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Offer a Prayer of Hope

posted by Jana Melpolder

Meet one husband and father that is courageously battling cancer. A friend writes: “I don’t really have too many details, but he needs prayers. He had one round of chemo and I’m not sure if it helped any, but he […]

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A Prayer Offered

posted by Jana Melpolder

Prayer can always be powerful, especially in times of a crisis. One member has written a beautiful prayer to help those assisting in the oil spill cleanup. It’s also to pray for politicians to create laws that will inhibit this […]

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Do You Love a Soldier?

posted by Jana Melpolder

What soldiers are close to your heart? Memorial Day is not for several more days, but now is your chance to share your worries with other families that might be concerned about loved ones that are far away. Share your […]

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Offer Prayers to a Mother

posted by Jana Melpolder

One community member shares the story of her friend who has learned that she has breast cancer. You can reach out to this sick mother and her two daughters. Offer a prayer to support her and her family. Her friend […]

Beliefnet Is a Webby Winner!

posted by rphillips

Beliefnet is thrilled to announce we have received the 2010 Webby Award in the Religion & Spirituality category, as well as the People’s Choice Award for Religion & Spirituality. Thank you to everyone who voted for us for the People’s […]

‘South Park’ and Islam

posted by Jana Melpolder

The television show ‘South Park’ is taking a lot of heat recently. How should the creators of ‘South Park’ react to threats? What do you think of the show’s depiction of Muhammad? Join this lively debate that has a lot […]

Praying in Public

posted by Jana Melpolder

How do you feel about praying in public? Some people think it is fine to pray in an open space where others can see you. Others think it should be not be done out in the open. Do you think […]

Offer Your Support

posted by Jana Melpolder

One Beliefnet reader writes how she’s struggling with poor health. She says, “I have fibromyalgia and recently injured my back. Pain meds, anti-inflammatories and steroids don’t agree with me (more negatives than positives). Depression is creeping in and I need […]

Pray for Haiti

posted by Jana Melpolder

People all over the world were saddened to hear that Haiti recently experienced an earthquake that registered 7.0. In the time of such a tragedy, the people of Haiti are in need of prayer as much as they are in […]

Prayers of Joy

posted by Jana Melpolder

Back in 2008, a Grandmother posted several prayer circles about her twin grandchildren. As they were born premature, they eventually grew to be both healthy and strong. Check out the incredible story and give your own prayer of thanks!

Join in Prayer for Those Who Live Alone

posted by Jana Melpolder

Community member Libralight wrote a beautiful prayer to help those who might be not only living by themselves, but those who are also feeling desperately alone in life. “I ask for prayer for those of us who live alone and […]

Add Your Prayers

posted by Jana Melpolder

“This prayer circle is especially for those who are suffering from illness and who do not have access to adequate healthcare, whether it be due to lack of funds or otherwise. Let’s pray that they find the right path and […]

Who’s Precious to You?

posted by Jana Melpolder

Tomorrow, on November 6, the powerful movie ‘Precious’ will open in select theaters. This moving story of a young girl struggling to overcome the barriers in her own life is sure to be an inspirational story for audiences everywhere. Who […]

Five Religions You’ve Never Heard Of

posted by rphillips

This season, with well-known holidays like Yom Kippur and Ramadan in the public eye, most Americans are aware of the religions (Judaism and Islam) that celebrate these holidays. But the world is made up of adherents of countless faith traditions–many […]

Are We Born to Cheat?

posted by rphillips

Beliefnet is partnering with Nightline on their new Ten Commandments series, launching tonight with a debate about adultery. Do you have experience with adultery? Would you forgive a cheating spouse? Have you ever had an emotional affair? Share your experiences […]

Who Inspired You This Year?

posted by rphillips

Help Beliefnet select the “The Most Inspiring Person of 2009.” We’re celebrating the 10th year of this popular feature, and we want YOUR nominations. Do you know of a remarkable individual who has shown heroism, selflessness, and love by doing […]

Debating Michael Jackson’s Legacy

posted by rphillips

Beliefnet members have had a wide range of reactions to the death of pop star Michael Jackson: “He was an odd duck, but I have to admire anyone who is extremely talented at whatever they do,” writes member Cesmom. “I […]

React to Michael Jackson’s Death

posted by rphillips

Beliefnet members–along with the rest of the world–were shocked by the news of pop icon Michael Jackson’s sudden death this afternoon. Discuss his death and his legacy with other Beliefnet members here.

Star Trek Movie

posted by sameen

It’s been eight years since the last Star Trek movie and this newest release does not disappoint. I saw it this morning and there were several Aha! moments but I’m not giving away any spoilers. Have you seen it? Scif-fi […]

Spring Activities

posted by sameen

The weather is warming up and thoughts are turning to spring. What Spring activities do you enjoy? Join our Spring holiday discussions Passover Easter For a spirited discussion about the environment drop by our Environmental Issues board to join a […]

A Rabbi, A Priest, and a Minister Walk Into a Bar…

posted by rphillips

How would YOU finish this classic joke? Share your best punchlines, and your joke could be featured on Beliefnet! Submit your joke here.

Don’t Forget Your Pets During the Holidays!

posted by rphillips

We have an intriguing discussion going on over in our Pets forum: What do you do for your pet during the holidays? This thread was started by member appy20, who writes, “My pets love the holidays…My dog gets positively delirious […]

Get to Know Author Anne Rice

posted by rphillips

Vampire novelist turned Christian author Anne Rice is stopping by Beliefnet this week to answer YOUR questions. Ask them here and check out this thread to see her responses so far. Plus: Check out Anne Rice’s profile.

The Dalai Lama Needs Your Prayers

posted by nnaughton

Please visit our Prayer Circle and share your prayers, thoughts and good wishes for the Dalai Lama who’s been admitted to the hospital for abdominal discomfort. Pray for the Dalai Lama

Who Inspired You?

posted by rphillips

Who inspired you this year? Don’t miss your chance to nominate your hero for Beliefnet’s annual Most Inspiring Person of the Year award. We’ll only be collecting nominations for a few more weeks. So far members have nominated Michael Phelps, […]

Nominate Fellow Members for July!

posted by jbrooks

First of all, thanks so much to all of you for the enthusiasm you’ve shown in recognizing the efforts and contributions of your fellow community members! Please continue to vote for a June winner in the Member of the Month […]

You Asked… the Love Guru Answers

posted by rphillips

For the past month, His Holiness the Guru Pitka has graced Beliefnet Community with his sage advice and wry sense of humor. Beliefnet members have asked dozens of relationship questions to the Love Guru in his devotees group. Now you […]

From Beliefnet

posted by admin

Dear Readers– Due to a planned technical upgrade taking place on Wednesday June 11th, the Beliefnet Blogs will not display any new content, and commenting will be disabled. We aim to be back up and running by the end of […]

Celebrate Mom

posted by Joanne Wallenstein

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 11th. We have a wonderful gift idea for your Mom – and it’s free. Go to the Celebrate Mom group on the Beliefnet Community and sing her praises. Tell us what makes your Mom special […]

New Question of the Day Feature

posted by rphillips

Do you want to write in your journal every day but feel unsure what to write about? Find inspiration for your daily posts with Beliefnet’s new Question of the Day. We’ll ask you a new provocative question each day. Respond […]

Meet these community members

posted by jbrooks

Beliefnet Community is home to a wide variety of people with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. Meet a few of them: rosenengel “What I like about my faith is that it doesn`t focus so much on dogma, but […]

Sending Your Prayers This Week

posted by lmarcus

Pray for Grays Harbor County, Washington “This is for the people in Washington affected by the storm and flooding. It is for all those in Grays Harbor county, Lewis county, Pacific County, King County, etc.” Pray for Patricia Golman “My […]

Sending Your Prayers This Week

posted by lmarcus

Pray for Spencer F. “This prayer group is to give love care and understanding to adoptees who are dealing with their personal feeling of adoption.” Pray for Shannon Smith “Please pray for me that I will find a job very […]

Sending Your Prayers This Week

posted by lmarcus

Pray for Peace and Unity “I’m starting this prayer circle to pray for tolerance, unity, and harmony between all religions.” Pray for Ralph Kohr “Please pray for Ralph, my husband. He has played Santa for 26 years and he has […]

Sending Your Prayers This Week

posted by lmarcus

Here are some of the prayer circles that users created on Beliefnet this week. Pray for Marian B. “If you are affected by Alzheimer’s, Dementia or any other despairing disease, join your prayer to us and for us.” Pray for […]

New Community Newsletter Launches

posted by rphillips

Want an easy way to stay up-to-date with everything happening in the new Beliefnet Community? Sign up for the new community newsletter — Beliefnet Community Today. Five days a week, you’ll receive the best of featured members, groups, photos, forums, […]

Rosanne Cash on Beliefnet

posted by lmarcus

Rosanne Cash is what we like to call a “friend of Beliefnet.” Throughout the years we’ve admired her music, and we’ve also been fortunate enough to get to know her as a person. Last year, after recording the album Black […]

Sending Your Prayers This Week

posted by lmarcus

Every week, Beliefnet members seek prayers from others regarding everything from money to family to illness. Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s prayer circles. Pray for Domingo and Gina Leveque-Zapata “My brother and sister in law had a […]

New Beliefnet Homepage

posted by rphillips

Have you seen the new Beliefnet homepage yet? It offers much more space to highlight the best of what’s happening in the Beliefnet Community, from members to journals to groups and more. Take a look. You can let us know […]

Helping California Wildfire Victims

posted by rphillips

Wildfires in California have destroyed thousands of homes and threaten many more. We invite you to share your prayers for vicitms of the wildfires in this Prayer Circle: Pray for the Victims of California Wildfires To help the victims with […]

Sending Your Prayers This Week

posted by lmarcus

Every week Beliefnet members post prayer circles, asking others to pray for their family, health, finances, relationships, and more. Here a few of this week’s prayer circles. Pray for Jennifer Mungia “My husband is serving our country and he has […]

Sending Your Prayers This Week

posted by lmarcus

Every day members post prayer circles on Beliefnet. They ask for prayers for any number of subjects: health, money, family, and more. Below are a few of this week’s prayer circles. Pray for Rosa Vasquez “Rosa is a mother, grandmother, […]

Welcome to the New Community

posted by rphillips

As I type this, the Beliefnet technology team is “pressing the button” that will fully integrate Beliefnet with our new community platform. It’s an exciting moment. Make sure you check out the new site–log in if you’re already a Beliefnet […]

Sending Your Prayers This Week

posted by lmarcus

Since Beliefnet launched, Prayer Circles have always been among the most popular areas of the site, giving our readers a chance to lend hope, comfort, and support to other members in need. Each week we’ll spotlight some of the touching […]

Introducing the Community News Blog

posted by rphillips

Have you met Ayelet2? She’s one of the seven Beliefnet members you voted as most inspiring community member last year. Have you been on the Catholicism boards recently? There’s a hot debate there about the reemergence of confession as a […]

Sending Your Prayers this Week

posted by lmarcus

Since Beliefnet launched, Prayer Circles have always been among the most popular areas of the site, giving our readers a chance to lend hope, comfort, and support to other members in need. Each week we’ll spotlight some of the touching […]

Sending Your Prayers This Week

posted by lmarcus

We at Beliefnet believe in giving hope and comfort to others, especially in times of need. Below we’re spotlighting prayer circles started by some of our members. Whether they’re praying for health, fortune, or solace, you can add your own […]

Previous Posts

The Election Results
Are you satisfied with the results in the recent American elections? Share your opinion with others in the Beliefnet Community.

posted 12:00:00am Nov. 04, 2010 | read full post »

The Community News Blog Is Back!
Beliefnet is happy to announce the return of the Community News Blog! You'll find a wide range of topics covered in this blog. Be sure to check out the latest forums, contests, and photo galleries that will all be highlighted here. What do YOU want to see in future entries? Share with us your though

posted 12:00:00am Nov. 03, 2010 | read full post »

Pay It Forward
How do you offer a helping hand to those in your own community? Share how you pay it forward to your friends and neighbors. Have you worked in a soup kitchen? | Discuss moral issues | Beliefnet Community

posted 12:00:00am Sep. 12, 2010 | read full post »

Where Were You on Sept. 11?
Historic, tragic events often are seared into the collective memory of a nation such as the attack on Pearl Harbor, the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., or the Challenger explosion. For millions, a mild September morning nine years ago also became

posted 12:00:00am Sep. 11, 2010 | read full post »

Fla. Pastor Cancels Quran Burning on 9/11
Florida pastor Terry Jones said his church is suspending plans to burn copies of the Quran on the ninth anniversary of Sept. 11. But it remains unclear if it will take place on another day. The Rev. Terry Jones defied international condemnation by resisting to drop the plans announced earlier this s

posted 4:00:00am Sep. 10, 2010 | read full post »

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