Spiritual Discipline

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How Peyton Manning Helped Me With Spiritual Discipline

Do we need another Super Bowl to prove Manning’s worth? No — we just need the present moment.

COMMENTARY: Every prayer, every breath, a step toward a cure

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. — One morning each week, I ascend the outdoor staircase on the side of our little church … Continued

For Jackie Robinson and Jason Collins, the freedom and grace to play as you are

(Courtesy of Sports Illustrated) When I saw the movie 42, a biopic about Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player in … Continued

Bus ads aim to reclaim the meaning of’jihad’

An ad campaign on San Francisco buses is aimed at trying to change public perception of the word “jihad,” which … Continued

Ramadan Etiquette Guide: How to be a Non-Muslim During the Holy Month

A couple of simple rules that will make the Ramadan fast a little easier on your Muslim colleague.

Taste and See

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

Ramadan, translated

Ramadan is not only the beginning of a month-long fast but of a special spiritual cycle of months within which … Continued

Have you ever fasted?

By Elizabeth Tenety Many of the world’s 1.57 billion Muslims (1.4 million in America) Wednesday began the month-long observance of … Continued

Shukla and Chopra: The Great Yoga Debate

On April 18, On Faith panelist Aseem Shukla wrote an essay on yoga’s American popularity and Hindu heritage. On April … Continued

Sorry, your patent on yoga has run out

In his recent article for On Faith, Aseem Shukla laments the disconnect between yoga and its origins in Hinduism. He’s … Continued

The spirituality of sexuality

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

The theft of yoga

Nearly 20 million people in the United States gather together routinely, fold their hands and utter the Hindu greeting of … Continued

Secular radicals

Unorthodoxy By Patrick J. Deneen As ever, stories of the demise of religion (most recently, according to E.J. Dionne, because … Continued

High anxiety: Faith, fear and flying

Anxiety is once again flying high as Americans board planes and travel this holiday season. A young Nigerian is accused … Continued

Lunar Calendar Holy-Days

By Mike Ghousefounder, World Muslim Congress Politicking runs deep in our community lives, be it a Mosque, Temple, Synagogue or … Continued

Reality TV Goes to Hell

The most inane reality TV show yet (yes, a dubious distinction) will start airing this weekend in Britain. It’s called … Continued

Zoom Out on the City

Perched atop a picnic table on a busy pier by the Verrazano, I wipe perspiration from my face and neck … Continued

A Book That Peers into Eternity

There’s a single book that I reread every year: “I Am That” by Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897-1981). The title is a … Continued

Pagans Embrace Science

From a Pagan point of view, there’s no contradiction between religion and science. Our Goddess is immanent in the earth … Continued

Is It About Discipline or Control?

I try generally to avoid the term “cult” because it’s almost always pejorative, and that puts me in the position … Continued