HuffPost Religion Brief for Today

Posted: May 14, 2012 by Ty in Current Events, Musings
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Monday, May 14, 2012
MOSCOW — The skinny dissident is thrown headfirst into a police van by camouflage-clad officers. Nearby, a dozen bearded men bearing Russian Orthodox crosses and wearing skull-and-crossbones T-shirts cheer on the cops.

It’s the latest flare-up in a growing feud pitting supporters of the influential church, which sees itself as the nation’s spiritual guide, against opponents who say the church has sold out to Vladimir Putin – becoming an arm of his regime more interested in gold than souls.

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Tony Blair: Why Inter-Faith Understanding Is More Important Than Ever in Leadership
I am a Christian and will remain so. This means that there are certain beliefs I hold dear. But I can, without reducing my Christian commitment, surely accept that someone else, brought up in a different tradition, holds a different set of beliefs, holds them as strongly as I hold mine, and I can respect that person and his/her right to believe as he/she does. In an era of globalisation, in which we are far more likely to share society together because society is becoming more diverse and the internet is creating a more global sense of community, the existence of such respect and mutual understanding becomes essential.
Sahar Taman: What I Want for Mother’s Day Is Clarity
It has been a lot of confusion all year long, and now even my identity has changed. This will be the first year I do not have a mother to celebrate Mother’s Day with.
Tali Lennox: How the People of Sierra Leone are Being Helped to Help Themselves
There’s nothing more surreal than bullet-holes in a village setting. In many ways, with its beaches and lush, green landscapes, Sierra Leone should be an ideal holiday destination. Unfortunately, the brutal civil war of 1991, which only ended 10 years ago, has taken its toll.
Eitan Press: Time Spirals and Other Insights Into the Jewish Calendar
The shape of Jewish time is different. According to the teachings of the Torah, history does not unfold along a time-line but a time-spiral.
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