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Chicago is ground zero in U.S. Muslim renaissance

CHICAGO — Religious affiliation may be on the wane in America, a recent Pew study asserts, but you wouldn’t know … Continued

Newest front in the Christmas wars: billboards

A billboard bearing a positive message about atheism has been vandalized – again. A billboard posted in Chico, Calif., that … Continued

American Tolerance vs. Sept. 11 terrorism — a victory of pluralism over prejudice

GETTY IMAGES Germano Riviera walks with the “Flag of Honor,” which displays the names of all of the victims of … Continued

Sept. 11, 2001: Eleven years later, American Muslims are victims

AP Flags set on display by students at Norwich University in Northfield Vt. are seen on the upper parade ground … Continued

Pluralism and prejudice: How conflicts over religious pluralism reveal America’s new ‘Sacred Ground’

The only Protestant running for president in 2012 is President Obama, an American of both a racially and a religiously … Continued

Kiss More Chicks: Gay rights activists protest Chick-fil-A with ‘kiss in’

AP Jim Fortier, left, and Mark Toomajian, kiss as they join about two dozen members of gay rights groups and … Continued

2011: A big year for social conservatives

Darren McCollester Linda Dupere holds a sign at a Tea Party tax day rally April 15, 2011 outside the Statehouse … Continued

5 questions with Russell Simmons

Simmons shares his thoughts on the Lowe’s controversy over the All Muslim Reality show.

Becoming all-American Muslims

It took Muslims a full three months to figure out a strategy to counter the campaign against Cordoba House, otherwise … Continued

‘Tis the season … to attack Christian faith

It is the holidays – a time for friends and family to gather to celebrate Christmas and Thanksgiving – and … Continued

Bloomberg takes stand on church v. state

Carol Guzy THE WASHINGTON POST NEW YORK NY – SEPTEMBER 11: New York marks the 10th anniversary of the World … Continued

From Ground Zero chaplain to religious freedom ambassador

Ira Block A keyboard to a computer. Very few pieces of office equipment were found in the recovery operation post … Continued

What Have We Learned About Religion Post-9/11?

Some of the world’s most influential religious leaders and thinkers talk about faith in a post-9/11 world.

Could 9/11 represent a ‘spiritual ground zero’ for Americans?

“Where were you on 9/11?” has become one of the defining questions for today’s generation, much like older Americans were … Continued

Rick Warren to hold 9/11 service

Pastor Rick Warren, founder of Saddleback Church in California, is organizing memorial services in New York for the tenth anniversary … Continued

Recognize religion’s healing role

Mayor Michael Bloomberg should take a lesson from President Obama when it comes to memorializing the tenth anniversary of the … Continued

The sacralized myth of 9/11

This Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, will undoubtedly mark the apotheosis of the long sacralization of the terrorist attacks that brought … Continued

A prayer for 9/11

Mark Lennihan AP World Trade Center construction workers hold hands during a prayer at a ceremony for the September 11 … Continued

Protecting ‘American Atheists’ 2.0

Dear patriotic protectors of American Atheists, Less than two weeks ago, I asked you to assist me in finalizing “The … Continued

Report aims to map funding to anti-Islamist groups

Updated 7:13 p.m. The liberal Center for American Progress released a report Friday that it says maps the financial infrastructure … Continued