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Demand legal protection: It’s okay to be gay at work

Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg You can still be fired for being gay in 29 states, and for being transgender in … Continued

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In May 1963, thousands of Birmingham school children faced police dogs, fire hoses and possible arrest to … Continued

When students protest abortion, can schools draw the line?

Students with deep religious convictions are fast turning public schools into the newest battleground over abortion much to the dismay … Continued

Religious freedom at school

When people ask if kids in public schools have First Amendment rights, I’m tempted to answer “only if you think … Continued

Dwindling Catholic schools see future in Latino students

LOS ANGELES — Martha Rodriguez always thought Catholic school was expensive and out of reach — not a place for … Continued

The war on terror and the war for hearts and minds

A few days ago, I had the honor of accompanying former Pakistani Ambassador to Great Britain Akbar Ahmed to the … Continued

Why we need to help young atheists

Mark Gail THE WASHINGTON POST Atheist messages hanging on the tree decorated on the lawn of the Loudoun County Courthouse … Continued

Survey finds less cheating in high schools

Are American students making the grade when it comes to ethics? A new survey from the Josephson Institute of Ethics … 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

Not just chess: Atheists are organizing high school clubs, too

High school kids can join the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Jewish Student Union, the Muslim Students Association and, in … Continued

Five years later, mother of Virginia Tech victim wrestles with God, finds peace

CENTREVILLE, Va. — It’s been five years since Celeste Peterson’s only daughter was killed in a shooting rampage at Virginia … Continued

Why Pat Robertson’s pot plan is a (bong) pipe dream

Pat Robertson should stick to television evangelism.  His recent pitch to legalize marijuana and make it as available as alcoholic … Continued

Searching for the American DREAM

Today’s guest blogger is David Fraccaro, an ordained United Church of Christ Minister who works at Interfaith Youth Core as … Continued

Religion’s role in gay teen suffering

When I behold the callous reaction of some right-wing Christian fundamentalist leaders to the rash of bullying-related teen suicides, I … Continued

God and country

By David Waters As a culture war battleground, revision of the social studies curriculum standards in Texas isn’t likely to … Continued

The Texas Bored of Education, Real Estate and Dentistry

You’ve got to love the Texas Board of Education. Its members–most of whom take pride in being “just folks” and … Continued

Religion lobby pushes legislation, not reconciliation

By David Waters After a brief holiday recess, the Religion Lobby is gearing up to support or oppose health insurance … Continued

Interfaith power

Today’s guest blogger is Benjamin Bechtolsheim, a Faiths Act Fellow hosted by The Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty … Continued

Be good if you feel like it?

Q: Is there good without God? Can people be good without God? How can people be good, in the moral … Continued

Finding Community in Diversity

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Last Friday evening, in the quiet sanctuary of an old Catholic church in Brooklyn, … Continued