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Under God: August, 2011

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Muslims welcome Ramadan

Dates and information as Ramadan begins.

By Andy Smith  |  10:18 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Eddie Long faced fifth accuser, says Fox report

Eddie Long, the Georgia megachurch pastor who settled out of court with four young men who accused him of sexual misconduct, may have faced allegations from a fifth accuser.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  01:46 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:39 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Pietro Sambi, Vatican ambassador, dies at 73

Pietro Sambi, the papal ambassador to the United States since 2005, died Wednesday night apparently from complications related to lung surgery, according to Vatican Radio.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  06:39 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Charter school founder to speak at Metropolitan A.M.E

The founder of the Dorothy I. Height Community Academy Public Charter School will speak on July 31, at 9 a.m at Metropolitan AME.

By Andy Smith  |  03:06 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 07/26/2011

What’s behind Campus Crusade for Christ’s name change?

Why did one of the world’s largest evangelical organizations change it name last week?

By Jeannine Hunter  |  10:05 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Conservative Christian reaction to Norway killings

Some experts on radicals like Breivik are warning anew this week about what they see as the dangers of leaving anti-Islam rhetoric unaddressed in the political mainstream.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  05:30 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 07/25/2011

NASCAR prayer: Pastor Joe Nelms thanks God for Dodges, Toyotas and my ‘smokin’ hot wife’ (video)

In a scene straight out of Will Ferrell’s movie Talledega Nights, a Nascar chaplain this weekend prayed in front of thousands to thank God for “Dodges and Toyotas” and his “smokin’ hot wife Lisa.”

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  02:58 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Tim Pawlenty calls Jesus his ‘political hero’

What is Jesus’s legacy as a political figure?

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 PM ET, 07/21/2011

International Convocation of the Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church held in Washington, D.C.

By Hamil Harris  |  11:27 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Muslims in America: Defending faith

On Faith highlights three readers discussing whether or not it is hard time to be Muslim in this country.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  01:14 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Mormon Mitt Romney not ‘Christian,’ says Fox News host

A Fox News host said Sunday that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is “obviously not ... a Christian,” a view that, if widely held, may have repercussions for the Mormon candidate’s election odds.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  12:52 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 07/17/2011

Obama family walks to church (video)

The first family attended services at St. John’s Church, a historic Episcopal church across the street from the White House.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  06:21 PM ET, 07/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 AM ET, 07/16/2011

Kosher is about more than food

Lately the conversation among Orthodox Jews about kosher food in our city has become associated with an additional goal that takes us back to the original intent of the Leviticus commandments.

By Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld  |  12:04 AM ET, 07/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Faith

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Is meditation a religion? 

Experts say the major change in how meditation is viewed in this country in the last two decades is that it’s been detached from its religious roots.

By Michelle Boorstein  |  07:00 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Faith in the GOP: Pawlenty’s video pitch, Bachmann’s ‘Antichrist’ buzz, Islam and the election

Events of the last couple days suggest that the 2012 crop of GOP presidential candidates is going to provide us religion reporters with a lot more fodder than their counterparts did last time. 

By Michelle Boorstein  |  02:56 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 07/14/2011

TOMS Shoes founder apologizes for Focus on the Family connection

The business owner was under fire for his work with the evangelical organization.

By Jeannine Hunter  |  09:38 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Same-sex marriage again an issue for religious charities

These local fights are microcosms of a broader, national issue: How to reconcile civil rights (the rights of same-sex couples) with those of religious liberty (the rights of religious conservatives to discriminate on the basis of their religious beliefs).

By Michelle Boorstein  |  04:59 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Mormon missionaries in D.C.

Mormon missionaries currently have a hold on the popular imagination (see: Broadway), but what’s it really like to evangelize for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

By Elizabeth Tenety and Ben de la Cruz  |  12:34 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 07/09/2011

Family reunions, a time to pass on beliefs

How does one transfer to a successor generation, those whom the acclaimed novelist Colson Whitehead calls “our replacements,” a belief in God, an understanding of one’s story and a familiarity with the songs and hymns that provided the soundtrack along the journey?

By Thomas Bowen  |  07:02 PM ET, 07/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 07/09/2011

Dalai Lama’s ‘Talk for World Peace’

Thousands turned out to the West Lawn of the Capitol for the Buddhist leader’s talk, emcee’d by Whoopi Goldberg. Read quotes from his speech and view photos from the event.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  12:00 AM ET, 07/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Read ‘The Marriage Vow’ pledge signed by Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum

While many of the beliefs stated in the pledge are common talking points among socially conservative politicians, other elements inflamed activists Friday.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  07:00 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Whoopi Goldberg: From Sister Mary Clarence to the Dalai Lama’s emcee

Whoopi Goldberg will add a bit of Hollywood glamour to an ancient world faith when she emcees the Dalai Lama’s “A Talk for World Peace” at the U.S. Capitol.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  05:38 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Dalai Lama meets with Boehner, Pelosi on Capitol Hill

“In Congress, our commitment to the Tibetan people has always brought the two parties together,” Boehner said.

By Sarah Khan  |  06:31 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 PM ET, 07/06/2011

On Faith/Local: An introduction

Welcome to On Faith/Local, devoted to extending and deepening our coverage of religion and faith in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

By Andy Smith  |  09:07 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 07/06/2011

The Kalachakra: What to see in D.C.

Planning to participate in or observe the Kalachkra? Use our handy calendar to plan ahead.

By Lauren Abdel-Razzaq  |  05:58 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Under God

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Dalai Lama celebrates 76th birthday in Washington, D.C.

The Buddhist leader also commented on his recent retirement from political life, saying that he had recognized the ‘hypocrisy’ of his advocating for the separation of church and state while claiming leadership in both realms.

By Sarah Khan  |  03:51 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Quick quiz on Buddhism

What do you know about one of the world’s oldest faiths?

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  08:01 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Dalai Lama in D.C. (Live video, tweets)

Follow On Faith for the next ten days as we bring you inside the Dalai Lama’s events in Washington, D.C., including public teachings on Buddhism, a birthday celebration and the Kalachakra ritual.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  07:53 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Michele Bachmann: miscarriage solidified anti-abortion stance

So this is what an “evangelical feminist” looks like.

By Elizabeth Tenety  |  04:44 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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