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Politics and the Globe

Politics and the Globe

A curated selection from our writers exploring the connection between belief and politics on a global scale.

Arts and Entertainment

Arts and Entertainment

A curated selection from our writers exploring the connection between belief and the arts.

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

A curated selection from our writers exploring the connection between belief and our health

Sports

Sports

A curated selection from our writers exploring the connection between belief and sports

Science and Technology

Science and Technology

A curated selection from our writers exploring the connection between belief and the sciences.

Good News

Good News

While most media delivers bad news, here, our writers, those of faith and those without, present GOOD news —stories of compassion and service.

Trending Topics

Religion and the Environment

Religion and the Environment

Here Patheos writers address climate change, water resources, fossil fuel emissions, and more, as they evaluate the interconnection of our faith traditions and the environment.

#BlackLivesMatter: Patheos Writers on Racism and Police Brutality

#BlackLivesMatter: Patheos Writers on Racism and Police Brutality

The deaths of several young black men at the hands of police, and the failure of the justice system to indict the officers involved, has set off a firestorm of protests.

Pilgrimage and Travel: Journeys of Significance

Pilgrimage and Travel: Journeys of Significance

Patheos writers share the breathtaking views of the places they visit and explore the art of travel and the personal and spiritual growth that comes with the journey.

Free Speech and Religious Conflict

Free Speech and Religious Conflict

When does the right to communicate one's opinions and ideas interfere with the rights of others? When does free speech become hate speech? Here Patheos writers attempt to define the limits of free speech.

Religion and Abuse: Corruption, Sexual Exploitation, and Misuse of Power

Religion and Abuse: Corruption, Sexual Exploitation, and Misuse of Power

Here Patheos writers reflect on the latest scandals within religious communities and the ways positions of power may protect the guilty.

LGBTQ Rights and Religious Freedom

LGBTQ Rights and Religious Freedom

The debate over marriage equality is a divisive issue for both LGBTQ rights activists and religious institutions, but does the struggle for equality threaten religious freedom? Patheos writers parse the issue.

Religion in America: Contextualizing the Trends in Faith

Religion in America: Contextualizing the Trends in Faith

Patheos writers explore the current climate of religion and faith in the United States, addressing trends, providing context, and evaluating the repercussions of a shifting religious landscape.

Capital Punishment: Crime, Punishment, and Belief

Capital Punishment: Crime, Punishment, and Belief

Capital punishment continues to inspire global controversy. Whether you believe the death penalty is necessary, or that we should abolish it, Patheos writers provide context for this divisive debate.

Religion and Violence

Religion and Violence

Violence tied to philosophical and religious differences never seems to go away. When these acts occur how should we respond? Here Patheos writers seek to understand the nexus of beliefs, prejudice, and intolerance.

From the Patheos Public Square

Slow Living: Choosing an Unhurried Life

Slow Living: Choosing an Unhurried Life

Patheos writers begin summer with a consideration of the ways all religions include some call to margins, peacefulness, and attentiveness to life.

Rites of Passage: Celebrating Life's Transitions

Rites of Passage: Celebrating Life's Transitions

Just in time for graduation, Patheos writers explore the traditions that accompany different stages of faith and family — focusing on the rituals that mark life's transitions.

Global Care

Global Care

Why We Need More Than One Earth Day in a Year: Patheos writers tackle the big questions about the future of the earth, environmental care, global warming, climate change, and ecology.

March From Selma: Fifty Years Later

March From Selma: Fifty Years Later

Patheos writers reflect on the 50th anniversary of the famed March from Selma, the leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the progress of civil rights today.

Religion and Visual Art

Religion and Visual Art

Every religious tradition has had occasion to proselytize, inspire, and educate through art. Here Patheos writers contemplate and discuss the value of visual art from a ideological perspective.

Future of Religion

Future of Religion

Across the globe, religion remains an influential force, one that impacts how we view ourselves, each other, and the world around us. As new forms of worship and belief continue to evolve, we have asked leaders from a variety of religious traditions to talk about the future of religion.

Topics featured by our Faith Channels

Ramadan: Awaiting the Return of the Crescent

Ramadan: Awaiting the Return of the Crescent

Patheos writers reflect on the significance of the holy month of Ramadan, providing resources for subduing our appetites in order to nourish our spirit.

Pagan Rites of Passage: Rituals to Mark Life's Milestones

Pagan Rites of Passage: Rituals to Mark Life's Milestones

Paganism is filled with Rites of Passage. If Paganism is a celebration of life then the Rites of Passage we participate in are the mile markers of that celebration.

Making it Through the Day: Spiritual Disciplines for Work

Making it Through the Day: Spiritual Disciplines for Work

Our writers discuss how they remain faithful to Jesus in their daily work. Through Prayer, community, stewardship, and faithfulness they've found strength for the journey and encouragement to persevere.

My Faith and My Calling

My Faith and My Calling

In "My Faith and My Calling" we hold an interchannel symposium between the Faith and Work and Evangelical Channels examining our vocations and the motivations behind our life's work.

Progressive Christian: Rediscovering Scripture for the 21st Century

Progressive Christian: Rediscovering Scripture for the 21st Century

What's the role of Scripture for progressive Christians? How do we define its authority? To what extent is it prescriptive for the 21st-century? Patheos' Progressive Christians dive in to find out.

Topics from the Patheos Archive

Sexual Ethics

Sexual Ethics

Religious belief can strongly influence sexual expression and behavior. Here Patheos writers from numerous faiths and orientations explore these differences and put sexual ethics under the microscope.

Engaging Easter

Engaging Easter

A rich slate of resources and reflections for Easter preparation and celebration.

The Journey of Lent

The Journey of Lent

In response to busier lives and increasing apathy, many are responding by embracing Lent –observing the ancient rites of self-denial, and devotion.

Valentines Day

Valentines Day

For Valentines Day Patheos bloggers offer something for everyone –from history lessons, to gift recommendations, celebration ideas and love advice to enrich your relationship throughout the year.

Remembering Marcus Borg

Remembering Marcus Borg

Marcus J. Borg, beloved husband and father, author and leading scholar of contemporary Christianity, died Jan. 21, 2015. In memory of him, our bloggers and readers share his impact on their lives and work.

Roe v. Wade

Roe v. Wade

There's one thing that both pro-choice and pro-life supporters can agree on: Roe v. Wade and abortion rights remains as controversial today as when the U.S. Supreme Court decided to give women the right to choose.

#JeSuisCharlie

#JeSuisCharlie

The Charlie Hebdo attack left deep scars in many communities –religious, cultural, and political. Here Patheos writers unite to express their thoughts on the tragedy's implications for us all.

CIA Torture Report

CIA Torture Report

The Senate's report on the contentious Detention and Interrogation Program on December 9, 2014, sent shock waves through the belief community. In the wake of this release, Patheos writers provide analisys from a faith perspective.

Advent

Advent

Break out the wreaths and calendars, it's time for Advent! Patheos contributors illuminate why we light the candles, Advent's history, its current significance, and why this season is a particularly sacred.

Yuletide

Yuletide

As the nights grow longer, and the light begins to fail, Pagan's celebrate the silence and darkness that comes before the sun's return. Here Patheos writers reflect on this season, and provide resources for celebration.

What do I Really Believe

What do I Really Believe

In this series, we ask what people really believe about some of the big questions: What really happens when we die? Does prayer really make a difference? Does it really matter how we act in this life?

God in America

God in America

In 2010 Patheos partnered with PBS to promote "God In America". Read from the interviews with producers, watch the video trailer and check out transcripts from the live chats.

Good Death, Bad Death

Good Death, Bad Death

A collection of articles on Death, specifically what some view as "good death" and what some view as "bad death".

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