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Justice Department will extend benefits to same-sex couples

A new memo from the Justice Department will instruct employees to grant full legal benefits to lawful same-sex marriages.

U.S. drone strike policy: Just War or just targeted killing?

HO AFP/GETTY IMAGES This US Army handout file image taken February 27, 2011 shows an MQ-1C Gray Eagle armed with … Continued

Faith-based procrastination: Religious job bias in taxpayer-funded programs

No American should be denied a taxpayer-funded job because of what he or she believes about religion. Yet that’s exactly … Continued

American Tolerance vs. Sept. 11 terrorism — a victory of pluralism over prejudice

GETTY IMAGES Germano Riviera walks with the “Flag of Honor,” which displays the names of all of the victims of … Continued

HHS mandate shouldn’t require leaving faith, values at home

AP A rosary is held in the hand of a walker during a “Rosary Walk” rally supporting religious freedom. Over … Continued

Federal lawsuit charges religious freedom commission with discriminating against Muslims

This story has been updated. Some Washington figures prominently connected with promoting religious freedom overseas are acccused in a federal … Continued

JPMorgan and the problem of hubris

TIMOTHY A. CLARY AFP/GETTY IMAGES People walk past the JP Morgan Chase Building on Park Avenue May 15, 2012 in … Continued

2011: A big year for social conservatives

Darren McCollester Linda Dupere holds a sign at a Tea Party tax day rally April 15, 2011 outside the Statehouse … Continued

Federal government out of step with pro-life America

Rogelio V. Solis AP In this June 6, 2011 file photo, Ezekiel Sowell, 7, right,of Tupelo, Miss., sings during a … Continued

Va. Congressman Frank Wolf to testify at King hearings on radical Islam

By Michelle Boorstein Another name has been added to the mystery list of witnesses for Congressman Peter King’s hearing on … Continued

White House names new advisors to faith-based office

By Michelle Boorstein Then-Senator Barack Obama speaks speaks to the media during his presidential campaign at Eastside Community Ministry in … Continued

For American Muslims, a year of living dangerously

Today’s guest blogger is Farhana Khera, the Executive Director of Muslim Advocates, a national legal advocacy and educational organization. As … Continued

Islam (and reason) on trial in Tennessee

By David Waters A handwriting expert testified Friday that she uncovered a secret plot by who knows how many Middle … Continued

What do the White House’s faith offices DO, exactly?

By Michelle Boorstein Sure, some people know that the White House oversees a dozen faith-based offices in different federal agencies, … Continued

National day of prayer confusion

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler The 59th National Day of Prayer is scheduled for May 6. It is … Continued

The Church’s moral accountability

Last week was a remarkable time for victims of abuse by Catholic clergy and for the Vatican. The week will … Continued

Q&A with World Vision president

By William Wan Among the 25 members of the President Obama’s Faith Council in town this week to pass on … Continued

Obama names Rashad Hussain special envoy to Muslim world

By William Wan President Obama said today he is naming Rashad Hussain as his special envoy to the Organization of … Continued

In the Post: Hate crimes and misdemeanors

Washignton Sketch columnist Dana Milbank observes how a group of conservative Christian pastors, “determined to test the bounds of a … Continued

Obama’s Faith-Based Council Sticks to Middle Ground

CLARIFICATION: Below I said that task force members who wrote the report disagreed about whether groups that are subcontractors (people … Continued