerie Elverton Dixon; Santa Claus; 121212concert; Bruce Springsteen; Santa; Toys for Tots; Hurricane Sandy; Superstorm Sandy; superstorm Sandy

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Congress must protect the needy among us

Lawmakers are tasked with listening to the voices that are so often silenced, says a Md. rabbi.

By Stuart Weinblatt  |  04:11 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fiscal cliff; politics; President Obama; Congress; lawmakers; Torah; Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice; White House; Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt; Congregation B’nai Tzedek

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Christmas in Vermont

Family therapist reflects on holiday tradition that cements love amid a Catholic and Jewish family.

By Marion L. Usher  |  07:14 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christmas in Vermont; Catholics; Jewish; Jews; Judaism; Christmas Eve; Vermont tradition; Christmas; families; family; Vermont; love; rituals

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 12/12/2012

A taste of Hanukkah

Life in the Holy Land | Writer in Israel reflects on a delicious part of the eight-day holiday.

By Daniela Deane  |  06:36 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniela Deane; Hanukkah; Chanukah; festival of lights; Jewish holiday; Holy Temple; Chanukkah or Chanuka

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

The role of Islam and the possibility of Islam teaming up with China

Powerful factors point toward an alliance between Islamic nations and China, says author.

By Allan Topol  |  05:57 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Allan Topol; The China Gambit; The Spanish Revenge; China; Islam; Muslims; Islamic nations

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

Religious freedom, not just for the religious

Survey highlights how “religious nones” are treated as enemies of the state in some societies.

By Charles C. Haynes  |  05:10 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charles C. Haynes; religious freedom; atheists; humanists; non-religious people; discrimination; persecution; Freedom of Thought 2012; International Humanist and Ethical Union; religious nones; First Amendment

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Mormonsandgays.org: Almost impossible to explain this site

Mormon says it’s progress, but it doesn’t fix discord between the church and gays it has alienated.

By David Mason  |  01:24 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mormonsandgays.org; Mormons; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Mormon; LDS church; LDS Church; mormonsandgays.org; David Mason

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Pope to Twitter: Follow me

“If you don’t retweet the pope, is that a sin of omission?” asks one Catholic blogger.

By On Faith  |  07:56 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Unwrap the gift of health this holiday

Nail up the mistletoe, grab a kiss or two for your health’s sake and don’t forget the love, says columnist.

By Keith Wommack  |  06:21 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Unwrap the gift of health this holiday; kisses; hugs; families; family; love; togetherness; health; National Institutes of Health; holiday season; mistletoe; medicinal; Danny Deza; love; God; spirit of Christ; Christmas season; Keith Wommack; Christian Science

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 12/11/2012

The ‘War on Christmas’: A holiday tradition for all

Atheists use this seasonal opportunity to support diversity, says secularist.

By Herb Silverman  |  06:08 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  War on Christmas; holiday tradition; Herb Silverman; Christmas; atheists; nontheists; secularists; Christians; Christmas wars; winter solstice; Jesus; holidays; religion; non-religion

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Christians need to look beyond individualism this holiday season

We forget that every facet of the Christmas story is communal and relational, says author.

By William Paul Young  |  05:05 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  William Paul Young; Christmas; holiday season; Christians; Facebook; communal; community; family; families; holiday; Christmas; The Shack; Cross Roads

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 12/11/2012

The secret to winning the Christmas wars

Maybe it’s time to put down the ammo and call a permanent truce on Christmas Eve, says author.

By Margaret Feinberg  |  02:22 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The secret to winning the Christmas wars; Margaret Feinberg; War on Christmas Is Over; war on Christmas; Christmas clashes; Happy Holidays; happy holidays; Merry Christmas; Happy Hanukkah; Happy Chanukah; Christmas; Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 12/11/2012

A vibrant, but different, future for religion in the U.S.

Religion remains a potent and prevalent force in American society today, says Gallup editor.

By Frank Newport  |  12:31 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Frank Newport; Gallup; editor-in-chief; God Is Alive and Well: The Future of Religion in America; religion; religious; faith; faith communities

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 12/11/2012

With new Latter-day Saint Web site, a gay Mormon moment

Can a new site change life--in this one and the next--for LGBT Mormons in the LDS church?

By Randall Thacker  |  08:49 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Two continents, one soul

Whether in Africa, United States or elsewhere, living with incurable progressive disease has implications far beyond the physical

By Richard A. Powell  |  07:07 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Richard A. Powell; HIV/AIDS; HealthCare Chaplaincy; caregivers; patients; end of life; compassion; care; counseling; faith

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 12/10/2012

‘Anomaly’ and the church of popular culture

Graphic novel explores profound questions regarding reality, says USC's dean of religious life.

By Varun Soni  |  06:57 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anomaly; church of popular culture; pop culture; dean of religious life; USC; University of Southern California; graphic novel; Varun Soni

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 12/10/2012

‘Lincoln’ rekindles equality

Memphis writer says film promotes an ethic emphasized in his faith: equality among all living beings.  

By Manoj Jain  |  06:31 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Equality; Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Steven Spielberg; movie; Manoj Jain

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

A holy impatience: Supreme Court must right a great wrong on marriage

Now is the time for the court to act, not wait when it takes up same-sex marriage cases, says theologian.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  01:01 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite; Advent; Christmas; same-sex marriage; gay marriage; Supreme Court; marriage equality; gay; lesbian; bisexual; transgender

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Making meaning out of the holiday season

Talk about what is important and create your own ways to do acts of kindness, says a family therapist.

By Marion L. Usher  |  12:14 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chanukah; Hanukkah; Marion L. Usher; families; interfaith families; interfaith couples; extended family; Judaism; Jewish; Christian; Christianity;

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Humanism for children

New Web site never encourages kids to think critically about humanism itself, says theologian.

By William Lane Craig  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Humanist Association; William Lane Craig; humanist Web site; children; nihilistic; naturalistic; atheistic; atheists; Christians; ReasonableFaith.org

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Punishable peacemaking?

Faith leader says Clinton should change directives now hampering groups in conflict zones.

By Rick Love  |  11:33 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Secretary Clinton; Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Huamn Rights Day; United Nations; peace; peace building; Rick Love;

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Surrounded by the magic of Christmas, can we make Hanukkah memorable?

Food can contribute to creating significant memories, says a family therapist and college professor.

By Marion L. Usher  |  10:47 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marion L. Usher; Hanukkah; Chanukah; Christmas; Festival of Lights; families; interfaith couples; interfaith families; www.JewishInterfaithCouples.com;

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 12/07/2012

Hate mail over Muslim conference provides opportunity for Christian witness

Chicago theologian says it’s a teachable moment on how fearmongers attempt to thwart interfaith work.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  11:39 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  All Saints Church; Pasadena, Calif.; Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite; Muslim event; Muslim conference; Episcopal Church

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 12/07/2012

March of objects

A former Refusenik reflects on efforts 25 years ago to open the doors of emigration to Soviet Jews.

By Marina Furman  |  10:51 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marina Furman; refusenik; Freedom25; Soviey Jewry

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 12/06/2012

An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind

Author offers a faith-based response to the prison problem.

By Ted Dekker  |  06:35 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ted Dekker; author; The Sanctuary; crime; punishment; prisons; justice

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Being the bridge

Clinicians or caregivers need courageous presence while caring for suffering and dying patients.

By Koshin Paley Ellison and Robert Chodo Campbell  |  03:59 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care; meditation; palliative care; respect; dignity; Koshin Paley Ellison; Robert Chodo Campbell

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Let’s add science to health-care chaplaincy without losing its art

Doctor says people often feel spiritually abandoned while in the arms of medical care.

By Linda Emanuel  |  03:43 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lidna Emanuel; HealthCare Chaplaincy; patients; health-care team; religious practices; faith

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 12/06/2012

When illness brings spiritual suffering

Chaplain offers guidance on how to find comfort when our beliefs and values we hold are challenged.

By Sue Wintz  |  03:31 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rev. Sue Wintz; PlainViews; HeathCare Chaplaincy; chaplains; death; life; family

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Having ‘the conversation’

Chaplain says knowing loved one’s end-of-life decisions goes beyond documents and instructions.

By George Handzo  |  03:21 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hospice; death; end of life; George Handzo; HealthCare Chaplaincy

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Intersection of science and spirituality

Neurologist says one can exist without their brain and body.

By David O. Wiebers  |  02:54 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David O. Wiebers; neuroscience; Theory of Reality

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Image of fatal subway push leaves journalist with many questions

A New Yorker wonders if society is so desensitized to salivate over the most deadly and tragic events.

By Billy Hallowell  |  04:34 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ki Suk Han; fatal subway push; death; New York City subway platform; subway tracks; Naeem Davis; New York Post; train killed him; the Post; Doomed; front page; media; newspaper; New York subway; journalist; Abbasi; R. Umar Abbasi

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Finding faith in organ donation

The writer reflects on one of the greatest gifts she gave in the face of one of her greatest losses.

By Nancy Tyson-Alexander  |  04:13 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Finding faith in organ donation; Nancy Tyson-Alexander; spirituality; faith; give back to others; greatest losses; Albert A. Alexander; LifeChoice Donor Services; organ donation; donor; life; lives; organs; greatest gifts; church; religion; religious; organ procurement

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Why we need to help young atheists

Young atheists don’t want special treatment, but equal treatment, says a teacher, blogger and author.

By Hemant Mehta  |  12:49 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hemant Mehta; Why We Need to Help Young Atheists; Creationism; evolution; science; science curriculum; Secular Student Alliance; atheist; atheists; New Atheists; pro-atheism; young atheist;

 

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