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Why Christian conservatives oppose Chuck Hagel’s nomination

Chip Somodevilla GETTY IMAGES Chuck Hagel, a Republican and former U.S. senator from Nebraska, addresses the National Newspaper Association’s Government … Continued

My top 10 picks for 2012

Here are my picks for the top 10 religion stories of 2012: 1. Islam dominated the year, with power struggles … Continued

Punishable peacemaking?

REUTERS U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens she is introduced to speak at the residence of the U.S. ambassador … Continued

The overreach of Palestinian ‘statehood’ at the United Nations

EPA Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian National Authority meets with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations … Continued

Evangelicals in U.S. stand with Israel

GETTY IMAGES An Israeli soldier stands on his tank in a deployment area on Nov. 22, 2012 on Israel’s border … Continued

Muslims: Keep calm and carry on

Spencer Platt GETTY IMAGES NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 27: People walk by a controversial ad, which has already been … Continued

Vatican recalibrates response to Middle East riots, says violence is never justified

The Vatican on Thursday (Sept. 13) issued the “firmest possible condemnation” for the mob attacks that led to the death … Continued

Pope Benedict XVI prepares to embark on high-risk trip to Lebanon

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI embarks Friday (Sept. 14) on a high-risk trip to Lebanon, as the country’s stability … Continued

The pointless fight over divestment

Mainline Protestant churches — Methodists, Presbyterians, Episcopalians and others — were once the church of the establishment but are now … Continued

A response from Ambassador Michael Oren

Following is a statement from Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren in response to a guest commentary by Richard Stearns, the U.S. … Continued

The American double standard on religious violence

FRANCOIS LENOIR Belgium’s Flemish right wing Vlaams Belang party member Tanguy Veys poses with a part of the manifesto written … Continued

Anti-sharia laws: Legislating religiosity

By David Waters The legendary football rivaly between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers began with a 6-6 … Continued

Opposition to mosque near Ground Zero not ‘Islamophobia’

By Morton A. Klein, Dr. Daniel Mandel In the debate surrounding the Cordoba mosque planned for a site near Ground … Continued

Fear of Islam violates our traditions

By: Rabbi Jack Bemporad, Center for Interreligious Understanding Professor Marshall Breger, Catholic University of America Suhail A. Khan, Institute for … Continued

Don’t deny Rauf’s true intentions

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said that anti-Muslim rhetoric in America is bad news … Continued

Just Peace considerations in Gaza

Q: In a statement Monday, Vice President Biden said the U.S. is consulting with other nations “on new ways to … Continued

My journey from Palestine to Jesus

By Mosab Yousefauthor As the son of one of the founders and top leaders of Hamas, I believed for many … Continued

Tariq Ramadan returns to U.S.

Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who was barred by the Bush administration from entering the U.S., is scheduled to speak … Continued

Religion’s power to shape policy

For decades U.S. administrations have scrupulously separated church and state. As a result, the power of religion as a partner … Continued

How is Moral Responsibility Determined?

Q: Eight years after the U.S. attacked Afghanistan, fighting continues. Religious extremists in the Taliban and al-Qaeda retain significant power … Continued