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COMMENTARY: Don’t surrender Islam to the Islamists

RNS () — “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our … Continued

‘But wasn’t the persecution of Christians predicted in the Bible?’

Aug. 26, 2013Bishop-General Macarius, sixth from left, a Coptic Orthodox leader, prays with residents at burnt and damaged Evangelical Church … Continued

35 years later, some black Mormons see lingering prejudice

SALT LAKE CITY — June 8, 1978, was a sacred, momentous event — a revelation — that catapulted Mormonism into … Continued

‘Nuns on the Bus’ kick off immigration tour

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — With the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop, the “Nuns on the Bus” on Wednesday (May … Continued

Years of tension yield to thaw between gays, Mormons

SALT LAKE CITY — After years of tension between Mormons and gay rights activists — with political action and theological … Continued

New Mormon website features softer, gentler tone on gays

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints isn’t changing its tune about homosexuality, but it … Continued

Omnipotence needs no defense and other obvious theological truths

GIANLUIGI GUERCIA AFP/GETTY IMAGES Egyptian protesters demonstrate outside of the presidential palace in Cairo on Dec. 4, 2012, against President … Continued

‘Mormon moment’ ends with a loss – but Romney’s religion still won

SALT LAKE CITY — Mormons in Utah and across the nation were thrilled by the prospect that one of their … Continued

John Bryson Chane: Interfaith work remains important to protect religious minorities

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Egyptian Coptic Christians demonstrate outside the state radio and television building in central Cairo on March 8, 2011, … Continued

Why basketball is Muslims’ favorite sport

Omar Abdelkader, a student at Northeastern University in Boston, is an observant Muslim but admits that, at least as a … Continued

Evangelicals ‘sinned against Mormonism’?

Richard Mouw never intended to start a riot within the evangelical community by saying his fellow believers had “sinned against … Continued

It’s not just Santorum who believes in Satan

For many, Rick Santorum is a living, breathing, head-scratching, eyebrow-raising quote machine. In just a week, he can raise the … Continued

Five reasons why Obama is losing the contraception fight

The White House has surprised observers and disappointed some liberal allies by being willing to compromise in its controversial regulations … Continued

Muslim freedom, American ignorance

Former Arkansas governor and 2012 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee found himself in hot water this week after he called Islam … Continued

When hate speaks, how much are we supposed to listen?

2011 began with some bleak news for Muslim-Christian relations around the world.Recent attacks against churches in Iraq, Nigeria and Egypt … Continued

‘Tis the season for an art controversy at the Smithsonian

By Marci A. Hamilton This article is part of a series for the Patheos Holiday Monitor, which tracks the War … Continued

When hatred is lethal

Seth Walsh, 13, of Tehachapi Calif., hanged himself. Billy Lucas, 15, of Greensburg, Ind., also hanged himself. Asher Brown, 13, … Continued

The dangers of a National Day of Prayer

Q: Did the Pentagon do the right thing by disinviting evangelist Franklin Graham from a National Day of Prayer event … Continued

Teach the Importance of Christianity to America

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

Being True to God’s Call (Not Man’s)

Does religion empower women? It certainly can. Countless women throughout history have found strength and sustenance in dealing with great … Continued