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Can Religious Progressives Get Organized Enough to Do Anything?

The six challenges facing religious progressives, based on a recent survey.

‘How America’s war on terror became a global war on tribal Islam’

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of “The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became … Continued

Faith-based procrastination: Religious job bias in taxpayer-funded programs

No American should be denied a taxpayer-funded job because of what he or she believes about religion. Yet that’s exactly … Continued

Critiquing Morsi’s Egypt

EPA An Egyptian supporter of President Mohamed Morsi holds a copy of the Koran next to posters bearing Morsi’s photo … Continued

A conversation with OIC secretary general

AP Protesters chant anti-government slogans during a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt on Oct. 19, 2012. Several thousand … Continued

Sept. 11, 2001: Eleven years later, American Muslims are victims

AP Flags set on display by students at Norwich University in Northfield Vt. are seen on the upper parade ground … Continued

Mitt Romney: Strong traditional family structure will solve economic inequalities

“I’m hopeful that together we can set a new direction in federal policy, starting where many of our problems do … Continued

Counter Islamists and Islam: The new religious opposition

AMR ABDALLAH DALSH REUTERS A girl walks past a Muslim Brotherhood slogan “Islam is the solution” near a polling station … Continued

Revolution could mean the Muslim Brotherhood’s conversion from Islamism

Western policymakers are concerned about the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and elsewhere. But this could mean the … Continued

The American double standard on religious violence

FRANCOIS LENOIR Belgium’s Flemish right wing Vlaams Belang party member Tanguy Veys poses with a part of the manifesto written … Continued

A British lesson in combatting extremism

By H.A. Hellyer Learning lessons is always hard – especially when you’re in a higher position of power than everyone … Continued

Jews and Muslims: How do we ‘bring the temperature down’?

By Frankie Martin This year has not been an easy one for Jewish-Muslim relations. The Israeli-Palestinian peace process is in … Continued

The shotgun marriage of tea party and evangelicals

In the wake of the Tea Party candidates that rode the GOP wave into the House of Representatives last Tuesday, … Continued

Hearts and Minds: Tale of 2 generals in Afghanistan

With the rumors of secret meetings between Gen.l Kayani, commander of Pakistan’s armed forces, Gen. Pasha, the head of the … Continued

Obama’s faith council readying recommendations

By Michelle Boorstein Government agencies that do business with faith-based social service groups should let the public know clearly who … Continued

Status report: 10 years of faith-based initiatives

By Michelle Boorstein It’s been about a decade since the White House started inviting faith-based groups to bid for government … Continued

Orthodox Church leader pushes health care, nonviolence in DC meetings

By Michelle Boorstein Is Orthodox Christianity progressive? To see the spiritual leader of the world’s 250 million Orthodox Christians making … Continued

Keeping Poverty on the Global Agenda

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall It’s the season of large international meetings. The General Assembly of the United Nations … Continued

Obama’s Faith-Based Opportunity

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler Perhaps lost in the swirl of reporting about the financial meltdown, there has … Continued

Freedom of Expression, Except for Muslims?

By H.A. HellyerFellow, Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick (UK) Lets go through this: the Danish politician … Continued