Faith: Christian

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    “If any event ever merited the description of miracle,” says the Rev. Christian Fuhrer, it was the 1989 revolution that reunited East and West Germany, “a revolution that grew out of the church.” More

    November 6, 2009 | Comments

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    Twenty years ago, a nonviolent movement emerged from the sanctuary of historic St. Nikolai Evangelical Lutheran Church in Leipzig. It was rooted, according to its pastor, in weekly prayers for peace and readings from the Sermon on the Mount that countered “the reality of political hopelessness.” More

    November 6, 2009 | Comments

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    There will always be a purpose to monastic life, say the sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, as long as there is a need in the world for silence, prayer, simplicity, and balance. More

    October 30, 2009 | Comments

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    She started a support group for women with emotional problems and histories of sexual abuse, and she wants to earn degrees in social work and theological studies to help others like them. More

    October 23, 2009 | Comments

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    “That’s federal public lands,” says plaintiff Frank Buono. “It belongs to everyone, and so it matters to me that the lands held in common by the United States do not become the venues for sectarian religious expressions, even of my own religious expressions.” More

    October 2, 2009 | Comments

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    “There’s definitely something spiritual about working with the earth and feeling a relationship with all of God’s creation,” says Cara Gonzalez, a parishioner at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Bethesda, Maryland, who volunteers in the church garden. More

    October 2, 2009 | Comments

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    Read an excerpt from Harvard theologian Harvey Cox’s new book, “The Future of Faith.” More

    September 25, 2009 | Comments

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    A community of entrepreneurial Cistercian monks in rural Wisconsin balance a life of prayer and work, charity and contemplation. They also run a multi-million-dollar ink-and-toner business.

    September 11, 2009 | Comments

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    Located in Jerusalem's Old City near the Damascus Gate, this children's charity traces its roots to 19th-century American evangelicals Horatio and Anna Spafford. Together they established a philanthropic and utopian Christian community that was known as the American Colony.

    August 14, 2009 | Comments

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    The Apostle Paul was "a conflict-ridden polemicist" who became "the future of an ancient movement of unlettered, agrarian, Semitic-speaking, indigenous Palestinians," writes New Testament scholar Allen Dwight Callahan.

    August 5, 2009 | Comments

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