Religion & Spirituality
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The militarized island of Mindanao is the only area of the Philippines with a significant Muslim presence. It is also the place where international civilians are working with local civic groups to monitor a ceasefire and advance the peace process.
[LESS INFO] 2 VIEWS | ADDED 18:25:19 09/21/12
Some pastors say their job is not to endorse political candidates. It is to make sure that their church members vote and "that they understand what's at stake," says Pastor Jeffery Daniel.
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Many Vietnamese priests came to the US to escape war and persecution and to help struggling Catholic parishes in small rural communities that don't have enough priests.
[LESS INFO] 2 VIEWS | ADDED 21:17:48 09/14/12
Religious leaders came out strongly in their opposition both to demonizing another’s religion and to deadly violence.
[LESS INFO] 15 VIEWS | ADDED 20:13:58 09/14/12
In advance of the Jewish High Holidays, “You pray the selichot , and you leave with the melodies on your lips and your mind throughout the whole day. The music stays in your heart.”
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Mormons, according to religious studies scholar Stephen Davis, believe in “continuing revelation” and rely on more than just the Bible. But evangelical Christians, he says, would never accept the Book of Mormon as the word of God.
[LESS INFO] 15 VIEWS | ADDED 19:18:00 09/14/12
Watch our interview with the director of the Washington, DC office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, who says the violence in Libya and Egypt "does not stand for who we are as a people."
[LESS INFO] 23 VIEWS | ADDED 23:49:22 09/13/12
"We often think of meditation as being primarily a solo activity, but there is a communal aspect even though you're in silence... I think that communal aspect is part of what helps build that habit of heart over time," says Pastor Cathy Abbott of Arlington Temple United Methodist Church. The church hosts daily silent group meditation for people of all faiths.
[LESS INFO] 47 VIEWS | ADDED 22:30:49 09/07/12
The co-chair of Catholics for Obama explains how he believes Catholics can reconcile supporting President Obama despite his abortion position and his administration's policy directing employers to provide free contraceptive services.
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“He had positions,” says Harvard professor Harvey Cox, “but he had them in a way that was persuasive and open and always in the tone of inviting discussion and not staking out a position. I think that was Martini’s great strength.”