By Karl Giberson Photo credit: Dave Bullock This blog appeared originally on Huffington Post Religion. The tragic shooting in South Carolina offers another painful reminder of American Christianity's troubled relationship with race and segregation. While it is true that most...
By Nura Maznavi Image by Subcommandante According to family legend, I first fasted—for a day—at the age of four. I have no clear memory of this fast, although I do have the vague recollection of walking into the kitchen while...
By Karl Giberson This blog appeared originally in The Huffington Post. Equating science with atheism is one of the most dangerous byproducts of America's culture wars. This strange polarization portends disaster, as the country divides into factions that cannot find...
Congregations that have long worked on clean-water projects as an obligation to the poor in places like Haiti are now also tackling water sustainability back home—helping their communities use less and pollute less.
“Could anything actually exist in the scientific universe that is worthy of being called God?” Nancy Ellen Abram's answer is yes: there’s a way to think about God that takes away none of its power but all of its impossibilities, based on the new science of “emergence.”
How do you bring "sensual religion" to an online course? S. Brent Plate shares his experience of creating his first MOOC--Massive Open Online Course--based on his book A History of Religion in 5-1/2 Objects.
In an excerpt from AT HOME IN EXILE, Alan Wolfe warns that, although Islamic anti-Semitism can occur, we shouldn't let it derail efforts to coexist.
Caitlin Meyer, senior publicist at Beacon Press, has some book recommendations (and a recipe!) just in time for Chanukah.
According to Susan Katz Miller, author of Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family, there is no single label that fits all interfaith families. And that's a good thing.
As President Obama prepares to again increase the number of troops in Iraq, the lessons in “soul repair” developed by Drs. Rita Nakashima Brock and Gabriella Lettini may be more critical than ever.
Louise Steinman, author of THE CROOKED MIRROR: A Memoir of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation, reflects on the opening of Warsaw's POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the evolving nature of Jewish remembrance in Poland.
Fifty-five years after the original US publication of Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl’s timeless wisdom has helped generations of readers cope with hardship and overcome adversity.
In an excerpt from his latest book, AT HOME IN EXILE, political scientist and religion scholar Alan Wolfe examines why he prefers "a Judaism that is special but not chosen to one that is chosen but not special."
Susan Katz Miller, author of Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family, provides some valuable resources for interfaith families celebrating Yom Kippur.
Today, on the 145th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth, we look back to an historic meeting in 1935, when the idea of nonviolent civil disobedience passed from India’s spiritual leader to Howard Thurman, the man who would deeply influence an entire generation of black ministers and civil rights leaders—among them Martin Luther King Jr.
Viktor Frankl, the psychotherapist and author of the hugely influential book Man’s Search for Meaning, died seventeen years ago this week.
Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi, editors of 'Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, and Intimacy,' recommend six groundbreaking titles as part of the #RamadanReads campaign, a “book buying revolution” meant to celebrate and support diverse and divergent stories and storytellers in the Muslim community.
Mohammed Shamma, a contributor to 'Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, and Intimacy', remembers back to a Ramadan in 1982, when he was a young boy learning to heal from the loss of his father.
A contributor to 'Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, and Intimacy' recalls the difficult yet rewarding lessons of his first Ramadan, when he was still unprepared for the physical and spiritual rigors he would encounter.
Louise Steinman remembers Maciej Ziembinski, a pioneering journalist, editor, advocate, historian, and central figure in her book, 'The Crooked Mirror.'