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Religion at The Huffington Post

posted by Nathan Schneider

Launching the new Religion section at The Huffington Post, to be edited by Paul Raushenbush, Arianna Huffington sets the tone for a courteous dialogue, “HuffPost style”:

[...] despite the central role religion plays in American life, all too often, when talking about it, we end up talking at each other instead of with each other. This is a shame—especially at a time like this, when the economic struggle in so many people’s lives has led to a deeper questioning of our values and priorities. Whether you are a believer or not, this is an essential conversation to have…which is why I’m delighted to announce that we are launching HuffPost Religion—a section featuring a wide-ranging discussion about religion, spirituality, and the ways they influence our lives.

Like all our sections, HuffPost Religion will bring you the latest news—in this case about all things religion-related—served up in the HuffPost style. It will also be home to an open and fearless dialogue about all the ways religion affects both our personal and our public lives. And it will do so in a way that moves beyond the pigeonhole depictions of both the faithful and the agnostic we see so frequently—and also beyond the tired assumption that God is a card-carrying member of one political party or another.

Read more at The Huffington Post. This comes just in time to not be included in “The new landscape of the religion blogosphere,” the Social Science Research Council’s just-released report on blogging about religion.

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