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When I Was Pardoned

I went from drug dealer to committed Christian — and used my second chance for good.

Do We Need Unholy Guns in Holy Places?

In light of the Charleston shooting, should church security be the new norm?

15 Black Christian Leaders You Should Know

In honor of Black History Month, here is a list of black Christian leaders shaping the face of the church.

Are Black Atheists Being Overlooked?

Atheists of color will hold a first-of-its-kind conference to address issues specific to nonwhite atheists.

Remembering the revival on the National Mall

Martin Luther King Jr. seen during his “I Have a Dream” speech.AP Hand clapping. Foot stomping. Shouts of “Amen!” and … Continued

March on Washington’s dream, our vow

David Goldman/ Associated Press: In this March 26, 2012 file photo Jaquan Kelley of Atlanta wears a Skittles wrapper over … Continued

MLK memorial gets a faithful re-write

Aug. 22, 2011James “Plunky” Branch plays the soprano saxophone in silent tribute at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Branch … Continued

For Trayvon Martin, is there no justice?

David Goldman/ Associated Press: In this March 26, 2012 file photo Jaquan Kelley of Atlanta wears a Skittles wrapper over … Continued

Welcome to Women’s History Month, Justice Scalia

March is Women’s History Month, and this year’s celebration of the historic and contemporary contributions of women in this country … Continued

Ashes for the unabashedly Catholic

View Photo Gallery: Millions of Catholics and Protestants have the sign of the cross placed on their foreheads as Ash Wednesday … Continued

Making black history for gay rights

Manuel Balce Ceneta AP In this Sept. 12, 2012, photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the … Continued

Keeping the faith: 2012 in gay rights victories

AFP/GETTY IMAGES In May, President Obama became the first U.S. president to say publicly he was in favor of same-sex … Continued

Wolpe: List reminds us fight against hatred of Jews must remain alive

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Hungarian citizens take part in a demonstration in front of the parliament building in Budapest on Dec. 2 … Continued

A new birth: Faith and equality for LGBT youth, families and the nation

This season, Americans of all religious stripes this year may have to admit to their children that they’ve been perpetrating … Continued

The idolatry of the gun

REUTERS A customer tests a Glock 20 10mm handgun at the Guns-R-Us gun shop in Phoenix on Dec. 20, 2012. … Continued

‘Lincoln’ rekindles equality

PHOTO BY DAVID JAMES Still of Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln. Photo by David James, SMPSP – © 2012 – DreamWorks … Continued

Uganda, AIDS, God and gays: Rick Warren and a punch in the nose

AP Filipinos release into the air paper lanterns to mark World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, 2012 at the Heroes … Continued

Marriage equality campaigns: The difference faith makes

AP Anthony Streiff, left, Alex Sand and Nam Dorjee, all of Minneapolis, are in tears when it is announced that … Continued

Wisdoms for Obama on Diwali

AFP/GETTY IMAGES An Indian Sikh devotee lights oil lamps at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Nov. 13, 2012, on … Continued

Looking for emotional reaction among Mormons Tuesday? Don’t.

Remember the emotional faces and powerful words of African Americans four years ago, as the country was voting whether to … Continued