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Hate mail over Muslim event provides opportunity for Christian witness

All Saints Church, an Episcopal church in Pasadena, Calif., is moving forward with its decision to host a Muslim conference … Continued

Uganda, AIDS, God and gays: Rick Warren and a punch in the nose

AP Filipinos release into the air paper lanterns to mark World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, 2012 at the Heroes … Continued

Desmond Tutu: ‘We need to be able to listen’

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is scheduled to receive an honorary degree and give Gonzaga University’s commencement speech on May 13, despite … Continued

Has religion made the world less safe?

The Bible depicts a world that, seen through modern eyes, is staggering in its savagery. People enslave, rape, and murder … 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

Joel Osteen on 9/11: ‘Faith is about trusting God when you have unanswered questions’

A Q and A between On Faith’s Sally Quinn and Joel Osteen, the bestelling Christian author and pastor of Lakewood … Continued

What is the 9/11 Unity Walk?

As a lifelong interfaith junkie, I remember attending an interesting annual event a few years ago called the 9/11 Unity … Continued

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What Have We Learned About Religion Post-9/11?

Some of the world’s most influential religious leaders and thinkers talk about faith in a post-9/11 world.

9/11 destruction allowed us to spiritually rebuild

Ira Block Badge from fire helmet discovered in the debris post 9/11/01. The calamity of September 11th, 2001 has cast … Continued

Build a living memorial to 9/11

Ira Block A fire helmet that was broken into pieces from Fire Department Squad 18 was discovered in the debris … Continued

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5 Facts and 5 Myths About Islam

What Americans still do not understand about the faith of Muslims.

Martin Luther King Jr., the preacher

The Associated Press AP The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speaks in Eutaw, Ala., in this June 1965 photo. … Continued

Politics, Religion and Culture: Top Picks 2010

By Greg Garrett Baylor University Professor and Patheos Columnist The media-world is the shelter where the vast majority of those … Continued

Going where no pope has gone before

In an interview with journalist Peter Seewald, Pope Benedict XVI said that condom use may be acceptable under “exceptional circumstances” … Continued

Exposing the infrastructure of anti-Muslim hate

By Frankie Martin The dismissal of Juan Williams’ from NPR once again exposes the difficulty America is having discussing Islam … Continued

The World’s Cup runneth over with compassion

By Peter Storeyformer Methodist bishop, South Africa Right now there is no happier or noisier place in the world than … Continued

Redeeming religious laughter

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall One of South Africa’s leading papers, The Mail & Guardian, announced last Friday that … Continued

Former President Jimmy Carter, writing this month on behalf of a dozen world leaders including Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, condemned “the male interpretations of religious texts” that have “provided a reason or excuse for the deprivation of women’s e

Former President Jimmy Carter, writing this month on behalf of a dozen world leaders including Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, … Continued

The good and the bad of religion

Q: Is there widespread media bias against Christianity? Against evangelicals such as Brit Hume and Sarah Palin? Against public figures … Continued

Obama’s Noble Alternative

JUST LAW AND RELIGION Michael Kessler I wish this year’s Nobel Peace Prize had gone to the people of Iran … Continued