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Fossil fuels are a faith issue

(AP) One day, our children, their children, will almost certainly ask, “What did you do to solve the climate challenge?” … Continued

House considers rising anti-Semitism in Europe, Middle East

WASHINGTON — An advertisement in Athens intertwines a swastika with a Jewish star. Hungarian politicians declare Jews a national security … Continued

Alanis Morissette struck the right note in Israel

Alanis Morissette, the Canadian American pop singer, is an unlikely ambassador to the Middle East, but in some ways, she … Continued

State lawmakers bring church/state fight to schools

Contrary to culture war mythology, God is alive and well in many, if not most, public schools. Visit almost any … Continued

Why the world needs faith

There will be no peace in our world without an understanding of the place of religion within it. The past … Continued

Will the Chinese government ban Wednesdays? A snapshot from Lhasa

This is the third in a series of five columns written by Matteo Pistono for the visit of Chinese President … Continued

Economy, environment and rights are connected

In President Obama’s meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao this week, should discussion of human rights and religious freedom be … Continued

Ken Buck “disagrees” with separation of church and state

By Gustav Niebuhr I just watched the clip of Colorado Republican Senate candidate Ken Buck declaring himself four-square against the … Continued

Faith seeks understanding

This weekend, Jon Stewart is holding “a rally to restore sanity” on the mall, two months after Glenn Beck’s religion-infused … Continued

An evangelical supports mosque near Ground Zero

Today’s guest blogger is Bob Roberts, Jr., the founding and Senior Pastor of NorthWood Church in Keller, Texas. NorthWood has … Continued

The dignity of pedestrians

JUST LAW AND RELIGION Michael Kessler Law is supposed to protect the life, liberty, and property of citizens. That’s part … Continued

Sudan’s democratic potential

Imagine the U.S. holding simultaneous elections for the President, ALL members of Congress, ALL 50 state governors, ALL 50 state … Continued

Pets after the rapture: a laugh from the dark side of American faith

Gentle readers, I tried–I really, really tried–to resist the temptation to comment on the emotional torment of fundamentalists who are … Continued

Faith and farming

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall We’re seeing many calls to conscience these days. Nibbling breakfast, I clicked on a … Continued

Rick Warren & Barack Obama — Bold Leaders

What do you think of Barack Obama’s choice of Rick Warren to deliver the Inaugural Invocation? Who would have been … Continued

American Democracy Works Again

The American experiment in democracy and peaceful government change has continued for 232 years and been affirmed once more in … Continued

Dear China: I’m Turned Off, Tuned Out

The situation between Tibet and China is getting worse. In Lhasa, the traditional capital of Tibet, authorities arrested 24 suspects … Continued

A Day at the Prayer Breakfast

I went, for the first time, to the recent National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. and I had good reasons … Continued