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A very atheist Christmas

When people find out I’m an atheist, the question often comes up about what I do during the Christmas holidays. … Continued

American exceptionalism rooted in Christian exceptionalism

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

U.S. Christians meet with Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu

Last week, a coalition from Christians United for Israel, Texas Pastor John Hagee’s pro-Israel advocacy group, met with Israeli Prime … Continued

Ramadan and Christianity

By Mohammad Ali Salih For the last few years and whenever possible, at the beginning of every month, our small … Continued

How I rediscovered Christianity through Islam

By Philip Clayton I always thought that the way to believe more deeply was to surround myself with other Christians. … Continued

Heaven is overrated

Q:What is your vision of heaven? What images – from Scripture, tradition, culture or your personal experience – best describe … Continued

Religious freedom requires thick skin

By Rob AsgharCenter on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California While a Berkley Center conference this week at Georgetown University … Continued

In Haiti: First contact

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

Pluralism isn’t a modern invention

By Mark Vernonauthor, researcher We live in a plural world. It’s a place in which every day you rub up … Continued

A Jewish Christmas story

By Steve LuxenbergThe Washington Post I can’t shed any light on whether it snowed for six days and six nights … Continued

Big Brother, Get Out of My Marriage!

What is marriage? Is it a sacred rite or a civil right? What role, if any, should religious institutions, traditions … Continued

Nativity Scene Stealers

When the state of Illinois agreed to allow private citizens to place a Nativity scene inside the capitol this Christmas … Continued

Right Guilty of “Grand Theft Jesus”

“Be sure to tell everyone that there is only one way to heaven, and Jesus is the Way,” some of … Continued

Jesus is a Shaft of Light

My friend Aquil, a black Muslim who grew up on the south side of Chicago, spent his summer days as … Continued

Can Prayer Bring Us Together?

One of our closest family friends is a retired professor of law and literature, and an avowedly secular Jew. When … Continued