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Does Faith-Based Aid Come with Strings Attached?

Leaders of faith-based nonprofits say that faith and foreign aid can’t be separated.

A Homeless Shelter Where Jesus Is Served

At the New York City Rescue Mission, the path to recovery goes through God.

Fighting Drug Addiction with Help from a Higher Power

In some addiction recovery programs, spirituality is front and center.

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Coming Out As Transgender and Christian

Last week an Azusa professor revealed that he is a transgender person who is going through a divorce from as he seeks a legal name change and gender transition.

Catholic Church sees “hopeful future” in the Boy Scouts, even if openly gay scouts allowed

Richard W. Rodriguez AP Scouts hold signs at the “Save Our Scouts” Prayer Vigil and Rally at the Boy Scouts … Continued

Atheists: Let your conscience be your god

Recently I was invited to participate in a Religion and Law Conference at Florida State University. Almost all the other … Continued

Interfaith(less) dialogue

There are two types of people who sometimes object to participating in interfaith ceremonies: religious and irreligious. First the religious. … Continued

Sandy Hook: never again

The tragedy of Sandy Hook was stunning in its human face, the faces of first-graders and their teachers. In the … Continued

Bringing Dharma, Seva, Shakti and Yoga at the Political forefront

As I watched the vice presidential debate last week I saw how comfortable we, as a nation, are about religion … Continued

Religious leaders speak of the evolution of church’s role on HIV

Nikki Kahn THE WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON, DC, JULY 23: Ana Paola Castro with the Cia Paulista de Artes from Brazil … Continued

Bin Laden’s personal letters reveal Muslims are part of the solution to securing the United States

AP AP This handout document provided by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point shows page two , of four, … Continued

Blue Like Jazz: I was Donald Miller

I was Donald Miller. Once upon a time, a lot of us were. Some of us still are. I, too, … Continued

A vision for a secular America

The Reason Rally is necessary because secular Americans want to restore the values of our nation’s founders. As one of … Continued

A doubting faith

Like most people, I used to view doubt and faith as occupying two opposite ends of the spiritual spectrum. In … Continued

From Ground Zero chaplain to religious freedom ambassador

Ira Block A keyboard to a computer. Very few pieces of office equipment were found in the recovery operation post … Continued

Matters of life and death

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

A verdict on faith-based partnerships under Obama and Bush

“Obama stimulus pours millions into faith-based groups,” read the title of a December 3, 2010, Politico article. It reported that … Continued

Debating Christopher Hitchens on faith

Last week, former British prime minister Tony Blair, who converted to Catholicism after leaving office, debated the merits of religion … Continued

Yogathon: stretching bodies, stretching minds across America

By Dipka Bhambhani One small yoga stretch in Washington became one large Yogathon across America. While society seems largely secular … Continued

A metaphorical journey… of transformation

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