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In Syria, some see a sign of the End Times

A Free Syrian Army fighter runs after a Syrian Army tank shell exploded in the Salah al- Din neighbourhood of … Continued

Democracy minus freedom equals tyranny

Opponents of Morsi pray in Tahrir Square in Cairo. Anti-Morsi protesters have set up camp in the square, the site … 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

Former minister: ‘We atheists love this time of year like everyone else’

REUTERS People view a display showing the nativity scene in Palisades Park in Santa Monica, Calif. in this Dec. 12, … Continued

In Christmas wars, it’s all or nothing

AP This Dec. 4, 2011 photo shows avowed atheist Damon Vix in front of the display he set among other, … Continued

Akin ‘legitimately’ up the creek

AP On Aug. 24, 2012, Republican Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., talks to the media gathered in Chesterfield, Mo., and told … Continued

Kiss More Chicks: Gay rights activists protest Chick-fil-A with ‘kiss in’

AP Jim Fortier, left, and Mark Toomajian, kiss as they join about two dozen members of gay rights groups and … Continued

State lawmakers bring church/state fight to schools

Contrary to culture war mythology, God is alive and well in many, if not most, public schools. Visit almost any … Continued

5 questions with Russell Simmons

Simmons shares his thoughts on the Lowe’s controversy over the All Muslim Reality show.

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

Christians politicians echoing political Islam

Former Arkansas governor and 2012 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee found himself in hot water this week after he called Islam … Continued

There isn’t a war on Christmas in North America

By Tim Muldoon This article is part of a series for the Patheos Holiday Monitor, which tracks the War on … Continued

In Trinidad and Tobago, youth and faith join hands to fight homophobia

Trinidad and Tobago hardly seems a likely battleground for America’s culture wars. But recent months have seen a drama there … Continued

How evangelicals lost political credibility

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach My debate Monday night in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Southern Theological Seminary was insightful as … Continued

Struggle between secularism and theocracy

In recent debates between tea party-endorsed Senate candidates and their Democratic opponents, faith has emerged as a campaign issue. Calling … Continued

It’s unconstitutional!

In the wake of his weekend rally, Glenn Beck kept up the drumbeat of criticism about President Obama’s religion, calling … Continued

Biblical religion the only–and illegitimate– basis for anti-gay laws

“Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians.” “Moral disapproval alone … Continued

Reform for God, not for Country

Q: Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral … Continued

Bias against child abuse and systematic cover-ups

Q:A senior Vatican priest last week compared outrage at Pope Benedict’s handling of sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church … Continued

Benedict the Radical

UNORTHODOXY By Patrick J. Deneen Recent commentary on Pope Benedict XVI’s invitation to Anglicans to enter the Catholic fold has … Continued