Topic: Faith and Spirituality

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    You receive ashes on your forehead “to remember that life is short … you come from dust and you will return to dust,” says Julie Bringman, director of Sunday night ministries at Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, DC. More

    February 24, 2012 | Comments (4)

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    Does allowing churches to worship in public schools create a constitutional problem, or is it an expression of religious freedom? More

    February 17, 2012 | Comments (3)

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    Trying to balance issues of public health and religious liberty, the Obama administration announced a plan to calm anger over a new rule that would require health insurance plans, including those offered by Roman Catholic hospitals, universities, and charities, to provide free birth control to female employees. Instead, insurance companies rather than religious institutions will be required to offer contraceptive coverage at no cost. More

    February 10, 2012 | Comments (14)

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    “There’s a flaw in human nature, and it’s in all great writing, the tragic flaw... and yet there is the expectation that ultimately it’s going to be okay,” said this beloved author and lay Episcopalian, who described herself as “a writer who is struggling to be a Christian.”

    February 10, 2012 | Comments (7)

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    “The questions in the eyes of many other Muslims,” says Georgetown University Islamic studies professor John Esposito, is “are these people really Muslims or not?” More

    January 20, 2012 | Comments (42)

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    “It is our love that brings us into communion with God, not our knowledge about God,” he says. “It’s the difference between looking at a photograph of somebody you love and looking into the eyes of someone you love.” More

    December 16, 2011 | Comments (13)

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    “It seems to me like the church would be the place that would lead the way in having dangerous conversations,” says megachurch pastor Rob Bell, author of the controversial “Love Wins: A Book about Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived.” More

    December 2, 2011 | Comments (31)

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    “Is there a point at which a change of heart no longer means anything to God?” Watch more of our interview with pastor and author Rob Bell. More

    December 2, 2011 | Comments (6)

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    “I thought he raised some really interesting questions,” says Prof. Mary Vanden Berg when asked about Rob Bell’s book on heaven and God’s judgement. “But I think Christian tradition has answered them.” Watch more of our discussion with her. More

    December 2, 2011 | Comments (2)

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    “The houses are not just ‘given’ to the families,” says Dr. Brenda Williams, “They have to work for it. They have to earn it.” She and her husband have been using their own money to provide homes to disadvantaged families. More

    November 23, 2011 | Comments (7)

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