Spiritual Dimensions

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In ‘Gravity,’ finding spirituality in space

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures / AP   Director Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity is being hailed as perhaps the best space-centric … Continued

‘Earth Sabbath’ helps activists tend spiritual side of environmentalism

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Rev. Steve Halsted lit a candle, led a breathing meditation on the four elements (earth, fire, … Continued

Dalai Lama wins Templeton Prize for work on science, religion

NEW YORK — The Dalai Lama is best known for his commitment to Tibetan autonomy from China and his message … Continued

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What Ramadan Means

What does Ramadan look like in America?

The Hajj sermon: a plea to spread peace

By Muqtedar Khan The Hajj sermon this year – one of the highlights of the three-day pilgrimage that millions of … Continued

Decent Work for Labor Day

Jobs and spirituality rarely occur in the same phrase, yet few states are as soul-destroying as unemployment and for many … Continued

Harris, Hitchens, Dawkins, Dennett: Evangelical atheists?

By: Reza Aslan One cold spring day in London, as I crossed the bustling square at Piccadilly Circus, I looked … 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

A religious view of ‘development’

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall As a development practitioner who also teaches about development, I have tended to take … Continued

Obama Acknowledges Women as Moral Agents

What did you think of President Obama’s commencement speech Sunday at Notre Dame? How will the Notre Dame controversy change … Continued

Talking About Talking About Abortion

What did you think of President Obama’s commencement speech Sunday at Notre Dame? How will the Notre Dame controversy change … Continued

He Came, He Spoke, He Conquered

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. President Obama’s reception at Notre Dame showed once again that a new … Continued

Measuring Happiness in Bhutan

Out of the small Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan came a concept that has enthralled the international development community: Gross National … Continued

Ghostly Polling Data

This Gallup poll gives us the surface data; it is a poll, it does not interpret. The pollsters also acknowledge … Continued