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Measles outbreak in Texas church leads to soul-searching, thank God

(Jacquelyn Martin/AP ) There are 20 confirmed cases of measles in the latest outbreak of this preventable disease, according to … 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

The boogeyman approacheth

AUSTIN, Texas — Conspiracy theories like those accompanying the Benghazi and IRS-Tea Party foul-ups come and go in American political … Continued

How Muslims can stop the next terror attack

A mourner reacts during a candlelight vigil in the aftermath of Monday’s (Matt Rourke/AP ) A cacophony of pain and … Continued

Muslims have a problem. Uncle Ruslan may have the answer.

In Reef flip flops, blue jeans and a Calvin Klein polo shirt, Ruslan Tsarni, an uncle of the alleged Boston … Continued

Cardinals move to plug leaks ahead of papal conclave

VATICAN CITY — Tensions among the Roman Catholic cardinals meeting here to choose a new pope appeared to escalate on … Continued

What the Catholic Church can learn from the Muslim experience

Historians may look back at the second decade of the 21st century and pinpoint the Arab Spring and the resignation … Continued

The end of the world has been postponed – again

AP People gather around a sacred fire at the Mayan archeological site of Iximche during a ceremony marking the end … Continued

Sultans of Satire aims to bridge gaps with Muslims, Arabs through comedy

LOS ANGELES — Unshaven and wearing a black hoodie and cap, Omar Elba looked out from the lectern, surrounded by … Continued

Jewish groups say conspiracy theory over anti-Islam film won’t die

Respected news outlets unwittingly sent a lie around the world on Sept.12: a Jew backed by 100 Jewish donors made … Continued

Keith Ellison on John McCain defending Huma Abedin: ‘I was proud to see him do it’

ASSOCIATED PRESS Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., one of only two Muslim’s in Congress, testifies before the House Homeland Security Committee … Continued

‘Bachmann affair’ on Clinton aide Abedin is a wake-up call

STEVE MARCUS REUTERS Democratic presidential candidate US Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) waves to the crowd with her personal assistant Huma … Continued

We can do better _ and we are

In those thrilling days when coffee was migrating from diner joe to urban cool, I visited my brother in Seattle, … Continued

A Muslim response to Juan Williams

We need to see Juan Williams’ remarks in the context of the heated political environment within which Muslims live today. … Continued

We need frank conversations about 9-11 with Muslims

After 9/11 President Bush reminded Americans that the attack was the work of a few terrorists and not the Muslim … Continued

Silence is not moderation

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

America’s promise meant for everyone

Can you believe that, at one point, women couldn’t vote in America? That Japanese American citizens were put in detention … Continued

Catholics must fight sin of ignorance

The “culture of willful ignorance” in all its popular manifestations is a current and present danger to social morality. The … Continued

Changing how Muslims see America

By Amar C. Bakshijournalist Last week, the Pew Research Center released its annual survey of global public opinion, including a … Continued

A more civil discourse: idealistic pragmatism

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Political discourse these days seems more fitted to Halloween than All Saints Day. Angels … Continued