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Did religion motivate the Boston bombers?

Hillary Branyik, of Boston, kneels at the site where the first bomb detonated on April 15 near the finish line … Continued

Survey: Syrian rebels seek Islamic democracy

Members of the Syrian opposition generally want a democratic government that protects the rights of minorities, though many also want … Continued

This turban stays on

GETTY IMAGES Family and friends and community members gather at Oak Creek High School to mourn the loss of 6 … Continued

Survey finds record 19 percent of religiously unaffiliated Americans

Unbelief is on the uptick. People who check “None” for their religious affiliation are now nearly one in five Americans … Continued

Religious illiteracy’s win is pluralism’s loss

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

The evolution of a Christian creationist

By Rachel Held Evans Good News! Young evangelicals are shifting their allegiance.   Much has been said about the mass … Continued

Methodists, Muslims and Jews: Learning together to lead together

By Jerry D. Campbell President, Claremont School of Theology Almost a decade now after the fateful events of Sept. 11, … Continued

One nation Under God and a lot of stress

By Alyce M. McKenzieProfessor of Homiletics Perkins School of Theology, and My 21-year-old son got home 3 days ago … Continued

Evangelicals will rise to replace old Protestant establishment

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

Obama at the crossroads on religious liberty

FAITH AND FOREIGN POLICY By Thomas Farr The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (IRF) has come down hard on … Continued

Palin’s Christian nation

By David Waters In a speech last week, Sarah Palin promoted belief in God as a form of patriotism, dismissed … Continued

U.S. foreign policy and religion: here be dragons

Last week, a task force sponsored by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs delivered a 99-page report to the White … Continued

Why no Hindu or Buddhist representation?

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

Domestic Terrorists Among Us

By Janet Langhart Cohenjournalist, playwright According to many surveys, America is one of the most religious nations in the world. … Continued

Holy Warriors in National Armies

Thanks to the peculiar combination of Samuel Huntington’s clash of civilizations theory and Al-Qaeda’s televisual terrorism, we’ve grown accustomed to … Continued

Always Losing, Never Lost: Christianity in America

Every few years somebody announces that Christianity in America is doomed. This time the excuse is a survey that does … Continued

Secularism And Religious Iliteracy

There is no question that more Americans are becoming more secular. That does not mean that America is “losing its … Continued

In God We Trust

President Obama will take the oath of office on a Bible as is customary. There will be prayers at the … Continued

Our Very Religious and Somewhat Racist Nation

Standing in the entrance of Disneyland, I have often seen small children crying when their parents try to take them … Continued

ACLU: Theocrats in Reverse

Nothing makes an ideologue madder than actual people. People have the obstinate desire to live their own lives, refusing to … Continued