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‘Lincoln’ rekindles equality

PHOTO BY DAVID JAMES Still of Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln. Photo by David James, SMPSP – © 2012 – DreamWorks … Continued

‘Distilled Spirits’ traces birth of New Age spirituality

BERKELEY, Calif. — Gerald Heard is the most influential religious thinker you’ve never heard of. Without Heard, some of the … Continued

Pray, give, don’t eat, and travel

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

Ramadan a time for spiritual conversion

The month of Ramadan begins Tuesday or Wednesday depending on what part of the world you are in, and what … Continued

A woman’s sacred right to choose

Can you be a feminist and oppose abortion in all circumstances? Can you be a person of faith and support … Continued

Leaving a Cult

By Jayanti Tammauthor, teacher I was born and raised in a cult. For over 25 years my life was strategically … Continued

Religious Hypocrisy and Women as Leaders

Are conservative religious groups hypocritical to think that a woman can lead a nation and not a congregation? Hypocrisy is … Continued

Take Your Spirit to School

As we gear up to send our kids back to school, let us not forget the importance of teaching our soul as well as our minds.

Christians and Church; Muslims and Mosque

The debates surrounding Barack Obama “leaving” his home church, Trinity United Church of Christ, is admittedly puzzling to many Muslims. … Continued

In America, It’s Religion and Spirituality

Religion and spirituality remain a seminal feature of American society and culture – unlike in many parts of Western Europe … Continued

Interfaith: The New Campus Movement

When I was in college in the early 1990s, all we talked about was identity. Mostly, actually, we complained about … Continued

Jesus of Siberia

This past July, Kevin Sullivan, the Washington Post London correspondent, went to Siberia, 2,000 miles from Moscow, to interview a … Continued

Religion is What We Make of It

Do all major religious traditions basically carry the same message of love, compassion and forgiveness? Yes, of course and it … Continued

Not Even Saints are Perfect

Mother Teresa’s doubts make me like her more. Her doubts make her more human.Many people think that saints are perfect … Continued

Spiritual Practices, Temporal Problems

First, there is no consensus about what constitutes the laws of the God of Abraham, with the possible exception that … Continued