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Meditation without God

Critical thinking ranks among the most dearly held values for those of us who are skeptical of religious faith. It’s … Continued

Gang rape cases show need for a new India for women

RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI REUTERS A girl lights candles during a candlelight vigil for a gang rape victim who was assaulted … Continued

Intersection of science and spirituality

As a society, we have the tendency to see the universe as a collection of separate objects rather than a … Continued

Is spiritual care a reform that spans the health-care divide?

Health-care reform – just two simple words. But the simplicity of the phrase belies the fact it is an issue … Continued

Does this candidate have a prayer?

“South Carolina is too small for a republic and too large for an insane asylum,” observed Congressman James L. Petigru, … Continued

From religious contemplation to activism

When I heard that I won the TED prize, which gives you a wish for a better world, I knew … Continued

Romney, Santorum and archaic ideas on fertility

Between them, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have as many children — 12 — as there were tribes of Israel. … Continued

In Diwali celebrations, Hindus assimilate in America

Christmas, Yom Kippur and, increasingly, the Eid celebrations after Ramadan are ingrained in the national consciousness as days of significance. … Continued

Nun finds happiness in knowing her life’s calling

My calling to religious life began when I was a young girl growing up in McLean, Virginia, in a very … Continued

“I No Longer Call You Slaves”: The Healy Brothers

By Pat McNamaraAuthor and Patheos Expert By any standard, the Healys were an impressive family. Michael, the father, was an … Continued

Fight Shahzad’s words, as well as his acts

By Congressman Keith Ellison Faisal Shahzad, the New York Times Square bomber, got what he deserved in a New York … Continued

Center an attempt to prevent the next 9/11

A mosque near ground zero? The New York City community board endorsed the Cordoba House, a community center and mosque … Continued

A peace-making mosque is NECESSARY near Ground Zero

The New York City community board endorsed the Cordoba House, a community center and mosque planned for construction near Ground … Continued

Health care reform: A victory for life and human dignity

By Morna Murray and Vincent Millerpresident of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Goodprofessor, University of Dayton Americans who have … Continued

Paducah goes to India

By Eboo Patel and Becca Hartman I started my morning at the corner of Muhammad Ali Blvd. and Thomas Merton … Continued

Is consciousness connected to the fine structure of the universe?

On March 27 I interviewed Dr. Stuart Hameroff of the Center for Consciousness Studies of the University of Arizona. Here … Continued

Heaven on Earth

Q:What is your vision of heaven? What images – from Scripture, tradition, culture or your personal experience – best describe … Continued

Whose history is it anyway?

History empowers and history emasculates. History, like art, is beautiful or odious to the beholder. There are winners and losers … Continued

An ineffective and insincere apology from Tiger Woods

By Aaron LazareM.D., professor, author Whether an apology is judged to be effective or not is a subjective decision based … Continued

Roe v. Wade v. Civility

With the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade ruling approaching, perhaps it is time for human civility to enter the dialogue.