On Faith | a Conversation on Religion

Arranged by the Washington Post and Newsweek, On Faith is a conversation on religion by Jon Meacham and Sally Quinn.

About On Faith | Religion is the most pervasive yet least understood topic in global life. From the caves of the Afghan-Pakistan border to the cul-de-sacs of the American Sunbelt, faith shapes and suffuses the way billions of people-Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and nonbelievers-think and act, vote and fight, love and, tragically, hate. It is the most ancient of forces. Even the most ferocious atheists find themselves doing intellectual battle on a field defined by forces of the faithful.

And so, in a time of extremism - for extremism is to the 21st century what totalitarianism was to the 20th - how can people engage in a conversation about faith and its implications in a way that sheds light rather than generates heat?

At The Washington Post and Newsweek, we believe the first step is conversation - intelligent, informed, eclectic, respectful conversation - among specialists and generalists who devote a good part of their lives to understanding and delineating religion's influence on the life of the world. The point of our new online religion feature is to provide a forum for such sane and spirited talk, drawing on a remarkable panel of distinguished figures from the academy, the faith traditions, and journalism. We encourage readers to join the conversation by commenting on what our panelists have to say, offering their own opinions and suggesting topics for future discussions.

From the nature of evil to religious reformation, from the morality of fetal stem-cell research to the history of scripture, from how to raise kids in multi-faith households to the place of gays in traditional churches - of the asking of questions, to paraphrase Ecclesiastes, there shall be no end. We think that the online world, with its limitless space, offers us a unique opportunity to carry on a fruitful, intriguing, and above all constructive conversation about the things that matter most.

:: Explore the site, it has much substance to broaden your horizon.

:: About Jon Meacham & Sally Quinn | About the Panelists from all religious background | Washingtonpost's site on Religion

Engaging discussions | There are discussions going on various topics such as: Was Jesus really son of God?, Can there be common ground?, How to describe God to children?, Atheism, interfaith issues and much more. You are all welcome to participate there. Learn. Help other to Learn. Engage.

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