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Ramadan is Here
July 29, 2011
Ramadan is Here
"Ramadan is that really intense, focused way of fasting and working on our own selves," says Rahima Ullah, "and then working on our relationships to others and ultimately to God."
July 29, 2011
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Clergy Stress
July 29, 2011
Clergy Stress
"There's a lot of pressure we put on ourselves as clergy because of what we're doing, and we don't want to let God down," says Rev. Lynda Ferguson, a Methodist pastor in rural North Carolina.
July 29, 2011
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Budget Prayer Vigil
July 28, 2011
Budget Prayer Vigil
"We ought to pray here every day until Congress proves worthy of the calling of the nation to govern," said Rev. Michael Livingston, director of the National Council of Churches poverty initiative, at a gathering of religious leaders on Capitol Hill.
July 28, 2011
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Lambeth Holy Land Conference
July 22, 2011
Lambeth Holy Land Conference
At a meeting in London’s historic Lambeth Palace, top Anglican and Roman Catholic leaders launched a new effort to support Christians in the Holy Land. “Have these people a future in their ancestral home? We hope and pray that they do,” says Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.
July 22, 2011
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Lambeth Conference Extended Excerpts
July 22, 2011
Lambeth Conference Extended Excerpts
Watch more from participants in this week’s conference at London’s Lambeth Palace about the situation of Christians in the Holy Land and how people of faith around the world can help work for Middle East peace.
July 22, 2011
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Utah Immigration
July 22, 2011
Utah Immigration
"If Utah is enacting some draconian restrictive immigration law, you can sort of imagine the reaction and then the blame that might be placed on the church for allowing it to happen," says BYU professor Quin Monson.
July 22, 2011
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Religious Leaders and the Budget Debate
July 15, 2011
Religious Leaders and the Budget Debate
As the debate over the federal budget continues in Washington, religious leaders like Rev. Jim Wallis are urging members of both parties to protect the poor. "A budget is a moral document," he says. "And the common good has to outweigh ideological, political battles in this town."
July 15, 2011
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Decline of the Irish Catholic Church
July 15, 2011
Decline of the Irish Catholic Church
Church attendance in Ireland has been dropping precipitously, and the number of priests being ordained from the country's only Catholic seminary is at an all time low. "The young people, the under 40’s, have largely deserted the church in Ireland now," says Rev. Tony Flannery of the Association ...
July 15, 2011
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Marriage Education
July 8, 2011
Marriage Education
“I believe that marriage education is the best anti-poverty program the federal government has ever invested in, “ says Dennis Stoica, president of the California Healthy Marriages Coalition.
July 8, 2011
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Tibetan Buddhist Mandala
July 8, 2011
Tibetan Buddhist Mandala
Monks from the Dalai Lama's private monastery in India spent five days building a sand mandala at Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City. The mandala is a symbolic structure that represents a Buddha's dwelling. It is said to bring peace and harmony to the area where it is being made. Karen ...
July 8, 2011
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A Moral Budget
July 1, 2011
A Moral Budget
With debt, deficits, and budgets dominating our politics, more questions are being raised about underlying moral issues. “This should be an argument about outcomes,” says former Bush White House speech writer Michael Gerson, “what is best for the justice and decency of a society.”
July 1, 2011
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The Soul of Klezmer
June 28, 2011
The Soul of Klezmer
What is the common denominator when it comes to the melodies of Jewish klezmer music and African-American gospel music? Soul.
June 28, 2011
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