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Military chaplains know: no religion can be excluded

Q: What is the proper role of religion — and personal religious belief — in the U.S. armed forces? Should … Continued

Secular nation, secular military

Q: What is the proper role of religion — and personal religious belief — in the U.S. armed forces? Should … Continued

The secularist case against “Atheism 3.0”

By Austin Daceyauthor A new, milder “Atheism 3.0” is on the market, teaching a more forgiving attitude towards faith. Bruce … Continued

The divisiveness of Christian unity

Pope Benedict’s bold move to embrace disaffected Anglicans paradoxically opens a path for Christian unity while also reemphasizing the doctrinal … Continued

Start With Skepticism, Seek Harmony

Q:What makes the best ‘case for God’ to a skeptic or non-believer, an open-minded seeker, and to a person of … Continued

Free to Hire, Not to Discriminate

Q: Dozens of major religious groups and denominations are urging Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. to renounce a Bush-era … Continued

Violence in God’s Name

Some New York-area rabbis are planning to bring weapons to High Holy Day services this month to guard against terrorist … Continued

Freedom of Religion = Freedom to Choose

First, the question is problematic for anyone who does not believe that God is a male nor that “he” has … Continued

Rethinking the “Sacredness” of Scripture

Former president Jimmy Carter and other world leaders issued this statement: “The justification of discrimination against women and girls on … Continued

It’s a Southern Thing

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

Confession: A Lifeline or Just a Line?

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

Domestic Terrorists Among Us

By Janet Langhart Cohenjournalist, playwright According to many surveys, America is one of the most religious nations in the world. … Continued

Raising Kids in a Same-Sex Marriage

First comes love, then comes marriage. Then come all the thorny issues that arise with raising kids in a religious … Continued

Is She Catholic? Does It Matter?

God in Government blogger Jacqueline L. Salmon notes that the blogosophere is buzzing with speculation about Supreme Court nominee Sonia … Continued

Sotomayor Would Make It 6 Catholics on the Court

Judge Sonia Sotomayor is Catholic — not unusual for someone of Hispanic descent. Her religion also would not be unusual … Continued

Religious Exemptions in Same-Sex Laws Under Scrutiny

By Jacqueline L. Salmon As a growing number of states legalize same-sex marriages (it’s up to five now), increasing attention … Continued

A Time to Pray

Thursday is National Day of Prayer, as mandated by Congress. What should President Obama do? Should he follow tradition and … Continued

Court Rules AA Not “Religious”

A Pennsylvania appellate court ruled this week that the purpose of Alcoholics Anonymous — which many have described as more … Continued

There Is No “Muslim World”

At his inauguration, President Obama said: “To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest … Continued

An African View of the Palin Video

I just again watched the video clip of Sarah Palin being prayed for by the Kenyan preacher, Pastor Muthee, and … Continued