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Brazil’s police take Bible classes to reduce stress

RIO DE JANEIRO — Amid concerns about police brutality, Brazilian military police officers are taking Bible study classes during their … Continued

Supreme Court poised to turn right in 2013 term

WASHINGTON — After two blockbuster terms in which it saved President Obama’s health care law and advanced the cause of … Continued

Tax or fee? Pastors push back against city’s ‘annual registration fee’

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — After the city’s director of emergency services delivered an opening prayer, the City Council took … Continued

N.C. minorities remain worried after religion bill is pulled

WILMINGTON, N.C. — A resolution to allow North Carolina to defy the Constitution and establish a state-sanctioned religion may be … Continued

Why attacking Iran may give Obama a third term

AFP/GETTY IMAGES This combination of file pictures shows Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressing a large audience at Centro Incorporated … Continued

Atheists challenge the tax exemption for religious groups

How much money does the U.S. government forgo by not taxing religious institutions? According to a University of Tampa professor, … Continued

Christmas skirmishes and the war for American history

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

Separation of president and creator

By David Waters Conservative Christian conspiracy theorists are anxiously reporting that President Obama has omitted the word “Creator” from his … Continued

What Obama should have said about Qur’an burning

By Marci A. Hamilton Pastor Terry Jones may or may not burn Korans someday, but President Obama passed up a … Continued

Obama: Qur’an burning “stunt” may “greatly endanger” troops

By Elizabeth TenetyIn an interview Wednesday with George Stephanopoulos, President Obama expressed profound concern over Florida Pastor Terry Jones’ planned … Continued

Freedom of religion: having the courage of our convictions

The true of test of whether this country is really the “land of the free” is when we do or … Continued

‘Un-Christ-like’ intolerance of Cordoba House

Today’s guest blogger is Skye Jethani: an ordained pastor, the managing editor of Leadership Journal (a publication of Christianity Today), … Continued

Maybe not unconstitutional, but pointless

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

Why we object to Franklin Graham’s Islamophobia

By Mikey WeinsteinPresident and Founder, Military Religious Freedom Foundation Let’s just face it: Franklin Graham is an Islamophobe, an anti-Muslim … Continued

Chinese dissident gets religious liberty award

The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention will present the John Leland Religious Liberty Award to … Continued

Obama and his faith council

From the beginning, we knew President Obama’s decision to appoint an Advisory Council for the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood … Continued

All taxpayers are created equal

Q:If a church or other religious organization receives government funding, should it follow all government rules, including those against discrimination … Continued

America as a missionary society

Is there a problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn’t sharing one’s faith part of religious freedom? When … Continued

Obama’s faith-based initiative still on shaky First Amendment ground

In a widely publicized speech in July 2008, candidate Barack Obama pledged that “if you get a federal grant, you … Continued

The year in faith and reason

So-called events in the history of religion, like events in the history of reason, tend to be identifiable only in … Continued