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Reza Aslan defends controversial new book on Jesus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For the third time, Jesus is about to change Reza Aslan’s life. As a teenager, Aslan turned … Continued

Hey atheists: You’ve got a friend

While there is such a thing as atheists who prefer to antagonize the religious of every stripe-and that’s certainly their … Continued

Pope Benedict XVI gives direction to U.S. bishops on hot-button issues

VATICAN CITY — Over the course of the last six months, Pope Benedict XVI delivered five major speeches to small … Continued

Universal health care: A Jewish moral imperative

This week’s Supreme Court hearings on the president’s health care plan will likely generate this court’s signature decision of a … Continued

The sermon that shaped Martin Luther King Jr.

In his favorite sermon, “The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life,” Martin Luther King Jr.’s emphasis was on the most … Continued

If all religions are same, someone should tell the religious

Q: Are all religions the same? The Dalai Lama, who just celebrated his 75th birthday, often refers to the ‘oneness’ … Continued

The rock and the sand castle

By Grady E. Meansauthor Five years ago, Bill Byron, the Jesuit former president of Catholic University and pastor of Holy … Continued

A more civil discourse: idealistic pragmatism

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Political discourse these days seems more fitted to Halloween than All Saints Day. Angels … Continued

What’s the “pious” view on health care? Activists rally today

By Michelle Boorstein Christian clergy and labor leaders will be praying together on Capitol Hill this morning and in rallies … Continued

Honoring Kennedy’s Health Care Legacy

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good As the nation mourns the loss of Sen. Ted Kennedy, there … Continued

Saving the Priesthood from Post Haste

Having lived through the unfortunate sartorial period known as the 1980s, I can report that more stylish an outfit then, … Continued

How Do You Confront Utter Madness?

I don’t have the slightest idea how the new Obama administration should confront terrorism around the globe or whether any … Continued

Belief in God Essential for Moral Virtue?

A growing sector of world civilization is secular; that is, it emphasizes worldly rather than religious values. This is especially … Continued

The Financial Tsunami Drowning Poverty Agenda

The most shocking comment for me in last week’s Vice Presidential debate was Joe Biden’s rather casual suggestion that foreign … Continued

Jihad Means Struggle

In the last several years I have been working in both Muslim-Christian and now Muslim-Christian-Jewish dialogue on issues of war … Continued