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The Post’s travel writers discussed travel stories, tips and more, with a focus this week on cruises.

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Guest Voices: January, 2013

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 01/30/2013

The case of transgender Catholic school teacher Mark Krolikowski: Keeping the faith while gender notions evolve

Is gender a fixed reality, as Pope Benedict XVI suggests, or an evolving spectrum of masculinity and femininity?

By Jim Fitzgerald  |  11:57 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 01/29/2013

My nephew self-immolated for Tibet

The tragic wave of self-immolations epitomize the Tibetan people’s suffering under Chinese rule.

By Tsering Kyi  |  06:47 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 01/29/2013

From gay members to atheist scouts: The Boy Scouts America deserves

What’s the moral thing for the Boy Scouts to do? Admit all worthy members, regardless of religious belief or sexual orientation.

By Herb Silverman  |  06:04 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall: Obama and the arc towards inclusion

Obama’s inaugural speech showed faith in things unseen and yet to come.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  |  04:56 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Mission not accomplished on reforming faith-based initiatives

When the government partners with religion, strict constitutional standards must be upheld.

By C. Welton Gaddy  |  04:36 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Can Chuck Hagel make gay equality a reality in the military?

President Obama spoke of the inherent equality of gay couples. Will his likely defense secretary honor that vision?

By Allyson D. Robinson  |  04:14 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 01/29/2013

For Christians, a biblical mandate for comprehensive immigration reform

The Bible calls evangelical Christians to welcome the stranger. Will they?

By Robert Gittelson  |  01:10 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 01/29/2013

The rabbi I thought I knew

When a religious leader is exposed as a sexual predator, what happens to the faith community he leaves behind?

By Rick Schwartz  |  09:29 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Lance Armstrong’s doping admission: Cheap confession in a reality TV culture

People were looking for repentance. But all they got was cheap confession.

By Enuma Okoro  |  06:12 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Amen (again) to faith-based initiatives

What good can religious organizations do when they partner with the government? Plenty.

By John J. DiIulio Jr.  |  04:18 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:24 PM ET, 01/27/2013

The Catholic Church goes online

The public has questions. Is the church really ready to listen?

By Jason Steidl  |  10:24 PM ET, 01/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 PM ET, 01/27/2013

Catholic priests, people and penance

Can the Catholic bishops get the faithful to confession by pitching the priesthood?

By Mathew N. Schmalz  |  10:02 PM ET, 01/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:37 PM ET, 01/27/2013

Are Muslim democracies a new kind of political system?

From Egypt to Tunisia, are we witnessing the rise of “illiberal” democracies?

By Jocelyne Cesari  |  09:37 PM ET, 01/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 01/25/2013

In Obama’s inauguration speech, a new American religion

The speech was an expression of a genuinely pluralistic America, the first inaugural address of a new sort of American civil spirituality.

By Diana Butler Bass  |  05:53 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 AM ET, 01/25/2013

Still waiting for Obama to act

In 2009, many Muslims saw Obama as a symbol of hope. Were they wrong?

By Jordan Denari  |  01:02 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 AM ET, 01/25/2013

Respect life: Use birth control

Religious groups opposed to abortion should back common sense family planning.

By Sarah Brown  |  12:28 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 AM ET, 01/25/2013

The new (old) Catholic Church

Among the marchers on the Mall Friday are young conservatives embracing their church’s traditions. Here we come.

By Ashley McGuire  |  12:10 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Forecasts

Posted at 11:21 PM ET, 01/24/2013

No Plan B for religious freedom

Why the health care mandate on contraception is immoral.

By John Kennedy  |  11:21 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:03 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Is there room in Christianity for doubt?

Faith is not about certainty; it’s about vulnerability.

By Derek Flood  |  08:03 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:59 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Perils and politics of inaugural prayers

Even the most universal “to-whom-it-may-concern” prayers leave out the millions of Americans who don’t pray at all.

By Charles C. Haynes  |  07:59 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 01/23/2013

On Mawlid, a new way to honor the prophet

What would Muhammad do about water access and poverty?

By Mohamed Magid  |  06:38 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Lance Armstrong’s confession: This is your ego on steroids

Lance Armstrong is the ugly face of American exceptionalism.

By David Wolpe  |  06:26 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 01/23/2013

A United States for nonbelievers?

The inauguration one atheist wishes President Obama had.

By Herb Silverman  |  01:15 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 01/23/2013

A chance for peace? Israeli elections 2013

From the Arab Spring to the Occupy movements, profound questions about inequality are on the move in the world.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  12:43 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Beyond faith in guns

A majority of Americans, the Vatican, a coalition of religious leaders, even the late Ronald Reagan appear to agree: limiting gun rights is the moral thing to do.

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft  |  08:57 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Respecting women is respecting life

There’s no mistaking biology. Womanly bodies are wonderfully made, and purposefully created with an empty space of a womb carried under her heart.

By Pat Gohn  |  01:46 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Roe a matter of religious liberty

The decision to have an abortion --or not --is one of private conscience. This is a matter of religious freedom.

By Nancy K. Kaufman  |  12:39 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 01/22/2013

Roe v. Wade anniversary: How abortion became an evangelical issue

What Catholics taught evangelicals about the moral emergency of abortion.

By R. Albert Mohler  |  11:54 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 01/17/2013

Why we’re praying for America

Renewing our country starts from within.

By James A. Forbes and Richard Land  |  10:54 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 01/17/2013

A philosophy for today

Wolpe muses on matters great and small--from great philosophers of old to common frustrations of life in 2013.

By David Wolpe  |  09:21 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:04 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Christianity after Louie Giglio

Monday morning quarterbacking the Giglio fumble.

By Becky Garrison  |  09:04 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:39 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Forgive Lance Armstrong?

Armstrong admits doping, but should we forgive?

By James Martin  |  08:39 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Sandy Hook: never again

The challenge that we now must face is not only political; it is also spiritual.

By David Saperstein and Julie Schonfeld  |  08:32 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Why I’m calling Jesus names

On calling Jesus dirty, and a capitalist.

By Johnnie Moore  |  08:28 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 01/16/2013

What faith means for families

Churches have not done enough to confront the impact of family breakdown on the spiritual lives of young people.

By Elizabeth Marquardt, Amy Ziettlow and Charles E. Stokes  |  03:45 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 01/16/2013

What Les Miserables teaches about prayer

With Javert and Valjean, two very different approach to prayer, mercy and God.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  |  02:22 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Gang rape cases show need for a new India for women

Let India look to its ancient mythology as inspiration for camaraderie and mutual respect between sexes.

By Kavita Ramdya  |  12:53 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Gun control in a fallen world

There is no single Christian position on gun control.

By John Mark Reynolds  |  10:34 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 01/16/2013

A ‘Newtown’ every two weeks: Will Obama’s gun control proposals curb the epidemic of gun violence in Chicago?

For the United States, not even one death from gun violence is acceptable. That’s the moral standard to which we need to hold one another.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  09:57 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Making Islamic sense of free speech

Although Islam values social harmony over individualism, the faith does not prescribe any worldly punishment for unseemly speech.  

By Harris Zafar  |  11:13 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/14/2013

The seductions of ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Torture is immoral. Just because you can behave in a certain way, does not mean that you should.

By Richard L. Killmer  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 01/14/2013

The moral mandates around gun control

The greatest moral failure of our time could be our inability save the lives of those threatened by gun violence.

By Michael McBride  |  10:41 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 PM ET, 01/13/2013

Why the National Cathedral’s decision to perform same-sex marriages matters

The new policy is profound symbol of how far one Christian community has come in living the commands to love and serve.

By Sharon Groves  |  11:58 PM ET, 01/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Love your faith? Then pay for it.

A government program in New Hampshire helps fund religious education. The scheme may be complicated, but the Constitution is clear.

By Barry W. Lynn  |  10:19 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 01/10/2013

Obama to use Martin Luther King’s Bible at Inauguration: Remember MLK the preacher

With the news that President Obama plans to use MLK’s Bible during the Inauguration, a look at the civil rights leader’s spiritual mission.

By David Waters  |  11:46 AM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:11 PM ET, 01/09/2013

The Muslim world needs a ‘women’s uprising’

The Islamic world must confront the reality behind its public image.

By Khurram Dara  |  08:11 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 01/09/2013

God favored ‘older parenthood’

In our culture’s ongoing debate over when and how to parent, Christians have the story of Elizabeth.

By Enuma Okoro  |  07:15 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 01/09/2013

Time to ditch ‘evangelicals’?

Can the evangelical brand be salvaged, or should it be scrapped?

By John S. Dickerson  |  11:20 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/09/2013

Poverty rates reflect ‘serious moral failure’

Catholic bishop: Congress can’t “balance the budget on the backs of the poor, saying they’ll benefit from long term economic prosperity.”

By Jaime Soto  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 01/09/2013

Faith and the flu

Disease has no religion.

By Faheem Younus  |  10:37 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Lou Holtz gives Catholics a pep talk, encourages them to ‘come home’

Many have left the faith, but does the church want to listen to the reasons why?

By Mathew N. Schmalz  |  01:21 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:36 AM ET, 01/08/2013

The ‘war on women’ meets social media

Inspired by social media and a tragic biblical history, women find their voice online.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  06:36 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:26 AM ET, 01/08/2013

Women at the Western Wall

On the Sabbath, a gender divide.

By Daniela Deane  |  06:26 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 01/07/2013

The Antichrist next door

Why does the idea of the Antichrist pervade our culture?

By Jerry Pattengale  |  06:54 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Accommodating religious freedom

When religious convictions clash with secular laws, how far should government go to accommodate religious claims of conscience?

By Charles C. Haynes  |  05:47 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 01/07/2013

When Catholicism was kind

Pope Paul VI is now on the track to sainthood. Does today’s church need his gentle approach?

By Mathew N. Schmalz  |  04:51 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Scott Lively gets his day in court

An anti-gay rights activist faces a trial in Massachusetts for his activism in Uganda.

By Vince Warren  |  01:55 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 01/04/2013

As HHS birth control mandate comes into effect, religious freedom flounders

The Supreme Court has given broad protections to conscience rights. Why should this not extend to those opposed to covering contraception?

By Mary Ann Walsh  |  10:15 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 01/03/2013

A G-d for all people, religious or not

Does the Almighty have a people problem?

By Abraham Cooper and Yitzchok Adlerstein  |  10:17 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Hope after Russia’s adoption ban: Adopting justice

As spiritual adoptees into God’s family, many Christians feel called to adopt orphans.

By Paul Pennington  |  10:05 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 01/02/2013

The Islam women were promised

Pardoning rapists who agree to marry their victim is mercy’s antithesis.

By Musa Furber  |  09:22 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 01/01/2013

Peace begins in the gay-friendly home

Even though Pope Benedict disapproves, Catholics embrace their gay friends and family.

By Casey and Mary Ellen Lopata  |  08:14 AM ET, 01/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 01/01/2013

A new year in Christ: 8 new ways to live

Resolutions can’t rescue us; we need to be reborn entirely.

By Mark Driscoll  |  07:49 AM ET, 01/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 12/31/2012

2013: The year without fear?

In a biblical refrain for the new year, remember “there is no fear in love.” (1John 4:18)

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  06:57 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 12/31/2012

Keeping the faith: 2012 in gay rights victories

Advances made in religious circles towards LGBT equality would have been deemed wish lists even a year ago, says writer.

By Becky Garrison  |  01:57 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Becky Garrison; gay marriage; same-sex marriage; Episcopal Church; GLAAD; LGBT equality; LGBT; religious circles; faith communities; discrimination; same-sex couples; transgender rights

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 12/31/2012

A spiritual New Year

Renewal isn’t something external to achieve, the body already shows the way.

By Deepak Chopra  |  01:40 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 12/31/2012

Wolpe: List reminds us fight against hatred of Jews must remain alive

Rabbi David Wolpe reflects on Simon Wiesenthal Center’s annual list of anti-Semitic/anti-Israel slurs.

By David Wolpe  |  01:28 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rabbi David Wolpe; anti-Semitism; Simon Wiesenthal Center; slurs; Jewish; anti-Israel

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 12/31/2012

Watch Night: The ‘moment when memory becomes hope’

A reflection on link between New Year’s Eve services and the Emancipation Proclamation.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  |  12:39 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Valerie Elverton Dixon; Watch Night; Watch Night services; New Year’s Eve services; worship services; Emancipation Proclamation; Abraham Lincoln; Civil War; freedom

 

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