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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

Faith and the business of AIDS

Nikki Kahn THE WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON, DC, JULY 24: Aaron M. Laxton, joined a few thousand activists and protesters in … Continued

Man behind ‘near-death experience’ ponders the afterlife

Raymond Moody has spent nearly 40 years looking forward, trying to understand what happens when people die. That pursuit led … Continued

On eve of Darwin’s birthday, states take steps to limit evolution

On the eve of the 203rd anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birthday, lawmakers in at least four states are taking steps … Continued

The Catholic case for Gingrich, for now

Astrid Riecken FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Newt Gingrich listens to the Most Reverend Richard B. Higgins, Auxiliary Bishop of the … Continued

Michele Bachmann and anti-HPV vaccine unreason

Chris Carlson AP Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks during the California Republican Party Fall Convention dinner in … Continued

Beating children in the name of God

If you don’t know the names, Kevin and Elizabeth Schatz, Lydia Schatz, or Michael Pearl’s book, To Train Up A … Continued

Gaza blockade requires true nonviolent protest

By Michael N. Naglerprofessor emeritus, University of California, Berkeley When organizers from the International Solidarity Movement consulted us at the … Continued

Does anyone believe in an afterlife?

A 90-year-old friend of mine–an atheist raised as a Roman Catholic–recently visited her younger sister, who is dying of cancer. … Continued

Church-state separation and a successor for Stevens

The retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens from the Supreme Court this June will be a sad day for all … Continued

Adam, Eve, AND Steve

Q: Top U.S. defense officials say they will repeal the decades-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which requires gay soldiers … Continued

Mercy as health care policy

By Tim Muldoontheologian, Boston College One of the earliest examples of Christian art–a fresco on the Catacomb of Sts. Marcellinus … Continued

The Happiness Revolution

By Howard C. Cutlerpsychiatrist, author A piece on the subject of compassion would seem to be a natural fit for … Continued

Spare Rods, Not Vaccines

Q: Polls show a majority of Americans are concerned about the H1N1 virus (swine flu), but also about the safety … Continued

Anti-vaccine junk science: A question of ignorance

Q: Polls show a majority of Americans are concerned about the H1N1 virus (swine flu), but also about the safety … Continued

Start With Skepticism, Seek Harmony

Q:What makes the best ‘case for God’ to a skeptic or non-believer, an open-minded seeker, and to a person of … Continued

Something Stronger Than Evidence

Q:What makes the best ‘case for God’ to a skeptic or non-believer, an open-minded seeker, and to a person of … Continued

To Know God, Taste the Sugar

Q:What makes the best ‘case for God’ to a skeptic or non-believer, an open-minded seeker, and to a person of … Continued

Thanks, But No Thanks, From A Happy Atheist

Q:What makes the best ‘case for God’ to a skeptic or non-believer, an open-minded seeker, and to a person of … Continued

Wisdom and Compassion

Q:What makes the best ‘case for God’ to a skeptic or non-believer, an open-minded seeker, and to a person of … Continued