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Pope Francis and gays: A misinterpretation or a hint of the future?

Francis’ “Who am I to judge” opens a whole new set of questions – and answers – for the Church.

Immigration reform becomes personal for evangelicals

For Southern Baptist Pastor David Uth, immigration reform became a priority after a family in his Orlando, Fla., megachurch faced … Continued

New book tries to dispel the “Black Legend” of the papacy’s most scandalous dynasty

VATICAN CITY — Their lives steeped in intrigue, treason and lust, and set against a backdrop of luscious Italian landscapes … Continued

Blood on the hands of both sides in culture wars

Thank you, Family Research Council, for now conceding what conservative groups have been loath to acknowledge in recent years: the … Continued

Loving Judaism but questioning Israel

If politics are personal, then let me say this. I love almost everything about the Judaism I practice: Born into … Continued

Religion and national identity in 2011

FAITH IN ACTION The principality of Liechtenstein, with its small population (35,000) and its gift of great wealth, is an … Continued

I can’t remember

“Most people think of forgetting as a defect. But I consider it a great benefit.” Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav If … Continued

Bush’s memoir says he ‘returned to his faith, time and time again’ while in office

By Elizabeth Tenety George W. Bush’s account of his life in office is scheduled for release on Nov. 9, but … Continued

Decent Work for Labor Day

Jobs and spirituality rarely occur in the same phrase, yet few states are as soul-destroying as unemployment and for many … Continued

Do words cause wars?

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said that anti-Muslim rhetoric in America is bad news … Continued

Life (and faith) after Death Row

By Wilbert Rideau People come to faith by many paths. Some people see in the beauty of a rainbow or … Continued

Don’t Use God to Inflame an Already Overwrought Debate

Health-care reform is an economic, political and medical issue. But On Faith panelist and evangelical leader Jim Wallis says it’s … Continued

Lincoln, Kennedy and Obama

The elections have come and gone and America is still here, standing tall with millions of people holding on to … Continued

Faith as heritage, faith as recognition

Today’s guest blogger is Remz Pokorny, a senior at Brandeis University, majoring in Political Science and Middle East Studies. He … Continued

Digging Deep to Make Peace

Tolstoy wrote that every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. The same could be said about the ethnic … Continued

Wall to Wall Obama

Barack Obama has delivered dozens of remarkable American speeches. He has told his father’s immigrant tale, from goat-herder to graduate … Continued

Learning for His Sake

I recently had a conversation with a friend about defending Islam, especially in public. My friend and I agreed that … Continued

Post-Traumatic Faith Disorder

My first day of college was September 12, 2001. The day before, I sat shoulder to shoulder with relative strangers … Continued

In Cathedral or Laboratory, It’s the Same God, National Prayer Breakfast Told

President Bush, First Lady, heads of state, Members of Congress, distinguished guests… I am deeply honored to be speaking with … Continued

Iraq: An Unnecessary and Unjust War

There is more than a little discussion these days over whether a just war is possible, given the developments in … Continued