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More religion, better religion

Mike Huckabee, the conservative former Arkansas governor, this weekend said that he is concerned about Islam’s role in Egypt’s future. … Continued

Israel’s concerns with the Egyptian tumult

By Ori Z. Soltes Religion has always been interwoven with politics. We can trace the use of religion for political … Continued

God, guns, and politics: an unholy Trinity

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

We need deeply religious elections

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

Political popery a bad idea

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

How will pagans vote… and will their ballots make a difference?

By Gustav Niebuhr The “Pagan vote” has been on my mind of late–and not only because the major religious groups … Continued

Woe unto you who make sleazy attack ads

In recent debates between tea party-endorsed Senate candidates and their Democratic opponents, faith has emerged as a campaign issue. Calling … Continued

Dragging religion through the political mud

In recent debates between tea party endorsed Senate candidates and their Democratic opponents, faith has emerged as a campaign issue. … Continued

Of bully pulpits and bully bishops

Like a lot of Catholics, I bristle when Hollywood films present bishops as fat men given over to power. I … Continued

Pulpit fiction

By David Waters Dozens of defiant Christian ministers across the country defied IRS warnings and turned their sermons into partisan … Continued

Pluralistic diversity matters

In the wake of his weekend rally, Glenn Beck kept up the drumbeat of criticism about President Obama’s religion, calling … Continued

Bitter religious fighting over mosque plays right into al-Qaeda’s hands

By Evan F. Kohlmann The way that renowned Christian preacher Franklin Graham portrayed Muslims on a nationally-televised news broadcast last … Continued

Islamophobia threatens religious freedom

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

Bristol and Levi: Poster children for the dumbing down of America

There they are on the cover of Us magazine, a teenage mom who managed to get her high school diploma … Continued

Nikki Haley’s confession of faith

By David Waters Nikki Haley, the Sarah Palin-endorsed, scandal-hounded, Sikh-turned-Methodist who finished first Tuesday in a contentious South Carolina Republican … Continued

Congressmen, tax collectors and Jesus

By David Waters If every tax-exempt religious organization received the same scrutiny as Washington’s now famous C Street rowhouse, the … Continued

A journalist is not a pastor

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

Hang from a Tall Tree: Shades of Clinton and Lewinsky

Why do so many American politicians — from Bill Clinton to Mark Sanford — use religious language when they make … Continued

Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Pro-Sebelius

By Stephen Schneck and Jennifer ButlerCatholic University of America Faith in Public Life As the Senate takes up confirmation proceedings … Continued

Obama’s Broad Appeal to Faithful — and Faithless

The Democrats’ efforts to prove that they don’t hate religion (even though they don’t and never did) and engage in … Continued