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How to counter violent extremism

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

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That’s an Atheist Thing To Do, Pope Francis

Perhaps Pope Francis will have the freedom and desire to make not just stylistic and rhetorical changes, but substantive changes as well.

Bestowing the gift of honey on Rosh Hashanah

RNS () — The theme of life and death is at the heart of Rosh Hashanah, celebrated with a drizzle … Continued

George Zimmerman, ‘Good Samaritan’?

Jacob Langston/ Orlando Sentinel To the extent that he ever left, George Zimmerman is back in the news, an in … Continued

A Jewish-Hindu connection

Not so long ago after nearly 25 years as a hidebound New Yorker I moved to Philadelphia for my wife … Continued

What Christians should learn from Dan Cathy

Tim Carman/The Washington Post See also –What gay rights activists should learn from Shane Windmeyer On Monday it came out … Continued

Are institutions Catholic enough?

The number of agencies calling themselves big-C “Catholic” will shrink. That is the inevitable result of De Caritate Ministranda , … Continued

Hajj: Time for Muslim reflection

REUTERS Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque during the annual hajj or pilgrimage in the … Continued

Egypt’s mufti: To Muslims, prophet Muhammad is ‘the mercy to all worlds’

AP A Libyan woman, Salwa Bugaighis, on Sept. 17, 2012, carries a wreath with a photo of U.S. Ambassador Chris … Continued

Understanding Rosh Hashanah 2012 / 5773

The shofar, a ram’s horn, is blown as part of the Rosh Hashanah ritual. (AP) Six things that will help … Continued

Bullied bus monitor Karen Klein: A feeding frenzy of cruelty

Jamie Germano AP Karen Klein, 68, of Greece, N.Y., talks about the verbal abuse she endured from middle school students. … Continued

Secularists counter National Day of Prayer with National Day of Reason

As millions of Americans bow their heads next Thursday (May 3) for the annual National Day of Prayer, atheists, humanists … Continued

What is it about Tim Tebow?

Justin Edmonds GETTY IMAGES Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos walks off the field after a game against … Continued

On Churches and Dictators: The Pope Comes to Britain

By Eric Heinze If Pope Benedict XVI doesn’t go down as one of history’s most beloved pontiffs, he’ll certainly go … Continued

My purpose in debating Christopher Hitchens on the afterlife

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Is atheism necessary for religion? Rabbi Zusya would say yes. The great Russian Hassidic Rabbi, who … Continued

The spiritual convergence of Rosh Hashanah, Eid al-Fitr and 9/11

By Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali As American Muslims observe the last days of Ramadan and American Jews … Continued

Jewish wisdom on mosque debate

By Abraham Cooper The debate over the 9/11 ‘Cordoba’ mosque continues to spawn raw emotions and white– hot rhetoric from … Continued

Building mosque can be a redemptive act

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

Ramadan, translated

Ramadan is not only the beginning of a month-long fast but of a special spiritual cycle of months within which … Continued

Confessions of a convert to Islam

Three years ago, I embraced the concepts of Islam and made some large changes in my life. This year, a … Continued