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Why atheists should respect believers

Mark Poprocki / iStock Certain atheists are happy to proclaim their disgust for religion and believers whenever they get a … Continued

The Cult of Violent Radical Islam

Today’s so-called Muslim jihadists are yesterday’s Christian, pagan and other persecutors in the name of religion.

Florida’s anti-Sharia law problematic, and not only for Muslims

State lawmakers around the country have proposed bills to effectively make sharia law illegal. FOR GOD’S SAKE | Having handily … Continued

After Vatican screening of ‘Muslim Scare’ video, a call for dialogue

When he presented an amateur and xenophobic film about the threat of “rising Muslim demographics” a few weeks ago at … Continued

Anti-sharia laws: Legislating religiosity

By David Waters The legendary football rivaly between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers began with a 6-6 … Continued

American exceptionalism: power disguised as virtue

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

Scriptures on homosexuality must be read in context

Speaking to a meeting of Hasidic Jewish leaders on Sunday, New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said, “I don’t … Continued

Religion is not the cause of conflict

Mideast peace talks resume this week, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveling to Egypt and Israel for negotiations between … Continued

God, politics and health care reform

As President Barack Obama signed the health care reform bill into law, I wept. Surely, its passage represents the presence … Continued

Conversion or recruitment?

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

God of us all?

Q: What’s your reaction to Sunday’s decision by voters in Switzerland to ban construction of minarets, the slender towers from … Continued

An act of bad faith

People are dead in Texas because common sense has vanished from our discussion about terrorism. I am a Christian and … Continued

Mindful living, mindful dying

Does end-of-life care prolong life or does it prolong suffering? Should it be a part of health-care reform? 1…. .End-of-life … Continued

Pagans and end-of-life care

Q: Does end-of-life care prolong life or does it prolong suffering? Should it be a part of health-care reform? For … Continued

Good Religion Gone Bad

Q: Eight years after the U.S. attacked Afghanistan, fighting continues. Religious extremists in the Taliban and al-Qaeda retain significant power … Continued

All Cults Are Religions

A Baltimore mother accused of joining a cult and starving her child says she was acting on her religious beliefs. … Continued

Some Religion Empowers Women

The theme of The Women’s Conference 2008 this week is We Empower. Does religion empower women? 1…..All Olympians who do … Continued

Sorry, Charlie: Church Apologizes to Darwin

Proving it’s never too late to evolve, the Church of England has apologized to Charles Darwin for vilifying him for … Continued

Hinduism and Christianity Wrongly Reduced to “Love”

“[Some] Hindu groups have protested that ‘The Love Guru,’ the latest Mike Myers movie, exposes their faith to ridicule. Where … Continued

Faith and Health About Wholeness

A couple years ago, I worked with colleagues from the University of Cape Town to understand the link between faith … Continued