A Ritual of Her Own
Welcoming ceremonies for Jewish girls

Caught in a Time Warp
John Shelby Spong on Third World Christians

America's Favorite Hindu?
Apu from "The Simpsons"

Supporting Buddhist Friends
Pastor Paul answers teens' questions

Pope Joan
True story or myth?

Is God a Big Meanie?
Kids' images of God

Muslims and Sex
Q&A with Kenneth Briggs

Evangelicals & Jews
Is progress unraveling?

Empty Mind
Not just for Buddhists anymore

Billy's Better Half
Ruth Bell Graham's new book

Bring God to Work
Ten practical ways

Angel of the Day
A multimedia feature
Organ Donation
  • A rabbi weighs cutting in line
  • Faith-by-Faith Overview: Where does your religion stand?
  • A Kidney for Charlie: Praying for the perfect match
    The Gospel of Thomas
    Gospel for our time or Jesus Lite?

    Religion Trends in 2001

    Big Hats and 'Beanies'
    By Kenneth BriggsIslam and the End Times
    Understanding the struggle over the Temple Mount.

    Cesarean Sections and the Goddess

    Books for Dharma Kids
    Buddhism at bedtime

    Why I Like Being...
    Members explain why they love their religion.

    Last Wishes
    Making choices for a dying relative of a different faith. By Margot Adler

    Can Prayer Heal Us?
  • Yes, says Dr. Kathi J. Kemper.
  • No, says Gregg Easterbrook.
  • Definitely, says one cancer patient.

    Fasting Chic
    An ancient spiritual discipline gets trendy

    Cults or Religions? Revisiting '60s Movements

    Robots, Neurotransmitters, and the Soul
    What science can tell us about being made in the image of God

    Remembering the Six Million
    Should Jews honor Holocaust victims by having lots of kids?

    Buying Blessing?
    Beliefnet members debate tithing

    March-April, 2001

    Why I Like Being...
    Members explain why they love their religion.

    Woman, Thou Art Loosed
    T.D. Jakes on great women in the Bible--and today

    All Shook Up

    God as earthquake. By Dan Wakefield

    Catholic Women Who Want to Be Priests
    Healing the Mind
    An audio meditation with Buddhist leader Tulku Thondup

    Hajj in a Wheelchair

    Debating 'Plural Marriage'
    "Polygamy Works"
    A wife's story

    Why Would God Allow This?
    A Mormon woman reflects.

    Where Buddha and Jesus Meet
    New books reviewed

    Raising 'Spiritual but Not Religious' Kids

    Are Mainline Protestants Anti-Israel?
    By Elliott Abrams

    Is America a Muslim Nation?

    FEBRUARY, 2001

    What's the Enneagram?
    Q&A with Kenneth Briggs

    Atheists on theAfterlife
    Secular thoughts on life after death

    Jesus: God in Human Form
    Why do Christians believe this?
    Q&A with Ben Witherington III

    Surfing for Your Soulmate
    A multifaith guide to Internet singles sites.
    By Rebecca Phillips

    Healing the Mind
    An audiomeditation with Buddhist leader Tulku Thondup

    Catholic Women Who Want to Be Priests
    The story of five women who want to be priests
    By Heidi Schlumpf

    A Radically Different Jesus
    The Gospel of Thomas: Gospel for our time or Jesus Lite?
    By Monique Parsons

    Do Jews Believe in anAfterlife?
    Jewish sources don't deal extensively with the question of an afterlife, but Jews believe that in some form a soul lives on.
    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    Holy Hotties
    Can spiritual practice make you better looking?
    Vote for the holiest hottie
    By Mirka Knaster

    Israeli Elections:
    Why Sharon?
    By Elliott Abrams

    The War Criminal Takes Over
    By Michael Lerner

    Did I Really Just Vote For Sharon?
    By David Margolis

    JANUARY, 2001

    Are Mainline Protestants Anti-Israel
    The statement issued by their recent 'Ecumenical Delegation to Jerusalem' is unwaveringly hostile to the State of Israel.
    By Elliott Abrams

    How the Faithful Voted
    Breakdown ofElection 2000 Voters by Religion
    Read the Survey

    Clergy Compensation
    By Kenneth Briggs

    Pedophilia Chic
    Our culture's repugnance at the idea of the sexual exploitation of children has gradually weakened.
    By Charles Colson
    Also: ABeliefnet member responds

    Till Death Do Us Part
    Burial dilemmas for interfaith couples
    By Arthur Magida

    Clergy Compensation
    Ordination doesn't negate the need to cover ordinary bills.
    By Kenneth Briggs

    Gifts for Muslim Newborns
    By Arthur Magida

    Religion, Hate, and Violence
  • Mas'ood Cajee: Stop the Rhetoric of the Cursed
  • Irving Greenberg: The Moral State of Religion

    Big Hats and Beenies
    For Roman Catholic bishops, form follows function when it comes to headgear.
    By Kenneth Briggs

    Decoding Revelation
    The Other Birth Story: Revelation's 'Child and the Dragon'
    By Marcus Borg

    Do Only Christians Go to Heaven?
    Religion Trends in 2001
    By Gregg Easterbrook

    Millennium, Shmillennium
    The apocalyptic craze that fizzled

    Spiritual and ethical New Year's resolutions

    The Year's Top Religion Stories

    Holiday Sampler
  • Hanukkah
  • Christmas
  • Kwanzaa
  • Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr
  • Yule

    DECEMBER, 2000

    New Years
    Millennium, Shmillennium
    The apocalyptic craze that fizzled
    By Monique Parsons

    Spiritual and ethical New Year's resolutions

  • The Top Religion Stories of 2000

    Interactive Advent Calendar

    Christmas music, quizzes, articles, inspiration, and activities
  • God as Suffering Patient
    By Frederica Mathewes-Green
  • An Orthodox Christmas
  • Make an Angel Ornament

    Articles, quizzes, resources and discussions on the Kwanzaa holiday
  • Is Kwanaa a religious holiday?
    These and other questions answered by the holiday's founder, Dr. Marulana Karenga
  • The Meaning of Kwanzaa
    The Message and Meaning of Kwanzaa: Bringing Good Into the WorldBy Marulana Karenga
    The Complete Kwanzaa Package

    Hanukkah resources, advice, quizzes, and articles, including:
  • Overcoming Christmas Envy
  • Menorah Meditations
  • Hanukkah Sing Along
    And More

    What's Hanukkah?
    What's the right greeting, and how important is the holiday?
    By Arthur Magida

    Ringing In a Not-So New Year
    Is January 1 the beginning of the year for non-Christians?
    By Arthur Magida

    Up, Up and Away
    Is the "rapture" scriptural? I've heard it's a false interpretation, but many ministers teach it as truth.
    By Kenneth Briggs

    A Multi-Faith Giving Guide
    What to get friends and colleagues for Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Rohatsu, and Eid.

    Do Muslims Believe in Reincarnation?
    By Kenneth Briggs

    Non-Christians at Christmas Parties
    Is it tacky to invite them? Is it offensive not to?
    By Arthur Magida

  • The Spirit of Yule
  • What I'll Be Doing This Stolstice
  • La Befana and the Royal Child of Light
  • Santa Was a Shaman
  • A Solstice History

    NOVEMBER, 2000

  • Ramadan Diary
  • Hakeem Olajuwon on Ramadan
  • Ramadan Q&A
  • A Ramadan Primer
    More articles, profiles, resources, interviews on Ramadan

    What is Rohatsu?
    A Rohatsu Retreat
    The Wisdom of No Technique

    Do Jehovah's Witnesses Do Thanksgiving?
    By Arthur Magida

    Is Cleanliness Next to Godliness?
    Before eating fruit at a Sufi service, should I break out the moist towelettes?
    By Arthur Magida

    Do I Need to Be Rebaptized?
    I left Catholicism to join the Methodist Church.
    Do I need to be reinitiated into Christianity?
    By Arthur Magida