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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

An American church in Paris

(LOIC VENANCE/AFP/GETTY IMAGES) Recently The New York Times ran an article about Europe’s ongoing resistance to Christianity and it’s symbols. … 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

Hindu-Americans elected to Congress

Marco Garcia AP Democrat Colleen Hanabusa, right, congratulates candidate Tulsi Gabbard after both women won their Hawaii Congressional district seats … Continued

Bishop McKenzie speaks at DNC, remembers Barbara Jordan

GETTY IMAGES Bishop Vashti McKenzie presents the credentials committee report from co-chairs during day one of the Democratic National Convention … Continued

A call for storytelling to make us human to one another

REUTERS Sikhs hold up placards with photos of six mass shooting victims after a candlelight vigil in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, … Continued

Sally Ride and Bear Ride: Trail-blazing sisters

AP Titusville Florida 7-24-2012, former astronauts John McBride, left, and Bob Crippen, and behind Crippen former astronaut and Director of … Continued

In defense of Peter King’s Muslim hearings

By Asra Nomani Credit: Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post When I heard that Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) was going to hold … Continued

Same-sex marriage is a fundamental right

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft New York Republican gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino is far from alone in his bluntly stated opposition … Continued

Glenn Beck’s generic God

Fox News host Glenn Beck muddled biblical references with fragments of American history, recreating a pottage of civil religion that … Continued

Thank God for liberation theology

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

A glimmer of hope in Israeli-Palestinian dance of death

By Raouf J. Halabyprofessor of English and Art, Ouachita University While co-leading a group of university students in Europe, on … Continued


By Laleh Bakhtiarauthor When my Iranian father, Abol Ghassem, died at the age of 99 in 1971, he wanted to … Continued

Throw-away lives

Q: Congress is expected to expand federal hate crimes laws to add “sexual orientation” to a list that already includes … Continued

The Quran as a Weapon Against Women

By Laleh BakhtiarIslamic scholar “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God,” speaks of President … Continued

Harry Potter: Wizards and Racism

The midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was packed–with the twenty-somethings who have grown up on the … Continued

The Power of Remembrance

By Valerie Elverton Dixonteacher, founder of On Wednesday, the United Nations observed the first annual International Day of Remembrance … Continued

In Defense of Sonal Shah

When I heard that Indian American Sonal Shah was named to be part of the Obama transition, I thought to … Continued

A HinJew Target in Mumbai

Whenever I fly my habit is to whisper two prayers to myself just before takeoff and landing. The first is … Continued

All Atheists Are Not Created Equal

“What do you think about all the progressive faith caucuses at the DNC this year?” That was the question I … Continued