Faith is having firm enough confidence, trust, or belief in a person, entity, organization, or idea to reasonably overcome any doubt or argument made against it. Usually there is some foundational evidence for faith, whether through personal experience or logical reasoning, but some promise or expectation is left without proof. Because much harm has been carried out in the name of religious faith, it has come under criticism as a virtue. However, faith in something seems to be an important and powerful part of the human experience: strongly held faith—whether religious or secular—has continually proven to be one of the most powerful sustainers of individuals and communities through traumatic and overwhelming times.


How to Maintain Faith When Life Seems Unfair | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

Brother David Steindl-Rast, the author, scholar and Benedictine monk, and Oprah Winfrey discuss how to have faith even during difficult times.

Why Faith Matters

In Why Faith Matters, Rabbi David J. Wolpe blends the powerful personal story of his struggles with his own faith with a poignant response to the new atheists that reveals just how important faith in modern society.

5 Reasons Why Having Faith Is So Important

Sometimes, when things don’t go according to plan, we lose faith, not only in ourselves, but also in any potential outcome in our lives. Failure will do that to you.

Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.


Nadia Bolz-Weber on Faith

At the "Faith Horizons 2013" event in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Lutheran Pastor, Nadia Bolz-Weber, spoke about her recent book, "Pastrix: the Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint," and answered questions in a Friday-evening interview.

Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience

In this beautifully written work, one of America's most beloved meditation teachers offers discerning wisdom on understanding faith as a healing quality.

The Issue of Faith in a Non-Theistic Religion

What does faith mean to a Buddhist? Zen teacher Norman Fischer talks with Sharon Salzberg about the conclusions she draws in her new book, Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience.

Faith, in the sense in which I am here using the word, is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.


Faith and Doubt | Greg Tonkinson | TEDxGrandCanyonUniversity

Trusting in a higher power can be tricky, especially when faced with challenges. Having experienced a traumatic event himself, Dr. Tonkinson explores the relationship between faith and doubt.

The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith

New York Times best-selling author and international speaker offers simple prayers, affirmations, and exercises to support readers in releasing old thought systems and fears, and a return to peace.


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