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A place for atheism at a Catholic college?

TORONTO — Talk about an unlikely course in an unlikely place. The main chapel at Jesuit-run Regis College at the … Continued

Intersection of science and spirituality

As a society, we have the tendency to see the universe as a collection of separate objects rather than a … Continued

Ten most significant cultural trends of the last decade

By Andy Crouch Ten years is a very short time. As I reflect on the world in 2011 compared to … Continued

Every secular vote must be counted in this election

The dramatic year 1968, when I cast my first unhappy presidential vote for Democrat Hubert H. Humphrey, was also the … Continued

Cairo: from vision to reality

Pradeep Ramamurthy, a White House official who plays a key role in implementing the vision laid out in President Obama’s … Continued

Science and religion: Conflict or dialogue?

By Francisco J. Ayala2010 Templeton Prize Laureate Science and religion are like two different windows through which we look at … Continued

What is God?

By Jacob NeedlemanProfessor of Philosophy, San Francisco State University Under the word “God” all that is highest and lowest in … Continued

Thanks, But No Thanks, From A Happy Atheist

Q:What makes the best ‘case for God’ to a skeptic or non-believer, an open-minded seeker, and to a person of … Continued

Stem Cell Research vs. Idolatry

When he lifted the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, President Obama said, ‘As a person of … Continued

Darwin The Disturber

Today is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, disturber of the peace, and this year also marks … Continued

The Mutual Superiority of Women and Men as Leaders

“Women are not allowed to become clergy in many conservative religious groups. Is it hypocritical to think that a woman … Continued

The Mind-Body Connection

Since religious faith is a construct of the human mind, it undoubtedly has the same power–no more, no less–as any … Continued

Pope Benedict And The Soul of Power

The Question: In his speech to U.S. bishops last week, Pope Benedict XVI said: “Any tendency to treat religion as … Continued

God Gave You a Brain–Use It!

There’s a reason children drive their parents crazy with question after question. Why is the sky blue? Why can’t I … Continued

In Cathedral or Laboratory, It’s the Same God, National Prayer Breakfast Told

President Bush, First Lady, heads of state, Members of Congress, distinguished guests… I am deeply honored to be speaking with … Continued

Religion and Women: Chains That Still Bind

As a freethinker and a feminist, I have always found it baffling that women, as a group, are more religious … Continued