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Why Are So Few Emergency Response Teams Working Against Ebola?

Ebola could infect a million or more people — unless experienced organizations form strategic partnerships now.

Why faith matters in foreign policy

Belief is a habit of mind that reckons possibilities. It is a faith that fires an alchemy that transforms possibility … Continued

Steve Jobs: Prophet of a new religion

RNS () — The new movie about Steve Jobs is short on anything explicitly religious. Like its main character, however, … Continued

The ‘naked pope’ and Catholic outrage

Carsten Koall / Getty Images What does it mean when Catholics take offense? That, for me at any rate, is … Continued

Q&A with Greg Laurie about prayer in times of grief

Pastor Greg Laurie knows a thing or two about prayer in tough times. The honorary chairman of this year’s National … Continued

What would Jesus do with an extra $52 billion?

LOS ANGELES — Many of today’s evangelical Christians seem to be taking to heart the words traditionally attributed to St. … Continued

The real message of Easter

In Christianity’s passage through Holy Week to Easter Day, a moment of truth will arrive. Every detail is well known, … Continued

‘To be Jewish is to ask questions’

To be Jewish is to ask questions. Our Talmud, by insisting we question, allows us to doubt. As Jews celebrate … Continued

Interfaith clergy deliver loaves and fish to budget debate

RNS () — Surrounded by baskets of fish and bread, with the Capitol at their backs, clergy attacked the Republican … Continued

In wake of Newtown massacre, love more important than explanations

AP A woman puts a photo of a child on a makeshift memorial in the Sandy Hook village of Newtown, … 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

Paul Krugman as prophet?: Economic suffering is not a virtue

Damian Dovarganes AP Job seekers gather May 31, 2012, for employment opportunities at the 11th annual Skid Row Career Fair … Continued

William Hamilton, who said ‘God is Dead,’ dies at 87

PORTLAND, Ore. — William Hamilton, the retired theologian who declared in the 1960s that God was dead, died Tuesday (Feb. … Continued

Dickens and religion: A tale of two views

Britain’s Prince Charles kicked off a yearlong celebration of Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday on Tuesday (Feb. 7) with a wreath-laying … Continued

Using the Holocaust, again

BAZ RATNER REUTERS Ultra-Orthodox Jewish demonstrators look at a boy (low L) wearing a cloth cap and a yellow Star … Continued

Our Lady of Gaga?

By Helen Lee In this magazine cover image taken by Mario Testino and released by Vogue, singer Lady Gaga is … Continued

Remembering the Holocaust when the survivors are gone

Yellow Stars of David are displayed in an exhibit at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, ahead of the … Continued

Ant-covered Jesus irony: Christian theology embraces the suffering

By Patrick Evans Much has been made in recent days of the decision by the Smithsonian to pull the video … Continued

The Petit murders: we must hate evil

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach We all owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. William Petit who, in his extreme hour … Continued

We need more faith in our politics

This weekend, Jon Stewart is holding “a rally to restore sanity” on the mall, two months after Glenn Beck’s religion-infused … Continued