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The Pope Francis Balancing Act

How will Pope Francis’ progressivism be embraced by Christians?

Obsessed-with-success Washington could learn a lesson from mystic Sadhguru

“I’m mostly blissed out,” laughed guru, mystic and spiritual master Sadhguru. At a Saturday night lecture and in an interview … Continued

Fox apologizes for comments on Wiccans at University of Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Fox News contributor Tucker Carlson has apologized for comments he made about Wiccans, saying he “should have … Continued

Is God the missing character in’Downton Abbey’?

The third season of the megahit PBS series “Downton Abbey” wraps up on Sunday (Feb. 17), capping another must-see run … Continued

In their interfaith marriage and divorce, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are ‘just like us’

Never mind what the tabloids say. Celebrities are not “just like us.” We don’t have our first date over sushi … Continued

Buddhist abbey a dream fulfilled for U.S. nuns

NEWPORT, Wash. — There aren’t a lot of Buddhists in America — around 3 million or so, according to the … Continued

Remaking the world after 9/11

It makes no difference who you are or what your job was, we all recall what we were doing when … Continued

Banning circumcision in San Francisco

Noah Berger AP In this Sunday, May 15, 2011 photo, Benjamin Abecassis rests on a pillow sounded by family members, … Continued

Can Democracy Save Egypt…Or Us?

By Roger Gottlieb Probably not. After all, it hasn’t saved the U.S. from having an often aggressive foreign policy and … Continued

Bearing witness: Why I spirited secrets out of China

This is the last in a series of five columns written by Matteo Pistono on the occasion of Chinese President … Continued

Sexual passion is a spiritual energy

Speaking to a meeting of Hasidic Jewish leaders on Sunday, New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said, “I don’t … Continued

Deepak Chopra’s Muhammad humanizes the religion’s leader

By Dalia Mogahed It was befitting that I began reading Deepak Chopra biography of the Prophet Muhammad after dawn prayer … Continued

A change of heart, not of location

Elizabeth Gilbert was fortunate that she could take a year away from her regular life and focus on fulfilling some … 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

Can We Eat, Pray and Love without hitting the road?

By Joan Ball Eat, Pray, Love (the movie) hits theaters on August 13. With Julia Roberts in the lead and … Continued

Exclusivists vs. Pluralists: very different paths to one Truth

Q: Are all religions the same? The Dalai Lama, who just celebrated his 75th birthday, often refers to the ‘oneness’ … 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 Buddha wasn’t a Buddhist

By Dzogchen Ponlop RinpocheTibetan Buddhist teacher If we want to be free of the pain we inflict on ourselves and … Continued

The violence of conversion

Q: Is there a problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn’t sharing one’s faith part of religious freedom? … Continued