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Ex-gay group Exodus International shuts down, president apologizes

Exodus International, a group that bills itself as “the oldest and largest Christian ministry dealing with faith and homosexuality,” announced … Continued

Lutheran pastor apologizes for praying at Newtown vigil

A Lutheran pastor in Newtown, Conn., has apologized after being reprimanded for participating in an interfaith vigil following the shooting … Continued

A spiritual New Year

Seth Wenig AP How can we approach the new year with joy and wisdom? The new year is about rebirth, … Continued

Election’s over: What do we do now?

Tom Pennington GETTY IMAGES A voter completes her ballot on Nov. 6, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas. The election is … Continued

Will Mormons’ racial history be a problem for Mitt Romney?

Marvin Perkins says God led him to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — but friends advised otherwise. … Continued

Americans intrigued but wary still of Mormon beliefs

When Mormons call themselves “a peculiar people,” they mean it in the biblical sense — set aside by God, chosen. … Continued

MLK’s impact on conservative Christians

AP Martin Luther King speaks in Atlanta in 1960. (AP Photo) With the unveiling of the new Martin Luther King, … Continued

Words represent our core beliefs

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

O Holy Night

UnorthodoxyPatrick J. Deneen Despite conservative disapproval of the greeting “Happy Holidays,” as a Christian I take no offense at the … Continued

Communities of faith and our ecological crisis

Today’s guest blogger is Ibrahim Abdul-Matin is author of Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet and a … Continued

Invoking Ahimsa (non-violence) and Shanti (peace) globally

Peace talks: Does religion help or hurt? Mideast peace talks resume this week, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveling … Continued

US Muslims should be American first

By Mansoor Ijaz I am an American by birth, a Muslim by faith and a New Yorker at heart — … Continued

Religious and anti-religious apps for dummies

It seems that some religious fundamentalists are so threatened by atheists, and so befuddled about what to say in reply, … Continued

There’s religion, and then there’s religion

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued

Tiger Woods: An icon of golf or example of grace?

By Larry Rosspresident of A. Larry Ross Communications Today is Tiger Woods’ birthday. As we slowly return to our post-holiday … Continued

Division Weakens the Body of Christ

“Should conservative Episcopalians who disagree with U.S. church leaders about homosexuality, women’s ordination, biblical literalism and other issues leave and … Continued

Helping Those Really Left Behind

Certainly one of the strongest drivers of the globalization process has been the seemingly unstoppable flow of capital into most … Continued

McCain’s Conversion: Political or Spiritual?

Barack Obama’s religious affiliation has received a lot of attention, but while he may have benefited politically for a time … Continued

Obama’s Straight Talk

When I first watched the YouTube videos of Barack Obama’s fiery pastor, Jeremiah Wright, last week, it furthered a conviction … Continued

Passionately Moderate in Doha

Where are the passionate moderates in Islam, Madeleine Albright wanted to know. Why does all the passion seem to come … Continued