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Why faith matters in foreign policy

Belief is a habit of mind that reckons possibilities. It is a faith that fires an alchemy that transforms possibility … Continued

On torture, the truth will set us free

With the death of British journalist David Frost, Americans were reminded of the impact that the Nixon tapes played toward … Continued

Sin in Syria

Dec. 8, 2012Seven-year-old Walid, right, is comforted as he mourns a fallen Syrian rebel fighter taken away for burial in … Continued

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

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

Dispelling the myth of a ‘Christian nation’

(Brandon Thibodeaux — GETTY IMAGES) Culture warriors, pseudo historians and opportunistic politicians have spent the last several decades peddling the … Continued

America must be better than Guantanamo

A Guantanamo detainee’s feet are shown in this April 27, 2010 file photo. (POOL/REUTERS ) Diane Randall is the executive … Continued

A Declaration of Independence from the culture of violence

A U.S. flag waves in the wind on a boat near the Statue of Liberty in New York. The Statue … Continued

Jewish embrace of LGBT people recognizes the dignity of all

Attitudes toward same sex marriage in Judaism have undergone a dramatic change in the last quarter century. The prohibition recorded … Continued

Wake up evangelicals: It’s time to change the culture, not politics

Anti-gay marriage protesters lost in Maryland in 2012. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press) A law that evangelicals invested millions of dollars into … Continued

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act: One baby step for humanity

Antiabortion activists march during the annual March for Life rally in Washington. The march coincides with Supreme Court’s landmark Roe … Continued

Religious freedom is not a ‘second-class right’

A rosary is held in the hand of a walker during a “Rosary Walk” rally supporting religious freedom. Over 100 … Continued

Apple’s tax ethics: Unpatriotic or shrewdness in action?

Tim Cook testifies on Capitol Hill. He said Apple and other companies aren’t bringing cash back to the United States … Continued

In Obama’s inauguraion speech, a new American religion

Mark Wilson GETTY IMAGES U.S. President Barack Obama gives his inauguration address during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West … Continued

Why Christian conservatives oppose Chuck Hagel’s nomination

Chip Somodevilla GETTY IMAGES Chuck Hagel, a Republican and former U.S. senator from Nebraska, addresses the National Newspaper Association’s Government … Continued

The politicization of tragedy

AP Rain soaks parts of a memorial to the Newtown shooting victims in the Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Conn., … Continued

Our leaders in Washington must protect the needy among us

AP The U.S. Capitol in Washington is seen at dawn on Dec. 12, 2012. Our leaders in Washington and the … Continued

Mishnah: ‘Public funds are collected by two and distributed by three’

Matt Rourke AP Joseph Malloy III, left, and John Dodds, right, with the Philadelphia Unemployment Project demonstrated as Sen. Bob … Continued

Evangelicals in U.S. stand with Israel

GETTY IMAGES An Israeli soldier stands on his tank in a deployment area on Nov. 22, 2012 on Israel’s border … Continued

Romney vs. Obama and Crowley

GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Obama talk to each other during a town hall style debate … Continued