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U.S. Muslims are not measured by the exemplary work of its mainstream

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Pakistani Muslims offer prayers during the second Friday of Ramadan at the Data Darbar mosque in Lahore on … Continued

How Obama should fight the ‘war on religion’

A very wise Trappist monk once told me that unless everyone gets to heaven, no one will. It’s this sense … Continued

Child spacing provides common ground for discussion

Call it family planning or women’s rights or reverence for life, it’s a minefield today in American politics. But even … Continued

The importance of freedom of religion

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

A stink over sanitation

Katherine MarshallFAITH IN ACTION The headline in Sunday’s Metro section of a leading Bangladesh newspaper, the independent, caught my eye: … Continued

Bringing faith into the TB fight

By Katherine Marshall FAITH IN ACTION The body of Simon Bolivar, father of the Latin American revolutions, was exhumed last … Continued

Corruption: myths and solutions

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Confronting corruption is not a good path to popularity. Sparks flew between Kabul and … Continued

Health care reform and Holy Week

By Jonathan Wilson-Hartgroveminister and author When President Obama smiled wide last month before signing a controversial heath care bill, he … Continued

Bottom-line bishops vs. pastoral bishops

Joe the Bishop lives in Scranton. Actually, there are two very different Bishop Joes with Scranton in their title. One … Continued

The real angel investors

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Jane, a Kenyan woman, showed off her brand new house to Jacqueline Novogratz, founder … Continued

Climate Change: Debated Here, Devastating Elsewhere

By Jennifer Butlerexecutive director, Faith in Public Life Climate change affects us all, but its impact varies vastly from place … Continued

Weak Economy Crippling the Poor

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall First the steep jump in food prices, then in gas prices, now a world-wide … Continued

Salt of the Earth

Jesuit schools around the world have educated an amazing array of world leaders and citizens and are renowned for their … Continued

It Takes a People to Save a Village

It does take a village to raise a child, but what if the village is in crisis? Clearly, the children … Continued