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10 things we can do right now about Syria instead of bombing

Syrian refugee children play with swings at the Bab Al-Salam refugee camp in Azaz, near the Syrian-Turkish border. (Reuters/Giath Taha) … Continued

The ‘missile gap’ is a gender gap: Few American women support Syrian airstrikes

Women chant anti-government slogans during a demonstration in Idlib in northern Syria in 2012. (Rodrigo Abd — AP) Are women … Continued

Romney wins on style and substance, changing the election

GETTY IMAGES President Obama walks away from Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney after the presidential debate at … Continued

Shouting ‘fire’ in a crowded world: What the blasphemy law debate can mask

REUTERS Clouds are reflected off the Secretariat Building of the U.N .headquarters during the 67th United Nations General Assembly, in … Continued

NATO’s peace?

Spencer Platt GETTY IMAGES Hundreds of protesters, many affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement, demonstrate on the second day … Continued

More than a ‘Mormon moment’

History has not recorded the name of the journalist who created the phrase, “the Mormon moment.” The originator may have … Continued

My life as a married Catholic priest

Rev. R. Scott Hurd Rev. R. Scott Hurd Rev. R. Scott Hurd In the Catholic Church today, there are over … Continued

John Henry Cardinal Newman: beatification of a ‘revolutionary prophet’

Editor’s note: John Henry Cardinal Newman will be beatified (confirmed to be in heaven) in a Sunday mass presided over … Continued

Gaza, Israel, and a new way forward

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

Exploring the future of Islam

My new book, “The Future of Islam,” seeks to understand the struggle for reform in Islam, sometimes described as a … Continued

The Muslim American dream

By Imam Faizul Khan Islamic Society of Washington Area Forty or fifty years ago the words Islam and Muslims were … Continued

Obama and Great Expectations in Muslim World

Recent visits and meetings in the Gulf and Egypt reinforce the excitement, hopes, concerns and some cynicism engendered by President … Continued

Couples Counseling for India and Pakistan

By Deepak Chopra and Salman Ahmad Suspicions over a cooked election in Iran have brought a glimmer of hope for … Continued

Address Palestine-Israel Directly

What do you hope to hear from President Obama in his “major speech to the Muslim world” on June 4? … Continued

Obama’s Faith in Respect

By Valerie Elverton Dixonfounder President Obama has been criticized for his respectful demeanor when meeting controversial and often anti-American … Continued

No Real Change Without Ethics

(Note: The author will deliver the Nostra Ætate Lecture: ‘Challenges to Islam, Christianity and Judaism in Today’s Global Crisis’ Thursday, … Continued

The Two Jeremiahs

When you live in a country that for a week has been transfixed by the furious denunciations of America by … Continued

No One is Guaranteed a Free Pass into Heaven

My unwavering belief in humanity’s ultimate accountability before God is the driving force of my everyday existence. The importance of … Continued

The World Lives and Worships Here Now

There was a time, and not long ago, when slow communications, the hardships of travel, and the mystery of the … Continued