RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Belief and Faith

A collection of news and information related to Belief and Faith published by this site and its partners.

Top Belief and Faith Articles

Displaying items 89-99
  • Obama should practice what he preaches at prayer breakfast

    President Obama gave a lovely speech at the recent National Prayer Breakfast — and one is reluctant to criticize. But pry my jaw from the floorboards. Without a hint of irony, the president lamented eroding protections of religious liberty...
  • The elegant database solution to the clash between religious and gay rights

     
    Can you imagine having a censorious photographer prowling around your wedding? Having some sour, judgmental lensman looking with revulsion at you and your new spouse -- for any reason --– and saying bitterly to the guests “Smile, somehow&#...
  • Downers Grove OKs stormwater grants for churches

    Downers Grove OKs stormwater grants for churches
    Downers Grove officials ratified a grant program designed to encourage churches to reduce the stormwater flowing from their property. Council members recently approved a proposal in which the village would help subsidize the cost of capital projects...
  • In Theory: Is 'radicalization' child abuse?

    The mayor of London wrote in a March 2 column in the Daily Telegraph that Muslim children who are at risk of radicalization by their parents are victims of child abuse and should be removed from their homes. Mayor Boris Johnson says that such a move...
  • When Faith's Needed, I Don't Have A Prayer

    I admire people of faith but am made nervous by those who live in a spiritually gated community. God knows I'm not religious, but I consider it a privilege to know people who are — just as I am honored to know people who are brilliant...
  • Let them eat cake

    In Arizona has come a test of the motto conservative Christians like to invoke: "Hate the sin, love the sinner." Republican Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed the "religious freedom bill" passed by the Republican legislature. While there is no mention in the...
  • Southeast Side Catholic school gets reprieve after fundraising effort

    Southeast Side Catholic school gets reprieve after fundraising effort
    A Catholic school in the Hegewisch neighborhood, one of about half a dozen schools slated for closing by the Chicago archdiocese, has raised about $100,000 from the community and plans to remain open, according to officials. Representatives of Chicago...
  • Problem with Religious Freedom Restoration Act

    Problem with Religious Freedom Restoration Act
      If Arizona legislators were being perfectly candid, they would have labeled their so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act precisely what it was, a "Right to Use Religion as an Excuse to Discriminate Against Gay Men and Lesbians Act."...
  • Carnett: 'Just pray' is a good credo; still I yearn for holy places

    Sacred spaces. Do they exist on planet Earth? Are there spaces — natural or man-made — that bring us closer to the divine than, say, a supermarket checkout counter or a bus station washroom? Do spiritual vortexes exist where the holy can...
  • 'Non-Stop' tops 'Son of God' and 'Lego Movie'

    Mid-flight thriller "Non-Stop," the latest action movie to star Liam Neeson, flew just higher than "Son of God" to top the box office over the Oscar weekend.  "Non-Stop" grossed a studio-estimated $30 million in ticket sales in the United States and...
  • Letters: When sacred oxen are gored

    Re "Vaccinations, not scare tactics," Editorial, Feb. 27 As The Times says, religious beliefs should not legitimize acts contrary to the compelling societal interest of improving public health with vaccines. Religion-rooted controversies lately have...