What would Jesus do? Talking with evangelicals about climate change

In our new column about the American south and climate change, we go towards Christians who have been resistant to ideas of environmental stewardship – perhaps it’s a message they need to hear in their own terms

Can Christian democracy save America from Trump?

Religious conservatism doesn’t have to be populist. It has played an important role for democracy and dignity in Europe – and can do so in the US, too

The God Capsule: Can Psychedelics Prove a Biological Basis for Spirituality?

For a long time in western culture, transcendent consciousness was tightly linked with characters on the spiritual fringe: visionary prophets, ascetic sages, and ecstatic poets. Mystical states were like lightning bolts…

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For Native Americans, a river is more than a ‘person,’ it is also a sacred place

By Rosalyn R. LaPier, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, The University of Montana. Colorado River. AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File The environmental group Deep Green Resistance recently filed a first-of-its-kind legal suit against the state of Colorado asking for personhood rights for the Colorado River…

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Pope Francis picks ‘fake news’ as theme of upcoming address

Pope Francis plans to address the “fake news” phenomenon early next year, His Holiness announced Friday. “I have chosen this theme for World Communications Day 2018: ‘The truth will set you free’ (Jn:32). Fake news and journalism for peace,” the pope tweeted. Specifically he’ll set his sights on “baseless information that contributes to generating and nurturing a strong polarization of opinions…

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Social media can be utilized for establishing interfaith harmony

Social media can be utilized as a tool for establishing of interfaith harmony among divided communities. These were the views of the speakers who have their debates during a daylong training workshop organized by Pakistan Council of World Religions – Faith Friends (PCWR) here at local hotel on Sunday. The training aimed at to get aware…

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Thousands of Americans to stage anti-bigotry rally

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Rally sponsors include more than 20 organisations representing the three monotheistic regions, as well as the Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu, and Bahai communities.

The initiative comes at a time when anti-Muslim sentiment is high, in part driven by the rhetoric of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has called for the banning of foreign Muslims from the United States.

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