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Let Sikh Americans serve in the U.S. military

One year ago today, a white supremacist walked into a Sikh place of worship in Oak Creek, Wisconsin and opened … Continued

A wrong decision by the Boy Scouts on gays

(Eric Gay/AP) At 19, the Boy Scouts of America expelled me for being gay. I was overwhelmed with sadness, grief … Continued

Ready to come out as pro-gay? Welcome to the club.

MARK RALSTON AFP/GETTY IMAGES The t-shirt of a activist during a gay rights rally on March 4, 2009 against the … Continued

The new American Jewish secularism

Halloween was originally a Christian holiday, All Hallows’ Eve. Purim, the raucous Jewish feast that we celebrate this week [Feb. … Continued

God favored ‘older parenthood’

ABED AL HASHLAMOUN EPA A Palestinian carpenter carves a wooden sculpture of Virgin Mary and baby Jesus at a workshop … Continued

A vibrant, but different, future for religion in the U.S.

Research for my new book “God Is Alive and Well: The Future of Religion in America” documents the degree to … Continued

Sci-fi ‘Anomaly’ and the church of popular culture

Recently, writer Harry “Skip” Brittenham and artist Brian Haberlin released their epic science fiction multimedia project “Anomaly” to the delight … Continued

Extremism among the Amish

AP Members of a breakaway Amish group in Ohio are on trial for beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish … Continued

The word “God” not a political wedge, Rep. Ryan

Mary Altaffer AP Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks during a campaign event at Kirkwood Community College … Continued

Religious liberty: Gold for the U.S.?

AFP/GETTY IMAGES U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks on the “State of International Religious Freedom” July 30, 2012 … Continued