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Religious groups OK with gay Scout ban for years now say no problem. What gives?

For years, the biggest faith groups in the Boy Scouts Mormons, Catholics and Methodists supported the organization’s ban on openly … Continued

COMMENTARY: A hunger strike to close Guantanamo

CLAREMONT, Calif. — Last Sunday (May 12), Timothy Murphy began a fast of solidarity with the Guantanamo inmates who are … Continued

The Islam that empowers women

On International Women’s Day, this series answering, “Is religion good for women?” runs in collaboration with the Tony Blair Faith … Continued

Scott Lively gets his day in court

MICHELE SIBILONI AFP/GETTY IMAGES A man looks on December 11, 2012 at an advertising by campaign group Avaaz in the … Continued

Omnipotence needs no defense and other obvious theological truths

GIANLUIGI GUERCIA AFP/GETTY IMAGES Egyptian protesters demonstrate outside of the presidential palace in Cairo on Dec. 4, 2012, against President … Continued

What Obama should say to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi

As Muslim Americans try to make sense of the violent demonstrations in some 20 Muslim-majority countries triggered by an anti-Islamic … Continued

Atheists rally for persecuted unbeliever in Indonesia

The atheist community has embraced the cause of an Indonesian man, Alexander Aan, who was beaten and jailed after denying … 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

Christian charity its own campaign against atheism

Q. Atheist actor and writer Ricky Gervais is working on a new show, Afterlife , which features “an atheist who … Continued

Forgotten crisis: Stateless in Bangladesh

As the rich and powerful gathered in Davos last week, a Refugee Run (simulation of life as a refugee) aimed … Continued