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Jesus, moral intelligence and choosing a president

LUCAS JACKSON REUTERS Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney answers a question as he debates President Obama during the second U.S. … Continued

Debt talks, the budget and the problem of ‘What would Jesus do?’

Alex Wong VIA BLOOMBERG U.S. President Barack Obama, second right, meets with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican from … Continued

Executions are down: a Jewish response

Year-end figures show that executions are down 12 percent nationally, from a total of 52 in 2009 to 46 in … Continued

Studying about religion can help us all

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

A prince, not a theologian

Speaking before the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies, Prince Charles of England declared that “the Islamic world is the custodian … Continued

Repairing Religious Wounds

By Wendy Sternberg, MDFounder, Executive Director, Genesis at the Crossroads “We will not be able to mention any religion (Jewish, … Continued

Torture is Moral Stupidity

The UN Convention Against Torture states that torture should be abolished because it violates “human dignity.” From your perspective, what … Continued

Taxes and Values

By Valerie Elverton Dixonteacher, founder of JustPeaceTheory.com Taxes taxes everywhere and deficit spending as far as the eye can see. … Continued

The Way We Use Religion Polarizes and Distracts Us

Religion invoked as a reason to vote for or against a political candidate – by which we generally mean invoking … Continued

Justice and Mercy on Wall Street

If someone plays in the traffic, are we obligated to risk our own lives to pursue them into the road … Continued

Let’s Not Make This Election About What God Says

Dear Senator McCain and Senator Obama, As a person of faith, I hope that religion plays a role in your … Continued

The Living Relationship Between Church and State

No one enjoys witty one liners more than I do and Rick Warren’s distinction between the separation of church and … Continued

Rituals and the Modern Search for Meaning

We are living in a moment of profound transition in the way many Americans understand and use religious ritual and … Continued

Tolerance, Not Approval

The problem with ideologues in politics is their attempt to make a science of something that is an art. Unlike … Continued

Tikkun Olam for 2008

Sloshing through Hezekiah’s tunnel near the City of David in Jerusalem brings home what fear and faith can do. The … Continued

Can Religion Help Us Heal From Sexism and Racism? Umm…?

I am not big on arguing whose oppression is the most severe or who is more of a victim than … Continued

The Problem and Potential of Religion

The Question: Which “ism” is more entrenched in America, sexism or racism? Which should religion address? I am not big … Continued

The War on Christmas. Bah, Humbug! It isn’t that Simple

Ah…the recently invented liberal war on Christmas, a war created and nurtured by a few conservative media folks like O’Reilly, … Continued

Call Me Daft and Politically Correct

Ah…the recently invented liberal war on Christmas, a war created and nurtured by a few conservative media folks like O’Reilly, … Continued

Religion, Heal Thyself First

Can religion cure the world’s biggest social problems?! Who are we kidding? The major challenge to religion, in this next … Continued