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As HHS birth control mandate comes into effect, religious freedom flounders

ERIC GAILLARD REUTERS A woman holds a birth control pill. These tiny pills are now at the heart of an … Continued

Pope to Twitter: Follow me

The leaders in Catholic online media offer their blurbs on Pope Benedict’s entrance into the “Twittersphere.”

Report says religion at heart of illegal ivory trade

WASHINGTON — Since the ban on international trade of ivory in 1989, the ivory black market has been on the … Continued

How a Mormon scholar went from doubter to believer

As an 11-year-old boy, Don Bradley went looking for gold plates. After all, Mormon founder Joseph Smith said he was … Continued

Survey: most Americans keep faith private online

Meet the social media “nones.” A new survey finds that Americans, while mostly religious, generally do not use social media … Continued

Religious law for the modern world

Many of us have long thought the world had become liberal enough to stop execution of persons for practicing their … Continued

Israel’s concerns with the Egyptian tumult

By Ori Z. Soltes Religion has always been interwoven with politics. We can trace the use of religion for political … 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

Why Obama’s Cairo speech didn’t change perceptions

By Roland Schatzfounder and editor in chief Media Tenor Research Institute At the gathering at the Bibliotheka Alexendrina, the dominant … Continued

Silencing student religious beliefs

JUST LAW AND RELIGION Michael Kessler Imagine you are 18 years old and worked hard to be the best student … Continued

When the Salvation Army enlists in the government

By David Waters Churches and other faith-based organizations that receive government funds, beware. In an agreement that will be enforced … Continued

Posting God’s laws on government property

By David Waters Five Republicans who govern the Judeo-Christian part of Arizona voted Tuesday to require that the Ten Commandments … Continued

Holder Must Withdraw the Memo

Q: Dozens of major religious groups and denominations are urging Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. to renounce a Bush-era … Continued

Do Christian Beliefs Preclude Freedom of Speech?

In the 17th century, John Locke published Two Treatises of Government and also A Letter Concerning Toleration. These two essays … Continued

We Need a Lot of Christmas

What ever happened to Christmas? I mean once Halloween is over it seems as if every merchant, every shopping mall, … Continued

Smear Tactics

The term cult has been used widely to discredit religions that are perceived as heretical, unorthodox, or, even, simply an … Continued

It Does Matter

For political purposes, Eisenhower was right when he said you should have a religion and it doesn’t matter which one … Continued