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Catholics clinging to guns, not God?

A man fires his handgun along a mountain range in Buckeye, Arizona, January (Joshua Lott/Reuters ) The Boston Marathon bombing … Continued

To close the gender gap, Mitt Romney should look to Mormon women

In which state do young couples get married, stay married and have many more children than any other? That’s right. … Continued

Petition fails in support of Indonesian atheist

What was supposed to be a slam dunk for nontheists has become a slap in the face after a petition … Continued

“Morale” and “unit cohesion” are real questions

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued

Tea Party is secular wing of GOP

Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell this weekend attended the annual conservative Values Voters summit in Washington, DC. There, she … Continued

The imam and the pastor

By Katherine Marshall FAITH IN ACTION The unlikely and inspiring Nigerian duo Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye were … Continued

What does Obama want?

ISLAM AND THE WEST By Daniel Brumberg In the 20th century, crackdowns against civil society frequently occurred under the guise … Continued

Health Care: A Moral Imperative For Any Decent American

Health-care reform is an economic, political and medical issue. But On Faith panelist and evangelical leader Jim Wallis says it’s … Continued

New Liberal Faith Group Takes on Global Warming

By Jacqueline L. Salmon One of the first efforts by American Values Network, the new progressive faith organization launched by … Continued

Hate Crimes and Scare Tactics

By Jacqueline L. Salmon The rhetoric is hot and heavy around the federal “hate crimes” bill, expected to be re-introduced … Continued

Making Hope Real: Interreligious Dialogue

By Rebecca Kratz MaysQuaker teacher, staff member at the Dialogue Institute,Temple University Since 9/11 many people have agonized over how … Continued

The Diversity of America

Over the past month I have watched as Barack Obama’s campaign was supercharged not just by Obama’s own charismatic personality, … Continued

Let’s Try Biblical Economics

If you listen to the hard-headed people who presumably keep us prosperous, Biblical and Quranic economics are, of course, quaint … Continued

The New Interfaith Generation

I had the chance to speak to 3,000 young people at the United Church of Christ’s National Youth Event in … Continued

No Need to Pray for the Obama Campaign

“Well, if that’s the way he runs his campaign, I don’t really know if I want this guy to be … Continued

Losing My Religion, American Style

How are we to interpret the Pew survey that more than a quarter of adult Americans have left the faith … Continued

The Paradox of American Nonbelief

It’s a great moment for atheist and agnostic Americans. Nonbelief is selling books. Nonbelief is giving the Faith and Values … Continued

Secularism: Boring (Part I)

Query: Can an atheist or agnostic commentator discuss any aspect of religion for more than thirty seconds without referring to … Continued

Liberal Protestantism Finding New Life

The New York Times recently ran a story about the Riverside Church, the congregation that serves as a national cathedral … Continued