Religious Ideology

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Islam dragged through the mud by extremists like Tsarnaev brothers

When I first heard of the Boston Marathon bombing, I was in shock and in disbelief. I was sick to … Continued

Muslims have a problem. Uncle Ruslan may have the answer.

In Reef flip flops, blue jeans and a Calvin Klein polo shirt, Ruslan Tsarni, an uncle of the alleged Boston … Continued

Commemorating International Religious Freedom Day

Across the globe, religion and belief continue to matter deeply in the lives of people and their cultures. From worship … Continued

Extremism among the Amish

AP Members of a breakaway Amish group in Ohio are on trial for beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish … Continued

Why we need a Reason Rally

America is one of the most religious countries in the world. And if you are non-religious, it can seem that … Continued

Tunisia after its first free elections

On Sunday, millions of Tunisians celebrated the second phase of their Jasmine revolution as many across the country waited in … Continued

Terry Jones: I’m just trying to live my faith

By Elizabeth Tenety First, Pastor Terry Jones wanted to burn the Koran on 9/11. After international outrage and what he … Continued

Analogy overkill: justice not healing

After 9/11 President Bush reminded Americans that the attack was the work of a few terrorists and not the Muslim … Continued

Focus should be on actions, not labels

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

Church-state separation and a successor for Stevens

The retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens from the Supreme Court this June will be a sad day for all … Continued

Please, no religion in foreign policy formation

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

A post-Muslim Europe?

Q: What’s your reaction to Sunday’s decision by voters in Switzerland to ban construction of minarets, the slender towers from … Continued

How is Moral Responsibility Determined?

Q: Eight years after the U.S. attacked Afghanistan, fighting continues. Religious extremists in the Taliban and al-Qaeda retain significant power … Continued

When Terrorists Don’t Succeed

When my daughter asked me the other night why there were so many helicopters flying over our home, I told … Continued

Religious Ideology or Rule of Law?

John McCain and Sarah Palin say it’s time to overturn Roe V. Wade, The 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized … Continued

Palin, Evangelical Religion and Enlightened Religion

I share with Sarah Palin what I assume is both anxiety and pride over a son serving in Iraq. Unlike … Continued

Piecemeal Pragmatic Pluralism

Today’s guest blogger is Timothy P. Manatt. Timothy is a recent graduate of Harvard Divinity School, where he studied comparative … Continued

The Buddha and Christ in All of Us

Growing up in a liberal Christian family, from early on I was aware that what you believed really mattered. The … Continued