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America must be better than Guantanamo

A Guantanamo detainee’s feet are shown in this April 27, 2010 file photo. (POOL/REUTERS ) Diane Randall is the executive … Continued

COMMENTARY: A hunger strike to close Guantanamo

CLAREMONT, Calif. — Last Sunday (May 12), Timothy Murphy began a fast of solidarity with the Guantanamo inmates who are … Continued

Can Pope Francis finish the job that Benedict began?

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, left, is welcomed by Pope Francis … Continued

Pastor Saeed Abedini’s Holy Week struggle

For six months, Pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen whose family we represent, has been imprisoned in one of Iran’s … Continued

Freedom languishes for Baha’is in Iran

Nagan is a professor of law and the founding director of the Institute for Human Rights and Peace Development at … Continued

Saeed Abedini’s case a call to action for Christians

For the most part, we all know that there are places in the world where Christians undergo immense persecution for … Continued

Immigration reform a challenge for all Catholics

Spencer Platt GETTY IMAGES FEBRUARY 22 2012: New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan joins fellow volunteers distributing food at a breadline … Continued

Both sides brace for Supreme Court battle on gay marriage

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s decision to take up the explosive issue of same-sex marriage will thrust the high court … Continued

American Tolerance vs. Sept. 11 terrorism — a victory of pluralism over prejudice

GETTY IMAGES Germano Riviera walks with the “Flag of Honor,” which displays the names of all of the victims of … Continued

Affordable Care Act ruling promises religious fights for the forseeable future

Mark Wilson GETTY IMAGES Health-care law opponents and proponents gatherin front of he U.S. Supreme Court, on June 28, 2012 … Continued

On gay marriage, is Obama ‘imposing his religion’?

I was glad to see President Obama come out in favor of same-sex marriage last week. Don’t get me wrong—I … Continued

Why this Baptist is opposed to the Catholic Bishops on the birth control mandate

In the Baptist tradition, believers come to their own moral reckoning through a reading of scripture as informed through the … Continued

Islam and politics in the new Middle East

ABDULLAH DOMA AFP/GETTY IMAGES Libya’s interim leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil (R) holds a joint press conference with oil and finance … Continued

Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center statement on death of Anwar al-Aulaqi

Jahi Chikwendiu WASHINGTON POST Men enter the front of the mosque before iftar (evening Ramadan prayers) at the Dar al-Hijrah … Continued

First Amendment includes separation of church and state

The phrase “separation of church and state,” once a widely-shared article of civic faith in the United States, has become … Continued

Prop 8 ruling: nothing ‘wrong’ with being gay

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite Like many Americans, I celebrated the ruling by Federal Judge Vaughn Walker that overturned California’s Proposition … Continued

What matters in clerical abuse

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. The media is being attacked by the defenders of Pope Benedict who … Continued

The Church’s moral accountability

Last week was a remarkable time for victims of abuse by Catholic clergy and for the Vatican. The week will … Continued

When pagans get our rights, everyone benefits

In his recent guest column for On Faith, Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress states that “the decision by Air Force Academy … Continued

Blasphemy laws: state-sponsored religion on steroids

Q: Atheists are others are protesting a new law in Ireland, under which a person can be found guilty of … Continued