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King, in context

The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speaks in Eutaw, Ala., in this June 1965 photo. (The Associated Press — … Continued

Did religion motivate the Boston bombers?

Hillary Branyik, of Boston, kneels at the site where the first bomb detonated on April 15 near the finish line … Continued

U.S. military should put religious freedom at the front

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is worried about the Pentagon budget, but there are much more serious issues he must deal … Continued

Robert Griffin III falls: For Redskins fans, a dark night of the soul

It was just a week ago that a hush fell over FedEx Field when Robert Griffin III fell for the … Continued

Petition seeks to boot Kansas lawmaker Mike O’Neal in Psalm flap

Thousands of Kansans have signed a petition calling for the resignation of a top state lawmaker who, referring to President … Continued

My five lessons from On Faith

It was five years ago this month that we launched On Faith. The idea was to inform and educate about … Continued

The deviance of twisting religion into politics

David J. Phillip AP Texas Gov. Rick Perry bows his head as he leads a prayer at The Response, a … Continued

During the Christmas wars, pick your battles

By Scott C. Lowe “Put Christ Back in Christmas” – it’s become the seasonal battle cry of some Christians, especially … Continued

‘Naughty and Nice’ retailers? Check it twice

By David Waters Just in time for Black Friday, the second holiest Friday on the Christian calendar, Liberty Counsel has … Continued

Shouting, “Peace! Peace!” where there is no peace

Mideast peace talks resume this week, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveling to Egypt and Israel for negotiations between … Continued

Something eternal

“For Judaism, religion does not consist simply in the recognition of God’s existence. We possess religion only when we know … Continued

A Greener Faith

Christians are going green. And green is trendy. Really trendy.

Atheism and the death penalty

It was amusing to see both atheists and religious believers wrangling over biblical rationalizations for the death penalty in their … Continued

The bondage of freedom

“…there is a kind of bondage in freedom: the bondage of law, obligation, and responsibility.” –Michael Walzer We’ve all seen … Continued

In Haiti: Murder & Voodoo

I was in Haiti less than a week after the earthquake. I went with Churches Helping Churches on a aid-delivering … Continued

The classroom wall of separation

By David Waters The classroom walls of San Diego’s Westview High are a monument to freedom of speech and religion. … Continued

Called to love and serve

Q: Top U.S. defense officials say they will repeal the decades-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which requires gay soldiers … Continued

Is there such a thing as karma?

Q: Is there such a thing as karma? By Ramesh Rao I remember, way back when I was still trying … Continued

Letting go

I admit it: I have trouble letting go. By “letting go” I mean in the sense of the bumper sticker … Continued

Obamas at Christmas: Balancing public and personal

Q: Should the White House, whose residents serve all Americans, display a crèche or a menorah or any strictly religious … Continued