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What Is Donald Trump Teaching Christians?

The divorce between evangelicals and the Social Gospel has led to exploitation.

What the Confederate Flag in Front of White House Says About Our Political Battles

This is the racist legacy of slavery and its aftermath, as typified in Civil War symbolism.

Church bells ring in a corner of Turkey once the site of Armenian genocide

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey — For almost a century, the bells of St. Giragos — a magnificent 14th-century church built of sturdy … Continued

Why faith matters in foreign policy

Belief is a habit of mind that reckons possibilities. It is a faith that fires an alchemy that transforms possibility … Continued

The remarkable power of the charisma pope

Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro to celebrate World Youth Day. (Mario Tama/GETTY IMAGES ) While much of the public … Continued

Mental illness, Islam or revenge?: Understanding terrorism from the Navy Yard to Pakistan to Kenya

Sept. 16, 2013Police personnel near the Navy Yard.Matt McClain / The Washington Post September 2013 has been a cruel month. … Continued

MEDIA REVIEW: Al-Jazeera America lives up to its unbiased promise

RNS () — Before its Aug. 20 launch, officials at Al-Jazeera America emphasized that, despite its Middle Eastern roots and … Continued

Is ‘Just War’ doctrine another victim of the Syrian conflict?

RNS — Even as the world’s powers grasped for a last-minute resolution to the crisis in Syria, it remained an … Continued

What to remember in Syria from Iraq’s sectarian war

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

The ‘missile gap’ is a gender gap: Few American women support Syrian airstrikes

Women chant anti-government slogans during a demonstration in Idlib in northern Syria in 2012. (Rodrigo Abd — AP) Are women … 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

Father Vincent Capodanno: The potential saint who served in Vietnam

On April 11, the nation witnessed an extraordinary event in the East Room of the White House. President Obama presented … Continued

The ethics of a Syrian military intervention: The experts respond

WASHINGTON — As the Obama administration readies for a probable military strike against Syria, Religion News Service asked a panel of … Continued

Syria and the ‘moral obscenity’ of war

Dec. 8, 2012Seven-year-old Walid, right, is comforted as he mourns a fallen Syrian rebel fighter taken away for burial in … Continued

Keep doomsday religion out of the Syrian conflict

RNS () — As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uses chemical weapons at the outskirts of Damascus and President Obama mulls … Continued

From Egypt, an Islamic plea for peace

Aug. 14, 2013Smoke rises from a building near Cairo University in Giza, south of Cairo. Egyptian security forces cleared a … Continued

Whatever happened to the wrath of God?

Talk about the “wrath of God” kindles all sorts of images in the minds of contemporary Americans. Some immediately think … Continued

Christians in Sudan face increased hostility

NAIROBI, Kenya — Despite a promise by the Sudanese government to grant its minority Christian population religious freedom, church leaders … Continued

Was the American Revolution a Just War?

John Trumbull’s ‘Death of General Warren at Bunker Hill’. Was the American Revolution a just war? As we celebrate our … Continued

Triumph and tragedy at SCOTUS

The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Andrew Harrer/BLOOMBERG ) For those of us in the faith community, this past … Continued