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Sin in Syria

Dec. 8, 2012Seven-year-old Walid, right, is comforted as he mourns a fallen Syrian rebel fighter taken away for burial in … Continued

America is ready for marriage equality

More than most, our family understands the movements of history. We were among those who first publicly and proudly identified … Continued

Rosh Hashanah: The start of a new year for humankind as a whole

REUTERS Jewish worshippers pray at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem’s Old City Sept. 16, 2012, ahead … Continued

My evolution on gay rights

Carolyn Kaster AP President Barack Obama is seen on television monitors in the White House briefing room in Washington, Wednesday, … Continued

Obama and Romney offer differing views of God

People always ask, “What would Jesus do?,” but in America today, it’s impossible to know. And that’s because there are … Continued

Arizona’s immigration law: Where’s the Christian compassion?

Matt McClain FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Maria Uribe of Phoenix, AZ holds a cross outside the US Supreme Court as … Continued

President Obama’s ‘theology,’ in his own words

In recent days, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum has criticized President Obama for having a “phony theology” not based on … Continued

My five lessons from On Faith

It was five years ago this month that we launched On Faith. The idea was to inform and educate about … Continued

When atheism turns ugly

Nikki Kahn THE WASHINGTON POST On Sept. 17 in California, one group of atheists tore up photocopied pages on the … Continued

Words can hurt

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

Spiritual power in war

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued

Pew’s preposterous pop quiz

By Jacques Berlinerblau (Editor’s note: Read Pew’s Alan Cooperman’s response to this post here.) The Pew Forum on Religion and … Continued

Trivia kings, but bad thinkers: understanding over facts

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

Morality, not religion, is what matters

In the wake of his weekend rally, Glenn Beck kept up the drumbeat of criticism about President Obama’s religion, calling … Continued

Be civil, please

“Judaism stresses the power of our words as tools to express respect for God’s creations. And as always in Jewish … Continued

Land of the free, home of the mosque near Ground Zero

A mosque near ground zero? The New York City community board endorsed the Cordoba House, a community center and mosque … Continued

Religion’s glorious complexity

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall My grandmother, a very wise woman, gave me a piece of advice that sticks … Continued

Students on a mission

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall In airports nowadays it’s quite common to see groups of people, young and old, … 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

Faithful objection to military action

By Valerie Elverton Dixonfounder When is it justice for a member of the military to refuse orders? Is selective … Continued