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10 things we can do right now about Syria instead of bombing

Syrian refugee children play with swings at the Bab Al-Salam refugee camp in Azaz, near the Syrian-Turkish border. (Reuters/Giath Taha) … Continued

Pray for peace

A Free Syrian Army fighter runs after a Syrian Army tank shell exploded in the Salah al- Din neighbourhood of … Continued

Ryan: ‘American foreign policy needs moral clarity and firmness of purpose’

“In the days ahead, and in the years ahead, American foreign policy needs moral clarity and firmness of purpose. Only … Continued

Why we need the National Prayer Breakfast

            It’s easy to be cynical about Washington. I was born in this city and even I occasionally throw up … Continued

Secular or religious? Why make enemies when we don’t have to?

In light of the continuing political uprising throughout the Middle East, American leaders are reported to be recalculating their approach … Continued

The Egyptian revolution: An interfaith movement

Today’s guest blogger is Frank Fredericks, executive director of World Faith, co-director of Religious Freedom USA, and president of Çöñàr … Continued

Freedom intrinsic to who we are as Americans

In President Obama’s meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao this week, should discussion of human rights and religious freedom be … Continued

Henry Kissinger’s betrayal: a stark contrast with other American Jews in public life

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft There can be no question that the recently released White House recordings by the Nixon Presidential … Continued

WikiLeaks exposes Muslim nations’ hypocrisy

WikiLeaks is in the process of transforming foreign affairs and international relations in a dramatic fashion. It is revealing over … Continued

Fight Shahzad’s words, as well as his acts

By Congressman Keith Ellison Faisal Shahzad, the New York Times Square bomber, got what he deserved in a New York … Continued

Book burning: a terrible freedom

By Gustav Niebuhr How many people remember the photographs of British men in Bradford, England, burning a copy of Salman … Continued

Who represents American Muslims? No one

By Farhana Qazi The Ground Zero madness is not an either-or proposition, or at least it should not be viewed … Continued

National security without religious liberty?

FAITH AND FOREIGN POLICY By Thomas Farr In a previous post, I voiced the fear that the Obama administration was … Continued

Hamas, Syria and Charlie Rose

From May 29 to June 4, the World Council of Churches, an organization representing 349 denominations and 550 million Christians … Continued

In American foreign policy, why religious freedom matters

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom released its annual report today – and the news is grim: Millions of … Continued

Why are we obtuse when dealing with Muslims?

In the past few months, we have witnessed a serious of bizarre but terrifying episodes of violence, hate crimes and … Continued

Religious freedom needs an advocate

FAITH and FOREIGN POLICY By Thomas Farr On March 30 a diverse group of scholars, policy thinkers, and religious freedom … Continued

Exploring the future of Islam

My new book, “The Future of Islam,” seeks to understand the struggle for reform in Islam, sometimes described as a … Continued

U.S. foreign policy and religion: here be dragons

Last week, a task force sponsored by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs delivered a 99-page report to the White … Continued

Obama task force: Consult religious groups more on foreign policy

By Michelle Boorstein Among the major recommendations of the task force on inter-religious cooperation is to involve religious communities more … Continued