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What Tony Blair meant about Islam

(Photo credit: Patrick McMullan) Globalization will be the greatest force for good in the 21st century, but it will also … Continued

A woman’s journey out of faith, family and fear

On a summer night in a Western town of flat fields and hazy sunsets, a young woman stood outside a … Continued

Sundance Diary: Imagining the world as it ought to be

PARK CITY, Utah — It’s been said that Hollywood films comfort the afflicted while Sundance films afflict the comfortable. Film … Continued

Remembering transgender voices

On Sunday, the Boston-area trans community came together for the 14th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance . This global celebration … Continued

Muslim parents wrestle with passing on Islamic values

BOSTON — At 3:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning, nine Muslim parents anxiously watched the clock at an International House … Continued

Charities struggle with cleanup from Hurricane Isaac

NEW ORLEANS — Faith-based ministries and local charities that are ramping up relief efforts after Hurricane Isaac say it’s already … Continued

Pastors: Battle to oppose Prince George’s County casinos isn’t over

Jonathan Newton WASHINGTON POST Gov. Martin O’Malley signs the legislation to expand gaming in Maryland along with Senator Robert Garagiola, … Continued

Survey: most Americans keep faith private online

Meet the social media “nones.” A new survey finds that Americans, while mostly religious, generally do not use social media … Continued

Health care’s messy morality: What’s next for Christians as the Affordable Care Act survives?

Melina Mara The Washington Post Healthcare activists gather in front of the Supreme Court as the decision is announced. Although … Continued

For atheists of color, ‘coming out’ can be painful

As a child, Alix Jules saw people in church speak in tongues, tremble, fall and have what appeared to be … Continued

After C.S. Lewis College flops, a free campus for the taking

NORTHFIELD, Mass. — Jerry Pattengale’s cell phone won’t stop ringing as he leads a secretive group of four wide-eyed college … Continued

Marvin Winans to lead private funeral for Whitney Houston

NEWARK, N.J. — Grammy Award winner and longtime family friend Marvin Winans will deliver the eulogy for Whitney Houston during … Continued

On Faith/Local: An introduction

Welcome to the initial phase of On Faith/Local, which will be devoted to extending and deepening our coverage of religion … Continued

Muslims caught in the middle of debate about them

By Aziz H. Poonawalla I’m a regular listener of NPR. You might call me an NPR junkie, in fact. One … Continued

A Hindu American Air Force officer: ‘Shakti’ in the trenches

The Hindu American community is celebrating navaratri and the strength of the woman in many aspects such as ShaktiSeva. A … Continued

Mosque near Ground Zero? “It’s about the community, stupid”

By Abed Z. Bhuyan Despite the countless media hours dedicated to the controversy surrounding Park51, the Muslim community center to … Continued

Out of many one

Q: What is the obligation of a Western, democratic government to protect individual freedoms in light of a realistic terrorist … Continued

Glenn Beck is right

Q:Fox News commentator Glenn Beck claims that faith-based calls for “social justice” are really ideological calls for “forced redistribution of … Continued

People want more religion news coverage (now a statistically proven fact)

By William Wan There’s no way to post this item without seeming a little self-serving, but news is news. According … Continued

Going glocal: a World Bank parable

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Believe it or not, the term ‘glocalization’ has entered the vocabulary enough to appear … Continued