Topic: Faith and Spirituality

  • As a writer and editor, Phyllis Tickle’s life on the road can be crowded and public. At home, in the midst of her writing and in the midst of whatever else is happening, every three hours every day Phyllis’ watch beeps. She stops what she’s doing, picks up her Breviary, her book of daily readings, goes to a quiet place and prays.

    March 31, 2000 | 0 Comments

  • Homosexuality is one of the most contentious issues facing Christian denominations, A year ago, Methodist ministers blessed a holy union ceremony in which two women exchanged marriage vows. Yet the controversy isn’t going away, and conservatives are urging an end to what they call blatant disobedience among clergy. More

    February 18, 2000 | 0 Comments

  • Controversial Episcopal bishop John Spong has retired and published his autobiography. More

    February 4, 2000 | 0 Comments

  • A survey conducted by the KANSAS CITY STAR claims the death rate from AIDS among priests is four times that of the general population. But the newspaper’s conclusions and survey methodology have drawn sharp criticism. More

    February 4, 2000 | 0 Comments

  • It’s a ritual that has been practiced in the nation’s capital for nearly half a century. For a couple hours a year, government and religious leaders from around the world put politics aside and gather for a morning of prayer. More

    February 4, 2000 | 0 Comments

  • According to the Census Bureau, 44 million Americans do not have health insurance. Everyone agrees solving that problem will take more than church volunteers, but take a look at what a devout doctor and Memphis’s Church Health Center are doing. Memphis is one of the poorest big cities in the country, and that’s why Dr. Scott Morris moved there. More

    February 4, 2000 | 0 Comments

  • Dorchester Temple Baptist Church is home to what is perhaps best known and most successful church-based program in the country fighting violence among inner-city youths. Through Boston’s Ten-Point Coalition, religious leaders and police are working together to make the area safer for all. More

    November 19, 1999 | 0 Comments

  • These ancient constructs have some very modern advocates, and they’re not just religious. Secular institutions have also discovered labyrinths as a meditation tool. More

    November 12, 1999 | 0 Comments

  • The word "spirituality" has come to mean all kinds of private experience of the sacred. The Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, located in Bethesda, Maryland, is a center for the practice and teaching of the Christian contemplative tradition. Here, mainline Protestants mostly seek experience of God through the practices of, among others, Tibetan Buddhists and Catholic saints.

    November 11, 1999 | 0 Comments

  • Read our discussion with former president Jimmy Carter about how his faith informed his presidency and his mission to fight global poverty and hunger. More

    October 29, 1999 | 0 Comments