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The Jewish future seen through the eyes of an American statesman

AP American lawyer and IPRC (Immovable Property Review Conference) co-chairman Stuart E. Eizenstat talks to journalists in Prague, on Nov. … Continued

What is the truth about American Muslims?

Over the past decade, an anti-Muslim movement in America has pushed for anti-sharia laws in some 23 states and helped … Continued

Leaders gather for Congressional Black Caucus prayer breakfast

Hamil R. Harris/ The Washington Post The Rev. Derrick Harkins, director of faith outreach for the Democratic National Committee, Martin … Continued

Osama Bin Laden anniversary: Torture apologists try again to justify the unjustifiable

Musadeq Sadeq AP This May 3, 2011 file photo shows Afghan newspapers in Kabul, Afghanistan headlining the killing of al-Qaida … Continued

What ‘All American Muslim’ has to be thankful for

Todd McInturf AP Islamic Center of America Executive Administrator Kassem Allie, right, 54, and his son, Khalil Allie, 14, protest … Continued

Christian right fighting theocracy

Brandon Thibodeaux GETTY IMAGES Texas Gov. Rick Perry (L) speaks on stage alongside Rev. C.L. Jackson, of Houston’s Pleasant Grove … Continued

When a “Christian America” Meant Something Else

John FeaPatheos.com American evangelicals, who have long understood the United States as a thoroughly Christian nation, once interpreted the consequences … Continued

Abortion and thinking Americans

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

Getting Linker’s “Religious Test” wrong

Unorthodoxy By Patrick J. Deneen Damon Linker – former editor of “First Things” and author of the book Theocons – … Continued

Merchants of menace

By David Waters Fear isn’t just selling at the box office (“Saw 3D“) and the ballot box (Tea Party no-D). … Continued

What banning ‘Shariah law’ means for Oklahoma Muslims

By Nihad Awad Today, no constitution of any state places special burdens on a specific religious tradition. That will change … Continued

I have a dream, too

In the wake of his weekend rally, Glenn Beck kept up the drumbeat of criticism about President Obama’s religion, calling … Continued

Answering ‘Will Muslims impose Shariah?’

One of the frequent battle cries raised by those who warn that Muslims want to overwhelm the West is that … Continued

We need George Bush

Did American Muslims just get compared to Nazis on national TV? The previous line was that moderate Muslims were not … Continued

Religious freedom to exclude

JUST LAW AND RELIGION Michael Kessler The Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited opinion in Christian Legal Society Chapter of … Continued

Arizona’s immoral, un-American law

Most Americans (61%) support Arizona’s controversial anti-immigrant law (Arizona SB 1070), even though they think it is likely to discriminate … Continued

Burqas in airports, guns in bars

I am as close to being a First Amendment absolutist, on both freedom of speech and freedom of religious expression, … Continued

Hyperbole, vitriol and death by crucifixion

You have to wonder if the Roman Catholic Church circa 2010 is what Jesus had in mind as he hung … Continued

Gunning for the First Amendment

By Mikey Weinsteinfounder and president, Military Religious Freedom Foundation The Constitution won a battle last week, and Lady Liberty is … Continued

Abolishing the death penalty

By Rev. Geoffrey Black, Rev. Linda Jaramillo, and Rabbi David Saperstein Many December holidays – Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa alike … Continued