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5 faith facts on religion in Syria

Women chant anti-government slogans during a demonstration in Idlib in northern Syria. (Rodrigo Abd — AP) Syria has been embroiled … Continued

Will U.S. action in Syria hasten the extinction of Christianity in the Middle East?

SANA/Via EPA — A undated handout picture shows a church in the Maaloula village, northeast of Damascus, Syria. Fighters from … Continued

Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus': Tribute or Travesty?

Kanye West in concert. (AP Photo/Nousha Salimi, File) Kanye West’s new album, available June 18, is expected to be called … Continued

So this is Christmas . . .

AP A Christian worshiper prays at the Church of Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus … Continued

Ash Wednesday in the Holy Land

 Although it’s Ash Wednesday, and Jerusalem has been revered as sacred in Christianity for some 2,000 years now, you won’t … Continued

Mormons and the practice of tithing

In May of 1899, a frail, kindly looking 85-year-old gentleman with white hair and a long beard stepped slowly to … Continued

My life as a married Catholic priest

Rev. R. Scott Hurd Rev. R. Scott Hurd Rev. R. Scott Hurd In the Catholic Church today, there are over … Continued

White House statement on Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani

The White House released a statement Thursday on Iran’s conviction of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. The Christian minister has been sentenced … Continued

Radicalization is not just a Muslim problem

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will begin holding hearings Thursday on “the extent of … Continued

Why evangelicals should reach out to Muslims (and Hindus, Buddhists and others)

Today’s guest blogger is Skye Jethani, an ordained pastor, author, and speaker. He serves as senior editor for Leadership Journal, … Continued

Hindu leader receives warm hugs on Christmas

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” is the familiar refrain of Christians who fear the secularization of the holy day celebrating the … Continued

Will there be Christmas in Iraq?

By Leonard Leo and Talal Eid As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, their brothers … Continued

What Does the Bible Really Say About Homosexuality?

The first in a series of posts about homosexuality in the Bible.

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

An open letter to Anne Rice

Dear Anne Rice, Your decision to leave the Catholic Church and to leave Christianity prompted the On Faith panel questions … Continued

African Americans finding mission fields at home and overseas

By Eugene Scottjournalist One weekend earlier this year, I found myself in the Kinoya neighborhood just outside of Suva, Fiji’s … Continued

Non-Muslims in an Islamic afterlife

By Mohammad Hassan Khalilscholar What does Islamic scripture really teach about the fate of non-Muslims in the life to come? … Continued

Listening as an act of faith

By Mona Siddiqui Director, Centre for the Study of Islam Glasgow University, Scotland It seems to me that the more … Continued

What secular progressives should know about evangelicals

By Gina Welchteacher, author Since John Edwards won’t be needing it, I’m going to rescue his moth eaten “Two Americas” … Continued

What would Jesus blog?

By James Martin, S.J.culture editor, America magazine Pope Benedict XVI’s surprising message for this year’s World Day of Communications encouraged … Continued