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In defense of traditional marriage

Americans respect marriage, not only as a crucial institution of civil society but the fundamental building block of all human … Continued

Pope Francis, father to Catholics

The installation of a new pope always brings to mind things both ancient and new. There is much that is … Continued

Why attacking Iran may give Obama a third term

AFP/GETTY IMAGES This combination of file pictures shows Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressing a large audience at Centro Incorporated … Continued

Book burning: a terrible freedom

By Gustav Niebuhr How many people remember the photographs of British men in Bradford, England, burning a copy of Salman … Continued

Murder in the name of honor and caste

By Aseem Shukla A story of ill fated love has been playing out in the Indian media and interest has … Continued

Disappointment and hope after Cairo

By Sheikh Ali Gomaa Last month marked the first anniversary of President Barack Obama’s speech to the Muslim world in … Continued

Muslims and Americans in an age of hypocrisy

Yes, we Muslims are hypocritical. We demand equality under the law wherever we live as minorities and practice systematic inequality … Continued

Slime and punishment

Q: Expensive and time-consuming efforts are being made to rescue and rehabilitate animals threatened by the Gulf oil spill. Do … Continued

Vatican living in denial

Q:A senior Vatican priest last week compared outrage at Pope Benedict’s handling of sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church … Continued

2012: Has the final countdown begun?

The blockbuster movie 2012 opened s this weekend in theaters across the country. By Mark HitchcockSenior pastor, Faith Bible Church … Continued

Freedom Seder for Earth, Against Pharaohs

The Shalom Center is creating a 40th Anniversary New Interfaith Freedom Seder for the Earth to help us free ourselves … Continued

Spirituality and Teilhard de Chardin

Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a French Jesuit priest who died in 1955, offered the first Christian spirituality that fully … Continued

American Muslim Leaders: Past, Present and Future

Talk to some Muslim kids, and they will tell you stories of growing up in three worlds – a racial/ethnic … Continued

Thank Goodness Not God on Thanksgiving

What it means to feel thankful without acknowledging a higher authority.