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Pro-Life Movement: Not Just for Abortion Anymore

Members of a “new evangelical” movement promote a broadening conception of the term “pro- life.”

ISO leaders who can act like grown-ups

I just spent a wonderful and encouraging weekend with a church leadership team from Reisterstown, Md. I came away filled … Continued

Pat Robertson: ‘Don’t take extremism to extremes’

Clem Britt AP In this Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 file picture, Rev. Pat Robertson talks to attendees at a prayer … Continued

Wielding the ‘God weapon’ poisons the body politic

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

American Muslims not synonymous with Al Qaeda

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

Do Muslims have equal rights?

By John Esposito In recent weeks, Republican politics and attempts across America to block the building of mosques have underscored … Continued

Snubbed by Pentagon, Graham leads National Day of Prayer event at Capital

Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed briefly on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday morning, then moved to the Cannon House Office … Continued

Stupak, Casey, Pelosi: The all-Catholic winning team

The historic vote that made health-care reform into law ends a three-decades’ old anti-abortion strategy. The ground has shifted from … Continued

Our Secular Coalition visit to the White House

Representatives from the Secular Coalition for America met with White House officials on February 26 to discuss issues of concern … Continued

Election Day or Judgment Day for Catholics?

Feeling any pressure to cast the right vote Nov. 4? Imagine how some Roman Catholic parishioners are feeling in Missouri. … Continued

Something New in the Abortion Debate

After decades of debate over abortion, something new has occurred this year. First, the Democratic Party is now not just … Continued

The War of the Gods

On March 4, 1933 (I was one month old), President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his first inaugural address and uttered … Continued

Calming the Perfect Storm

We are at risk, as a nation, of being torn apart by a perfect storm of anger and fear that … Continued

Palin, Evangelical Religion and Enlightened Religion

I share with Sarah Palin what I assume is both anxiety and pride over a son serving in Iraq. Unlike … Continued

Base Public Policy on Shared Values, Not Religion

When Senator Obama delivered that speech in 2006, I said on State of Belief, The Interfaith Alliance Foundation’s radio program, … Continued

Mitt Romney’s American Religion

Imagine if John Edwards, Hilary Clinton or John McCain gave a speech on faith. Would it have been awaited with … Continued

Brandishing Religion is Not a Political Strategy

Throughout American history candidates have used the language of our shared civil religion, but in recent years more politicians have … Continued