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Study: Too much religion can harm economy

CANTERBURY, England — Too much religion can harm a society’s economy by undermining the drive for financial success, according to … Continued

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Rohingya, and the Challenge of Faith

AP In this photo taken on Sept. 8, 2012, Muslims gather during a visit by a delegation of American diplomats … Continued

Olympics’ religious roots

When the Summer Olympics opened in London, there was a version of a religious ritual in the Olympic oath, procession … Continued

Man behind ‘near-death experience’ ponders the afterlife

Raymond Moody has spent nearly 40 years looking forward, trying to understand what happens when people die. That pursuit led … 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

Half of the world cannot go to war

2011 began with some bleak news for Muslim-Christian relations around the world.Recent attacks against churches in Iraq, Nigeria and Egypt … Continued

Debating Christopher Hitchens on faith

Last week, former British prime minister Tony Blair, who converted to Catholicism after leaving office, debated the merits of religion … Continued

Explore and be changed

In the memoir Eat, Pray, Love, writer Elizabeth Gilbert gives up her entire way of life to spend a year … Continued

Muslim-Christian dialogue: An Islamic view

By Dr. Ahmad Mohamed El Tayebpresident, Al-Azhar University in Cairo For Muslims, peaceful coexistence is an obligation rather than a … Continued

Practical religious contributions to policy

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued

Ignorance of Christianity no virtue

Q: Is there widespread media bias against Christianity? Against evangelicals such as Brit Hume and Sarah Palin? Against public figures … Continued

Obama Reversing Christian Right’s Damage to Islam

Much has been written about Muslim responses to Obama’s Cairo speech and how it has resonated across the Muslim world. … Continued

A Paradigm to Jump-Start U.S. – Muslim Relations

In what has the potential to be a transformative historical moment, President Barack Obama called for “a new beginning between … Continued

Our World, God’s Neighborhood

By Tony BlairFormer British Prime Minister In all my time in public life, one fact has struck me with increasing … Continued

Catholics Calling Gaza a Concentration Camp = Ugly Hyperbole or Worse

Catholic leaders are making grotesque and false analogies about the situation Gaza. The most disturbing of which is Cardinal Renato … Continued

On Faith and Other Divine Impulses

When Jon Meacham and I first started this Web site a year ago this week, we had no idea how … Continued

The Power of Poetry

The debate about the language in which we learn and express our faith is often misleading, I think, because amid … Continued