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N.Y. Freethought Trail traces nonbelievers’ historic course

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. — More than 29,000 people visit the Women’s Rights National Historical Park each year, where they sit … Continued

The religious left needs strong moral issues

“Why do reporters cover hateful and controversial religion stories but never the nice, good things that religious leaders do?” I’m … Continued

‘Earth Sabbath’ helps activists tend spiritual side of environmentalism

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Rev. Steve Halsted lit a candle, led a breathing meditation on the four elements (earth, fire, … Continued

Can Christianity be revived?

Bill O’Leary WASHINGTON POST The Bishops’ Garden on the National Cathedral grounds as seen on July, 18, 2010 in Washington, … Continued

LGBTQ find unexpected hope

Today’s guest blogger is Robert Chlala, a Campus Engagement Associate at Interfaith Youth Core. He has worked with youth community … Continued

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: a Christian response

By Anthony Woods In the 17-years since Congress enacted “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” supporters of the discriminatory law have defended … Continued

Does teaching the Golden Rule reduce homophobia?

By Amarnath Amarasingam The Golden Rule – treat others the way you want to be treated – can be found … Continued

The birth control pill’s 50th anniversary: science, reason and women’s rights

On May 9, 1960, the Food and Drug Administration approved the marketing of the first birth control pill in the … Continued

“Bad” popes and bishops

What do Alexander VI, the Renaissance Borgia pope, and today’s Benedict XVI have in common? No, it’s not a sex … Continued

Exploring the future of Islam

My new book, “The Future of Islam,” seeks to understand the struggle for reform in Islam, sometimes described as a … Continued

Darfur Still Needs Saving

For anti-genocide activists whose activism is fueled by our faith, this is a season to reflect on our commitment to … Continued

The New Veterans Movement

It’s hard to categorize Paul Rieckhoff. He listens to Metallica and Jay-Z. He grew up working class and went to … Continued

Warren, Wallis on a Mission to Save Politics

Rick Warren and Jim Wallis are two evangelical Christians on a mission to save American politics from its divisive, demonizing … Continued

What We Can Learn from Bahá’í Elections

Today’s guest blogger is Jeremy Lambshead, a Chicago resident who majored in religious studies at Carleton College. He has been … Continued

Conflict or Cooperation? A Case for the Interfaith Youth Movement

Today’s guest blogger is Jennifer Bailey, a rising senior at Tufts University, a Truman Scholar, and a former intern at … Continued

What ‘Tropic Thunder’ Thinks Is Funny

I’ve been told to keep my sense of humor about the film “Tropic Thunder,” which opens this week. Despite my … Continued

American Idol: The Next Step After Giving Back

Last week, inspired by a bunch of high-powered celebrities on Idol Gives Back, Americans donated over $60 million to a … Continued

Rudy Giuliani: The Perfect Imperfect Catholic (Part II)

“Unriddle the mysteries of human nature!” as Kafka liked to say. In last Friday’s post I asked how it was … Continued

Religion Should Be Learned, Not Required

No!! Religion per se should not be a mandated program of study for anyone at any time. No!! Religion per … Continued