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Charter of Quebec Values would ban ‘overt’ religious symbols

RNS () — Quebec’s government this week introduced its much-discussed Charter of Quebec Values, which would ban “overt and conspicuous” … Continued

Quebec moves to ban religious headgear for public employees

TORONTO — Quebec’s separatist, secular-minded government plans to move forward with a controversial bill that would ban religious headgear for … Continued

Why Christian conservatives oppose Chuck Hagel’s nomination

Chip Somodevilla GETTY IMAGES Chuck Hagel, a Republican and former U.S. senator from Nebraska, addresses the National Newspaper Association’s Government … Continued

Evangelicals in U.S. stand with Israel

GETTY IMAGES An Israeli soldier stands on his tank in a deployment area on Nov. 22, 2012 on Israel’s border … Continued

After Vatican screening of ‘Muslim Scare’ video, a call for dialogue

When he presented an amateur and xenophobic film about the threat of “rising Muslim demographics” a few weeks ago at … Continued

Unitarian Universalists see chance for growth in growth of secularism

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For Nathan De Lee, going to church as a kid was an ordeal. De Lee, a Unitarian … Continued

In Conversation: Sikhism, Islam, and Hinduism

Sarah L. Voisin WASHINGTON POST Sikh supporters stand with photos and signs in remembrance for the Wisconsin Gurdwara shootings. The … Continued

Evangelicals ‘sinned against Mormonism’?

Richard Mouw never intended to start a riot within the evangelical community by saying his fellow believers had “sinned against … Continued

Muslim freedom, American ignorance

Former Arkansas governor and 2012 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee found himself in hot water this week after he called Islam … Continued

Evangelicals and Islam

A group of American Christians, most of them evangelicals, met for four days last weekend with a distinguished group of … Continued

Finding your ‘Calling’ in 2011

My New Year’s resolutions are frequently tactical: start this, stop that. Maybe it’s because it’s the end of a decade, … Continued

Making the Internet moral

Today’s guest blogger is Chris Stedman, an IFYC alum; the Interfaith and Community Service Fellow for the Humanist Chaplaincy at … Continued

Obama stuck between rock solid convictions and hard politics

President Obama’s 10-day Asia trip includes visits to India and Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country. The president chose not … Continued

Can religion solve conflicts in the Middle East?

By Bishop Dr. Munib A. YounanCommon Ground News Is religion the problem in the Middle East conflict? Or can religion … Continued

Project will strengthen, not undermine, America

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said that anti-Muslim rhetoric in America is bad news … Continued

“The world’s too small to stand in one place”

Today’s guest blogger is Rachel Foran, a summer intern at Interfaith Youth Core. She is a rising junior at Carleton … Continued

Three moral dimensions to fight in Afghanistan

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

Muslim-Christian dialogue: An Islamic view

By Dr. Ahmad Mohamed El Tayebpresident, Al-Azhar University in Cairo For Muslims, peaceful coexistence is an obligation rather than a … Continued

Kaleidoscope of religions

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Every five years a gathering known as the Parliament of the World’s Religions draws … Continued

Finding Community in Diversity

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Last Friday evening, in the quiet sanctuary of an old Catholic church in Brooklyn, … Continued