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Praying for true religious freedom at the Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case “Town of Greece v. Galloway,” and then decide, once and for all, whose religion is best.

Conservatives vow suit over N.J. gay conversion law

TRENTON, N.J. — Licensed therapists are banned from using conversion therapy to try to change a child’s sexual orientation from … Continued

The ‘naked pope’ and Catholic outrage

Carsten Koall / Getty Images What does it mean when Catholics take offense? That, for me at any rate, is … Continued

Why not polygamy?

Is the legalization of polygamy inevitable in America? From 1965 to 2005, American courts struck down the traditional sex crimes … Continued

DNA experiment yields great promise and high ethical risks

PORTLAND, Ore. — Future generations could be stripped of mutations like hereditary blindness or maternal diabetes, after a breakthrough study … Continued

Should Catholics defend DOMA?

The White House last year threw its backing behind a bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, a … Continued

Why we need college degrees more than we need faith

Rick Santorum has made a number of outlandish statements recently during this presidential campaign that appear derive from his religious … Continued

On birth control, are the bishops focused on the wrong moral actor?

Suppose you called a crusade and next to no one showed up? That happened in 1198, and it is likely … Continued

Hearings will not make us safer

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will begin holding hearings Thursday on “the extent of … Continued

Huckabee strikes out with comments on Islam

Former Arkansas governor and 2012 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee found himself in hot water this week after he called Islam … Continued

Political monotheism and the slippery slope to Tucson

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

America’s reputation rests on mosque’s test of religious freedom

A mosque near Ground Zero? Who’s going to pay for it? Where are they getting the money? This is the … Continued

Without conscience: Medical experimentation and torture

The moral slippery slope down which Americans have been sliding in the use and justification of the torture of detainees … Continued

Interview with Jim Wallis about Glenn Beck and ‘social justice’

Here’s a transcript of my April 7 video interview with Rev. Jim Wallis, founder of the Sojourners Christian community and … Continued

No Sabbath rest for job weary?

JUST LAW AND RELIGION Michael Kessler With the economic downturn and massive job losses, it seems many Americans have no … Continued

Olympic boosterism and American cultural narcissism

If you would like a graphic (literal and figurative) demonstration of our nation’s greatest failing, sit in front of your … Continued

Dawn of a new republic in Iran?

ISLAM AND THE WEST By Daniel Brumberg On February 1, 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to his native land aboard … Continued

People want faith not polity

Q: The Vatican is making it easier for Anglicans — priests, members and parishes — to convert to Catholicism. Some … 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

Hijab Today, Yarmulkes and Crosses Tomorrow

The larger question isn’t about France and it isn’t about Muslims. It’s about whether any state should be able to … Continued