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Transgender in California: All are welcome in pluralistic America

March 26, 2013: A gay rights supporter waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court.Saul Loeb / AFP/Getty … Continued

Tweet your way out of purgatory (but there’s work involved)

Following Pope Francis’ Twitter feed may be good for your soul — both in this life and the next. The … Continued

Cizik: It is time to act

The comment earlier this summer by Senate candidate Todd Aiken (R-Mo.) about “legitimate rape” was not just astonishing to pro-life … Continued

Can divine light outshine the darkness of self-loathing?

AP Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform during the Wrecking Ball tour at the Wells Fargo Center on … Continued

Evangelical group proposes code of ethics for pastors

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Evangelicals is urging pastors to seek a common moral ground by uniting under a … Continued

Can the Catholic Church embrace the pill?

The Catholic bishops are in the process of lifting the ban on the birth control pill. The problem is they … Continued

Faith, feminism, and fundamentalism

Religious denominations in America have a vast diversity of views on abortion, ranging from the very narrow to the very … Continued

Church called to love and serve, not judge and cut

By Debra W. Haffnerminister, executive director, Religious Institute The decision by Catholic Charities in Washington, D.C. to close its adoption … Continued

Oral Roberts at a bar mitzvah

By Eboo Patel and Becca Hartman We were talking to Rita Moskowitz Tuesday morning when she said, “After I get … Continued

Whose Responsibility is My Health?

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

Looking for a Higher Authority on Health Care

When the topic of health-care reform is so focused on economics and politics, I often think of a woman in … Continued

Alliances for Health

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall A story. In 1854, a baby girl was very sick with diarrhea. Her mother … Continued

Faith Healing or Child Abuse?

A Wisconsin mother who believes in “divine healing” was convicted Friday of reckless homicide for allowing her 11-year-old daughter Madeline … Continued

Darwin The Disturber

Today is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, disturber of the peace, and this year also marks … Continued

Faith Alone Not Enough

It is entirely clear that faith can affect one’s health, just as we know that marriage tends to improve men’s … Continued

Faith is not a New Age Belief

Faith is not a New Age belief. It is very old and very deeply set in common human belief from … Continued

Christianity Produces a Sound Soul and Sound Body

Science does a wonderful job making my body healthy. That is good, but religion can do something better. Christianity cures … Continued

Weak and Weary (Yet Again)

Whenever I become disillusioned with God, it’s only a matter of time before I discover the inconvenient reality; that I’m … Continued

Abortion, Gun Control and Other False Choices

The long season of Pennsylvania’s primary discontent is now coming to a blessed close. Marred by candidate stumbles, the six-week … Continued

Yoga Challenge for the Pope

Benedict XVI’s upcoming visit to the U.S. is sure to provoke unfavorable comparisons to his more charismatic predecessor, John Paul … Continued