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As BC graduates, Catholicism is alive and well on campus

Cardinal Sean O’Malley celebrates Mass in Rome. Domenico Stinellis / AP Catholicism is alive and well at Boston College. For … Continued

Missouri Synod president apologizes for Newtown interfaith ‘debacle’

The president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod apologized for his role in the “debacle” that led him to publicly reprimand … Continued

Paying the price for religious illiteracy

In Judge Joseph Sheeran’s courtroom, religious literacy is seen as an antidote to intolerance and hate. Last week, the Michigan … Continued

Faithful Citizenship in 2012 

The American bishops’ landmark 2007 instruction to Catholics about politics will be not be changed, but will be re-issued in … Continued

After Sept 11, 2011, focus on the next 10 years

Washington wanted America to stand for something different: The high hope that people could do remarkable things together.

Young Christians move away from partisan politics

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

Serious Catholics more likely to vote their beliefs

By Thomas Peters Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with … Continued

Scriptures on homosexuality must be read in context

Speaking to a meeting of Hasidic Jewish leaders on Sunday, New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said, “I don’t … Continued

Pulpit fiction

By David Waters Dozens of defiant Christian ministers across the country defied IRS warnings and turned their sermons into partisan … Continued

Why Don’t Ask Don’t Tell must stay

By Daniel Heimbach I was the principle author of a resolution passed by the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) this summer … Continued

Searching for win-win, not zero sum in the Islam debate

America is in the grips of a new dialogue on tolerance and bigotry. Like Jews, Catholics and Mormons before us, … Continued

The enemy is us

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

Protecting religious freedom for all — in word and deed

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

Mosques in America: Rabbi Hillel, George Washington, & my grandma

When I look for teachings to guide Jewish thought and action toward the plans for a cultural center in Lower … Continued

Why Jews should support mosque near Ground Zero

By Robert Levine and David Ellenson One of the most beautiful stories to emerge from the devastating attacks of 9/11 … Continued

What would George Washington say about Islam in USA?

JUST LAW AND RELIGION MICHAEL KESSLER With all the loud clamoring about the proposed Islamic Center to be built near … Continued

George Washington: Founding role model

Dr. Peter A. Lillbackpresident, The Providence Forum and Westminster Seminary (Adapted from a commentary that first appeared in the Philadelphia … Continued

Arizona’s breach of faith

As the new immigration law in Arizona indicates, we are once again traveling down a road where intolerance, bigotry, racism, … Continued

National day of prayer w/ caution

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler Advocates of religious freedom should be skeptical of Judge Crabb’s ruling that the … Continued

What does “proselytize” really mean?

Q: Is there a problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn’t sharing one’s faith part of religious freedom? … Continued