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After divisive election, voters support balanced approach to budget crisis

The hotly contested and divisive 2012 election, which saw more negative advertising than any presidential electoral contest in American history, … Continued

Commemorating International Religious Freedom Day

Across the globe, religion and belief continue to matter deeply in the lives of people and their cultures. From worship … Continued

Creflo Dollar, corporal punishment and fear as a parenting tool

Pouya Dianat AP In this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007 photo, Rev. Creflo Dollar gives his Wednesday night service at World … Continued

Are the mainline Protestant splinter churches a new Reformation or old news?

There’s a popular saying in church-planting circles: It’s easier to make babies than to raise the dead. That principle applies … Continued

After Sept. 11, four tasks for religion

Ten years ago this weekend, a terror attack changed the world and changed America forever. It left Americans frightened and … Continued

Somali pirates kill missionaries

By Elizabeth Tenety Scott and Jean Adam, two of the four Americans killed by pirate captors off the coast of … Continued

Can a Mormon now be president?

By Julia Duin Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith was widely viewed by analysts as a chief obstacle to his 2008 run … Continued

Miraculous demonstrations in Muslim world

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach On countless visits to Israel the same questions have gone through my mind: How is it … Continued

Religious arguments empower ignorance

By Candace Chellew-Hodge “God hates you!” The woman leaned into her admonition, one hand on her hip, wagging her finger … Continued

Teetotalers for God take the pledge

Q: What do you think of the American Humanist Association’s new “Godless Holiday” campaign? The ads will say: “No God? … Continued

Looking for God in All the Wrong Places

Q:What makes the best ‘case for God’ to a skeptic or non-believer, an open-minded seeker, and to a person of … Continued

Religion Must Be Part of Afghan Solution

Q: Eight years after the U.S. attacked Afghanistan, fighting continues. Religious extremists in the Taliban and al-Qaeda retain significant power … Continued

Interfaith Call for World Peace

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Two contrasting images hovered over the September 6-8 “Prayer for Peace” in Cracow, Poland. … Continued

One World, Under God

What’s your reaction to President Obama’s recent statements to the Muslim world that “the United States is not, and never … Continued

Religiously Good, Bad and Ugly in 2009

In the Middle East — the world’s most volatile place — extremist Islam will continue to fuel the fires of … Continued

Will “Agents of Intolerance” Return to SC?

As I think about what lies ahead for the Republican Party the phrase “pier-sixer” keeps coming to mind. What, pray … Continued