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Thanks and giving: Why Wal-Mart “Black Friday” strikes are important

BLOOMBERG Costumers wait in line to pay for their merchandise inside Wal-Mart de Mexico SAB de CV’s Suburbia store in … Continued

The word “God” not a political wedge, Rep. Ryan

Mary Altaffer AP Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks during a campaign event at Kirkwood Community College … Continued

I predict Pat Robertson is wrong

Clem Britt AP In this Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 file picture, Rev. Pat Robertson talks to attendees at a prayer … 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

The right and wrong place for personal religious views

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

For some churches, Super Bowl Sunday is ‘Porn Sunday’

By Elizabeth Tenety What wouldn’t Jesus do? Christian culture is full of hypotheticals about what Jesus would do if he … 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

The great Santa debate

By Elizabeth Tenety With all the craziness of Christmastime, it’s easy to forget the real reason for the season . … Continued

Pulpit fiction

By David Waters Dozens of defiant Christian ministers across the country defied IRS warnings and turned their sermons into partisan … Continued

A necessary presidential faith

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

Stephen Hawking says there’s no creator God; the twitterverse reacts

By Jason Boyett You don’t expect to see “Stephen Hawking” as a trending topic on Twitter. That designation is usually … Continued

Group cannot be held responsible for actions of a few

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said that anti-Muslim rhetoric in America is bad news … Continued

Mixed marriage inevitable and desirable in a pluralistic society

Chelsea Clinton, raised Methodist, and Marc Mezvinsky, Jewish, will wed this weekend. Statistics show that 37 percent of Americans have … Continued

Science, civil dialogue, and religion

By Alan I. Leshnerchief executive officer American Association for the Advancement of Science I was not surprised by the news … Continued

Can Lady Gaga make chastity cool?

By Elizabeth Tenety What the religious right has tried to achieve for years one pop goddess achieved this week in … Continued

Health care reform and Holy Week

By Jonathan Wilson-Hartgroveminister and author When President Obama smiled wide last month before signing a controversial heath care bill, he … Continued

Haiti, the devil and Pat Robertson

By David Waters Pat Robertson is at it again. The purported Christian minister who suggested assassinating Venezuela leader Hugo Chavez … Continued

Religion on Fox: News or evangelism?

The picture on the television screen and the audio of reporter Brit Hume’s words struck me as contradictory. Just below … Continued

The church was too silent in 2009

It is the last day of 2009 and in my mind the most important religious story of the year has … Continued

Fighting the right’s religious test for military service

Q: What is the proper role of religion — and personal religious belief — in the U.S. armed forces? Should … Continued