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The Obama Doctrine: American Civil Spirituality

President Obama has overseen the decline of American civil religion. He has also helped foster a new public faith: American civil spirituality.

Pro-Life Movement: Not Just for Abortion Anymore

Members of a “new evangelical” movement promote a broadening conception of the term “pro- life.”

Muslim democracies: A new kind of political system?

ANDRE PAIN EPA Egyptian protesters perform the Friday noon prayer, during a protest marking the second anniversary of the Egyptian … Continued

Death of the Christian Right? Not so fast.

The 2012 elections raise questions for the Christian Right, but are far from a fundamental shift in the electorate.

An open letter to religious conservatives

Dear Christian Right: GETTY IMAGES Supporters of President Obama cheer as they wait for the president to appear on stage … Continued

‘Please Talk Personally About This’: Abortion at the vice-presidential debate

REUTERS Vice President Joe Biden listens as Congressman Paul Ryan speaks during the vice presidential debate in Danville, Ky. Moderator … Continued

The ‘Godless’ Democrats: Again?

GETTY IMAGES People cheer as First lady Michelle Obama speaks on stage during day one of the Democratic National Convention. … Continued

Romney, Obamacare and Mormonism

AP Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leaves a fundraiser that included Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., on Monday, … Continued

‘Holy Terror’: Holy war is waging against sexual minorities

Gays are not ruining the fabric of American society. Rather, anti-gay fundamentalist Christians are. Take a deep breath. These are … Continued

‘A nation of Osteens and Obamas’

Bill O’Leary WASHINGTON POST Evangelist Joel Osteen brings his revival show to Nationals Park on April, 29, 2012 in Washington, … 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

Obama’s prayer breakfast and the still small voice of the Religious Left

View Photo Gallery: Scenes of religious faith meeting politics in the 2012 campaign. Remember that young phenom who “rocked” the 2004 … Continued

Religion at the GOP debate

ABC News hosted a halting debate Saturday night at St. Anselm College. It was followed by a far better “Meet … Continued

American atheists must define themselves, not be defined by the religious

I am sorry to tell you that this will be my last regular “Spirited Atheist” column, and I want to … Continued

How to make atheism matter

If I were in charge of American atheism–which I am not, but then again who is?–I would ask myself the … Continued

Why the Mississippi personhood amendment self-imploded

Bruce Newman AP Amendment 26 supporter Joyce Haskins, with her grandchild Landry Bruce, waves to passersby outside the voting booths … Continued

Rick Santorum makes faith pitch at GOP debate

Chris Carlson AP Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during a Republican presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 18, … Continued

Dawkins teaches children how, not what, to think

Free Press FREE PRESS “The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True,” by Richard Dawkins. Illustrated by Dave … Continued

Michele Bachmann and anti-HPV vaccine unreason

Chris Carlson AP Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks during the California Republican Party Fall Convention dinner in … Continued

Bloomberg takes stand on church v. state

Carol Guzy THE WASHINGTON POST NEW YORK NY – SEPTEMBER 11: New York marks the 10th anniversary of the World … Continued