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Guest Voices: February, 2013

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 02/27/2013

Benedict the meek: How a quiet man’s pontificate shaped Millennials

The rock star pope was replaced by the introvert pope, the poet by the academic.

By Christopher Hale  |  04:44 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 02/27/2013

‘How America’s war on terror became a global war on tribal Islam’

It is in the interest of the United States to understand, in all the tribal societies with which it is engaged.

By Akbar Ahmed  |  04:15 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest, Winter Storms

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Negotiating change in the Islamic religious establishment

One view of navigating the future of Egypt and Islam.

By Ali Gomaa  |  11:37 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Ready to come out as pro-gay? Welcome to the club.

The world is changing. It’s happening through loving witness, caring conversation and living our lives as examples of people who care about the community around us.

By Ross Murray  |  11:25 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Sequester: When greed becomes policy

We need to reject the ideology of selfishness and greed once and for all.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  10:54 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 02/26/2013

The origin of the ‘nones’

Scholars of religion in the United States have been using the term “nones” since the 1960s, despite some qualms about its connotations.

By Alan Cooperman  |  12:38 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Call him ‘pope emeritus’

Pope Benedict is redefining what it means to lead the Catholic Church in the modern world.

By Don Clemmer  |  12:26 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 02/25/2013

When do student prayers cross the First Amendment line?

Students are free to pray in public schools – except when they aren’t.

By Charles C. Haynes  |  01:47 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Freedom languishes for Baha’is in Iran

The sad truth is that Baha’is in Iran are used to insecurity.

By Winston Nagan  |  12:54 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Don't call us ‘the nones': In praise of religious independence

Why are the unaffiliated labeled negatively as the “nones”? Let’s call them what they are: spiritual independents.

By Christian Piatt  |  11:15 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 02/25/2013

America’s Latino future

Feds should keep the faith with Latino grassroots groups.

By John J. DiIulio Jr.  |  10:57 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest, U.S. Weather

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Pope Benedict XVI, the great

Why I preferred Benedict's papacy to Pope John Paul II.

By Mathew N. Schmalz  |  07:50 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 02/22/2013

The real church scandal

The next pope must change the damaging policies that place more emphasis on abstract doctrines than on suffering humans.

By Herb Silverman  |  04:01 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Church and state in France and the United States

Americans are mostly concerned about freedom of religion; the French freedom from religion.

By Jean Baubérot  |  03:09 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 02/21/2013

How to reduce abortions

Five proven ways to prevent unplanned pregnancies and abortion from a Catholic anti-abortion leader.

By Richard M. Doerflinger  |  08:56 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Latest

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 02/20/2013

What’s a Christian theologian doing at a conference on secularism?

For there to be religious pluralism, and freedom of conscience, there must be a political sphere where no one religion can gain control over citizens because of religious beliefs.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  04:59 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 02/20/2013

The war on terror and the war for hearts and minds

“You are an ambassador for Islam,” Ahmed said to the assembly.

By Priyanka Srinivasa  |  01:21 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Is entertainment our new American idol?

We have gone from watching entertainers to worshiping them.

By Kyle Idleman  |  12:01 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 02/19/2013

The new American Jewish secularism

Is Judaism becoming more American, or is America becoming more Jewish?

By Barry A. Kosmin and Ariela Keysar  |  11:15 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Should Christians embrace secularism?

Perhaps, yes, but this is not your (evangelical) father’s secularism.

By John Fea  |  11:02 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Is secularism making a comeback?

From Obama’s nod to “those of no faith” to the religious right’s loss at the polls, is the secular movement on its way back?

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  10:51 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 02/14/2013

The church young Catholics want

Jesus was radically inclusive. Is the church?

By Annie Selak  |  04:10 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 02/14/2013

Living Valentine’s day every day

Keeping the faith the rest of the year.

By Margaret Feinberg  |  03:29 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 02/14/2013

Beneath commercialized Valentine’s Day, elusive saint emerges in art history

Who was the man behind the lover’s holiday?

By Menachem Wecker  |  03:02 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 02/14/2013

Being Jewish on Valentine’s Day

In the United States even the name of the holiday has been changed from religious to secular.

By Marion L. Usher  |  02:35 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 02/14/2013

A Jewish guide to love

In Judaism the initial act of love was God’s creation of the world.

By David Wolpe  |  01:26 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 02/14/2013

A Mormon guide to love

Mormons are romantics at heart. How could they not be when they genuinely believe and live with an eternal mindset?

By Kathryn Skaggs  |  09:11 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 02/14/2013

A Catholic guide to love, Benedict XVI style

What does Pope Benedict XVI, a celibate man, know about love? Lots, actually.

By Danielle Bean  |  08:29 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 02/14/2013

A Muslim guide to love

The Islamic tradition reminds all husbands and wives that their spouses were created so that “you may find tranquility in them” and that you must treat them with “affection and mercy” in your dealings with one another.

By Arsalan Iftikhar  |  08:16 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 02/14/2013

A seeker’s guide to love

The journey becomes more fascinating if someone else travels with you.

By Deepak Chopra  |  08:09 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 02/14/2013

An atheist guide to love

God doesn’t have a monopoly on love; it something we create by ourselves.

By Libby Anne  |  07:52 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 02/14/2013

A Hindu guide to love

Forget the Kama Sutra: Seva, or selfless service to others, is the highest profession of love.   

By Aseem Shukla  |  07:41 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 02/14/2013

A Christian guide to love

“God is love” does not mean that “love is God.”

By Mark Driscoll  |  07:21 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Finding the ‘living waters'

As we lead up to Lent, let’s reflect on ways that the meaning of Jesus’ life and message can call us to action.

By Dr. James A. Kowalski  |  04:45 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Interfaith(less) dialogue

It’s a lot easier to change what we don’t like from the inside than from the outside.

By Herb Silverman  |  04:15 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 02/13/2013

On homosexuality, many Christians get the Bible wrong

Christians don’t need to bind themselves to the way homosexuality was understood 2,000 years ago.

By Adam Hamilton  |  04:00 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Lutheran prayers at Newtown

When faiths cannot stand arm in arm over the grave of children, God weeps.

By David Wolpe  |  03:50 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 02/13/2013

The Catholic Church must change

OPINION I Who would Jesus condemn? Too many of us can no longer find Christ in our church.

By James Salt  |  01:14 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 02/13/2013

The Catholic Church can’t change

Not only will the church remain orthodox with Pope Benedict’s successor, it should.

By Ashley McGuire  |  12:53 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 02/13/2013

‘They deserve a vote’: Call and response in Obama’s State of the Union

Our civic responsibility to one another--from preventing gun violence to safety net programs--is also spiritual.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  08:31 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Ashes for the unabashedly Catholic

Ashes don’t say we’re holy. They say we’re sinners.

By Mary Ann Walsh  |  07:45 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Planning for papal retirement

What happens when the pope swaps the throne of Peter for an easy chair?

By Dwight Longenecker  |  04:55 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 02/11/2013

Pope Benedict resigns: The power of letting go

By giving up the papacy in this way, and at this time, Benedict will have the opportunity to shape the choice of his successor.

By Mathew N. Schmalz  |  11:05 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Delaying equality for Boy Scouts

On gay equality, it’s time for the BSA leadership to lead.

By Gene Robinson and Chad Griffin  |  04:22 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 02/08/2013

In Texas schools, a failing grade for Bible courses

When the Bible comes into the public school classroom, it must arrive through the First Amendment door.

By Charles C. Haynes  |  03:28 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 02/08/2013

From the Boy Scouts to the British Parliament: Left behind? Conservative Christians and the gay revolution

Evangelicals cannot join the moral revolution on homosexuality, but it seems unlikely that we can stop it, either.

By R. Albert Mohler Jr  |  03:01 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 02/07/2013

The moral hazards of U.S. drone policy

Every nation and every individual needs someone looking over their shoulder and checking their exercise of power. All are fallible. Even us.

By David P. Gushee  |  12:53 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 02/07/2013

Was Obama referencing atheists at National Prayer Breakfast?

The National Prayer Breakfast only bolsters the false notion that our nation is a Christian one -- and name-dropping other belief systems doesn’t help the situation one bit.

By Hemant Mehta  |  11:20 AM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 02/07/2013

U.S. drone strike policy: Just War or just targeted killing?

Could this be the same President Obama who inspired the world in his Nobel Peace Prize address?

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  10:32 AM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 02/06/2013

With Boy Scouts delay on gay members, what else is up for debate?

What’s next --questioning left-handed handshakes, three-fingered salutes and green socks?

By David Mason  |  12:40 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 02/06/2013

Evangelical Catholics on offense

Catholicism can no longer be a weekend hobby. Our age requires bold Christian witness.

By George Weigel  |  10:57 AM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 02/06/2013

Making black history for gay rights

No other community of people has worked for change, especially related to civil rights, than African Americans.

By Pamela Lightsey  |  10:28 AM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 02/06/2013

‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle and Eddie Ray Routh: PTSD in the valley of the shadow of death

Too many veterans teeter between mental wholeness and mental hell.

By Marshele Carter Waddell  |  09:30 AM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:55 PM ET, 02/05/2013

White House: Drone program ‘legal,’ ‘ethical’ and ‘wise.’ Is it?

The U.S. is fighting a drone war. Is it just?

By Maryann Cusimano Love  |  07:55 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 02/05/2013

On Feb. 12, should Darwin get his day?

Will those who reject Darwin's findings ever evolve?

By Herb Silverman  |  06:56 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 02/04/2013

The cheated generation: lack of good jobs for young adults is creating a moral crisis

We must face up to this moral crisis and demand the policies that will employ Millennials.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  01:42 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 02/04/2013

Immigration reform a challenge for all Catholics

The Catholic Church has always been an immigrant church.

By Kim Daniels  |  10:19 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 02/01/2013

Is Cardinal Mahony’s censure a sign of a new Catholic Church?

Retired L.A. Cardinal Roger Mahony now stripped of his public duties for his mishandling of sexual abuses cases.

By Mathew N. Schmalz  |  12:38 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 02/01/2013

What gay activists can learn from Shane Windmeyer

By Ross Murray  |  12:04 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 02/01/2013

Hey atheists: You’ve got a friend

Do atheists have more religious friends than they realize?

By Roy Speckhardt  |  11:49 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 02/01/2013

For gay Boy Scouts, the fight goes on

Until the national organization is willing to issue a blanket non-discrimination policy on the basis of sexual orientation, the work goes on.

By Zach Wahls  |  10:48 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 01/31/2013

What conservative Christians should learn from Dan Cathy

The Chick-fil-A president has been called many things. This week I add one more: an exemplary follower of Christ.

By John S. Dickerson  |  04:06 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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