June 10 WATERtalk, “Power of Sisterhood: Women Religious Tell the Story of the Apostolic Visitation”
with Margaret McCarthy and Mary Ann Zollmann Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 1 p.m. ET The co-editors of Power of Sisterhood: Women Religious Tell the Story of the Apostolic Vistation will discuss the dynamics of religious life that led to the Apostolic Visitation of U.S. women religious, the experience of women engaged with its various phases, and the significance of the event for women religious and…
What is Religious Liberty?
The Baptist Joint Committee advocates a “golden rule” of religious liberty: Do not ask government to promote your religion if you don’t want government to promote somebody else’s religion; and do not permit government to hinder somebody else’s religion if you don’t want government to hinder your own religion.
What's Wrong with Religious Pluralism?
What's Wrong with Religious Pluralism Are all religions equally true? Many people think so. This belief is referred to as religious pluralism. It is the idea that all religions are each, on their own terms, legitimate roads to God. Moreover, God has somehow ordained various paths for various people and cultures. Therefore, no one is within his rights to say that his religion is better than anyone else’s. All ways to God are equally valid. Jesus is the path for Christians, but others…
Working it: why the women who wear the clothes give fashion its power
Fashion exhibitions tend to focus on designers. But a subversive new show is turning the spotlight back to where it belongs – from Joan of Arc to Joan Collins. Jess Cartner-Morley gets a sneak preview
Religious Liberty Study Guide
Made for Freedom Study Guide (PDF file) Buy it online at the USCCB Store. The study guide for Made for Freedom is meant to help viewers explore the themes of the short film in more depth. It is an ideal tool for clergy or pastoral leaders who want to lead a discussion on marriage and religious …
Why are people religious?
Marx called it the 'opium of the people', whilst Freud believed religion was tied up with our childhood need for security and forgiveness. But can our psychology explain faith?
Why electric co-ops ROCK
Cooperatives are made up of great people who serve great people. But the people aren’t the only reason co-ops are the cat’s meow. As National Co-op Month draws to a close, let’s r…
Religious Freedom ain't what it used to be
Celebrate Religious Freedom Day this week, and keep in mind that "Religious Freedom" ain’t what it used to be.
What Non-Religious People Get Wrong About Religious People
With the media furiously obsessed over the supposed imminent end of the Trump presidency (spoiler alert: nope), the new conversation among the elite concerns the supposed evils of Vice President Mike Pence.
10 Modern Religious Buildings
In recent years, more and more modern churches, chapels, mosques, cathedrals, and temples are popping up for modern times and we look at 10 favorites.
When Religious Groups Do What the Government Won't
Are faith-based programs for the poor a problem when there's no secular alternative?
How Do We End Religious Extremism?
From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: World leaders met at a recent conference in Washington, D.C., to discuss how best to address the dangerous rise in religious extremism. But we’d be wise to take a cue from ordinary citizens who understand religious peacemaking, and don’t sit idly by while governments debate what to do: “The Muslim community of Oslo, Norway, are building what they call a ring of peace around the central synagogue.”? Watch my video below for more insight and…
What can neuroscience offer religious faith?
What does neuroscience have to do with faith? Can it aid our self-understanding as religious people? Or will the new Scientific Revolution destroy the illusion of religion? Philosopher, neuroscientist, and skeptic Sam Harris certainly thinks so. In his book Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, Harris writes: The feeling that we call “I” is an …
A Rabbi On When Kids Should Start Religious School
Not sure when your kids should start their religious education? A rabbi—and parent—gives us advice on how to make the right choices for your fam.
A 'Deeply Religious' Chelsea Clinton Thinks WHAT Is 'Un-Christian'?!
Why Religious Literacy Matters
Interfaith Youth Core founder Eboo Patel says religious pluralism and cooperation are the heart of a healthy democracy and essential to leaders in the 21st century.
How to Better Protect Your Ministry's Religious Liberties
June 26, 2017, marked two-years since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage. So, what is new? Has anything really changed that…
Why Liberal Religious Arguments Fail
From handing Paul Ryan a marked-up Bible, to a “must-see” video challenging conservative embrace of both Ayn Rand and Jesus, efforts to turn the Republican Party’s ostentatious religious posture against it miss the point.
Why Americans go to religious and church services
The main reason people regularly go to a house of worship is to feel closer to God. But the reasons people give for staying away from religious services are more complicated.
How to understand the three A’s of religious liberty as Christians
There are different ways to think about religious liberty: From outside the Christian tradition a...