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ANALYSIS: Billy Graham’s legacy is fading ‘into the mists of history’

WHEATON, Ill. — We gathered at Billy Graham’s alma mater over three days to explore his ministry’s place in American … Continued

March on Washington’s dream, our vow

David Goldman/ Associated Press: In this March 26, 2012 file photo Jaquan Kelley of Atlanta wears a Skittles wrapper over … Continued

Planning for papal retirement

Franco Origlia GETTY IMAGES Pope Benedict XVI has announced that he is to resign on February 28, 2013. When a … Continued

End of the world? Awaken whatever dream you’ve been putting off!

AP People raise their hands during a ceremony on Dec. 6, 2012, by Mayan sages in Bacuranao, Cuba. From Russia … Continued

Vatican contemplates communication strategy in Twitter era

Traditionally slow to move, the Vatican prepares to jump into the modern communications world.

Wisdom lacking on all sides in Ground Zero mosque affair

President Obama, after saying that building a mosque at Ground Zero fit our “commitment to religious freedom,” backtracked, saying he … Continued

The ‘social justice Christian’ exchange

Today’s guest blogger is Dan Pawlus, Vice President of Communications for Interfaith Youth Core and co-host of “30 Good Minutes” … Continued

And the Oscar for Best Image of God in a motion picture goes to . . .

By S. Brent Plateprofessor of religious studies, Hamilton College A long time ago, in a desert far, far away, Moses … Continued

The anti-Christian elite

Q: Is there widespread media bias against Christianity? Against evangelicals such as Brit Hume and Sarah Palin? Against public figures … Continued

Anti-vaccine junk science: A question of ignorance

Q: Polls show a majority of Americans are concerned about the H1N1 virus (swine flu), but also about the safety … Continued

Concentration Camps and Comic Books

By Naif Al-Mutawacreator of THE 99 When I was 20 years old I boarded a train for Auschwitz. The year … Continued

Michael Jackson and the God Feeling

In startling ways pop culture mirrors long-standing spiritual arguments. In an age where the stage has replaced the pulpit — … Continued

Who Has Leverage? Iran or Israel?

ISLAM AND THE WEST By Daniel Brumberg “It’s a crucial condition if we want to move forward,” said Deputy Foreign … Continued

Counter-Terrorist Storytelling

I see the following headline in newspapers nearly every day: “Young Muslim Suicide Bomber Kills X People in Y Country.” … Continued

Media’s Complicity in Spreading Terror

The terrorists’ guns and grenades may have been muted in Mumbai, but their most devastating weapon – the media – … Continued

Beware Faith Monologues

I’ll be frank here and disclose right at the beginning that I have been working for years now to try … Continued

History of the Unity Walk

Today, thousands of walkers in Washington D.C. will join national faith leaders, ambassadors, civil rights icons and over 100 partnering … Continued

The Religion-Industrial Complex

The 2008 presidential election is probably the first in American history that has spawned a veritable faith and politics industry. … Continued

Pagans, Witches and Media

The mass media has rarely treated Witches and Pagans fairly. We are still seen as either scary, evil and demonic, … Continued

Reducing Theology to a Sound Bite

Mischaracterizations, errors and distortions are common enough in mass media’s treatment of religion, whether in news or entertainment. Often, the … Continued