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Obama: Let those with the most power be the most humble

There is always a lot of talk at the annual National Prayer Breakfast about coming together. It is hosted by … Continued

A United States for nonbelievers?

JEWEL SAMAD AFP/GETTY IMAGES US President Barack Obama takes the oath of office in front of First Lady Michelle Obama … Continued

The role of Islam and the possibility of Islam teaming up with China

REUTERS A boy attends prayers with other Muslims to celebrate Eid al-Adha at a mosque in Yumen, Gansu province on … Continued

Election 2012: ‘Mormon moment’ or a last gasp coalition?

Jonathan Newton THE WASHINGTON POST Confetti falls at the end of President Obama’s Election Night rally on Nov. 7, 2012 … Continued

Mitt Romney: Mormons, evangelicals share ‘moral convictions’

KEVIN LAMARQUE REUTERS Mitt Romney, U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor, shakes hands with Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. … Continued

Tu’Bshvat: Celebrating the beauty that surrounds us

When I was about to turn 21, and my brother Charles was 19, we took a road trip across the … Continued

Radicalization is not just a Muslim problem

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will begin holding hearings Thursday on “the extent of … Continued

Politics, Religion and Culture: Top Picks 2010

By Greg Garrett Baylor University Professor and Patheos Columnist The media-world is the shelter where the vast majority of those … Continued

Non-theists in the city: Gray off on the wrong foot

An inauguration is a traditional ceremony to mark the beginning of a newly elected leader’s term. Such festivities send symbolic … Continued

Is there a faith instinct?

By Nicholas Wade Every known society has some form of religion, so it might seem obvious that an instinct for … Continued

Obama’s solemn call for unity

Those I spoke to at Thursday morning’s National Prayer Breakfast agreed that President Obama seems to have aged a lot … Continued

Signs of peace in the Holy Land

By David Rosen American Jewish Committee JERUSALEM – The scene was stunning. At the Druze shrine of NebiShueib, against the … Continued

Finding Community in Diversity

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Last Friday evening, in the quiet sanctuary of an old Catholic church in Brooklyn, … Continued

Faith’s Response to Incivility

We have entered what columnist Kathleen Parker calls “a political era of uninhibited belligerence,” that is finding expression in sermons, … Continued

Interfaith Solidarity During Ramadan

Brian McLaren, the great Christian writer and activist, called me up a few weeks ago with a remarkable request: Would … Continued

“Good News” or Something Else?

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall The recent flare-up over whether American soldiers should be free to distribute bibles in … Continued

Turning Love Into Policy

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Depending on who you listen to, the Common Word is an extraordinary opportunity, a … Continued

Healing Through Responsible Faith

This election was an important step in American history, and its future, for many reasons. It clearly shows that steps … Continued

Political Progressives, Welcome Progressive Religious Voices

Newsweek’s September 15th cover read “Palin-tol-ogy,” the “advanced study of Sarah Palin and how she sees the world.” Since her … Continued

Time for Political Revival

Last week, I joined my daughter Caroline’s 5th-grade class on a visit to Colonial Williamsburg. In Bruton Parish Church, I … Continued