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Mark Fischer
Praying for true religious freedom at the Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case “Town of Greece v. Galloway,” and then decide, once and for all, whose religion is best.

Gay rights vs. religious rights: 7 issues to watch

NEW YORK — The rights of religious groups or individuals that object to same-sex marriage continue to clash with those … Continued

Pray for peace

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

COMMENTARY: The truth about religious freedom in the military

WASHINGTON — Serving in the armed forces is one of the most honorable professions one can choose in our society. … Continued

Our Latino future

Demography is political destiny in a representative democracy. As the U.S. Census Bureau forecasts, by mid-century, the nation’s Latino population … Continued

Rev. Luis Leon gives benediction at Obama inauguration: ‘

JEWEL SAMAD AFP/GETTY IMAGES President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama (C) and family members listen to Reverend Dr. Luis … Continued

Pastor pulls out of inauguration over anti-gay sermon

The evangelical pastor chosen by President Obama to deliver the benediction at his inauguration ceremonies withdrew on Thursday (Jan. 10) … Continued

Bringing Dharma, Seva, Shakti and Yoga at the Political forefront

As I watched the vice presidential debate last week I saw how comfortable we, as a nation, are about religion … Continued

Paul Ryan, Joe Biden: A tale of two Catholics

The 2012 presidential campaign could bear a new subtitle: A Tale of Two Catholics. For the first time in U.S. … Continued

Papal religion and politics in Mexico and Cuba

Pope Benedict’s visit to Latin America in 2012 will take him to two countries: one where the Catholic Church is … Continued

Who owns civility?

Unorthodoxy Patrick J. Deneen In the wake of the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona, a chorus of voices – mainly, … Continued

Can the Middle East really offer freedom for all?

All over the Middle East spontaneous and organized crowds are assembling to demand freedom. Even experts on the region cannot … Continued

Keeping with the mission?

By Matthew Duss In its mission statement, On Faith is described as a forum for “intelligent, informed, eclectic, respectful conversation… … Continued

One year after Cairo: Young Muslim Americans the new beginning

On June 4, 2009, President Obama gave a speech at Cairo University. The President said he had come to Cairo … Continued

Moral mayhem on high seas

Israel’s early morning commando raid on a Freedom Flotilla headed for the Gaza Strip has ignited a torrent of judgments. … Continued

Muslims on the Mall

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler Critics of a New Jersey mosque’s plans to hold a prayer event on … Continued

St. Joseph’s Day

Today’s guest blogger is Erik Schwarz, founder of Interfaith Works, a nonprofit based in New Orleans, Louisiana, that partners with … Continued

Warren, Wallis on a Mission to Save Politics

Rick Warren and Jim Wallis are two evangelical Christians on a mission to save American politics from its divisive, demonizing … Continued

ACLU: Theocrats in Reverse

Nothing makes an ideologue madder than actual people. People have the obstinate desire to live their own lives, refusing to … Continued

Obama’s Faith-Based Pragmatism

Some of the media coverage of Barack Obama’s speech about partnering with communities of faith presented it in purely political … Continued