Topic: Faith and Spirituality

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    “I find that starting the day with a little bit of quiet time changes the whole complexion of the rest of the day. It’s almost like warming up before you go into an athletic event. But the key is that you can do it anywhere,” says Congressman Tim Ryan, author of A Mindful Nation. More

    July 20, 2012 | Comments

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    “We asked religious scholars and they said that if we’re out on a mission like this, there is no problem with not fasting on the condition that when you return, you fast the days you lost, because fasting like prayer is obligatory,” says Abu Rmeileh, the first Palestinian to qualify for the Olympics. More

    July 20, 2012 | Comments

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    “When you are reciting the Quran you feel like you are talking to Allah,” says Quran reciter Sheikh Mohammad Alraee. During Ramadan he has been chanting the Quran from memory at the Islamic Center of Northern Virginia. More

    July 20, 2012 | Comments

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    “We empower national Masai to do the ministry. I didn’t start any of these churches. I’m not the leader of any of these churches. But we’ve trained these people so that they could move out and do it,” says Gary Woods, a missionary who has been preaching in Africa for 25 years. More

    July 6, 2012 | Comments

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    “Just plant the seeds in hope and faith, and you see early fruits that are terribly encouraging.” More

    June 29, 2012 | Comments

  • thumb01-mentalillness

    At the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter in Atlanta, most of the congregation is made of up of people with mental illnesses—bipolar disorder, clinical depression, schizophrenia—who worship and pray together. More

    June 22, 2012 | Comments

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    “I am a human being, I’m a Buddhist monk, I am a Westerner,” says this sophisticated photographer, and the Dalai Lama has also asked him to lead one of Tibetan Buddhism’s most important monasteries. More

    June 15, 2012 | Comments

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    “There seems to be a theme in the album, not intentional, and it’s funny because for somebody who is not a religious person, God comes up a lot in my songs,” says legendary singer/songwriter Paul Simon. More

    June 1, 2012 | Comments

  • thumb01-womenintheology

    “To have a situation in which we recognize the full equality of women changes everything,” says Union Theological Seminary president Serene Jones. More

    May 25, 2012 | Comments

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    “There is a whole historical world of women who have risen as leaders in religious communities because they were called to do it, not because someone said they could,” according to the first woman president of Union Theological Seminary. More

    May 25, 2012 | Comments

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