Archive: Sally Quinn
Which way will Egypt go? Former British prime minister Tony Blair advises watching the role of religion, which he says is "massively" important to the outcome of how the "basic battle" over Islam is resolved.
By Sally Quinn | February 8, 2011; 10:27 AM ET | Comments (30)
Respect? Compassion? Consideration? Amy Chua, who never lived in China, certainly has not followed the tenets of Confucianism in her attitudes toward child rearing.
By Sally Quinn | January 27, 2011; 12:22 PM ET | Comments (25)
One of the most brilliant opening lines of any book I have read is that of Pastor Rick Warren from the Saddleback Church in California. His book, "A Purpose Driven Life," one of the great bestsellers of all time, begins with this: "It's not about you."
By Sally Quinn | January 16, 2011; 01:21 PM ET | Comments (245)
Why can't this time of year be celebrated by everyone as a festival of lights to brighten up the darkest days?
By Sally Quinn | December 24, 2010; 05:09 PM ET | Comments (9)
At her funeral, Elizabeth Edwards' minister said: "Now she has claimed the promise of God's heaven. Paradise." And "a glorious reunion with her beloved Wade."
By Sally Quinn | December 16, 2010; 03:37 PM ET | Comments (1)
I never remember all Ten Commandments off the top of my head, but there should be one that says, "Thou shalt not cheat while voting on 'Dancing with the Stars.'"
By Sally Quinn | November 22, 2010; 11:46 AM ET | Comments (123)
The dilemma is this: If Christine O'Donnell wins, if her prayers and the prayers of others push her over the top, whose prayers are God answering? O'Donnell's or the media's? I say it's win win.
By Sally Quinn | November 2, 2010; 01:45 PM ET | Comments (2)
If anyone is to apologize, it is Ginni Thomas for carrying this burden of anger and resentment and for assaulting Hill with it all these years later. Maybe Hill will be able to find it within herself to forgive her.
By Sally Quinn | October 24, 2010; 11:44 AM ET | Comments (4)
Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, believes that homosexuality is a sin. He is unrelenting in his attacks on gays and lesbians for their immoral behavior. There are many who believe that Perkins and those who share his...
By Sally Quinn | October 18, 2010; 03:56 PM ET | Comments (1)
I'm praying for Christopher Hitchens. He has stage four esophageal cancer. Christopher doesn't believe in prayer. He is an atheist.
By Sally Quinn | September 24, 2010; 12:44 PM ET | Comments (10)
The president finds himself time and time again in the unacceptable situation of trying to prove that he is a Christian without making it look as if he thinks there is something wrong with not being one.
By Sally Quinn | September 19, 2010; 08:50 AM ET | Comments (25)
As an extremist himself, he understands only too well how to incite other extremists
By Sally Quinn | September 10, 2010; 11:01 AM ET | Comments (89)
I really didn't want to bring this up but wouldn't God think it perverted for one person to criticize another's faith? Didn't God make us all in his own image?
By Sally Quinn | August 31, 2010; 11:10 AM ET | Comments (18)
President Obama is a Christian. But what if he had been a Muslim and converted to Christianity? Would he not be a "true" Christian? That seems to be what the Rev. Franklin Graham is saying.
By Sally Quinn | August 27, 2010; 09:13 AM ET | Comments (14)
Presumably many of the same people who criticized Obama for his affiliation with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's Christian church during the campaign are now calling him a Muslim. More than a third of people who identify themselves as conservative Republicans believe Obama to be Muslim, according to the Pew research. Clearly, they don't see the Muslim moniker as a compliment.
By Sally Quinn | August 26, 2010; 04:12 PM ET | Comments (24)
The entire religious world, not just Muslims, are watching us now. They are waiting to see if we really believe what we say we do about religious freedom.
By Sally Quinn | August 19, 2010; 05:00 PM ET | Comments (75)
Daisy Khan says she is afraid these days to open the paper or turn on the TV. "It's hard to see yourself portrayed this way daily. But to me it's an indication that the post 9/11 controversy is not finished. It's not over and neither is the healing. This is a teaching moment. A healing moment."
By Sally Quinn | August 19, 2010; 04:15 PM ET | Comments (180)
Not everyone can take a life-changing trip. What everyone can do, though, is study different faiths. You will come away a changed person simply for the experience of exploring.
By Sally Quinn | August 12, 2010; 02:27 PM ET | Comments (8)
Weddings are sacred. Despite the fact that divorce is rampant, weddings give us all hope. Nothing is more joyful than the promise of a lifetime of love. Hillary has already said she and Bill will be very emotional. And well they should be.
By Sally Quinn | July 30, 2010; 02:51 PM ET | Comments (21)
I couldn't help but think that the President was referring to himself as he described being "in the midst of a storm."
By Sally Quinn | June 16, 2010; 10:08 AM ET | Comments (30)
What Helen Thomas said was reprehensible, but she shouldn't allow it to overshadow the journalistic excellence, courage and generosity she displayed over her entire career.
By Sally Quinn | June 10, 2010; 02:14 PM ET | Comments (26)
The separation of Al and Tipper Gore is an occasion for sadness but also for rejoicing.
By Sally Quinn | June 7, 2010; 05:33 PM ET | Comments (183)
So much of religion is based on the sacredness of the family. It was that sacred relationship with my husband and son that led me to faith.
By Sally Quinn | May 20, 2010; 01:05 PM ET | Comments (23)
My interview with Jim Wallis about Glenn Beck and 'social justice'
By Sally Quinn | April 12, 2010; 01:14 PM ET | Comments (5)
I believe that the only way that this scandal will end is by the resignation of the Pope and every cardinal, bishop and priest who has ever had anything to do with this child sexual abuse and rape.
By Sally Quinn | April 1, 2010; 04:36 PM ET | Comments (6)
Why do some people believe that God punishes the innocent (like children with disabilities) to punish the wicked?
By Sally Quinn | February 24, 2010; 03:43 PM ET | Comments (111)
Only Tiger Woods knows whether he was sorry for what he'd done or simply sorry for the consequences. It will be some time before we find out.
By Sally Quinn | February 19, 2010; 01:56 PM ET | Comments (10)
There was an urgency about the President's plea for unity: "Progress doesn't come when we demonize opponents," he said. "Progress comes when we look into the eyes of another and see the face of God."
By Sally Quinn | February 4, 2010; 06:22 PM ET | Comments (2)
There's an old saying that you should never discuss politics or religion at dinner parties. I disagree.
By Sally Quinn | January 13, 2010; 02:47 PM ET | Comments (2)
I often do Bill O'Reilly's show and enjoy being able to give my point of view, even though sometimes I have been taken to task by someone on that network. That's the whole point of the media. To present fair and balanced views of those who hold opposite positions. As in every profession, some in the media are Christians, some are of other faiths. Some have no faith at all. To say there is a media bias against any religion is just plain wrong.
By Sally Quinn | January 13, 2010; 11:46 AM ET | Comments (10)
It's time for a National Festival of Lights, a holiday each and every American can celebrate, regardless of creed.
By Sally Quinn | December 14, 2009; 03:21 PM ET | Comments (22)
I would venture that sitting apart at dinners is a marriage saver.
By Sally Quinn | December 2, 2009; 08:13 AM ET | Comments (10)
What do you do at a holiday meal if some want to say grace and others do not?
By Sally Quinn | November 24, 2009; 11:15 AM ET | Comments (48)
The standard for Sarah Palin's God and faith is love, generosity, mercy and forgiveness. Perhaps that's what she means when she says she is "Going Rogue."
By Sally Quinn | November 17, 2009; 07:31 PM ET | Comments (460)
Patheos.com is sponsoring a Faith on Campus video contest.
By Sally Quinn | November 12, 2009; 06:10 PM ET | Comments (0)
There's no excuse for what Hasan allegedly did, but why are so many people blaming or even questioning Islam itself for the actions of one disturbed individual?
By Sally Quinn | November 9, 2009; 01:45 PM ET | Comments (11)
Whatever Teddy Kennedy's personal devotion to his faith, the evidence is that he followed basic tenets of his Christianity and his Catholicism that taught him to serve others, and that is what gave his life the meaning he had been seeking for so long.
By Sally Quinn | August 26, 2009; 03:47 PM ET | Comments (32)
It was Eunice Kennedy Shriver's belief in God and the Church which led her to devote her life to others.
By Sally Quinn | August 11, 2009; 02:42 PM ET | Comments (13)
Racism will persist until Gates and Crowley - and the rest of America - start telling the truth about how each of us really feels.
By Sally Quinn | August 2, 2009; 12:22 AM ET | Comments (301)
Sarah Palin should live up to her self-proclaimed Christian "family values" and do what she says is the moral thing to do: put her family first and help those who cannot help themselves.
By Sally Quinn | July 8, 2009; 12:39 PM ET | Comments (385)
People of moralistic faith such as Mark Sanford and John Ensign make a mockery of their purported beliefs.
By Sally Quinn | June 25, 2009; 02:13 PM ET | Comments (32)
Obama's speech was clearly directed toward Muslim, but this not a speech about religion or policy. It was a speech about understanding and respect.
By Sally Quinn | June 5, 2009; 08:31 AM ET | Comments (7)
Young Chicago poet a smash at White House poetry slam.
By Sally Quinn | May 15, 2009; 12:52 PM ET | Comments (4)
Today is Mother's Day. Today we should celebrate Michelle Obama's arms as the arms of a mother.
By Sally Quinn | May 7, 2009; 12:56 PM ET | Comments (1)
Sally Quinn: Obama's choice of Rick Warren to give the inaugural invocation is a canny move by a supremely confident politician.
By Sally Quinn | January 20, 2009; 09:49 AM ET | Comments (21)
By choosing to be part of a ceremony which includes religious expression we are essentially eliminating and disenfranchising a large number of American who are either not Christian or not believers.
By Sally Quinn | January 14, 2009; 03:57 PM ET | Comments (142)
Sally Quinn | Tell us about your interfaith experiences in a new interactive feature. Submit your story.
By Sally Quinn | December 17, 2008; 02:30 PM ET | Comments (12)
The matter of where the Obamas will choose to worship is drawing a lot of interest in Washington and elsewhere. I would like to recommend Washington National Cathedral.
By Sally Quinn | November 22, 2008; 08:07 AM ET | Comments (21)
This is not a Christian country any more than it is a Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist or atheist country, but you certainly wouldn't know it by the rhetoric in this campaign, hitting an all-time low with Liddy Dole's commercial.
By Sally Quinn | November 3, 2008; 02:43 PM ET | Comments (96)
Do the candidates honor and respect all Americans including non-believers, atheists, agnostics and humanists? Do they value religious diversity and tolerance? Or do they embrace intolerance? Let's look at the record.
By Sally Quinn | October 30, 2008; 04:33 PM ET | Comments (190)
Sally Quinn | John McCain's anti-Muslim rhetoric is unbecoming for a man who would be president. He should listen to Colin Powell.
By Sally Quinn | October 20, 2008; 05:53 PM ET | Comments (100)
Christians, and people of all faiths and no faith, need to consider whether their positions on the issue of abortion are moral.
By Sally Quinn | September 16, 2008; 07:47 PM ET | Comments (357)
As the mother of an infant, one of five children, is Palin's first priority to her children or her country?
By Sally Quinn | September 3, 2008; 08:11 AM ET | Comments (691)
With news that Sarah Palin's 17-year-old unmarried daughter is pregnant, McCain's VP pick may not even find support among "family values" voters.
By Sally Quinn | August 29, 2008; 04:03 PM ET | Comments (3544)
Sally Quinn | Democrats are trying to show their religious side, but at what cost? Atheists feel excluded from the so-called inclusive party.
By Sally Quinn | August 26, 2008; 05:33 PM ET | Comments (213)
By Sally Quinn | August 17, 2008; 07:10 PM ET | Comments (134)
Negative ads don't exactly adhere to the Golden Rule. How do you deal with these moral conflicts?
By Sally Quinn | August 13, 2008; 04:38 PM ET | Comments (11)
Every time one of these guys goes off the reservation it creates the perception that it's OK, that that's what men do and the women should just shut up, put on a brave face and support them.
By Sally Quinn | August 13, 2008; 06:30 AM ET | Comments (249)
I didn't mean any offense or disrespect. I wanted to honor Tim Russert. He was a dear friend and I was devastated by his loss. Communion was offered. I took it. It made me feel uplifted, close to Tim and it assuaged my grief.
By Sally Quinn | July 11, 2008; 05:06 PM ET | Comments (798)
For most of my life, I considered myself an atheist. Today I would not call myself an atheist. I don't have a label. To me, labels and definitions are probably the least important thing about religion. The last thing that matters is what you call yourself. It's how you live your life.
By Sally Quinn | July 2, 2008; 03:23 PM ET | Comments (140)
Sally Quinn | Tim was the most enthusiastic person I have ever known. The word "enthusiastic" comes from the Greek en theos meaning “in God.”
» Watch my 2007 interview with Tim
By Sally Quinn | June 23, 2008; 09:32 AM ET | Comments (204)
The best thing Hillary Clinton could do now for herself would be to go on a silent retreat. She needs time to find herself.
By Sally Quinn | June 10, 2008; 06:58 AM ET | Comments (244)
Homosexual couples are simply two people who love each other. Please explain to me how that can be wrong in the eyes of God. Didn’t God make us all in his image? Please tell me how it could possibly be harmful to society to have two loving people form a union.
By Sally Quinn | May 21, 2008; 08:44 AM ET | Comments (544)
“I think you have to speak out against that,” said Hillary Clinton. “You certainly have to do that, if not explicitly, then implicitly by getting up and moving.” Clinton was talking about what she would have done had she been...
By Sally Quinn | May 6, 2008; 03:14 PM ET | Comments (162)
Benedict's trip was a success. It softened his image. It raised the profile of the Catholic Church. It energized many Catholics. It gave the impression that he is willing to engage in dialogue with other faiths, but it clearly showed a man -- and a Church -- of contradictions.
By Sally Quinn | April 22, 2008; 08:17 AM ET | Comments (93)
Sally Quinn | You be the judge on whether the ministers who made these "offensive remarks" should be renounced.
By Sally Quinn | April 8, 2008; 08:32 AM ET | Comments (156)
We've all been counseled and supported by people whose views are not our own. We can love them and not their views.
By Sally Quinn | March 21, 2008; 04:59 AM ET | Comments (277)
American women are so quick to criticize the religious tradition of others, where women take a subservient position – but are we so different? That’s not what the Spitzer scandal suggests.
By Sally Quinn | March 13, 2008; 12:38 PM ET | Comments (935)
Mitt Romney ended up by his words repudiating not only our constitution, our truly American notion of separation of church and state, but millions of his fellow countrymen and women.
By Sally Quinn | December 9, 2007; 08:31 AM ET | Comments (83)
Sally Quinn | On Faith and Facebook's Causes are working to bring attention to important faith-based charities such as Children’s National Medical Center.
By Sally Quinn | December 3, 2007; 09:09 AM ET | Comments (7)
Sally Quinn | The more we understand about other faiths, I believe, the less likely we will be to try to coerce others into believing as we do. That is our goal.
By Sally Quinn | November 14, 2007; 09:32 AM ET | Comments (814)
Today on “On Faith” we are starting a new feature called “Faith On The Front Lines.”
By Sally Quinn | November 11, 2007; 07:10 AM ET | Comments (57)
Someone asked me about 10 years ago what I would like written on my epitaph. I responded immediately without even hesitating. “Good mother, good wife, good daughter, good friend.” He was surprised at my answer. Not as surprised as I...
By Sally Quinn | May 20, 2007; 11:20 AM ET | Comments (31)
Contrary to what many Westerners think, the Kamasutra is not really a sex manual at all but rather is about “the art of living.'
By Sally Quinn | February 26, 2007; 11:04 AM ET | Comments (2)
Things are getting better in some religions but the list of atrocities and discriminations against women is still appalling.
By Sally Quinn | January 23, 2007; 08:50 AM ET | Comments (344)
A labyrinth and meditation offered clarity and renewal in a trying time -- and perhaps something more.
By Sally Quinn | January 7, 2007; 04:32 PM ET | Comments (101)
Believing in God is not a choice. Either you do or you don’t or you struggle with it. That does not make anyone a better or worse person because of what they can or cannot believe.
By Sally Quinn | December 30, 2006; 06:29 PM ET | Comments (73)
My son Quinn, 24, believes in God. I did not know this until yesterday when I talked with him for this essay....
By Sally Quinn | December 7, 2006; 10:51 AM ET | Comments (109)
I am sitting here looking at a beautiful picture of my family. My husband and son, my parents, my brother and sister and her family. We are all smiling. We are clearly having a wonderful time. We are sitting at...
By Sally Quinn | November 22, 2006; 06:33 PM ET | Comments (31)