Sharon Brous

Stories by Sharon Brous

Navy Yard shooting: Haven’t we been here before? Let’s not end up here again.

Sept. 16, 2013Police personnel near the Navy Yard.Matt McClain / The Washington Post Doesn’t it feel like we’ve been here … Continued

Vitriol + guns = disaster

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

The Surprise of Living

Gratitude is about moving beyond the inadequacies, the longing, the not yets. To be grateful is to recognize the mystery … Continued

DADT: the ‘separate but equal’ of our time

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued

Supporting the mosque is the American (and Jewish) thing to do

President Obama, after saying that building a mosque at Ground Zero fit our “commitment to religious freedom,” backtracked, saying he … Continued

Bring heaven down to earth

In the memoir Eat, Pray, Love writer Elizabeth Gilbert gives up her entire way of life to spend a year … Continued

Handle with care

Q:Do your religious beliefs exalt or stigmatize sex (or both)? Is religion a useful tool for helping young people navigate … Continued

Thank you, Glenn Beck

Q:Fox News commentator Glenn Beck claims that faith-based calls for “social justice” are really ideological calls for “forced redistribution of … Continued

Church needs an accounting of the soul

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

Raising little blasphemers

Q: Atheists are others are protesting a new law in Ireland, under which a person can be found guilty of … Continued

God is Concerned with Life’s Trivialities

Health-care reform is an economic, political and medical issue. But On Faith panelist and evangelical leader Jim Wallis says it’s … Continued

Time to Stay Focused on Dreams, not Fears

We can argue whether the shooting at the Holocaust Museum was the work of one deranged, hate-filled man, or a … Continued

Warren’s Presence Taints Inauguration

November 8, 2008 was a night of ecstasy and agony. For many of us, this election demonstrated the deepest religious … Continued

Palin’s God is Not My God

I don’t know who Sarah Palin’s God is. But my God does not advocate for gas pipelines – or any … Continued