Archive: July 13, 2008 - July 19, 2008
The Madrid Global Interfaith Dialogue: A Report by Rabbi Arthur Waskow and Rabbi Phyllis Berman * MADRID, SPAIN (Saturday night, July 19, 2008 -- The two of us have just taken part in an extraordinary three-day Global Interfaith Dialogue initiated...
By Arthur Waskow | July 19, 2008; 7:55 PM ET | Comments (7)
The funny thing about faith-based mutual funds is, well, that there's anything called a faith-based mutual fund. For one thing, Scripture is full of exhortations against accumulating wealth. T
By David Waters | July 19, 2008; 5:05 PM ET | Comments (0)
Such belief defines a weak theological understanding of one's own faith tradition and emphasizes the secular culture creep into orthodox theological belief.
By John Bryson Chane | July 18, 2008; 11:55 PM ET | Comments (51)
The supernatural is real.
By Willis E. Elliott | July 18, 2008; 11:54 PM ET | Comments (28)
Born the youngest of five children to an Irish Catholic congressman and his wife, Caroline Casey was an unlikely student of astrology. But for the past thirty years, in her work as a Washington area astrologer, Casey has formed...
By Elizabeth Tenety | July 18, 2008; 3:56 PM ET | Comments (9)
Astrology continues to be popular in Hindu society
By Rajan Zed | July 18, 2008; 12:58 PM ET | Comments (7)
What unites all believers in all forms of the supernatural and the paranormal is that they either require no evidence or invent evidence to fit the faith they already hold.
By Susan Jacoby | July 18, 2008; 11:01 AM ET | Comments (356)
How many interfaith weddings did you attend this summer?
By Eboo Patel | July 18, 2008; 12:19 AM ET | Comments (29)
Inherent in religious belief is an acceptance of the supernatural.
By Adin Steinsaltz | July 17, 2008; 7:16 PM ET | Comments (10)
Our "high" theologies often are rather inadequate for helping ordinary folks deal with very basic issues that preoccupy them (and us!): problems in our intimate relations, financial woes, complex health concerns.
By Richard Mouw | July 17, 2008; 4:39 PM ET | Comments (3)
It is absurd to imply that somehow the Obama candidacy should have eliminated differing opinions on race by now.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | July 16, 2008; 7:11 PM ET | Comments (46)
I think that all religions attempt to make sense of human life and the ubiquity of human pain.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | July 16, 2008; 6:00 PM ET | Comments (44)
When I told the Peruvian family I was staying with that I didn’t eat meat, they were quick to express their sympathy for what they undoubtedly considered an unfortunate condition. Their solution to my particular ailment happened to be rice and potatoes.
By Eboo Patel | July 16, 2008; 12:32 PM ET | Comments (68)
For any religious tradition to claim that it alone controls access to God is the height of idolatry.
By John Shelby Spong | July 16, 2008; 11:53 AM ET | Comments (0)
I do not believe anymore that human life, as we see it, is all there is. I respect the power of the spirit world and I respect the cyclical nature of life. Bodies die but spirits linger.
By Susan K. Smith | July 15, 2008; 4:42 PM ET | Comments (32)
A quiet revolution in Muslim-Jewish relations is taking place off the radar screen.
By Eboo Patel | July 14, 2008; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (75)