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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

On civil religion and Glenn Beck

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

Humility after the fall: Forgiving Mark Sanford

By Jenny Sanford I have recently weathered the demise of a 20-year marriage. My former spouse, South Carolina Gov. Mark … Continued

Clashes of conscience

Should American lawmakers refuse to give government funding to those who object to the current moral consensus on controversial issues, … Continued

Mothers Need More Than a Day

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Mother’s Day sees outpourings of affection, funny stories, floral tributes on the Google home … Continued

Religious Exemptions for Same-Sex Unions

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler Miss California heroically pushes back a cultural Armageddon. I thought that would be … Continued

A Different Kind of Conversation About the Middle East

“Step One is recognizing that this is a difficult dialogue … That’s crucially important… [And] when you realize that it’s … Continued

Shinto and the Life of a Dog Man

Each spring in the snow country of Japan there’s an ancient custom of hiking to the top of a mountain … Continued

All Religions Not Created Equal

First, an important disclaimer: I am not a scholar of world religions. Though I work daily to help ensure religious … Continued

Peace from Boston to Egypt

Interfaith in an interconnected age

The Problem Is Not Faith, but Faithful

I have often said the problem is never the faith – it is the faithful, and how they behave towards each other.