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How to counter violent extremism

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

‘Secular safe zones’ offer campus shelter to atheist students

RNS () — The small sticker on professor Robert Schmidt’s office door isn’t just a decoration — it’s a beacon … Continued

Once widely spoken, now mostly studied, Yiddish sees revival

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. — Friends of Yiddish has no agenda. No textbooks. No Yiddish grammar rules. Its members gather every month … Continued

Anti-Semitism on downward slide but still rampant online

The Anti-Defamation League’s study of anti-Semitism in the U.S. shows a 14 percent decrease in incidents during 2012, the second consecutive … Continued

Fossil fuels are a faith issue

(AP) One day, our children, their children, will almost certainly ask, “What did you do to solve the climate challenge?” … Continued

Sin in Steubenville

The story of the Steubenville rapes is by now well known. Laurie Penny gets it right when she says that … Continued

What gay activists can learn from Shane Windmeyer

FREDERIC J. BROWN Eduardo Cisneros (L) and Luke Montgomery (R) kiss amid support in front of a Chick-fil-A fast food … Continued

Facing the new year without fear

The turning of a calendar page doesn’t truly start anything new, of course. But it does invite us to look … Continued

Alanis Morissette struck the right note in Israel

Alanis Morissette, the Canadian American pop singer, is an unlikely ambassador to the Middle East, but in some ways, she … Continued

LGBTQ student groups at Catholic colleges form pro-equality association

Today the leaders of several lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) student groups based on Catholic college campuses sent a … Continued

Pluralism and prejudice: How conflicts over religious pluralism reveal America’s new ‘Sacred Ground’

The only Protestant running for president in 2012 is President Obama, an American of both a racially and a religiously … Continued

We can learn from Wade Michael Page

Mario Tama GETTY IMAGES Supporters gather during a candlelight vigil in Union Square for victims of the Wisconsin Sikh temple … Continued

Supreme Court decision on religion upends campus religious groups

When the Supreme Court ruled that a Christian student group could only be recognized at a small public law school … Continued

Pro-Tutu petitions flood Gonzaga

SPOKANE, Wash. — After nearly 700 people tried to push Gonzaga University to rescind its commencement speaker’s invitation to Archbishop … Continued

Catholic bishops: Birth control debate about ‘religious freedom,’ not access to contraceptives

Top U.S. bishops on Wednesday formally made their fight against a White House mandate for reproductive services the church’s top … Continued

Muslims launch campaign to ‘understand’ Shariah

Against a backdrop of heartland fears that U.S. Muslims seek to impose Islamic law on American courts, a leading Muslim … Continued

On Ash Wednesday, Episcopalians take it to the streets

Five years ago, the Rev. Teresa K.M. Danieley had an epiphany of sorts. If people can grab breakfast on the … Continued

New York Knicks’ Jeremy Lin dubbed the ‘Taiwanese Tebow’

New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin’s underdog story and outspoken evangelical faith have some sportswriters dubbing him the “Taiwanese Tebow.” … Continued

Why I hate politics but love America

Charles Dharapak AP Republican presidential candidates pose for a photo at the start of the South Carolina Republican presidential candidate … Continued

Abstinence from the Twilight big screen to college campuses

Joel Ryan AP British actor Robert Pattinson, left, US actress Kristen Stewart, centre, and US actor Taylor Lautner arrive for … Continued