Topic: Faith and Spirituality

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    “I think that people who are leaving church, or people who call themselves spiritual but not religious, are raising really significant questions about faith, about community life and about the future of religion that religious leaders should pay more attention to.” More

    March 15, 2013 | Comments

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    “Religion is important. Being spiritual is important. What’s not as important is to join and to go every week,” says Kellen McClure when asked about churches and their worship services. He is one of the fast-rising number of Americans who describe their religion as “nothing in particular” or “none of the above” when surveyed by opinion researchers. More

    March 1, 2013 | Comments

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    “One of the great gifts of Vatican II was that it sent us back to study what the Gospels were saying.” More

    March 1, 2013 | Comments

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    “We’re not promoting faith. We’re not even promoting interfaith. We’re promoting understanding,” says Dr. Douglas Kindschi, director of the Kaufman Interfaith Institute at Grand Valley State University. More

    February 1, 2013 | Comments

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    “We have a gigantic rift running through our culture, and it’s a rift that doesn’t run between denominations and institutions. It runs through them.” More

    December 7, 2012 | Comments

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    The disabled, says religion writer Mark Pinsky, “are not just people who need help, but they are people who can help.” More

    November 30, 2012 | Comments

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    “The idea of the Talmud is that you are allowed to ask questions about everything,” says Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. He calls the Talmud “the central pillar Jewish culture” and “a vast book encouraging you to ask questions.” More

    November 21, 2012 | Comments

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    There was more than one message on Election Day when it came to the role of evangelicals, Catholics, and Mormons in politics and the place of economic, social, and cultural issues as the fiscal cliff approaches. More

    November 9, 2012 | Comments

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    Some pastors say their job is not to endorse political candidates. It is to make sure that their church members vote and “that they understand what’s at stake,” says Pastor Jeffery Daniel. More

    September 21, 2012 | Comments

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    “We often think of meditation as being primarily a solo activity, but there is a communal aspect even though you’re in silence… I think that communal aspect is part of what helps build that habit of heart over time,” says Pastor Cathy Abbott of Arlington Temple United Methodist Church. The church hosts daily silent group meditation for people of all faiths. More

    September 13, 2012 | Comments

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