Topic: Faith and Spirituality

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    The gospel of Jesus Christ is not a prosperity gospel, according to megachurch leader David Platt. It is “a homeless and wounded gospel” about “adversity, persecution, struggles, poverty, and helping one another out.” More

    October 15, 2010 | Comments

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    Gidon Bromberg of Friends of the Earth Middle East says the Jordan River, holy to half of humanity, has become a mixture of sewage water and agricultural runoff unsafe for the pilgrims who come to be baptized in it. More

    October 8, 2010 | Comments

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    Novelist Allegra Goodman say that entering into the minds of religious people is “a very rich place to be as a writer.” Her new book is called “The Cookbook Collector, “and we spoke with her at the National Book Festival in Washington, DC. More

    September 28, 2010 | Comments

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    If you are a patient who is poor, says this doctor-nun, “sometimes in this society your are taught not to care about yourself…You are denigrated and told you are not an important person.” More

    September 24, 2010 | Comments

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    She is a quadriplegic who has spent more than 40 years in a wheel chair, and she says living with suffering teaches you who you are. More

    September 24, 2010 | Comments

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    Singing, drawing, and painting are unique forms of expression for this evangelical speaker and writer and also a means of encouraging others. More

    September 24, 2010 | Comments

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    At a press conference this week in Washington, DC, religious leaders gathered to denounce anti-Muslim bigotry and “to promote a culture of mutual respect and the assurance of religious freedom for all.”
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    September 9, 2010 | Comments

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    “There’s something happening inside of the hearts and minds of people that has brought us all together,” says Rev. John Dee Jeffries of the First Baptist Church in Chalmette, Louisiana.
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    August 27, 2010 | Comments

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    “The fear people have is that if my child is raised in the other parent’s religion, then the child will grow closer to the other parent,” says one interfaith family mediator. More

    August 27, 2010 | Comments

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    “For me Reiki is another form of prayer,” says spiritual director Lauri Lumby Schmidt. But a member of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops says this holistic healing practice is “not of God.” More

    August 6, 2010 | Comments

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