Topic: Faith and Spirituality

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    “We’re not promoting faith. We’re not even promoting interfaith. We’re promoting understanding,” says Dr. Douglas Kindschi, director of the Kaufman Interfaith Institute at Grand Valley State University. More

    February 1, 2013 | Comments

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    “We have a gigantic rift running through our culture, and it’s a rift that doesn’t run between denominations and institutions. It runs through them.” More

    December 7, 2012 | Comments

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    The disabled, says religion writer Mark Pinsky, “are not just people who need help, but they are people who can help.” More

    November 30, 2012 | Comments

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    “The idea of the Talmud is that you are allowed to ask questions about everything,” says Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. He calls the Talmud “the central pillar Jewish culture” and “a vast book encouraging you to ask questions.” More

    November 21, 2012 | Comments

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    There was more than one message on Election Day when it came to the role of evangelicals, Catholics, and Mormons in politics and the place of economic, social, and cultural issues as the fiscal cliff approaches. More

    November 9, 2012 | Comments

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    Some pastors say their job is not to endorse political candidates. It is to make sure that their church members vote and “that they understand what’s at stake,” says Pastor Jeffery Daniel. More

    September 21, 2012 | Comments

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    “We often think of meditation as being primarily a solo activity, but there is a communal aspect even though you’re in silence… I think that communal aspect is part of what helps build that habit of heart over time,” says Pastor Cathy Abbott of Arlington Temple United Methodist Church. The church hosts daily silent group meditation for people of all faiths. More

    September 13, 2012 | Comments

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    We talk with Rev. Frank Wade, interim dean of the Washington National Cathedral, about the value of cathedrals in a twenty-first century world and the role a cathedral can play in helping the nation understand the relationship between faith and politics. More

    August 24, 2012 | Comments

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    Jesus, says New Testament scholar Amy Jill Levine, “teaches like a Jew. He talks in parables…and Jesus is just a fabulous Jewish storyteller.” More

    August 10, 2012 | Comments

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    We all choose how to read religious texts, says this Vanderbilt Divinity School New Testament and Jewish studies professor who proposes that “what we can do is read graciously in the presence of our neighbor.” More

    August 10, 2012 | Comments

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