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The Invisible Americans in ‘Served Like a Girl’ and ‘The Work’

New documentaries profile the easily overlooked experiences of female veterans and male convicts. Americans increasingly live in bubbles and echo chambers where our news, our social media feeds, and even our churches tailor their messages so precisely that we rarely see or hear those whose lives and beliefs differ drastically from our own. Show More Summary

Getting gung-ho about Zen

Practice in Zen often means pushing ourselves to enlightenment or in Soto Zen, doing zazen as much as we can manage, letting our Buddha-nature naturally emerge. The other alternative is to read some Zen books and do nothing other than...

How 1,000 Pastors Pursue Racial Reconciliation

Personal relationships and prayer preferred over preaching and protests. Nine out of 10 American pastors say they recently encouraged racial reconciliation. Their favorite method: Breaking bread with someone of another ethnicity. A new...Show More Summary

Following Jesus: The Master of the Question

Q Place founder encourages believers to ask more questions. A few years ago I found some relevant wisdom on evangelism and spiritual transformation in an unlikely place: Forbes Magazine. The article was entitled “The 3 Most PowerfulShow More Summary

The Deal to Repeal N. Carolina’s HB 2 Still Leaves the Door Wide Open for Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Late last night, North Carolina's Democratic Governor Roy Cooper and GOP leaders in the legislature agreed in theory to a deal that would essentially rewind state law to what it was like before the disastrous, anti-LGBT HB 2 bill was enacted.But that's hardly good news for people hoping to end LGBT discrimination once and for all.

Triple Photopost: St Joseph, the Annunciation, and Laetare Sunday (Part 2)

Once again, heartfelt thanks to the many readers who sent photographs of their liturgies celebrated on the feast of St Joseph, the Annunciation and Laetare Sunday! Our next photopost will be of Passiontide veils; a reminder will be posted this weekend. Show More Summary

Case for Christ Movie is a Must-See on Two Different Levels

You really do need to see this film. In a world where a proliferation of Christian movies has meant some of us spend as much time at the local theater as we do at church, this one is a cut above. After getting to see a preview of this, I took a first-time step of […]

Irish church hopes 2018 family meeting helps restore trust

7 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Irish church officials are hoping that a meeting of Catholic families that is expected to bring Pope Francis to Ireland next year will help families regain trust in the church following the devastation of the clerical sex abuse scan...

Clergy who don't believe in organized religion? Humanists think 2017 is their time to grow.

8 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

More and more Americans don't believe in any religion. There's a church for that.

The Unbelievable Story of How a Georgia State Rep. Passed a Bill to Examine a Rape Kit Backlog

This segment from last night's Full Frontal will bring a smile to your face even though the subject matter couldn't be more serious.

Muslims Offering Prayers to Lord Venkateswara Especially on Ugadi – Story of Bibi Nancharamma

Lord Venkateswara, famous as Tirupati Balaji, is worshipped and offered prayers by... [Visit original source www.hindu-blog.com to read the entire content and more such articles.]

A Roman Pilgrim at the Station Churches 2017 (Part 5)

Our annual visit to the Roman Station churches continues, thanks as always to our friend Agnese. The theme of this post is, quite accidentally, processions in cloisters, of which we see three here, at the churches of Ss Cosmas and Damian,...Show More Summary

Story of Avvaiyar

Avvaiyar was a great devotional poetess of Tamil Nadu. Her life story is very interesting... [Visit original source www.hindu-blog.com to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Questions About Esoteric Christian Cosmology

Q: In the beginning of Robe of Light the separateness of God and the individual soul is stated and, if I understood correctly, the possibility of the soul to partake in the consciousness of God, but always being separate from Him. Is...Show More Summary

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