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Political Islam on the defensive across the Middle East

RNS () — The backlash against Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt comes as secular forces across the Middle East are … Continued

Why many Methodists still oppose same-sex marriage

Signs display messages about gay marriage in front of the Devon Park United Methodist Church polling site on Tuesday, May … Continued

Religious freedom is not a ‘second-class right’

A rosary is held in the hand of a walker during a “Rosary Walk” rally supporting religious freedom. Over 100 … Continued

French Jews face uncertain future after scandal

PARIS — Amid a finance scandal that touched the heart of France’s Socialist government, a quieter drama played out this … Continued

Clerics say Millennium Development Goals must be reached

LONDON — With fewer than 1,000 days left to meet the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals, religious leaders from the … Continued

Israel and Palestine, a listening tour

Hope springs eternal. This week, as President Barack Obama makes the first visit of his presidency to Israel, Palestine, and … Continued

In defense of traditional marriage

Americans respect marriage, not only as a crucial institution of civil society but the fundamental building block of all human … Continued

Pastor and rabbi agree: Melissa Rogers is good choice for White House faith office

One might guess that a politically conservative evangelical pastor and a politically liberal rabbi would have little in common, and … Continued

Benedict the meek: How a quiet man’s pontificate shaped Millennials

Franco Origlia GETTY IMAGES Pope Benedict XVI waves to the faithful as he arrives in St Peter’s Square for his … Continued

Afghan women in the context of transition

GETTY IMAGES Afghan women pray during friday prayers at the Madinatul-Elm mosque on June 3, 2011 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan … Continued