Topic: Faith and Spirituality

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    Marilynne Robinson's Calvinist Protestantism imbues her with a fierce political liberalism grounded in Scripture and informs the respect with which she describes small movements of character and conversation.

    September 18, 2009 | Comments

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    People of many faiths and religious backgrounds joined Muslims on September 3 at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC for a prayer service and Ramadan dinner to celebrate interfaith service projects.

    September 10, 2009 | Comments

  • lmth

    Watch interviews with delegates to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's recent national assembly, which voted to allow local congregations to hire noncelibate gay and lesbian pastors.

    August 25, 2009 | Comments

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    At its national assembly in Minneapolis, the country's largest Lutheran denomination permitted the ordination and hiring of homosexual clergy who are in “lifelong, monogamous” relationships.

    August 21, 2009 | Comments

  • mark-whitlock

    "We must return to the values that made the black church a true success," says Rev. Mark Whitlock, director of community initiatives at USC's Center for Religion and Civic Culture, where a mentoring program trains African-American clergy in community organizing, economic development, and church leadership strategies.

    August 21, 2009 | Comments

  • 1250-09-800

    Dr. Joseph Tate delivers babies the old-fashioned way, using methods some obstetricians call risky. But his patients say God guides his hands. More

    August 14, 2009 | Comments

  • joelhome

    Florida megachurch pastor Joel Hunter says evangelicalism is changing, strong interfaith relationships are important, and faith communities should support a broad public policy agenda.

    August 7, 2009 | Comments

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    "People think the church can save the country, when really some types of political responsibility can save the church," says megachurch pastor Joel Hunter

    August 7, 2009 | Comments

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    We’re segregated in housing. The job market is segregated, and we end up going to churches with people who look like us. Experts say US churches are ten times less diverse than the neighborhoods they sit in.

    July 31, 2009 | Comments

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    Read more of Lucky Severson’s interview about interracial churches with Rice University sociology professor Michael Emerson.

    July 31, 2009 | Comments

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