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Kristallnacht Still Casts a Long Shadow On Europe

Seventy-five years after Kristallnacht, anti-Semitism persists in Europe.

Women are equal in the eyes of God

Another postponement of the verdict in last December’s gruesome rape case in Delhi will renew discussions on many aspects of … Continued

How to respond to a marathon massacre

“How do you defend against terrorists?” asked a colleague, as we processed news reports of two bomb explosions near the … Continued

Pope Francis: Church must act decisively on sex abuse

Pope Francis has called for strong, specific worldwide measures for the Roman Catholic Church to act “with determination” against the … Continued

Argentina’s Pope Francis heralds a new era for Latin America

South America, a continent known to many Americans largely for roiling politics, economic turmoil and good beaches, now finds itself … Continued

Has the time come for a pope of color?

When Catholicism’s cardinals meet in the Sistine Chapel to select a new pope, they will be surrounded by an explosion … Continued

What the Catholic Church can learn from the Supreme Court

With the election of the next pope coming under precedent-breaking scrutiny, it may be helpful to take a look at … Continued

Planning for papal retirement

Franco Origlia GETTY IMAGES Pope Benedict XVI has announced that he is to resign on February 28, 2013. When a … Continued

Mitt Romney visits holy sites, marks one of the saddest days in Jewish history

JASON REED REUTERS U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pauses in prayer as he visits the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest … Continued

The Mormon moment is now

WASHINGTON — With Rick Santorum’s exit from the White House race, Mitt Romney stands on the cusp of history as … Continued

Honoring Ashura in Iran

Mario Tama GETTY IMAGES Haider Muhammed (L) assists Aiad Muaid with his Ashura outfit outside Seid Idrees mosque on the … Continued

Iran postures while Egypt burns

Anti-government protesters gather at Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images) As protesters take to the streets across the … Continued

Beijing and the (next) Dalai Lama

This is the first in a series of five columns written by Matteo Pistono for the visit of Chinese President … Continued

Female flesh and the face veil

By Zarin Hamid, contributor to AltMuslimah The story of NiqaBitch’s tongue in cheek protest has taken over France. “NiqaBitch” refers … Continued

The new Russian Orthodoxy: speak no ill of religion

My congratulations to the Russian Orthodox Church. That reactionary institution survived the 20th century Bolshevik storm and is now back … Continued

Changing how Muslims see America

By Amar C. Bakshijournalist Last week, the Pew Research Center released its annual survey of global public opinion, including a … Continued

Good or evil? A decade defined by religious struggle

Q: What was the most important religion story of 2009? The first decade of the new millennium has been a … Continued

The Fist and the Open Hand

Osama bin Laden was taught to approach people who are different from him with a clenched fist. Dr. Martin Luther … Continued

Human Rights and Wrongs and the UN

By Abraham Cooper with Harold BrackmanSimon Wiesenthal Center For most people who attended or watched Durban II–the UN’s “anti-racism” conference … Continued

Extending a Hand to Muslims

By Anouar MajidDirector, Center for Global Humanities When President Barack Obama offered to “extend a hand” if Muslims were “willing … Continued