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COMMENTARY: Islamist suppression could reach U.S. shores

RNS () —  Egypt now teeters on the edge of an abyss. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who was in Cairo … Continued

‘How can a Muslim write about Jesus?’ The controversy over Reza Aslan’s ‘Zealot’

“You’re a Muslim, so why did you write a book about the founder of Christianity?” is the beginning question in … Continued

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Where Do We Put Tamerlan Tsarnaev?

Burying Tamerlan Tsarnaev is paradoxically an act of faith and hope, affirming that a connection exists between us all.

The ‘naked pope’ and Catholic outrage

Carsten Koall / Getty Images What does it mean when Catholics take offense? That, for me at any rate, is … Continued

In Texas schools, failing grade for Bible courses

Fifty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional the devotional use of the Bible by public schools, … Continued

Lou Holtz gives Catholics a pep talk, encourages them to ‘come home’

Catholics! Get in the game! That’s the latest message from Catholics Come Home–a group that seeks to “evangelize inactive Catholics … Continued

Is this what a Catholic feminist looks like?

One of the clearest fault-lines in American Catholicism concerns the status of women. When American Catholics get angry at something, … Continued

Americans intrigued but wary still of Mormon beliefs

When Mormons call themselves “a peculiar people,” they mean it in the biblical sense — set aside by God, chosen. … Continued

Why do we love zombies?

John Minchillo AP Protesters from Occupy Wall Street march through New York’s financial district dressed as “corporate zombies” Monday, Oct. … Continued

Diwali: out of darkness, light

The Diwali is here. Diwali, or Deepavali (“row of lamps”) in Sanskrit, is the Hindu festival of lights that will … Continued

Atheists know more about religion than the religious

Why is anyone surprised at the findings of a new survey of American religious knowledge, released last week by the … Continued

America fails religion pop quiz

By Elizabeth Tenety Atheists and agnostics scored the highest on a Pew Forum study examining Americans’ religious knowledge. The survey, … Continued

Mosque moves from center of division to healing

Today’s guest blogger is Molly Greening, a senior at Global College of Long Island University and a fall intern at … Continued

Freedom of religion: having the courage of our convictions

The true of test of whether this country is really the “land of the free” is when we do or … Continued

Bias against religious differences

The very fact that Brit Hume felt free to evangelize Tiger Woods on Fox News Sunday shows that media bias … Continued

Muslim pluralism problems

Recent attacks against Coptic Christians in Egypt and firebomb attacks on churches in Malaysia have raised major concerns about deteriorating … Continued

The Value of Learning “About” Religions

The Texas Board of Education, the nation’s second largest purchaser of public school textbooks, is revising its K-12 social studies … Continued

Religion in Public Schools: Academic, Not Devotional

The Texas Board of Education, the nation’s second largest purchaser of public school textbooks, is revising its K-12 social studies … Continued

Texas Should Start Over

The Texas Board of Education, the nation’s second largest purchaser of public school textbooks, is revising its K-12 social studies … Continued

Carter’s Fundamentalism

Former president Jimmy Carter and other world leaders issued this statement: “The justification of discrimination against women and girls on … Continued