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Conservative Judaism turns 100 and works to reverse its decline

RNS () — For those who care deeply about passing on Judaism to future generations, a new, exhaustive study on … Continued

COMMENTARY: A new evangelical engagement with public schools

PORTLAND, Ore. — Why would evangelical Christians want anything to do with public schools? Judging from decades of culture war … Continued

Lacking recognition, Italy’s Muslims face an uncertain future

ROME — Steps from the immense colonnade of St. Peter’s Square, Sarwar Jahan stood next to his souvenir stand. A … Continued

Catholic bishops: Don’t let Boston attacks derail immigration reform

Leading U.S. Catholic bishops on Monday (April 22) denounced efforts to use the Boston Marathon bombings to derail the push … Continued

The elephant in the GOP? Mormonism.

Prejudice against Mormonism may be an unexpected factor in Romney’s electoral hopes.

My five lessons from On Faith

It was five years ago this month that we launched On Faith. The idea was to inform and educate about … Continued

Faith, economy and elections

In recent debates between tea party-endorsed Senate candidates and their Democratic opponents, faith has emerged as a campaign issue. Calling … Continued

In defense of Brit Hume

By Daniel DarlingPastor, Gages Lake Bible Church Two years ago I was in the market for a new car. Actually … Continued

Sex, Lies and Hypocrisy

UNORTHODOXY By Patrick J. Deneen Of late there has been a bonanza of high-profile sexual scandals. At least two of … Continued

Harry Potter: Wizards and Racism

The midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was packed–with the twenty-somethings who have grown up on the … Continued

Our Muslim Allies

“Allahu Akbar!” It’s an Arabic declaration, meaning “God is great!” And it is remarkable that the men and women shouting … Continued

Thank God for Secularism

What’s your reaction to President Obama’s recent statements to the Muslim world that “the United States is not, and never … Continued

Bishops Plan for Dealing with a Democratic Washington

Monday, less than a week after the presidential election, the U.S. Catholic bishops will meet in Baltimore to try to … Continued

Who Should Pay for Pulpit Politics?

Here’s hoping the IRS doesn’t take the bait and go after the handful of preachers who stood at their pulpits … Continued

Religion Begets Prejudice

Far from my religion tempering my prejudices, racial prejudice was actually instilled in me by my evangelical Christian church. I … Continued

A Legacy of Polarization

The Rev. Jerry Falwell will be remembered very differently on the religious and political right and on the religious and … Continued

Mainstreaming the Mormons

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) is the fastest growing world religion. From a reviled and feared … Continued