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House considers rising anti-Semitism in Europe, Middle East

WASHINGTON — An advertisement in Athens intertwines a swastika with a Jewish star. Hungarian politicians declare Jews a national security … Continued

European austerity measures reach the Vatican budget

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican must adopt “effective” cost reduction measures in the wake of the global economic crisis, Pope … Continued

The Vatican blames market decline for $20 million deficit

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican posted a record loss of $19 million (15 million euros) in 2011, its worst deficit … Continued

Universal sympathy makes us truly human

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

Balancing Faith, Secularism in Turkey

By James KidnerDirector of the Coexist Foundation As President Obama tries to define how the 21st Century can engage modernity, … Continued

Ancient Accounting Practices

By Stuart WeinblattSenior rabbi of Congregation B’nai Tzedek Unlike most of my sermons I am not going to refer to … Continued

Is Obama the Antichrist?

On Nov. 5, Todd Strandberg was at his desk, fielding E-mails from around the world. As the editor and founder … Continued

No Real Change Without Ethics

(Note: The author will deliver the Nostra Ætate Lecture: ‘Challenges to Islam, Christianity and Judaism in Today’s Global Crisis’ Thursday, … Continued

An Election-Eve Call to Reconciliation

I’m a conservative Christian–what the media calls an evangelical. I believe in creationism, oppose gay marriage, and think abortion is … Continued

Too Scary for Halloween

There’s no fun in pretending to be scared this Halloween. There are apparently real witches in Wasilla, Alaska that need … Continued

Judging Character They Have, Not Characters They Know

Should a candidate be judged by the company she or he keeps? Hey, I’m straying off my own turf here … Continued

Wall Street and Sermons on Amounts

Denominational leaders are beginning to speak out about the moral collapse of Wall Street’s financial markets. Both presidential campaigns seem … Continued

It’s the Morality, Sinner

Everyone has heard the famous phrase, attributed to James Carville, which supposedly won the presidential election of 1992 for Bill … Continued

Den of Thieves

“Then Jesus entered the Temple and drove out all who were selling and buying in the Temple, and he overturned … Continued