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Still waiting for Obama to act

As I ran down to the White House with other Washington, D.C. college students to celebrate President Obama’s re-election in … Continued

After Vatican screening of ‘Muslim Scare’ video, a call for dialogue

When he presented an amateur and xenophobic film about the threat of “rising Muslim demographics” a few weeks ago at … Continued

Obama’s Easter prayer: ‘There’s something about the resurrection’

On the morning of April 19, 2011, President Obama hosted the second annual Easter Prayer Breakfast. “I wanted to host … Continued

The God Vote: Imam Feisal Rauf

By Sam Dinger WATCH: “The core principles of Sharia are analogous to the core principles of the Constitution,” says the … Continued

Islamist politics or American fears?

By Dean K. Lieberman One of most prominent questions facing international commentators today: are Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya (if Qaddafi … Continued

Obama at the crossroads on religious liberty

FAITH AND FOREIGN POLICY By Thomas Farr The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (IRF) has come down hard on … Continued

Obama sidelining religious freedom?

FAITH AND FOREIGN POLICY By Thomas Farr President Obama has on several occasions articulated his commitment to international religious freedom. … Continued

Why no Hindu or Buddhist representation?

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued

More religion in foreign policy: what the road to hell is paved with…

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued

American foreign policy’s God gap

By David Waters American foreign policy is handicapped by a God gap, a narrow, ill-informed and “uncompromising Western secularism” that … Continued

J Street and the perils of Jewish critique

WATCH Jacques Berlinerblau’s video interview with Michael Goldfarb, online editor of The Weekly Standard. FAITH COMPLEX By Jacques Berlinerblau Last … Continued

J Street and the Jewish divide

WATCH Jacques Berlinerblau’s video interview with Hadar Susskind, Director of Policy and Strategy for J Street. FAITH COMPLEX By Jacques … Continued

Going McCarthy

Today’s guest blogger is Abed Z. Bhuyan. Abed is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service where … Continued

Secular Americans: Take Heed!

FAITH COMPLEX By Jacques Berlinerblau Today’s altogether fun interview with Katie Paris, program and communication director of the group Faith … Continued

Obama’s Faith-Based Follies

FAITH COMPLEX By Jacques Berlinerblau What I am about to say is not going to win me new friends and … Continued

Obama , the Catholic Vote and the Bishops

FAITH COMPLEX By Jacques Berlinerblau Consider my interview with Father Thomas Reese of the Society of Jesus to be a … Continued

FAITH COMPLEX: What’s Good for Islam? A Secular State

FAITH COMPLEX By Jacques Berlinerblau If I seem a bit amped up during my interview with Professor Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, … Continued

FAITH COMPLEX: Cyber Anti-Semitism

Dear Friends: In light of the tragic events at the Holocaust Museum yesterday we thought we would re-play an interview … Continued

FAITH COMPLEX: Michael Novak

FAITH COMPLEX By Jacques Berlinerblau Today’s interview is with the very erudite Michael Novak who, as you are about to … Continued

Welcome to FAITH COMPLEX: First Guest: Asra Nomani

FAITH COMPLEX By Jacques D. Berlinerblau Today marks the launch of Faith Complex–a show about the collision of religion, politics … Continued