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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

March of objects

Iranian human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh sits starving in a prison cell in Tehran. Twenty-five years ago that was me. … Continued

Human rights (or wrongs) in Mideast

AP President Barack Obama addresses the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 25, 2012. In his … Continued

Morality, not religion, is what matters

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

Silent clergy no new thing

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said that anti-Muslim rhetoric in America is bad news … Continued

Biblical religion the only–and illegitimate– basis for anti-gay laws

“Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians.” “Moral disapproval alone … Continued

Proposition 8 ruling in California: religion roundup

By Elizabeth Tenety Religion roundup on Prop 8 ruling: In the immediate aftermath of Wednesday’s ruling that deemed Proposition 8, … Continued

A nun’s death and illegal immigration: Forgiveness or punishment?

On Sunday, Sister Denise Mosier, 66, a Benedictine nun and former missionary in Africa was killed and two others gravely … Continued

The church chooses to serve all or some

Q: If a church or other religious charity receives government funding, should it follow all government rules, including those against … Continued

Wanted: A Church that listens

By Tom KamArcus Foundation My love for my Church is inspired by people whose lives challenge us to bear witness … Continued