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Exhibit highlights Tiffany’s lasting impact on American church design

NEW YORK — Louis C. Tiffany is perhaps best known for his intricate glass lamps, but a new exhibit at … Continued

Democrats gather in the heart of Billy Graham country

The host city for the Democratic National Convention is not a particularly political place. Charlotte, N.C., is known for three … Continued

White House releases public/private guidelines

WASHINGTON — A new White House report that offers guidance on public/private partnerships between the government and faith-based groups leaves … Continued

Why religion will matter in 2012

After the release of our poll last week showing the impact of perceptions of religious differences on support for President … 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

Little that Obama can do to dissuade detractors

President Obama’s 10-day Asia trip includes visits to India and Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country. The president chose not … Continued

India’s spiritual entrepreneurs

By Katherine Marshall FAITH IN ACTION When British businessmen and civil servants arrived in India in the 19th Century, they … Continued

Why all religions aren’t equally dangerous

What do atheists think about specific religions, as distinct from all religion? One of the most common accusations leveled against … Continued

Keeping faith with faith-based initiative

By Melissa Rogersmember, Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships People interested in the church-state aspects of government partnerships with … Continued

The Case for Moving Christmas

Every year more merchants change their “Merry Christmas” signs to “Happy Holidays,” more office Christmas parties become “Seasonal Holiday Parties,” … Continued

No Theocracy Here: Saddleback Does What American Christians Have Always Done

And lo it is a few days after the Saddleback Civil Forum and the republic is still safe. Extremists on … Continued

Love and Other Faith-Based Initiatives

Al Gore (D-Baptist) called it a “carefully tailored partnership,” as if church and state should just wear matching uniforms. George … Continued

Reading between the Pew(s)

Every national newspaper (that I read) ran the results of the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey done by the folks at … Continued

An Instant Classic in American Civil Religion

The speech Mitt Romney just delivered is in my view an instant classic in American civil religion. One of the … Continued

Murky Waters

The easy, and obvious, answer to the question of can you be critical of Israel without being anti-Semitic is, “Of … Continued