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Lutheran pastor apologizes for praying at Newtown vigil

A Lutheran pastor in Newtown, Conn., has apologized after being reprimanded for participating in an interfaith vigil following the shooting … Continued

‘The Office’ actor seeks to build a more ‘heart-based, heart-connected society’

“The Office” actor Rainn Wilson with Oprah Winfrey as they tape a television special, “Oprah and Rainn Wilson Present SoulPancake.” … Continued

Faith leaders urge Americans to combat attacks on religious minorities

A group of interfaith leaders Thursday (Aug. 9) exhorted Americans to do more than pray for better times. Representing seven … Continued

Presidential politics and

AP President Barack Obama responds to a question from a member of the audience during a campaign event at the … Continued

A (Hindu) Christmas Carol?

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” is the familiar refrain of Christians who fear the secularization of the holy day celebrating the … Continued

“The world’s too small to stand in one place”

Today’s guest blogger is Rachel Foran, a summer intern at Interfaith Youth Core. She is a rising junior at Carleton … Continued

Obama as a leader and a black man

Illinois lawyers have done well in the White House. One, Abraham Lincoln, was a tall lanky one-term congressman. He perhaps … Continued

Faith vs. fear in America

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Stephen Heinz, President of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, is passionate about democracy. For him, … Continued

Fighting the right’s religious test for military service

Q: What is the proper role of religion — and personal religious belief — in the U.S. armed forces? Should … Continued

Finding Community in Diversity

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Last Friday evening, in the quiet sanctuary of an old Catholic church in Brooklyn, … Continued

Religion is Risky Business

Some New York-area rabbis are planning to bring weapons to High Holy Day services this month to guard against terrorist … Continued

In the Beginning, There’s the Word…

The Texas Board of Education, the nation’s second largest purchaser of public school textbooks, is revising its K-12 social studies … Continued

Spiritual Counsel to the G8

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall The annual ritual of the G8 Summit is upon us. There are plenty about … Continued

Synagogues and Bridges in the Bronx

Today’s blog is by Eboo Patel and Samantha Kirby. Wednesday night in New York, four Muslim men were arrested for … Continued

Interfaith Blues

The scene was a muggy hotel conference room in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, last week. The topic was grand: … Continued

Pluralism is a Strength, not a Weakness

This Pew Forum study underscores the fact that America is the most religious pluralistic nation in the world. In fact, … Continued

Faithful Stockholders

Seamus Finn OMI is a priest with the Catholic religious order, Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. He spends a good … Continued

Faith is One Door to Good Works

There are many paths to social activism. One of them is being inspired by one’s faith. Particularly for those who … Continued

Pagans as Patriots: Freedom vs. Prejudice

The U.S. Air Force recently released new data indicating that Pagans (sometimes called Wiccans) have nearly 1,000 registered members, more … Continued

Too Soon For Genuine Believer-Atheist Dialogue?

When I became an atheist during my first year of college (thanks to my leftover high school obsession with Ayn … Continued