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Americans: Marijuana isn’t sinful but not sure it should be legal

WASHINGTON — American views on marijuana are evolving much like their views on gay marriage, according to a new poll, … Continued

Our Latino future

Demography is political destiny in a representative democracy. As the U.S. Census Bureau forecasts, by mid-century, the nation’s Latino population … Continued

Lutheran’comfort dogs’ welcome students back to Newtown school

NEWTOWN, Conn. — As the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School returned to class on Thursday (Jan. 3) for the … Continued

‘Nuns on the bus’ leader: Power to the people – below the poverty line

AP Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of Network, speaks during a stop on the first day of a nine-state Nuns … Continued

Filmmaker Spike Lee focuses on faith in “Red Hook Summer’’

WASHINGTON — Spike Lee is not about to give up filmmaking but — at least for a moment or two … Continued

Conservative groups release survey on religious hostility

Two conservative groups have released a “Survey of Religious Hostility in America,” which seeks to draw attention to a “relentless … Continued

Are GOP candidates playing the race card?

David Goldman AP Kenneth Dansby, center, of Greenville, S.C., confronts Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, right, at … Continued

Forgiveness at Benedictine nuns’ silent retreat

By Michelle Boorstein There is an amazing backdrop this week for the Benedictine nuns in Virginia who are reeling from … Continued

Seniors pray for Obama, and their 103-year-old friend

By Hamil R. Harris At a time when debate rages over President Obama’s health care reform proposal, a group of … Continued

Die with dignity or anguish: The choice is yours

I am conflicted about the health care bills making the rounds in Congress today. The mandate for reform is writ … Continued

Obama Administration To Highlight Interfaith Volunteerism

By William Wan The White House will announce an effort Tuesday to highlight interfaith volunteerism. President Obama’s United We Serve … Continued

Sarah Palin’s “Death Panel” Lies

JUST LAW AND RELIGION Michael Kessler The devil may be the father of lies, but the “death panel” deception has … Continued

Obama, Cairo and Interfaith Service

In Cairo, President Obama stated in no uncertain terms the importance he places on interfaith cooperation. He also stressed that … Continued

Sarah Palin and the Jews 101

Making sense of the Jewish vote in 2008 is something of an emerging specialization at the University of Faith and … Continued

Greed is Unjustified Desire

If greed is indeed a deadly sin, it would explain why it is that people die. Greed seems to be … Continued

Who Claims Martin Luther King Jr?

In America, we frame oversize pictures of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and we miniaturize him at the same time. … Continued