Collective Responsibility

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Muslims have a problem. Uncle Ruslan may have the answer.

In Reef flip flops, blue jeans and a Calvin Klein polo shirt, Ruslan Tsarni, an uncle of the alleged Boston … Continued

Obama’s ‘God talk’ was highlight of his convention acceptance speech

The subject of religion has long been nettlesome for President Obama, but perhaps never as nettlesome as it was when … Continued

Penn State NCAA penalty: Using a bomb when needing a scalpel

AP Ed Ray, left, NCAA Executive Committee chair and Oregon State University president, answers questiong about the penalties against Penn … Continued

Collective guilt? It’s not just for Muslims, Sarah

Now we’re getting somewhere. The real issues in religion and politics are getting clearer. Here’s an important one: either there … Continued

Supporting the mosque is the American (and Jewish) thing to do

President Obama, after saying that building a mosque at Ground Zero fit our “commitment to religious freedom,” backtracked, saying he … Continued

Why Jews should support mosque near Ground Zero

By Robert Levine and David Ellenson One of the most beautiful stories to emerge from the devastating attacks of 9/11 … Continued

Unreason in charge in the oil spill crisis

If you doubt that the greatest, long-term danger to American democracy is the unreason that chokes our public discourse as … Continued

Still counting the casualties of Vietnam War, 35 years later

America’s faith communities have a long and important history of helping their members more deeply understand the implications of war, … Continued

A culture of illegality taints all immigrants

Q: Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral … Continued

Keeping the eco-faith

By James CatfordChief Executive of the Bible Society Copenhagen, just over one month ago, was a success – both for … Continued

A post-Muslim Europe?

Q: What’s your reaction to Sunday’s decision by voters in Switzerland to ban construction of minarets, the slender towers from … Continued

Minaret ban unreasonable, understandable

I figure I may as well anger both sides up front, since my response to the just approved measure banning … Continued

Question Islam, but don’t indict

With 13 dead, 30 wounded and a Muslim officer who shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he opened fire on them, we … Continued

Random violence, shared responsibility

The tragedy at Fort Hood yesterday was heart-wrenching and horrific; but it was mind-numbingly familiar. Another spasm of violence at … Continued

Afghans Want What You Want

Q: Eight years after the U.S. attacked Afghanistan, fighting continues. Religious extremists in the Taliban and al-Qaeda retain significant power … Continued

Human-land Security

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall The Swiss village of Caux has become a watchword for reconciliation across the fiercest … Continued

Turning the Tragedy of Aasiya Zubair Hassan into Action

While I would unequivocally assert that domestic violence and religion share no connection, that religion encourages harmonious relationships in the … Continued

On Benedict and Holocaust Denial

Richard Cohen’s powerful column Tuesday is a reminder that Catholics should be speaking up about Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to … Continued

Led Into Temptation, One Point at a Time

Sin doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It is very revealing to think about a sin like greed in context. Certain … Continued

Disaster Brings Out Best in Religion

When tragedy strikes, many look to religion to help understand what has occurred and why. The religious community offers comfort … Continued