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Religious freedom is not a ‘second-class right’

A rosary is held in the hand of a walker during a “Rosary Walk” rally supporting religious freedom. Over 100 … Continued

The Edward Snowden Question

What God would say about Edward Snowden’s case of privacy versus security.

Orthodoxy and equality at the Western Wall

A few days ago a compromise; now a controversy. So it goes when religious sensibilities clash. This week, the remarkable … Continued

‘If we don’t speak out, sin multiplies’

GETTY IMAGES People walk by a controversial ad, which has already been defaced, that condemns radical Islam in a New … Continued

In defense of the right to offend

REUTERS Photographers take pictures outside the home of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, who has been linked by news organizations to the … Continued

Paul Ryan is one of us

Joshua Roberts BLOOMBERG Representative Paul Ryan, Republican from Wisconsin, chairman of the House Budget Committee and Mitt Romney’s running mate. … Continued

Alumni don’t want Demond Tutu to speak at Gonzaga

SPOKANE, Wash. — Archbishop Desmond Tutu is slated to deliver the commencement address next month to Gonzaga University’s graduating class. … Continued

Obama and Catholics: Sometimes, you have to take it on faith

When the Obama administration made the decision to require Catholic-run organizations to pay for health-care plans that include contraception, officials … Continued

Gabby’s neckrub: Love never fails

By Elizabeth From her bed in the ICU, where she is making breathtaking progress in recovering from a point-blank … Continued

Rethink, not reload

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

Apple zaps conservative Christian app

By David Waters The Culture War now has its own app. Or does it? After receiving thousands of complaints, Apple … Continued

Muslims caught in the middle of debate about them

By Aziz H. Poonawalla I’m a regular listener of NPR. You might call me an NPR junkie, in fact. One … Continued

Jehovah’s Witnesses: a model for church and state

By Joel P. Engardio If I’m ever allowed to legally marry, my mother won’t attend my wedding. I’m a gay … Continued

Analogy overkill: justice not healing

After 9/11 President Bush reminded Americans that the attack was the work of a few terrorists and not the Muslim … Continued

Freedom to offend and be offended

President Obama, after saying that building a mosque at Ground Zero fit our “commitment to religious freedom,” backtracked, saying he … Continued

The great “Ground Zero mosque” hoax

Anyone paying attention the last couple of weeks has heard multiple reports about plans to build a mosque at Ground … Continued

Meaning in a homeless man’s death

By Jeremy BurtonSenior Vice President of Philanthropic Initiatives Jewish Funds for Justice This week, Jews around the world will celebrate … Continued

In defense of South Park — and burqas

Q: What is the obligation of a Western, democratic government to protect individual freedoms in light of a realistic terrorist … Continued

Prayer is good policy

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

Faith groups urge National Day of Prayer and Reflection

Two religious groups are calling on President Obama to declare an Inclusive Day of Prayer and Reflection, in response to … Continued