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Anti-Christian terror is everyone’s concern

People of all faiths have a responsibility to speak out against Christian persecution.

Report draws attention to Hindu hate crimes

With the release of their ninth annual report, members of the Hindu American Foundation are pushing policymakers to take action … Continued

Terror, torture and truth

While the country struggles with the aftermath of the new terror attack in Boston, the importance of a new 500-page … Continued

Freedom languishes for Baha’is in Iran

Nagan is a professor of law and the founding director of the Institute for Human Rights and Peace Development at … Continued

My top 10 picks for 2012

Here are my picks for the top 10 religion stories of 2012: 1. Islam dominated the year, with power struggles … Continued

Jewish and Christian leaders try to revive at-risk interfaith group

WASHINGTON — As a coalition of mostly Christian groups gathered here Thursday (Nov. 29) to support church leaders who have … Continued

Jewish and Christian groups at impasse over U.S. aid to Israel

WASHINGTON — An established interfaith group is in danger of disintegrating as major American Jewish groups and prominent mainline Protestant … Continued

Petition fails in support of Indonesian atheist

What was supposed to be a slam dunk for nontheists has become a slap in the face after a petition … Continued

Claiming the moral highground

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

Hinduism is not cast in caste

Millenial questions haunt various religious traditions, and their adherents are too often forced into the roles of apologist or antagonist. … Continued

What Obama should say in next speech to Muslim world

By Tad Stahnke Address to the Muslim Word, the Sequel. That’s the way the White House touted President Obama’s speech … Continued

Wanted: straight Christian allies

By Dr. Steve McSwain Fact: I am a Christian. Fact: I am straight. Fact: For too long, many in the … Continued

We need frank conversations about 9-11 with Muslims

After 9/11 President Bush reminded Americans that the attack was the work of a few terrorists and not the Muslim … Continued

The great “Ground Zero mosque” hoax

Anyone paying attention the last couple of weeks has heard multiple reports about plans to build a mosque at Ground … Continued

Lawless Israel?

By Eric HeinzeProfessor of Law Queen Mary, University of London Israel’s raid on the Mavi Marmara immediately triggered a backlash. … Continued

Religion and U.S. foreign policy

By Leonard Leochair, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom It’s early December 2009 and a U.S. Commission on International Religious … Continued

A call for religious diplomacy

Note: Join us at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral for a public dialogue that closes the three-day … Continued

How to win friends and influence people

Q: Is there a problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn’t sharing one’s faith part of religious freedom? … Continued

Eureka! Old Men Say Man’s Holy Books Can Hurt Women

Former president Jimmy Carter and other world leaders issued this statement: “The justification of discrimination against women and girls on … Continued

Repairing 8 Years of Flawed U.S. Policy

What do you hope to hear from President Obama in his “major speech to the Muslim world” on June 4? … Continued