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‘Secular safe zones’ offer campus shelter to atheist students

RNS () — The small sticker on professor Robert Schmidt’s office door isn’t just a decoration — it’s a beacon … Continued

A rabbi’s call to draft Israel’s ultra-Orthodox into military service

Surprisingly, Rabbi Dov Lipman, an Israeli Orthodox rabbi, had other things on his mind last week than Syria. He was … Continued

‘Hug an Atheist’ film tries to put a human face on unbelief

SAN FRANCISCO — Few outside the atheist community — and even many inside it — would argue that atheism has … Continued

On gay bishops, what a difference a decade makes

The outgoing bishop of New Hampshire, Douglas E. Theuner, right, presents the incoming bishop, V. Gene Robinson, left, with a … Continued

Opponents of gay marriage say they’re no bigots

WASHINGTON — They are moms and dads, authors and activists, a former police officer and a former single mom. They’re … Continued

How women are remaking Buddhism

On International Women’s Day, this series answering, “Is religion good for women?” runs in collaboration with the Tony Blair Faith … Continued

Singing on “Idol,” and facing the wrath of religious traditionalists

The biggest worry for most “American Idol” contestants is whether the judges will let them continue to the next round. … Continued

What Christians should learn from Dan Cathy

Tim Carman/The Washington Post See also –What gay rights activists should learn from Shane Windmeyer On Monday it came out … 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

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

Q&A with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has spent most of his adult life trying to build interfaith and international bridges. But to … Continued

Americans, consider own sanctification of objects

AFP/GETTY IMAGES A young Pakistani Muslims walk past the closed house, left, of a Christian girl who has been arrested … Continued

Is infanticide ‘madness’?

Vadim Ghirda AP “The pro-choice position for infanticide appears to be here to stay,” writes Charles Camosy. A recent article … Continued

When gay-bashing goes viral

Brad Loper AP Dale Robinson waves his flag for people driving by a rally of the Dallas LGBT Community to … Continued

Praying for God to hurt someone is not illegal, judge rules

Is it okay to ask God to do harm to another person? The theology of such “imprecatory prayer” may be … Continued

Atheists’ slavery billboard raises tempers in Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The billboard is down, but the issue’s not gone. A billboard erected in one of the city’s … Continued

William Hamilton, who said ‘God is Dead,’ dies at 87

PORTLAND, Ore. — William Hamilton, the retired theologian who declared in the 1960s that God was dead, died Tuesday (Feb. … Continued

For atheists of color, ‘coming out’ can be painful

As a child, Alix Jules saw people in church speak in tongues, tremble, fall and have what appeared to be … Continued

After Sept 11, 2011, focus on the next 10 years

Washington wanted America to stand for something different: The high hope that people could do remarkable things together.

Jesus ant uproar and the equal opportunity offenders

By Mahjabeen Islam The Smithsonian’s ant-covered crucifix video is not a matter of censorship, only a commentary on our state … Continued