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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

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

Prayer Practices: Developing the Christian Spiritual Life

Prayer Practices: Developing the Christian Spiritual Life

God doesn't just show up in our lives in ways that we can readily see, touch, or hear. Still, Christians long to grow in that relationship.

Black History Month

Black History Month

Looking to the future, we must celebrate those who forged a way forward in liberty, justice, and compassion. In this vein let's take a month to celebrate the actions and achievements of African-Americans throughout history.

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.

Israel Palestine

Israel Palestine

It's not just a conflict over lines on a map — it's also a clash of ideologies. This collection of posts from Patheos bloggers provides different perspectives on the war in the Holy Land and how it affects the world.

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

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.

Best Practices for Peace 2015

Best Practices for Peace 2015

Instead of reflecting on personal goals, Patheos has invited contributors to consider some "resolutions" around faith-based practices that could lead to greater peace in 2015.

Heroes of 2014

Heroes of 2014

The year now coming to a close was also rife with drama and crises, and many have of necessity made "survival, resilience, redemption" their own tacit taglines. In all the stories of 2014, who have been your heroes?

Politics in the Pulpit

Politics in the Pulpit

Should faith traditions publically weigh in on ballot issues or the positions of candidates for public office? Patheos writers tackle this issue –providing perspective on religion as it relates to politics.

Remembering the Dead

Remembering the Dead

Saying goodbye, seeking comfort in loss, revisiting beliefs about life after death –these are often ritualized. Here Patheos writers explore these rituals to give us perspective on how death affects us all.

Topics featured by our Faith Channels

#BlackLivesMatter: Patheos Pagan on Ferguson

#BlackLivesMatter: Patheos Pagan on Ferguson

In response to events at Ferguson, and several recent deaths at the hands of police, Patheos Pagans express their grief, anger, and hope for the future in solidarity with the struggle against systemic racism.

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.

Spirituality Channel: Why I Am A .....

Spirituality Channel: Why I Am A .....

Patheos hosted a Blogger Challenge for our very talented writers to answer the question "Why I am a ......." in 200 words or less.

Catholic Channel: The Year of Faith

Catholic Channel: The Year of Faith

Patheos invited Catholics of every age and stripe—clergy, laity, religious and even a few kids—to share their perspectives on faith and to tell us what they are gleaning and carrying away from this gift of timely focus.

Topics from the Patheos Archive

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.

Engaging Easter

Engaging Easter

Easter, as the apex of the Christian calendar, defines what it means to be a Christian. From Passion/Palm Sunday through Resurrection Sunday, Patheos offers a rich slate of resources and reflections for Easter preparation.

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".

The Mormon Moment

The Mormon Moment

We invited a panel of experts to comment on the so-called "Mormon Moment": What does it mean for the church, its adherents, for the media, and for religion in America?

Future of World Religions

Future of World Religions

What trends will influence how people across the spectrum of faiths worship and practice? Here our writers explore the varied topics that will affect what the future holds for belief and religion.

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