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French Jews face uncertain future after scandal

PARIS — Amid a finance scandal that touched the heart of France’s Socialist government, a quieter drama played out this … Continued

Islamic new year must be one in which Muslims promote peace and unity

REUTERS A Muslim prays during Maghrib (evening) prayer on the night of the Hijri New Year, also known as Islamic … Continued

Carey: ‘Search For Common Ground is a light in a dark world but the light it gives is hope’

I first came into contact with John and Susan Collin Marks, the visionary leadership of Search for Common Ground some … Continued

What’s next for religious conservatives?

Mitt Romney failed in his bid to win the White House back for Republicans, but the biggest losers in Tuesday’s … Continued

What do religious leaders want for Obama’s next four years?

WASHINGTON — Addressing poverty. Seeking reconciliation. Protecting religious freedom. Religious leaders already have their wish lists ready for President Obama’s … Continued

Leontine T.C. Kelly, pioneering African-American woman bishop, dies at 92

Retired United Methodist Bishop Leontine T.C. Kelly, the first African-American woman elected to the episcopacy by a major religious denomination, … Continued

Some Mormons separate gay marriage rights from church rites

Jim Urquhart Reuters Practicing Mormon Chad Smith and his daughters Kathryn, 6, left, and Olivia, 4, attend a gay pride … Continued

Faith in women

Muhammed Muheisen AP A Pakistani Christian woman prays during a Mass on Good Friday in a church in Islamabad, Pakistan, … Continued

Becoming all-American Muslims

It took Muslims a full three months to figure out a strategy to counter the campaign against Cordoba House, otherwise … Continued

America should be ready to partner in Middle East

Charles Dharapak AP President Barack Obama delivers a policy address on events in the Middle East at the State Department … Continued

Evangelical Christian students: interfaith work is Christ’s work

Today’s guest bloggers are Cameron Nations and Gregory Damhorst, students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Evangelical Christians, and … Continued

Love for Jesus can bring Christians, Muslims together

By Ibrahim Hooper “Behold! The angels said: ‘O Mary! God giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him. His … 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

Tax dollars to build Park 51?

Developers of the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque“, also known as “Park 51″, are seeking federal funds designated for the redevelopment … Continued

Where are the moderate Muslims?

Today’s guest blogger is Jillian Johnson, a member of the One Chicago, One Nation (follow @1Chicago1Nation) team at Interfaith Youth … Continued

Exposing the infrastructure of anti-Muslim hate

By Frankie Martin The dismissal of Juan Williams’ from NPR once again exposes the difficulty America is having discussing Islam … Continued

Let’s not be like Juan

By Eboo Patel & Samantha Kirby As we’re sure everyone has heard by now, on Monday Juan Williams said the … Continued

National security does not “hinge” on mosque

On September 11th, I had the privilege of being the keynote speaker for an event hosted by Unity Productions Foundation, … Continued

Ground Zero mosque not About tolerance

By Phil Hotsenpiller On September 11, 2001, my wife and I were on a flight departing from La Guardia bound … Continued

Religious literacy crucial to understand Pakistan flood response, mosque debate

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marhall There’s a Ghanaian proverb that goes, roughly: “Plenty of meat and fish does not … Continued