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Philip Jenkins: Was the Great War a Holy War?

During the First World War, overwhelmingly Christian nations claimed ten million lives in the name of God.

Back to school, putting a face to another’s faith

(istockphoto) No quick fix diplomatic or military will dissolve the centuries of distrust and rivalry that fuel the sectarian conflict … Continued

The Catholic Health Association v. the bishops v. Obama

Last week, the Obama administration published its final guidelines for contraception coverage by insurers, putting what should be closure on … Continued

To life, not martyrdom

Recently, I read two articles about dying for a cause. The first, on these pages, by Sally Quinn, addressed the … Continued

What the Catholic Church can learn from the Muslim experience

Historians may look back at the second decade of the 21st century and pinpoint the Arab Spring and the resignation … 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

U.S. drone strike policy: Just War or just targeted killing?

HO AFP/GETTY IMAGES This US Army handout file image taken February 27, 2011 shows an MQ-1C Gray Eagle armed with … Continued

‘Jihad’ ads comes to DC Metro

An ad from the “#MyJihad” campaign sponsored by the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago). Ads will … Continued

Bus ads aim to reclaim the meaning of’jihad’

An ad campaign on San Francisco buses is aimed at trying to change public perception of the word “jihad,” which … Continued

#MyJihad: Campaign to amplify the voice of mainstream Muslims

Courtesy of myjihad.org Public educaton campaign called MyJihad featured in an advertisement on the side of a Chicago bus. As … Continued

Former minister: ‘We atheists love this time of year like everyone else’

REUTERS People view a display showing the nativity scene in Palisades Park in Santa Monica, Calif. in this Dec. 12, … Continued

Pope Benedict: From Regensburg, Germany to Beirut, Lebanon

REUTERS Pope Benedict XVI waves to faithfuls from his Pope-mobile upon his arrival to conduct an open-air mass service at … Continued

Rosh Hashanah: The start of a new year for humankind as a whole

REUTERS Jewish worshippers pray at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem’s Old City Sept. 16, 2012, ahead … 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

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem: Romney, Israel and the future of peace

Charles Dharapak AP Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney places a prayer note as he visits the … Continued

Michele Bachmann vs. Huma Abedin: ‘The Ramadan Conspiracy’

In the warped universe where this American currently resides, there remains only one heroic person brave enough to save our … Continued

‘Holy Terror’: Holy war is waging against sexual minorities

Gays are not ruining the fabric of American society. Rather, anti-gay fundamentalist Christians are. Take a deep breath. These are … Continued

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Muslims and Catholics vs. Banzhaf

John Banzhaf is using Muslims as his shield in his battle against conservative religious values.

How one organization is transforming Pakistani madrasas

STR AFP/GETTY IMAGES In this file photograph taken on September 26, 2008, fighters with Afghanistan’s Taliban militia stand on a … Continued

War is a Last Resort, Not an Olympic Sport

Why I don’t rejoice at Osama bin Laden’s death.