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In Diwali celebrations, Hindus assimilate in America

Christmas, Yom Kippur and, increasingly, the Eid celebrations after Ramadan are ingrained in the national consciousness as days of significance. … Continued

A ‘Nobel’ way to live

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” So mused humorist Mark Twain upon learning of his premature obituary in … Continued

Working to save the life of a Christian pastor in Iran

A week ago, Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was a relatively unknown Christian facing execution for his faith under Iran’s interpretation of … Continued

White House statement on Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani

The White House released a statement Thursday on Iran’s conviction of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. The Christian minister has been sentenced … Continued

Living without religion

Earlier this year, the Center for Inquiry, an Amherst, N.Y.-based atheist group, initiated a controversial and provocative ad campaign in … Continued

‘Muslims for Life’

On September 1, 2011, I launched the “Muslims for Life” campaign at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. I … Continued

Remembering other 9/11s: Landmarks of History

What is secular and what is religious? As a Hindu I can be spiritual but not religious and vice versa. … Continued

Rick Perry and educated sex

So how, I want to know, did sex become a political issue? Talk about advocating intrusive government! If your mind … Continued

Protecting ‘American Atheists’ 2.0

Dear patriotic protectors of American Atheists, Less than two weeks ago, I asked you to assist me in finalizing “The … Continued

What Michele Bachmann could learn from JFK

Michele Bachmann and John F. Kennedy have something in common. Both have come under intense scrutiny for their faith. Bachmann … Continued

The Consequences Of Shattering A Faith Glass Ceiling

The economic situation in the country is affecting us all; and those affected the most are hit hardest. “Around 14 … Continued

Budget battle’s spiritual lessons

Tuesday, Congress and the White House agreed somehow to the next fiscal year’s federal budget. At its essence, it — … Continued

Poll: U.S. Muslims optimistic about future

Jahi Chikwendiu WASHINGTON POST Maryam, 2, plays with her baby sister, Tasneem, 8 months. Ibraham Moiz, their father, is a … Continued

Is there a Catholic approach to the debt ceiling debate?

Charles Dharapak AP House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, center, stands with, from left, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of … Continued

Debt-ceiling drama: Have politics gone apocalyptic?

KEVIN LAMARQUE REUTERS U.S. President Barack Obama makes a point during a news conference on debt negotiations with the U.S. … Continued

Michele Bachmann shattering stereotypes of conservative women

BRETT FLASHNICK AP Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., answers questions from the media after signing the Cut Cap … Continued

Debt talks, the budget and the problem of ‘What would Jesus do?’

Alex Wong VIA BLOOMBERG U.S. President Barack Obama, second right, meets with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican from … Continued

Issues and ideas take center stage for social conservatives

Win McNamee GETTY IMAGES WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 03: Members of the Faith and Freedom Coalition listen to conservative speakers … Continued

Why we don’t need the bin Laden images

The pictures the White House did release of Bin Laden are far more important than the one they didn’t. We … Continued

Jewish newspaper edits Hillary Clinton out of ‘Situation Room’ photo

HO REUTERS U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) and Vice President Joe Biden (L), along with members of the national … Continued