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10 ways to revitalize the Catholic Church

(Andrew Medichini/AP ) Reform is afoot in the Vatican. Pope Francis has tightened the reins on the Vatican bank, worked … Continued

Chelsea Clinton to promote interfaith work at NYU

WASHINGTON — Chelsea Clinton is wearing a new professional hat, one that will take her into a religious direction. The … Continued

Beyond faith in guns

Scott Olson GETTY IMAGES Students learn how to grip a pistol during an NRA Basic Pistol Course at Freddie Bear … Continued

Uganda, AIDS, God and gays: Rick Warren and a punch in the nose

AP Filipinos release into the air paper lanterns to mark World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, 2012 at the Heroes … Continued

Becoming unglued (in a good way)

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. — Like many air travelers, I have learned to expect the worst and be surprised by anything … Continued

Egyptian Muslims act as “human shields” for Coptic Christmas mass

By Ashley Samelson McGuire Muslims protect and greet Orthodox Christians leaving the church where Saturday’s bomb blast took place in … Continued

Will there be Christmas in Iraq?

By Leonard Leo and Talal Eid As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, their brothers … Continued

Religious leaders should promote marriage for all

A new survey out this week from the National Marriage Project shows that marriage is an institution in decline in … Continued

What does Obama want?

ISLAM AND THE WEST By Daniel Brumberg In the 20th century, crackdowns against civil society frequently occurred under the guise … Continued

The emerging American Muslim civic identity

The recent spate of high-profile news on Muslim-Americans can be summed up easily: horror and terror. From Faisal Shahzad to … Continued

One year after Cairo: Young Muslim Americans the new beginning

On June 4, 2009, President Obama gave a speech at Cairo University. The President said he had come to Cairo … Continued

Young Muslim voices: Taking back our religion

By Zeba IqbalExecutive Director of CAMP (Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals) In January, Dr. John Esposito of the … Continued

Church in Sterling reportedly under investigation in Kenya

By Michelle Boorstein There appears to be a dramatic development in Kenya related to a cult-like Virginia church we wrote … Continued

Why is the Army hosting a prayer event?

Q: Did the Pentagon do the right thing by disinviting evangelist Franklin Graham from a National Day of Prayer event … Continued

Faith Council’s final meeting

The first year of the President’s Faith Council is over. It has been the honor of a lifetime. To the … Continued

U.S. foreign policy and religion: here be dragons

Last week, a task force sponsored by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs delivered a 99-page report to the White … Continued

Bravo to the bishops

Religious leaders are first of all citizens and they enjoy the same rights as any other citizens and civic leaders … Continued

Right-Wing Extremism on the Rise

Conservative America ridiculed the Department of Homeland Security when it issued a report just two months ago that warned right-wing … Continued

The Biggest Vote

Today’s guest blogger is Zeenat Rahman, Senior Program Coordinator for Public Affairs at the Interfaith Youth Core. With over 700 … Continued

The End of WMDs

This month I was privileged to join a distinguished group of 100 international political, military, business and civic leaders in … Continued