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faith : something that is believed especially with strong conviction; especially : a system of religious beliefs — Webster
Faith is confidence or trust in a particular system of religious belief, in which faith may equate to confidence based on some perceived degree of warrant. — Wikipedia
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Two Pastors in Love, and Only God Knows
by By VINCENT M. MALLOZZI on September 15, 2017 at 11:00 am
Twanna Gause and Vanessa Brown, who met as choir girls nearly 30 years ago, were wed, much to the displeasure of Ms. Gause’s father, also a minister. […]
Don’t Shun Conservative Professors
by By ARTHUR C. BROOKS on September 15, 2017 at 8:21 am
Welcoming the stranger is one of the great moral traditions liberals have. […]
Ex-Inmate Takes to Hong Kong’s Airwaves, and...
by By MIKE IVES on September 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Bruce Aitken, a convicted money launderer, sees his radio outreach to prisoners and their families as his “own personal penance.&rdquo […]
The Prayer Circle: Texans Rebuild After Harvey as...
by By KEVIN SACK on September 9, 2017 at 4:56 pm
After the storm, 17 people joined in prayer before clearing out the flooded house of an aging widow. God, they insisted, was also there. […]
Apocalyptic Thoughts Amid Nature’s Chaos? You...
by By HENRY FOUNTAIN on September 8, 2017 at 11:37 pm
Americans were excited about the eclipse, but hurricanes, wildfires, and an earthquake have some — and not just deeply religious people — thinking dark thoughts. […]
by CNN Religion Editor on January 5, 2015 at 9:19 pm
Dear Readers, We hope you’ve enjoyed reading this blog as much as we’ve enjoyed reporting and writing it, but it’s time for the next stage in Belief’s evolution. Like the rest of our colleagues at CNN, we’re “going there” … to a spiffy new home: http://www.cnn.com/specials/belief. The new site will have the same insightful analysis […]
Jerusalem terror attack 'strikes at soul' of Jews...
by The Editors on November 19, 2014 at 7:47 pm
By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Editor (CNN) - Books, filled with prayers for peace, splattered with blood. Sacred vestments shredded by bullets and knives. Lifeless bodies in the sanctuary. The rabbis had gathered to ask God to bestow blessings upon their troubled land. Their prayers were interrupted by two men wielding butcher knives and […]
Church: Mormon founder Joseph Smith wed 40 wives
by The Editors on November 11, 2014 at 7:35 pm
By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Editor (CNN) - The founder of the Mormon church, Joseph Smith, wed as many as 40 wives, including some who were already married and one as young as 14 years old, the church acknowledged in a surprising new essay. Smith's marital history had been the subject of frequent historical […]
How Brittany Maynard forced us to look at death
by The Editors on November 7, 2014 at 6:48 pm
By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Editor (CNN) - This country is changing rapidly, and at the very time modern medicine puts life-or-death decisions in our hands, organized religion has faded from the lives of many Americans. As the surgeon and writer Atul Gawande noted in The New York Times recently, our medical system, powerful […]
New Chicago archbishop ditches $14 million mansion
by The Editors on October 22, 2014 at 3:18 pm
By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Editor (CNN) - Chicago's new archbishop does not plan to live in the $14 million mansion that housed many of his predecessors but was seen by some Catholics as out of touch with Pope Francis' emphasis on simplicity. Instead, Archbishop Blase Cupich, a moderate in the mold of Francis, […]