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French Jews face uncertain future after scandal

PARIS — Amid a finance scandal that touched the heart of France’s Socialist government, a quieter drama played out this … Continued

Singing on “Idol,” and facing the wrath of religious traditionalists

The biggest worry for most “American Idol” contestants is whether the judges will let them continue to the next round. … Continued

Counter Islamists and Islam: The new religious opposition

AMR ABDALLAH DALSH REUTERS A girl walks past a Muslim Brotherhood slogan “Islam is the solution” near a polling station … Continued

Vatican official calls for stronger protection for conscientious objection

VATICAN CITY — A senior Vatican official on Tuesday (April 17) called for stronger protection for conscientious objection for both … Continued

Cherry-picking Rick Santorum?

Here at “On Faith,” the Post’s Lisa Miller recently wrote that Rick Santorum could be called a “cafeteria Catholic,” someone … Continued

Justice Scalia speaks for himself on death penalty, not the Catholic Church

Lisa Miller That Justice Antonin Scalia believes in execution as a moral form of punishment is a well-known fact. That … Continued

Warren Jeffs, ‘Sister Wives,’ and American polygamy

Warren Jeffs, the spiritual head of a sect of the Fundamentalist Church Trent Nelson AP Warren Jeffs sits in the … Continued

Theological “perversions”

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

Terrorists who falsely claim justification in Islam

What should we call terrorists, some of whom claim to be motivated by their religion? Can one be an Islamic … Continued

Religion should play no role in Supreme Court nomination

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

The day two rabbis asked Sheikh Tantawi for a fatwa

By Abraham CooperSimon Wiesenthal Center I just learned that Sheikh Mohamed Sayyed Tantawi, Egypt’s leading religious authority, died today while … Continued

A bully in nanny’s clothing

Q: Is there a problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn’t sharing one’s faith part of religious freedom? … Continued

The Church and the Sex Question

Whenever I read about the latest public controversy about gays in church, military, or courthouse, I realize that very personal … Continued

There’s religion, and then there’s religion

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued

Palestine must be a secular state

By Hussein IbishSenior Fellow, American Task Force on Palestine As Palestinians press the international community to live up to its … Continued

Blasphemy is good for religion

Q: Atheists are others are protesting a new law in Ireland, under which a person can be found guilty of … Continued

Military vs. religious authority

By Ilene Rosenblumfree-lance writer living in Israel The Israeli government is due to take up a decision by the Israeli … Continued

On being a patriotic and faithful Muslim American

Q: The Fort Hood shootings have raised questions again about how the military should handle the personal religious beliefs of … Continued

Israeli despair for peace

By Abraham Cooper and Harold BrackmanSimon Wiesenthal Center It may not be fashionable, but just for a moment look through … Continued

Netanyahu’s UN Speech

By Hilary Krieger One day after Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi appeared before the United Nations General Assembly and proceeded to … Continued