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Activists mobilize around White House’s Catholic’hate group’ petition

The White House’s novel online system for allowing citizens to petition the administration on any number of causes has led … Continued

Catholic priests pushed to become better preachers

ST. LOUIS — As Drew Burkemper got up to preach, the weight of his task was evident. His classmate at … Continued

The presidential debates: Religion? Anyone?

Marvin Joseph/The Post and Melina Mara/The Post President Barack attends a campaign event at Bowling Green State University in Bowling … Continued

Secularists turn to GOP lobbyist to help push their cause

Their issues are predominantly liberal and their constituency strongly leans Democratic, but a leading secularist group hopes a high-rolling Republican … Continued

Faith and the future of Europe

YVES HERMAN REUTERS European Union Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn addresses a news conference on the interim economic … Continued

A ‘Christian nation’ at Christmas?

Rev. Erik Walker Wikstrom If you’re going to keep the Christ in Christmas . . . Stephen Colbert beat me … Continued

Lao Tzu’s wisdom for a post-election nation

By Erik Walker Wikstrom The story is told that in the 8th century B.C.E., an eighty year old man grew … Continued

Moralism without morality

Unorthodoxy By Patrick J. Deneen A recent post on this site raises some serious issues, and I think reveals a … Continued

The secularist case against “Atheism 3.0”

By Austin Daceyauthor A new, milder “Atheism 3.0” is on the market, teaching a more forgiving attitude towards faith. Bruce … Continued

A Muslim Faith-Based Initiative

With the leaking to the press of a military report on Afghanistan, pundits claim that President Obama has two drastically … Continued

Can’t Ignore the Fourth ‘R’ — Religion

The Texas Board of Education, the nation’s second largest purchaser of public school textbooks, is revising its K-12 social studies … Continued

Darwin The Disturber

Today is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, disturber of the peace, and this year also marks … Continued

Religion and the Secular Conscience

We often hear that some new scientific discovery has confirmed ancient religious teaching. It now appears that this hearkening back … Continued

A Degree of Separation

The Question: E-mail: Blessing or Curse? I had a friend, now deceased, who refused to engage in telephone conversation. He … Continued

Religious Mobiliity and the Reverse Madrassa

That “more than 4 in 10 Americans have switched their religious affiliation since childhood or dropped out of any formal … Continued

Obama’s Three Levels of Oratory

We human beings are moved more by passion than by reason. Reason can only enlighten, it cannot touch our springs … Continued

Founding Religion, Not Established Church

On the 16th of this month (Dec’07), “The U.S. House of Representatives approved HR 847 recognizing the importance of Christianity … Continued