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Buddhist nun professors or none?

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama speaks during a public discourse. (B MATHUR/REUTERS ) Buddhist women are celebrating a … Continued

Paying the price for religious illiteracy

In Judge Joseph Sheeran’s courtroom, religious literacy is seen as an antidote to intolerance and hate. Last week, the Michigan … Continued

Love of neighbor in the 21st century: racial justice and LGBT equality

Kristoffer Tripplaar BLOOMBERG U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the 15th Annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner at the … Continued

“I No Longer Call You Slaves”: The Healy Brothers

By Pat McNamaraAuthor and Patheos Expert By any standard, the Healys were an impressive family. Michael, the father, was an … Continued

Confucius and the ‘Tiger mom:’ Is Chua’s home “a school of compassion”?

Amy Chua, shown here in 2007, is an author and self-proclaimed Tiger Mother. She sparked a fierce debate in parenting … Continued

2010 electoral results bad news for secular Americans

It is undeniable that the economy dominated campaign 2010 and that cultural issues at the nexus of religion and politics … Continued

Exposing the infrastructure of anti-Muslim hate

By Frankie Martin The dismissal of Juan Williams’ from NPR once again exposes the difficulty America is having discussing Islam … Continued

Nuremberg: Its lessons for today

I recently spent part of a beautiful autumn Sunday in New York watching a dark (in every sense of the … Continued

An appeal by an Islamic scholar to Grand Ayatollah Khāmene’i of Iran

The following is a personal appeal by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed to the Supreme Leader of Iran, Grand Ayatollah Ali Hoseyni … Continued

If You Think The Culture Wars Are Over, Think Again

The Texas Board of Education, the nation’s second largest purchaser of public school textbooks, is revising its K-12 social studies … Continued

America Has More Than 3 Faiths

The New York City Council last week voted to add two Muslim holidays to the city’s public school calendar, citing … Continued

Obama: What Would Michelle, Sasha and Malia Say?

President Obama recently criticized a French law that prohibits Muslim girls and women from wearing body- and face-covering garments in … Continued

The Day After Mumbai: Nothing Changed

Today’s guest blogger is Dan Morrison. Dan is the founder of 1Well, an organization that connects socially conscious individuals and … Continued

Chill, Everybody

Thanksgiving is both a religious and non-religious word, and makes sense either way. It would be easy therefore to say … Continued

Home Schooling a Constitutional Right?

Home schooling at its heart is about disengaging from the map laid out by popular culture and questioning the authority … Continued

Put “Christ” Back in Christmas

As a devout Muslim, I completely concur with the statements of Britain’s equality chief to put “Christ” back into Christmas. … Continued

Judeo-Christo-Fascism Awareness Week?

Check out Rabbi Arthur Waskow’s “Shalom Center,” where this absolutely ridiculous “Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week,” is turned on its head. When … Continued

So Many Questions, So Little Time

Thanks to everyone who sent questions online for the Georgetown/On Faith symposium on “What it Means to be Muslim in … Continued

Teach About Religion Through Shared Values

We require American students to know algebra to graduate from high school. We require them to understand our political system … Continued