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COMMENTARY: Challenge and disruption

RNS () — I had the privilege of teaching a pastoral theology class at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, … Continued

Connecting online and in person

RNS () — A tech writer’s obituary for PCWorld’s print magazine — part tongue-in-cheek, part nostalgia riff — reminded me … Continued

Pope Francis’ preaching style is low-key and mostly private

VATICAN CITY — When you’re the pope, few things matter as much as what you say and, especially, where you … Continued

Faith in Boston

“My city, this cradle of liberty, sways with compassion tonight.” Thus my poet friend described the response to the Boston … Continued

In picking successor, Vatican must decide what’s needed in a 21st-century pope

For centuries, the job of a pope was a relatively manageable affair. Candidates were largely Italian, the flock Western. One … Continued

End of the world? Awaken whatever dream you’ve been putting off!

AP People raise their hands during a ceremony on Dec. 6, 2012, by Mayan sages in Bacuranao, Cuba. From Russia … Continued

Buddhists aim to bring mindfulness to the ballot box

The mindfulness movement has seeped into Silicon Valley, Capitol Hill, and even the United States Military Academy at West Point. … Continued

Hope at Lambeth Palace

REUTERS Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury, addresses the theology think tank Theos in London on Oct. 1, 2012. The … Continued

Dr. Morsi and the women

Uncredited AP In this image released by the Egyptian President, Egyptian Field Marshal Gen. Hussein Tantawi, left, presents the “shield … Continued

Pope Benedict XVI gives direction to U.S. bishops on hot-button issues

VATICAN CITY — Over the course of the last six months, Pope Benedict XVI delivered five major speeches to small … Continued

King’s speech

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will begin holding hearings Thursday on “the extent of … Continued

The Mormon branding problem

With former Utah governor Jon Huntsman and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney both believed to be gearing up for a … Continued

Are happy churchgoers good news?

By Adam S. McHughPresbyterian Minster and Patheos Expert A new sociological study reveals that churchgoers are happy, but I can’t … Continued

Witnessing the first interfaith event at Park51

By Alex Kronemer Though the September 11th Qur’an burning was called off, the anti-Muslim protests at the Park 51 Community … Continued

Could battling Anglicans wind up in the same buildings?

By Michelle Boorstein It’s not pretty to see people fight about property. The three-year-old legal dispute over nine Virginia churches … Continued

Va. Supreme Court rules for Episcopal denomination in property dispute

By Michelle Boorstein Virginia’s Supreme Court struck a blow to Anglican conservatives Thursday, ruling against nine congregations who split from … Continued

Free speech or foul behavior?

A few days back, small groups of college students at Northwestern, Illinois and Wisconsin – angry that Comedy Central had … Continued

No ‘Best Case’ Way to Present God, but Many False Ways

Q: What makes the best ‘case for God’ to a skeptic or non-believer, an open-minded seeker, and to a person … Continued

Islam’s Next Democratic Test

By Brian HanleySearch for Common Ground in Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia — On 8 July, Indonesia will hold its second direct … Continued

Religious Communities Respond to Flu Outbreak

Jacqueline L. Salmon Religious organizations have begun to swing into action in response to the swine flu virus now sweeping … Continued