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I Need You To Like Me, Really

Finding out who we are is the first step in a long walk towards loving ourselves and others well.

The government shutdown and the Golden Rule

Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg As we look at the government shutdown, it is reasonable to ask the question: What is … Continued

Sin in Syria

Dec. 8, 2012Seven-year-old Walid, right, is comforted as he mourns a fallen Syrian rebel fighter taken away for burial in … Continued

America is ready for marriage equality

More than most, our family understands the movements of history. We were among those who first publicly and proudly identified … Continued

A Muslim guide to love

The legendary Sufi Muslim poet Rumi once said that, “Love rests on no foundation…It is an endless ocean…With no beginning … Continued

The seductions of ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Jonathan Olley AP This photo released by Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. shows Navy SEALs seen through the greenish glow of … Continued

U-Va. sociology professor: Parenting in red, blue and purple America

BLOOMBERG President Obama looks over the crowd as he prepares to leave the stage after making an acceptance speech during … Continued

Jesus, moral intelligence and choosing a president

LUCAS JACKSON REUTERS Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney answers a question as he debates President Obama during the second U.S. … Continued

President Obama’s faith challenge at the Democratic National Convention

AP President Barack Obama waves to supporters as he arrives at the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport for the Democratic National Convention … Continued

Political discourse: a family affair

AP This photo combo shows President Barack Obama in Chapel Hill, N.C. on April 24, 2012, and Republican presidential candidate, … Continued

Arizona’s immigration law: Where’s the Christian compassion?

Matt McClain FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Maria Uribe of Phoenix, AZ holds a cross outside the US Supreme Court as … Continued

Can young evangelicals move beyond the Religious Right?

Brandon Thibodeaux GETTY IMAGES A cross necklace hangs in front of a worshipper’s American flag t-shirt as she participates in … Continued

From religious contemplation to activism

When I heard that I won the TED prize, which gives you a wish for a better world, I knew … Continued

Our Christian president and the people who cannot hear him

President Obama opened his National Prayer Breakfast remarks by saying, “I begin by giving all praise and honor to God … Continued

Can a Christian be a libertarian?

Charlie Neibergall AP U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks during a news conference at his newly opened Iowa campaign office, … Continued

My five lessons from On Faith

It was five years ago this month that we launched On Faith. The idea was to inform and educate about … Continued

Occupy Wall Street #OWS: the American Dream 2.0

FREDERIC J. BROWN AFP/GETTY IMAGES Protesters shout slogans while holding banners in Los Angeles. So much of what is broken … Continued

Do critics actually read the Koran?

Ramadan is upon us – a time of fasting, charity, prayer…and fighting off Sergey Ponomarev AP Libyan children study Koran … Continued

Immigration reform: The view from the faith side

By Katherine MarshallFAITH IN ACTION The irony is familiar but still troubling: America, a nation proudly built by and for … Continued

Obama is pandering to religion

The Spirited Atheist, like a great many secularists at this political juncture, is feeling somewhat dispirited. President Obama’s “how-I-came-to-know-Jesus” speech … Continued