Tag: religious

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    Reformation historian, award-winning memoirist, and Cuban émigré Carlos Eire says reading the medieval devotional book “The Imitation of Christ” by Thomas à Kempis was “a conversion experience.” More

    April 1, 2011 | Comments

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    When disaster strikes, the character of a culture is revealed, and in Japan, perceptions of disaster are deeply rooted in traditional religious culture.

    March 18, 2011 | Comments

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    The dean of Yale Divinity School reflects on Lent, poverty, public policy debates, and the moral obligations of people of faith. More

    March 10, 2011 | Comments

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    As states wrestle over workers’ rights, union organizing, and difficult budget and deficit debates, what do religious leaders and organizations have to say? More

    February 25, 2011 | Comments

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    Three expert movie-watchers discuss the moral, ethical, religious, and spiritual themes they saw in some of this year’s Oscar nominees. More

    February 25, 2011 | Comments

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    “If there is a new state, presumably there will more religious tolerance,” says Middle East author and analyst Geneive Abdo. “We can only hope so.” More

    February 11, 2011 | Comments

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    In his State of the Union address to the 112th Congress, President Obama spoke of America’s “common creed” and “moral example.” More

    January 28, 2011 | Comments

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    To mark Human Rights Day on December 10 and the awarding of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize in absentia to jailed Chinese pro-democracy activist Liu Xiaobo, read an essay about a new book on human rights in history and religion’s role in the human rights movement. More

    December 9, 2010 | Comments

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    “I see the future going in this direction, that more and more people will realize how important interreligious dialogue is.” More

    November 19, 2010 | Comments

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    What war veterans need, says Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock of the Truth Commission on Conscience in War, “is for people to let them tell their stories and listen, and most congregations don’t really have a clue how to do that.” More

    November 12, 2010 | Comments

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