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Life After Suicide: A Father Shares Lessons Learned

The former president of the Southern Baptist Convention shares the answers he found in the wake of his daughter’s suicide.

Rabbi has a message for old and young Jews: Change or die

Rabbi Sidney Schwarz, ordained in the liberal Reconstructionist tradition, sees a divide between generations of American Jews that could spell … Continued

The gospel roots of the’Godmother of rock’n’ roll’

Before Elvis and Chuck Berry and Johnny Cash. Before Aretha and Whitney and Beyonce. Before the blues met gospel and … Continued

We aren’t at their mercy as much as they (or we) think we are

NEW YORK — The ancient dream of making money by simply moving money took a hit last week when Citibank … Continued

Born again, or born anew?

This is the story of a fundamentalist Christian, turned decidedly … unfundamentalist. For a long time, the “certainties” of religious … Continued

‘Bachmann affair’ on Clinton aide Abedin is a wake-up call

STEVE MARCUS REUTERS Democratic presidential candidate US Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) waves to the crowd with her personal assistant Huma … Continued

‘Holy Terror’: Holy war is waging against sexual minorities

Gays are not ruining the fabric of American society. Rather, anti-gay fundamentalist Christians are. Take a deep breath. These are … Continued

Why we are all Catholics now

Beck meets the newly elevated Cardinal Timothy Dolan in the Vatican. I am a proud member of the Church of … Continued

What the devil?

Satan made an appearance on “Saturday Night Live” last week, all duded up in his red tie and cape, to … Continued

Southern Sudan: welcome to the newest country in the world

A new sign greets passengers disembarking from the flight that carried them to Juba International Airport. The message is simple … Continued

Selective highlighting of scriptures has gone viral

2011 began with some bleak news for Muslim-Christian relations around the world.Recent attacks against churches in Iraq, Nigeria and Egypt … Continued

Faith and development: exploring the link

By Katherine Marshall The trains run exactly on time in Switzerland, and when it snowed in Bern last week the … Continued

Integrating who we love with our love for God

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

To understand sex, we must understand God

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

The Duke ‘thesis': Karen Owen’s discovery

A couple days ago, cyberspace started to vibrate with chatter about a provocative research project undertaken by a recent graduate … Continued

Trivia kings, but bad thinkers: understanding over facts

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

Why don’t women have more rights in Muslim countries?

No one should be complacent about the condition of women in many Muslim (or many Western) societies. Americans certainly are … Continued

“The world’s too small to stand in one place”

Today’s guest blogger is Rachel Foran, a summer intern at Interfaith Youth Core. She is a rising junior at Carleton … Continued

Inheriting religious prejudice

Today’s guest blogger is Claire Curran. She is an IFYC summer intern and a sophomore religion major at Gustavus Adolphus … Continued

Health care and the residual effects of race

The health care debate raged for more than a year and a half. During that time we did not experience … Continued