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Should Christians support intervention in Syria? No.

Aug. 21, 2013Activists inspect the bodies of people they say were killed in a toxic gas attack. Activists allege that … Continued

Churches move to cut ties to Scouts after gay policy change

For the Rev. Ernest Easley, the decision to cut ties with the Boy Scouts was simple. The Bible says homosexuality … Continued

A Conservative rabbi’s case for marriage equality

I’m a rabbi, so I support marriage equality. My support of marriage equality is an expression of my faith. It … Continued

A Holocaust film that must be seen

Countries, like individuals, have sinister histories from which they cannot escape. At best, they may be able to come to … Continued

Catholic business owner: HHS mandate violates our fundamental principles

“We feel that all Americans deserve the right to follow their religious freedom. All Americans, including family business owners, have … Continued

Kathleen Sebelius speaks at Georgetown about religious freedom

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius indirectly addressed the controversy over requiring insurance coverage for birth control by invoking … Continued

Rep. King’s hearing is the wrong answer to the wrong question

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

The right and wrong place for personal religious views

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

Faith should inspire us and democracy should guide us

Mike Huckabee, the conservative former Arkansas governor, this weekend said that he is concerned about Islam’s role in Egypt’s future. … Continued

Calling for Muslim outrage

Q: What is the obligation of a Western, democratic government to protect individual freedoms in light of a realistic terrorist … Continued

Obama issues proclamation for National Day of Prayer

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Throughout our history, whether in times of great joy … Continued

Vatican chooses pragmatism over principle

The recent revelations of documents related to the case of the late Father Lawrence Murphy have brought the sexual abuse … Continued

Voodoo’s view of the quake in Haiti

By Elizabeth McAlister Associate Professor of Religion, Wesleyan University Vodouists in the Haitian diaspora are praying on their knees today, … Continued

Dear World Religious Leaders

Dear “A Common Word” Conference Participants: It is my pleasure to present to you letters from the class of 2015 … Continued

Just Say No to Faith-Based Discrimination

Dozens of major religious groups and denominations are urging Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. to renounce a Bush-era memo … Continued

Puerto Rico’s Justice

While much of the world’s attention is focused on protests in Iran, Puerto Rico quietly advances its case against U.S. … Continued

Democracy at Liberty

By David Waters A minor squabble over the rights of student Democrats at the late Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University has … Continued

Rabbis Question “Unprecedented Prosecution”

By Shmuel HerzfeldNational Vice-President, Coalition of Jewish Concerns More than 125 rabbis from across the denominations of Judaism have signed … Continued

God and Country Don’t Mix at School

A Florida judge has ordered an elementary school to keep a country song entitled “In God We Still Trust” out … 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