More on prayer

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Can’t Pray? Try Metta Instead

A humanist how-to guide to the loving-kindness meditation known as metta.

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Pairing Pilates and Prayer

Two pilate instructors launch SoulCore, a “Mary-led and Holy Spirit-led” workout with the prayers of the Catholic Rosary.

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Arguing with God at Auschwitz

How do you praise a God who allowed–and may again allow–so much human suffering?

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Fans rely on God, rituals to boost favorite team

A new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute shows the true character of Americans’ “faith” in their teams.

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Advent a time to hope–and fast–for immigration reform

The Fast for Families is replicating the great public fasts in history for immigration reform in the hope of the Advent season.

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Prayer case at the Supreme Court: Debunking some myths

Two women filed suit against the town board of Greece, N.Y. for beginning monthly business meetings with Christian prayer.

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The power of positive praying–even for atheists

I think that prayer, at its best, serves as a placebo. People may improve because their expectation to do so is strong.

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How to become a saint

When he canonizes John XXIII and John Paul II, Pope Francis affirms with the highest authority that these two servants are enjoying life with God in heaven.

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Is it okay to pray–if you’re an atheist?

A number of atheists “hunger for a transcendent experience” despite their disbelief.

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Obama on the National Day of Prayer: ‘Let us be humble in our convictions’

The National Day of Prayer remains both a point of national pride and contention.