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Gay couple may sue Church of England to wed in church

CANTERBURY, England — The British government’s promise that no religious organization will be forced to conduct same-sex weddings following the … Continued

Donations to religious institutions decline for second straight year

WASHINGTON — Post-recession America is beginning to open its wallet to charities again, but is not giving as generously to … Continued

When religion and spirituality collide

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the leader of the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican Communion, recently announced that … Continued

Pro-life movement motivated to protect helpless children

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

Religious leaders must safeguard life

2011 began with some bleak news for Muslim-Christian relations around the world.Recent attacks against churches in Iraq, Nigeria and Egypt … Continued

A verdict on faith-based partnerships under Obama and Bush

“Obama stimulus pours millions into faith-based groups,” read the title of a December 3, 2010, Politico article. It reported that … Continued

The logic of Christian marriage

Chelsea Clinton, raised Methodist, and Marc Mezvinsky, Jewish, will wed this weekend. Statistics show that 37 percent of Americans have … Continued

Proselytism is a dangerous religious idea

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

A More Faithful Way to Talk About Marriage

What is marriage? Is it a sacred rite or a civil right? What role, if any, should religious institutions, traditions … Continued

A New Vision for God’s Holy Mountain

By Ohr MargalitBar-Ilan University in Israel As the Obama Administration pursues the latest peace initiative in the Mideast amid renewed … Continued

What the U.S. Should and Should Not Do

This is a very important question and I wish to be very specific in my answer. In preparation for writing … Continued

Mormons, Free Speech and Right Speech

Obviously, as shown by yet another case of a death sentence for speech considered an insult to the Prophet Muhammad, … Continued


To the second question: would I vote for a pagan? [I doubt if one will rise to candidacy for president, … Continued

Church in China Strong, Growing

The past few weeks, I have been traveling in the U.S. – Los Angeles, Hawaii, New York City, and Washington, … Continued

Women, More Than Men, Are Faith-Filled

I’m not a woman, so I can’t speak from personal experience. Nor have I lived “down through the ages,” so … Continued