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Navy sailors sue for right to wear religiously mandated beards

Four service members have filed suit against the U.S. Navy, asking for a religious exemption from requirements that they shave their beards in violation of their religious beliefs. The lawsuit claims ...

America’s divide between left and right more severe than in Western Europe

The growing cultural and political gulf between Americans is not unique in the world today but appears to be more extreme than what is happening in several Western European nations, according to Pew R...

The Parable of the Raft in Early Buddhism: Right View and Non-clinging

The parable of the raft is one of the most famous early Buddhist parables. We’ll look at it in context in this video, illustrating its place in a particularly profound early sutta. ☸️ Free mini-...

New podcast: Should religious leaders and the cultural right applaud lousy Oscar ratings?

Pick a headline, just about any Oscar headline. The ratings for the 2021 Academy Awards were bad. How bad? Here’s the take from the world-weary folks at Entertainment Weekly: “Oscars hit another histo...

Following Jesus and doing right

All professing Christians should be able to acknowledge that living the Christian life is a process of growing in the faith and converting this growth to actively walking as Jesus would have us walk. ...

Christians, Jews, Muslims and lobbyists left and right fret over SCOTUS 'donor privacy' case  

What cause could ever possibly unite Christian Right activists, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Zionist Organization of America, “pro-family,” “pro-life,” “...

Right now, we need angry Jesus

I need angry Jesus because, Jesus, I’m angry, too. I need angry Jesus turning over the tables. I need angry Jesus, whip in hand, driving out injustice. I need angry Jesus to inspire me to flip the tab...