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‘Amish Mafia’ is a shame, unrealistic portrayal of plain people

If anyone thinks that the Discovery Channel is about actual discovery of, say, science, history, space, or tech, as their … Continued

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Three decades ago, the evangelical faithful was galvanized by public debates over abortion, the size of the federal government, the … Continued

A new way of being Christian

Three decades ago, the evangelical faithful was galvanized by public debates over abortion, the size of the federal government, the … Continued

Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims blast Rick Santorum on ‘equality’ comment

Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus are accusing Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum of bigotry and ignorance after he said that “equality” … Continued

Abortion: pro-choice and pro-karma

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

Truth and freedom: a just peace paradigm shift

In light of the continuing political uprising throughout the Middle East, American leaders are reported to be recalculating their approach … Continued

There isn’t a war on Christmas in North America

By Tim Muldoon This article is part of a series for the Patheos Holiday Monitor, which tracks the War on … Continued

Tea-publicans and the Know-Nothing recycle

The Tea Party paints itself as something new in American politics: it is not. United States’ history has always harbored … Continued

Mormon voices in the public square and what to make of them

In all of the media analysis and dissection of the Glenn Beck rally in Washington last weekend, and in particular … 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

Obama’s inaugural address set new course

Q: What was the most important religion story of 2009? We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and … Continued

Religious and Secular Fanatics

“Two Christian girls. Two sets of distraught parents. And two state courts smack in the middle of it.” That’s how … Continued

John Calvin, Founding Father

As we celebrate Independence Day, let us remember the 500-year legacy of liberty bequeathed to us by John Calvin,

When the Religious Left is Right

By Daniel Schultz founder and leader of My response To Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite: Not for the first time and … Continued

The War on “War on Terror”

Stakes are high in the “Clash of Civilizations” between secularists and jihadis — where are the tolerant, moderate Muslim voices … Continued

Who Are You Calling A Religious Centrist?

Blogs and other media outlets have recently been buzzing with stories about “rifts” on the religious left. There is some … Continued

In God’s Image

Poverty statistics can be numbing. We scrabble for tangible images to translate sterile estimates of poverty’s effects — hungry, homeless, … Continued

The Perfect Model of a Modern Bishop

We Catholics pray at every Mass for the bishops and it’s time in Catholic America to pay more attention to … Continued

Evangelicals Reach Out

A terrible question now stalks this land: Who will step forward to lead America forward out of the bitterness and … Continued

On the Loss of Privacy

That the 2008 campaign is drawing attention to the declining fortunes of American secularism is a point I have been … Continued