Topic: Faith and Spirituality

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    “I have a hard time conceiving of a God completely removed from suffering,” says Christian Wiman, a lecturer in religion and literature at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. “Once I understand the notion of Christ participating in suffering, then it makes more sense to me.” More

    October 25, 2013 | Comments

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    “Poetry had always been the place where I’d experienced God and it’s still the place where I feel lifted out of myself and given something I could not understand in any other way.” More

    October 25, 2013 | Comments

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    As it celebrates its 100th anniversary, one of the main branches of Judaism faces challenges as membership declines and leaders look for ways to expand outreach, especially to younger Jews. More

    October 18, 2013 | Comments

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    Watch excerpts from a panel discussion at Georgetown University examining the influence of Pope Francis’ leadership on American public life six months after his election. More

    October 4, 2013 | Comments

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    More than 2,200 candle-lit paper lanterns with individually written messages of peace were set afloat onto a large reflecting pool in New York City in honor of people who have dedicated their lives to the cause of peace. More

    September 24, 2013 | Comments

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    “The Arab world will always be a religious place,” says film director Haifaa Al-Mansour, but “it’s important not to see ourselves as us against the world. It’s more of us with the world.” More

    September 23, 2013 | Comments

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    “On Yom Kippur you resolve to do better in the coming year, not to be perfect, just to be better.” More

    September 13, 2013 | Comments

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    “Roman Catholicism is the storehouse, the treasure house of the Christian tradition. It’s this whole notion of the blend of wisdom, of commitment, of knowledge, of holiness. That’s the church for me. That’s the church I’m waiting for.” More

    August 30, 2013 | Comments

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    “Our purpose is to present the most humane, spiritual, moral, communal model of life for a world in chaos around us—to be an island of care and cohesion in the midst of all the movement.” More

    August 30, 2013 | Comments

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    “The world does really hunger for community and that is something that Benedictine spirituality has to offer. It is what Benedict did that was different. He created communities of people, brought people together to live this life in common.” More

    August 30, 2013 | Comments

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