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Israel and Palestine, a listening tour

Hope springs eternal. This week, as President Barack Obama makes the first visit of his presidency to Israel, Palestine, and … Continued

Losing our religion: One in five Americans are now ‘nones’

BETHESDA, Md. — The number of Americans who say they have no religious affiliation has hit an all-time high — … Continued

Conservative Christian reaction to Norway killings

 Two threads seem to be emerging from conservative Christians writing about the Norway killings: Anders Behring Breivi wasn’t really a … Continued

Religion and politics after bin Laden

As details surrounding the death of Osama bin Laden continue to emerge, this week’s episode of The God Vote, hosted … Continued

We need ‘civil’ discourse

By Rabbi Steve Gutow, president of The Jewish Council for Public Affairs With the midterm elections behind us, America is … Continued

Three moral dimensions to fight in Afghanistan

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

Engagement and peacemaking

With 200,000 American troops committed to two wars in the greater Middle East and the U.S. president leading a major … Continued

The year in faith and reason

So-called events in the history of religion, like events in the history of reason, tend to be identifiable only in … Continued

Funeral Mass Politics

There it was on non-stop television: the Catholic rite of the Mass of the Resurrection. True, the networks responded because … Continued

The Pope and Peoria

For decades now, politics in the United States has tested relevance to Middle America by asking: “How will it play … Continued

Belief Not the Problem; Bigotry Not the Solution

If I could ask Senator Biden and Governor Palin a question on religion and politics, it would center on their … Continued