Sally Quinn


Sally Quinn is the founding editor of OnFaith.

Stories by Sally Quinn

Are atheists taking over? Signs abound, from Francis interview to Virginia’s governor race

Are atheists taking over the debate?   In the past weeks, Pope Francis gave an interview to an atheist journalist in … Continued

Pope Francis and the church’s new attitude

“Five years ago, I would have been afraid of saying anything like what the pope said in his [recent] interview,” says … Continued

The Pope Francis miracle

When Father Jim Martin, editor-at-large of America, the Jesuit magazine, first saw the transcript of the pope’s interview, it was … Continued

A rabbi’s call to draft Israel’s ultra-Orthodox into military service

Surprisingly, Rabbi Dov Lipman, an Israeli Orthodox rabbi, had other things on his mind last week than Syria. He was … Continued

Reza Aslan’s Viral Jesus

With his bestselling book, Reza Aslan started a movement that has people talking about religion like never before.

Israeli ambassador breaks fast with Muslims and Jews, but to what effect?

This was not your usual Washington embassy party. On Tuesday night, Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren and his wife, Sally, had … Continued

The moral of Eliot Spitzer’s story

Sin, forgiveness, redemption. These were all words out of Elliot Spitzer’s mouth as he announced his campaign for New York … Continued

‘The Bling Ring’: Lives without values, ethics or morality

Omigod! You totally have to see “The Bling Ring.” It’s so, like, seriously awesome.  I’m obsessed. This movie — directed, … Continued

Faith and Freedom Coalition conference: A new year, but the same tired formula

Ralph Reed has built an incredible organization, and I’m gonna tell you, it’s going to grow into a force to … Continued

Hillary Clinton on Twitter: A loss of faith

There were two surprising things about Hillary Clinton’s first tweet. Clinton broke her Twitter silence this week with this bio: … Continued

Why Johnny can’t Scout: If he’s gay, he’s out at 18. But if he’s atheist, he’s out immediately.

Picture little Johnny as a Cub Scout. He is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and … Continued

The Rutgers athletic director, a school’s core values and our national crisis of morality

Rutgers has a new athletic director. Her name is Julie Hermann and she is the latest hire at the New … Continued

Memorial Day: Thoughts and Prayers For Those Who Served — and Those Who Are Still Fighting

While you are enjoying your day off and your fried chicken and potato salad, just remember those who fought and those who died.

Sex assaults in the military: An epidemic that is being ignored

Can you believe that there were about 26,000 incidents of sexual assault in the military last year? That’s an astounding … Continued

The Dalai Lama’s compassion disconnect

The Dalai Lama was in the area this week to give the Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace at the University … Continued

My National Day of Prayer petition? Reason.

Today is the National Day of Prayer. Today is also the National Day of Reason. Take your pick. Or take … Continued

U.S. military should put religious freedom at the front

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is worried about the Pentagon budget, but there are much more serious issues he must deal … Continued

Still opposed to gay rights? The shame of being on the wrong side of history.

In 1964 Barry Goldwater voted against the Civil Rights Act. He was labeled a racist and much worse for his … Continued

Does Ben Carson have a prayer?

Dr. Ben Carson seems to be the Republican new best hope. The renowned African American Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon is everywhere … Continued

Garry Wills: Jesus a ‘mystery,’ not a role model

What follows is an excerpt from Sally Quinn’s interview with Garry Wills, author of the new book, “Why Priests? A … Continued