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Is nothing sacred? Playing politics with nuclear arms reduction

Faith communities have been nearly unanimous for decades about the moral imperative to reduce the nuclear weapons arsenals of the … Continued

Terrorism, fear and political correctness

What to call terrorists? In its 2010 National Security Strategy, the Obama administration sought to sever the relationship between Islam … Continued

Immigration reform: A Jewish imperative

Today’s guest blogger is Avi Smolen, a 2009 graduate of Rutgers University. Last year Avi worked as a Faiths Act … Continued

“Terrorism” is newspeak for psychological warfare

In its 2010 National Security Strategy, the Obama administration sought to sever the relationship between Islam and terrorism, rejecting the … Continued

Why telling Muslims what they believe is a bad idea

What should we call terrorists, some of whom claim to be motivated by their religion? Can one be an Islamic … Continued

Why — and How — We Need to Talk About Islam and Terrorism Together

The only way to defeat terrorists is to promote a faith that is not threatened by other beliefs.

Islamic terror is real, as is Jewish and Christian terror

What should we call terrorists, some of whom claim to be motivated by their religion? Can one be an Islamic … Continued

Obama names Cook religious freedom ambassador

By William Wan and Michelle Boorstein This post has been updated. The White House just announced that they’re filling the … Continued

Just Peace considerations in Gaza

Q: In a statement Monday, Vice President Biden said the U.S. is consulting with other nations “on new ways to … Continued

Setting diplomatic traps

ISLAM AND THE WEST By Daniel Brumberg On Feb. 15, 1947, the Exodus 1947 set sail for Palestine with some … Continued

National security without religious liberty?

FAITH AND FOREIGN POLICY By Thomas Farr In a previous post, I voiced the fear that the Obama administration was … Continued

Young Muslim voices: Defining “we”

By Jordan Robinsonprogram officer at One Nation We are all familiar with the great challenges our nation faces; high unemployment, … Continued

‘Obliterating’ Iraq’s Christians

By Nina Sheadirector, Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom What is most startling about the report of the heartless double … Continued

Vatican questions nuclear deterrence

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. Not only is the use of nuclear weapons immoral, the conditions that … Continued

Burqas in airports, guns in bars

I am as close to being a First Amendment absolutist, on both freedom of speech and freedom of religious expression, … Continued

We need immigration reform

By John C. WesterCatholic Bishop, Salt Lake City Upon signing into law SB 1070, the Arizona immigration bill which would … Continued

Obama at the crossroads on religious liberty

FAITH AND FOREIGN POLICY By Thomas Farr The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (IRF) has come down hard on … Continued

Conflicting cultural norms require respect, restraint

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

Religion and U.S. foreign policy

By Leonard Leochair, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom It’s early December 2009 and a U.S. Commission on International Religious … Continued

Why conservative Christians should support nuclear abolition

By Rev. Tyler Wigg-Stevensonfounder and director, Two Futures Project When most people think of abolishing nuclear weapons, they think of … Continued