Topic: Faith and Spirituality

  • Jordan-River-v5-FEAT

    The Jordan River is the central location for many sacred stories of Jews, Muslims, and Christians. Modern Christians in particular are known to journey to the site some consider to be the religion’s actual starting point. “Why did they insist to build their churches here? Depending on the Bible, depending on the pilgrims’ accounts and the archeological studies,” says Rustom Mkhjian, assistant director of the Jordan River baptism site, “we know this is the spot where Jesus was baptized and Christianity started.” More

    May 8, 2014 | Comments

  • december-v2-FEAT

    Best-selling writer and journalist Sara Davidson says she felt completely unprepared for the reality of dying. Then she met Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, founder of the Jewish Renewal movement. Their weekly conversations about facing mortality led to their book, “The December Project.” “When you feel you’re coming to the end of your tour of duty, what is the spiritual work of that time,” asks Reb Zalman, “and how do we prepare for the mystery?” More

    May 2, 2014 | Comments

  • adam-FEAT

    Watch Web-only excerpts from our recent conversation with the United Methodist pastor of the grandfather and grandson who were shot to death outside a Jewish community center in Kansas. More

    May 1, 2014 | Comments

  • NAT_GEO_JERUSALEM-d4-FEAT

    A new National Geographic film about Jerusalem attempts to transcend the city’s reputation for conflict with sweeping imagery and personal stories of why the city is so loved. “Jerusalem to me is more than a city.” says Farah Ammouri, a young Muslim woman featured in the film. “Its beauty, its spirit, also my religion–but most importantly, it’s my family.” More

    April 25, 2014 | Comments

  • Jesus-Hagia-v2-FEAT

    During the days just before Easter, Christians reflect on the fundamental events that shape their hopes as Christians. “The story of the passion, death, and resurrection, especially the resurrection,” says Father James Martin, SJ, “is at the center of a Christian’s faith.” More

    April 17, 2014 | Comments

  • Father-Jim-Martin-Ext-Int-FEAT

    “For a lot of people who are not Christian, some of the rituals may seem obscure. The songs, the rituals, the masses, the liturgies—they’re really carrying us through the story so we can experience it anew for ourselves.” More

    April 17, 2014 | Comments

  • Micro-Preemies-FEAT

    Modern medicine now allows critically ill premature infants to survive, but at what cost? At Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, doctors, families, and chaplains wrestle with issues of life and death. More

    April 11, 2014 | Comments

  • New-Calvinism_FEAT

    “For some, Calvinism is divisive and unbiblical” says Southern Baptist pastor Daniel Montgomery of Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, Kentucky, “We’ve seen that it unifies our efforts. It gives us an understanding that God is at work in this world. We don’t need to make things happen. We simply join God in what he’s doing.” More

    April 3, 2014 | Comments

  • franciscans-FEAT-2

    Of all the tourists who go to Israel and its surroundings each year, it’s estimated that more than half of them are Christian pilgrims visiting the holiest sites of the Christian story. It was Pope Clement VI who made the Franciscans the official guardians of these sites seven centuries ago. More

    March 28, 2014 | Comments

  • Contraception-FEAT

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday hears arguments in a deeply divisive case: What limits should there be, if any, on owners of corporations claiming a religious exemption from federal law? More

    March 21, 2014 | Comments

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