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A Protestant in praise of the Catholic Church

Like millions of others, I am gratefully stunned by his revolutionary remarks on the Catholic Church’s “obsession” with long-held doctrines on gay people and abortion.

Why we love, and love to hate, the Amish

The week before Christmas, 3 million people watched the Discovery Channel’s new reality show, “Amish Mafia,” making it the second-most-viewed … Continued

Hope at Lambeth Palace

REUTERS Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury, addresses the theology think tank Theos in London on Oct. 1, 2012. The … Continued

Egypt’s mufti: To Muslims, prophet Muhammad is ‘the mercy to all worlds’

AP A Libyan woman, Salwa Bugaighis, on Sept. 17, 2012, carries a wreath with a photo of U.S. Ambassador Chris … Continued

Why the world needs faith

There will be no peace in our world without an understanding of the place of religion within it. The past … Continued

Love for Jesus can bring Christians, Muslims together

By Ibrahim Hooper “Behold! The angels said: ‘O Mary! God giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him. His … Continued

“Shame on you”: religious leaders denounce biogotry against Muslims

The Islamic Society of North America convened a group of American religious leaders, Jewish, Christian and Muslim, at the National … Continued

The Pope, the nuns and Auschwitz: the real story

The 1993 order of Pope John Paul II to the Carmelite nuns at Auschwitz has been cited as guide in … Continued

Why not an interfaith monument?

A mosque near ground zero? The New York City community board endorsed the Cordoba House, a community center and mosque … Continued

A blessing from the Dalai Lama

Twelve years ago, I went to see the Dalai Lama with the small seeds of a big dream: a movement … Continued

A glimpse of our interfaith future

Today’s guest blogger is Dan Pawlus, Vice President of Communications for Interfaith Youth Core and co-host of “30 Good Minutes” … Continued

The Globalization of Tolerance

By Tony Blair Faith matters. Even if you are not of religious faith yourself. Over 4 billion people world-wide recognize … Continued

Turning Love Into Policy

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Depending on who you listen to, the Common Word is an extraordinary opportunity, a … Continued

The Double Life of Tony Blair

It was, perhaps, an ill-kept secret. as Prime Minister of Britain, Tony Blair was officially an Anglican. Unofficially, though, he … Continued

Obama Should be Bolder

Barack Obama gave a fine speech on religion in America last week. His proposal for a new White House Council … Continued

The God Who Revels in Diversity

I used to think God was a Catholic. Well… maybe Christian. Then… perhaps Judeo-Christian. But my work as the host … Continued

Mourning a Lost Mentor

When I was first starting the Interfaith Youth Core, I sent out letters and made phone calls to just about … Continued

Jewish Identity Requires Freedom

I will be honest, I had not planned on responding to this question. As a Christian, I don’t know that … Continued