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Hollywood’s depiction of nuns a case of ‘Veiled Desires’

RNS () — From Julie Andrews’ performance as Maria in the 1965 film “The Sound of Music” to Meryl Streep’s … Continued

Boston amputees face a long spiritual struggle ahead

BOSTON — In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings that left three dead and more than 260 injured, perhaps … Continued

Irish abortion debate reflects growing church-state tensions

DUBLIN, Ireland — Ruth Bowie was in the throes of grief when she found out she would never know her … Continued

For conservatives, a biblical imperitive for comprehensive immigration reform

As Congress now begins their 113th legislative session, they have many difficult and divisive issues to confront. The issue of … Continued

Immigration reform: Hispanic values voters and the agenda of the Lamb

GETTY IMAGES Presidential candidates President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Our commitment, as people of strong faith, is … Continued

Obama’s ‘God talk’ was highlight of his convention acceptance speech

The subject of religion has long been nettlesome for President Obama, but perhaps never as nettlesome as it was when … Continued

Romney’s play-it-safe speech

GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers his nomination acceptance speech during the final day of … Continued

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to take divestment vote at General Assembly‎

BAZ RATNER REUTERS A young Jewish settler rides a bicycle in front of the West Bank settlement of Susiya June … Continued

In Vatican intrigue, all eyes turn to pope’s butler

VATICAN CITY — When Pope Benedict XVI circled St. Peter’s Square last Wednesday (May 23) in his popemobile during his … Continued

How can Muslims and evangelicals work together?

In a couple of weeks, I’m speaking at Wheaton College – often known as the Harvard of Evangelical Christian schools … Continued

Tea Party is secular wing of GOP

Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell this weekend attended the annual conservative Values Voters summit in Washington, DC. There, she … Continued

Are we brave enough for faith?

Martha Woodroof Round 4 Are we brave enough for faith . . . Martha note: This is round four of … Continued

Vital voices of Muslim women

By Salma Hasan Aliwriter On March 10, alongside philanthropist Melinda French Gates, human rights activists Panmelo Castro from Brazil and … Continued

Good News for Gay Christians

By Joel P. Engardiowriter, documentary filmmaker There’s an online group of 13,000 gays who profess their belief in Christ. The … Continued

Believers Can Be Reasonable

The “new atheist” attacks on religion agree on this much: Religion is toxic. Religion–all religion–is “dangerous,” assert Richard Dawkins in … Continued

McCain’s Choice Inspires Evangelicals

Elsewhere on this site, Post humor columnist Gene Weingarten wonders in all seriousness whether John McCain’s choice of Alaska Gov. … Continued

A Common Word for Christians, Muslims

A dark and dangerous storm of Christian-Muslim tensions is menacing the world in which we live. Not since the days … Continued

A Free Market For Beliefs

Listen to many religious folk and they will tell you that religion has been marginalized in American society. They feel … Continued

The Passing of a Prophet

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints lost a great leader on Monday. President Gordon B. Hinckley has led … Continued

Redskins Great Darrell Green Talks About His Faith

Darrell Green collected a lot of accolades during his 20-year career with the Washington Redskins. The cornerback, who was Washington’s … Continued