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Texas won’t mess with facts on evolution

Do the laws of nature apply in Texas and should these children be exposed to theories of evolution?

Mindfulness and Kwanzaa

Mark Gail WASHINGTON POST William Ross, 10, lights the candle representing the Kwanzaa principle Nia (purpose) during the annual holiday … 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

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem: Romney, Israel and the future of peace

Charles Dharapak AP Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney places a prayer note as he visits the … Continued

Is religion dying –or reinventing?

For decades, Americans have been turning toward spirituality as a protest vote against conventional religion. In the last dozen years, … Continued

He who cheats on his spouse will cheat on everyone

A new survey out this week from the National Marriage Project shows that marriage is an institution in decline in … Continued

Elvis at 75: Long live the king

By David Waters Elvis Presley would have been 75 years old on Friday. Thousands of people will attend his birthday … Continued

Googling Psalm 109 to death

What’s going on at Google is often a good way to get a handle on what’s going on in America. … Continued

Gutenberg Got the Same Question

Are social media tools a blessing or a curse for people of faith? Should we use digital technology to commune … Continued

Americans Reject Labels, Not Faith

Saying ‘no’ to your parents’ religion, or to all religion as currently defined, does not necessarily mean saying ‘no’ to … Continued

Americans (Still) Rejecting Religious Status Quo

Saying ‘no’ to your parents’ religion, or to all religion as currently defined, does not necessarily mean saying ‘no’ to … Continued

Pope Says No to Inter-Religious Dialogue

Pope Benedict XVI is at it again – making fine distinctions which create gross problems. He declared to the world … Continued

A Balancing Act: Ramadan and Reality

After a month of being a teacher, I still don’t know what it’s like to have lunch in the teacher’s … 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

God Cannot Be Forced

When I first saw the question for this week, I got angry at the ACLU. I could not understand why … Continued

Time for Political Revival

Last week, I joined my daughter Caroline’s 5th-grade class on a visit to Colonial Williamsburg. In Bruton Parish Church, I … Continued

Is It Good for the Jews?

In the 20th Century no group was better at chronicling its own experience than the American Jews. You want self-loathing, … Continued

Identity and Conversion: Journey to Israel

I grew up outside of Philadelphia in an interfaith family. My mother was Catholic and my father is Jewish. When … Continued

Time to Become Pre-Emptive Peacemakers

On this tragic anniversary, I’d like to remind us all that whether we say God or Goddess, him or her, … Continued