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Democracy minus freedom equals tyranny

Opponents of Morsi pray in Tahrir Square in Cairo. Anti-Morsi protesters have set up camp in the square, the site … Continued

COMMENTARY: God didn’t choose sides at Gettysburg

During the July 1-3, 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, there were Christians and Jews on both sides of the conflict who … Continued

Mr. Sein goes to Washington: A call for lasting reforms in Myanmar

President Obama shakes hands with Myanmar’s President Thein Sein in the Oval Office May 20, 2013. (AP PHOTO JACQUELYN MARTIN) … Continued

Time to choose ethics over fashion?

A garment worker who soldiers said was pulled alive from the rubble reacts as he walks on his own at … Continued

Is religious sectarianism Iraq’s fatal flaw?

Ten years after the U.S. war in Iraq, one will be hard pressed to find any positive evaluation of the … Continued

The pope’s unfinished business: Outreach to traditionalist SSPX

VATICAN CITY — On his first day on the job, Pope Benedict XVI’s successor will find a long to-do list … Continued

On Mawlid, a new way to honor the prophet

When Fatima Hamouma was just eight years old, she had to spend three hours every day walking and standing in … Continued

Beyond faith in guns

Scott Olson GETTY IMAGES Students learn how to grip a pistol during an NRA Basic Pistol Course at Freddie Bear … Continued

Faith and the flu

Marvin Joseph MARVIN JOSEPH/TWP One doctor sees the practice of medicine as a great interfaith activity. Let me guess; a … Continued

Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting shocks a nation

REUTERS A young boy is comforted outside Sandy Hook Elementary School after a shooting in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14, … Continued

Longing for an Arab-Israeli Spring

EPA A Palestinian child stands on a destroyed house after an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis in the southern … Continued

Remaking the world after 9/11

It makes no difference who you are or what your job was, we all recall what we were doing when … Continued

Believers wonder: Where is the old Obama?

“We worship an awesome God in the blue states!” That was Barack Obama in 2004, not yet a U.S. senator, … Continued

Oscar Romero and the radical act of staying put

By Jonathan Wilson-Hartgroveauthor Thirty years ago today Oscar Romero, archbishop of the Roman Catholic church in El Salvador, became a … Continued

God intervenes through the faithful

Q: Many have criticized Pat Robertson’s suggestion that the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti was the work of the devil or … Continued

Does God Hate Haiti?

Q: Many have criticized Pat Robertson’s suggestion that the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti was the work of the devil or … Continued

Goodness happens

Q: Is there good without God? Can people be good without God? How can people be good, in the moral … Continued

U.S. Must Earn Respect With Consistent Values

What must happen for us to move forward together with the Muslim world, with mutual respect? The first step is … Continued

Israeli Violence Makes Peace a Practical Impossibility

This question makes three inaccurate presumptions. First, it presumes that Hamas’ ideology remains the primary obstacle to a two-state solution … Continued

A Different Kind of Conversation About the Middle East

“Step One is recognizing that this is a difficult dialogue … That’s crucially important… [And] when you realize that it’s … Continued