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Anatomy of Ages

Theologe Friedrich Wilhelm Graf - "Wir haben Religion notorisch unterschätzt"

Theologe Friedrich Wilhelm Graf"Wir haben Religion notorisch unterschätzt"<p>"Wir haben allen Anlass, unser Bild des Islam zu differenzieren", sagt der …

Rechtsstaat und Religion - Modernes Recht kommt nicht aus alten Schriften

Rechtsstaat und ReligionModernes Recht kommt nicht aus alten Schriften<p>Koran und Gebetskette (dpa / picture alliance / Roos Koole)<p>Nur die …

Religion im Computerspiel - Ballern für die Sache Gottes

Religion im ComputerspielBallern für die Sache Gottes<p>Screenshot der Web 3D Simulation Second Life ( imago/Friedrich Stark)<p>Die Spieleindustrie macht …

To Combat the 'New Anti-Semitism,' Europe's Jews and Muslims Must Work Together

With news reports of continued anti-Semitic attacks against the Jewish community in Europe, it is all too easy to fall into a pessimistic view of the future of Jews' place there. Some are asking the question of whether or not Jews should be leaving for safer shores. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin …

7 Remarkable Things About Khadija, Wife of the Prophet of Islam

I often get into debates with people about women in Islam. How we dress. How we don't dress. What we think or don't think or should-be-thinking. I get into debates about feminism. What it is and what it isn't. I think I've spawned permanent foes because I don't care to apply the label, feminist, to …

There May Be More Muslims Than Christians In The World By 2070, Pew Study Suggests

(RNS) Muslims will overtake Christians by the end of this century.<p>India, now mostly Hindu, will become the world’s largest Muslim country.<p>The numbers of people with no religious identity will soar in the United States and Europe, but the unaffiliated will lose worldwide market share as Christians …

Who Killed Jesus? (All Together Podcast)

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice is informing our personal lives, our communities and our world. ALL TOGETHER is hosted by Paul Raushenbush, executive editor of HuffPost Religion. You can download All Together on …

Which Saint Are You? Take The Holy Week Personality Test To Find Out

Are you more of a St. George or a St. Catherine? Do you prefer to sit in quiet contemplation or let loose in spiritual revelry?<p>Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, Illinois has created a Holy Week Personality Type flowchart to help identify which saint you may be most drawn to. Based on the …

Holy Week

Observing Passover as the Last Jew in Pakistan

I am a 27-year-old Jew living in Pakistan.<p>It's a statement that has elicited shock, warnings, threats and intense curiosity ever since I moved from Morocco to Karachi, the country's largest city in the homeland of my parents.<p>I understand the questions. I've faced them all myself leading up my …

How A Musical Tradition Of Islamic Mysticism Found An Unlikely Home In Texas

Interfaith awareness is at the heart of Texas-based music ensemble Riyaaz Qawwali, which has a story that starts roughly 700 years ago in a shrine in Delhi, India.<p>Qawwali is a musical tradition credited to Amir Khusrow, a 14th-century Sufi poet who wrote musical compositions dedicated to his …

'Dear Einstein, Do Scientists Pray?' Asks Sixth Grader -- See His Amazing Response

"Do scientists pray?"<p>That's the question that occupied the thoughts of a sixth-grade Sunday school class at The Riverside Church, and who better to pose it to than one of the best scientific minds of our time, Albert Einstein?<p>A young girl named Phyllis penned a polite and inquisitive note to the …

Ada Lovelace, the World’s First Computer Programmer, on Science and Religion

Science and religion have long been pitted as diametric opposites, and yet some of humanity’s greatest minds have found in science itself a rich source of spirituality — there’s Albert Einstein’s meditation on whether scientists pray, Richard Feynman’s ode to the universe, Carl Sagan on the …

Martin Luther King Jr.: A Candid Conversation With the Nobel Prize-Winning Civil Rights Leader

On Monday, America celebrates the life and work of the pioneering Civil Rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. In 1964, <i>Playboy</i> published an interview …

Alain de Botton offers a radical way to see “Art As Therapy”

The new book “Art As Therapy” (Phaidon Press, $39.95) suggests radical ideas about how we might appreciate and view art.<p>Authors Alain de Botton and …

Atheism and Agnosticism

Remembering Albert Camus and Longing for the Old Atheism

As fans and followers of Nobel Prize-winning writer and philosopher Albert Camus are celebrating the centennial of his birth today, people of many faiths and no faith at all do well to remember his legacy when it came to religion. Most importantly, as an unbeliever, Camus offers a powerful …

Atheism

50 Religiously Inspired Tattoos Show Faith That's Not Just Skin-Deep

For many inked individuals, tattoos are a way to commemorate a spiritual journey or a means of expressing one's internal self. The body becomes the canvas for a diverse array of religious inspiration through this artform.<p>HuffPost blogger Jacob D. Myers shared his thoughts about the spirituality of …

Unity of Religions? "G-d Is Not One!"

I can recall at a global interfaith gathering in Davos, Switzerland, a faith leader stood up and claimed that "we are all brothers and sisters since our faiths are really the same." I recall feeling shocked by the simplicity. That type of unity can be terrifying. We can respect each other while …

Thanksgiving, Hanukkah Together Make Thanksgivukkah On November 28, 2013

(RNS) It last happened in 1888 and, according to one calculation, won’t happen again for another 77,798 years: the convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.<p>This year, Nov. 28 is Thanksgiving and the first full day of the eight-day Jewish festival of lights, which begins at sundown the previous …

Fire in the Pews: Pentecostal-Catholic Competition Reviving Religion in Latin America

Don't cry for the Catholic Church in Argentina or anywhere else in Latin America.<p>The church may have lost privileged status in many nations, and is dropping some market share to a rapidly growing Pentecostal movement.<p>But the combination of increasing religious freedom and competition is also …