Collateral Damage

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In Syria, some see a sign of the End Times

A Free Syrian Army fighter runs after a Syrian Army tank shell exploded in the Salah al- Din neighbourhood of … 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’s at stake in Syria response? Human life and America’s credibility.

Free Syrian Army fighters taking cover as they prepare to join an attack on a Syrian Army base in Damascus … Continued

Fight violence with bold non-violence.

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

COMMENTARY: Making do amid the perfectionists

RNS () — Two Sunday meetings prevented my going to the country with the family. So on Saturday, I took … Continued

Drones aren’t the murky moral subject we pretend they are

Reuters photo When a new technology develops, society must sometimes rush to catch up to its ethical ramifications. Take drones, … Continued

Opponents of gay marriage say they’re no bigots

WASHINGTON — They are moms and dads, authors and activists, a former police officer and a former single mom. They’re … Continued

Is entertainment our new American idol?

Christopher Polk GETTY IMAGES FOR NARAS Singer Justin Timberlake (L) and rapper Jay-Z perform onstage during the 55th Annual GRAMMY … Continued

When free speech costs human life

Ibrahim Alaguri AP A Libyan man holds a placard in English during a demonstration against the attack on the U.S. … Continued

In defense of religious freedom

The highest echelons of the U.S. military need to learn a valuable lesson, literally, from a guy in charge of … Continued

2012: The year when extremism self-destructs?

Chip Somodevilla GETTY IMAGES Doerle Rowley (C) of Bettendorf, Iowa, and hundreds of fellow supporters wait for the arrival of … Continued

Evangelicals rethink nuclear weapons

Millions of Americans grew up fearing nuclear attack from the Soviet Union. Mehdi Ghasemi ASSOCIATED PRESS In this photo released … Continued

When Your Enemies Fall

Pumping our fists in victory or celebrating in the streets is probably not the best Christian response to anyone’s death, … Continued

With election results in, debate over religious factor begins

By William Wan In the big day after, experts across Washington – including many in the religious world — are … Continued

It’s time to end this immoral war

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

The morass that is Afghanistan

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

Execution as entertainment

Q: Was the Utah attorney general wrong to use Twitter, or religious language, to describe an execution? With all our … Continued

Church called to love and serve, not judge and cut

By Debra W. Haffnerminister, executive director, Religious Institute The decision by Catholic Charities in Washington, D.C. to close its adoption … Continued

Change the vocabulary of war

War–when the diplomatic arbitrators have failed and fundamental conflicts are unresolved–is, it seems, an eternal reality. War, indeed, contravenes every … Continued

Israeli despair for peace

By Abraham Cooper and Harold BrackmanSimon Wiesenthal Center It may not be fashionable, but just for a moment look through … Continued