Religious Devotion

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The new American Jewish secularism

Halloween was originally a Christian holiday, All Hallows’ Eve. Purim, the raucous Jewish feast that we celebrate this week [Feb. … Continued

From nuns to ‘nones,’ 10 ways religion shaped the news in 2012

WASHINGTON — From the nuns to the “nones,” religion dominated the headlines throughout 2012. Faith was a persistent theme in … Continued

Islamic new year must be one in which Muslims promote peace and unity

REUTERS A Muslim prays during Maghrib (evening) prayer on the night of the Hijri New Year, also known as Islamic … Continued

New Native American saint Kateri Tekakwitha stirs mixed emotions

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Sister Kateri Mitchell was born and raised on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation along the St. Lawrence … Continued

The Sikh community stands apart, intentionally

Sanjeev Syal AP An Indian Sikh devotee offers prayers at the Golden Temple, Sikh’s holiest shrine in Amritsar, India, Monday, … Continued

Will the Chinese government ban Wednesdays? A snapshot from Lhasa

This is the third in a series of five columns written by Matteo Pistono for the visit of Chinese President … Continued

Beijing and the (next) Dalai Lama

This is the first in a series of five columns written by Matteo Pistono for the visit of Chinese President … Continued

Red Tories and tea parties

Unorthodoxy By Patrick J. Deneen On the evening of Thursday, March 18, and much of the following Friday afternoon, there … Continued

Hijab Today, Yarmulkes and Crosses Tomorrow

The larger question isn’t about France and it isn’t about Muslims. It’s about whether any state should be able to … Continued

A New “Declaration of Independence” in Religion and Politics

The New American Religious Identification Survey says fewer people are calling themselves Christians or identifying with particular denominations, and more … Continued

Progressives and Religion: Beyond Election Strategies

There’s been a lot of talk about the need for progressives to get fluent in faith to win elections. The … Continued

Religious Devotion Can Bring Tangible Health Benefits

People don’t choose a religious faith for health purposes. But as a side benefit of religious devotion, it’s a different … Continued

Tony Blair’s Bid to be a Faith Leader

Tony Blair has the chance to do for the interfaith movement what Al Gore has done for environmentalism: create a … Continued

And a Video Gamer Shall Lead Them

This Just In: Church has just become like, so cool. Just don’t tell Mom you were there.

Polemical, Unreasonable, Bizarre

The apostle Paul wrote that faith in Jesus Christ was “unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks … Continued

First, Do No Evangelizing

By Richard P. Sloan Should the medical care you receive from your doctor depend upon the quality of the available … Continued

Violence, Morality and Islam’s Call

There is no denying the popular association of Islam with political violence – both state tyranny and non-state terrorism. But … Continued

National Leader Must Respect All Faith Traditions

It is inevitable that if politicians think it will win votes, they will talk about their religious views. It is … Continued

Recipe for Politicians: Sincerity Yes, Advocacy No

Article VI of the Constitution of the United States is one of those core elements that makes you sit back … Continued