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Exonerated inmates push Ohio to scrap the death penalty

TOLEDO, Ohio — Three men who were sentenced to death only to be exonerated years later have a message for … Continued

Minn. church whistleblower says she has no regrets about speaking out, but ‘didn’t do enough’

ST. PAUL, Minn. — After she made her First Communion as a little girl, Jennifer Haselberger was distraught to learn … Continued

Pakistan’s blasphemy laws to require death sentence for false accusers

RNS () — Pakistan’s constitutionally mandated Council of Islamic Ideology told the government anyone who wrongly accuses a person of … Continued

Kenyan lawyer on quixotic quest to nullify trial of Jesus

NAIROBI, Kenya — The conviction of Jesus by Pontius Pilate may be the most famous court verdict ever — and … Continued

Scott Lively gets his day in court

MICHELE SIBILONI AFP/GETTY IMAGES A man looks on December 11, 2012 at an advertising by campaign group Avaaz in the … Continued

Pastor to spend Christmas in Iranian prison, imprisoned for his faith

As we prepare to celebrate Christmas, a time of joy, hope, and peace on earth, we are reminded that in … Continued

Death penalty grows rarer in U.S.

WASHINGTON — Though the number of death-row inmates executed in 2012 remained unchanged from 2011 at 43, death penalty opponents … Continued

The priest I never was

When I reached Washington in 1989, just after college, my large Catholic family in Baltimore could not have loved me … Continued

Pakistan should sbolish blasphemy law

AP Local women walk past the locked house of a Christian girl in a suburb of Islamabad, Pakistan on Aug. … Continued

Franklin Graham: In response to people living with HIV/AIDS, like Jesus, we have to reach to them, love them and heal them

Sarah L. Voisin WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 22: Event-goers look at AIDS quilts on display. Thousands gathered near … Continued

Shifts seen in support for death penalty

WASHINGTON — The campaign to abolish the death penalty has been freshly invigorated this month in a series of actions … Continued

Youcef Nadarkhani’s case unites people around religious liberty

The fight to save the life of Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who has been sentenced to death in Iran for … Continued

Our products, ourselves: The glorification and demonization of Steve Jobs

Hiro Komae AP Apple computer fans hold their iPhones and iPads displaying candle graphics during a candle light vigil to … Continued

Working to save the life of a Christian pastor in Iran

A week ago, Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was a relatively unknown Christian facing execution for his faith under Iran’s interpretation of … Continued

Consistent values for an inconsistent world

In light of the continuing political uprising throughout the Middle East, American leaders are reported to be recalculating their approach … Continued

Conversion, murder and India’s Supreme Court

This November 23, 1999 file photo shows people carrying a portrait of Graham Staines, the Australian missionary who was murdered … Continued

A fundamental human right

2011 began with some bleak news for Muslim-Christian relations around the world.Recent attacks against churches in Iraq, Nigeria and Egypt … Continued

Without secular government, there is no religious freedom

To end the old year and begin the new, there is more entirely predictable bad news from the world of … Continued

Executions are down: a Jewish response

Year-end figures show that executions are down 12 percent nationally, from a total of 52 in 2009 to 46 in … Continued

There isn’t a war on Christmas in North America

By Tim Muldoon This article is part of a series for the Patheos Holiday Monitor, which tracks the War on … Continued