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Christian evangelical adoption movement perseveres amid criticism, drop in foreign adoptions

To many Christian evangelicals, their commitment to finding homes for the world’s orphans is something to celebrate — and they … Continued

U.S. Jews diverge on Israel: Strong ties despite disagreements

WASHINGTON — Where once it seemed that uncritical devotion to Israel was the norm for U.S Jews, that Zionism and … Continued

The Days of Awe and the years of horror

Sept. 3, 2013A worker removes notes from the cracks of the Western Wall. Workers cleaned out the cracks Sunday and … Continued

Sikhs find faith in Oak Creek, one year later

On Aug.7, 2012 in Oak Creek, Wis., a candlelight vigil was held for the victims of a mass shooting at … Continued

A meditation on remembrance

There is such a thing as kismet, fate. The Yiddish term is beshert something that is meant to happen. The … Continued

Ryan Anderson’s uphill fight to change young minds on gay marriage

Ryan Anderson has planted himself on arguably the most unpopular stance for his generation: opposing gay marriage. At 31, Anderson … Continued

A ghost of the Holocaust who continues to haunt

Visitors pass beneath a cast taken from the original entrance to the Auschwitz death camp, inscribed with the phrase Arbeit … Continued

The faithful’s doubt is our saving grace

I met a man last week who hoped to study grace. A funeral director from Tennessee, he knew grace when … Continued

Does Ben Carson have a prayer?

Dr. Ben Carson seems to be the Republican new best hope. The renowned African American Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon is everywhere … Continued

Traditional Catholics key in on signs of pope’s worship style

Austin Lipari watched clips of Pope Francis’s inaugural Mass on Tuesday like a detective spotting clues. The music? Classic, but … Continued

Beyond faith in guns

Scott Olson GETTY IMAGES Students learn how to grip a pistol during an NRA Basic Pistol Course at Freddie Bear … Continued

Going over to the other side

“Now I’ve gone completely over to the dark side,” I laughed as I unpacked an Apple iMac desktop computer and … Continued

The Jewish future seen through the eyes of an American statesman

AP American lawyer and IPRC (Immovable Property Review Conference) co-chairman Stuart E. Eizenstat talks to journalists in Prague, on Nov. … Continued

Bergen-Belsen and Bitburg 27 years later: A personal perspective

EPA Premier of Lower Saxony David McAllister stands in front of the inscription wall at the obelsik on the occasion … Continued

After huge Hispanic vote, plenty of reason to compromise on immigration reform

The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez is having a very good week. Rodriguez is the leader of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership … Continued

Election 2012: Sex, lies and videotape

AFP/GETTY IMAGES A man fills out paper work to participate in the final day of early voting at the Lancaster … Continued

A Holocaust film that must be seen

Countries, like individuals, have sinister histories from which they cannot escape. At best, they may be able to come to … Continued

Senate hearing holds key to understanding homegrown hate

GETTY IMAGES OAK CREEK, WI – AUGUST 10: Family and friends and community members gather at Oak Creek High School … 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

Democrats’ altar call in Charlotte

Charlie Neibergall AP President Obama addresses the delegates in Charlotte on Sept. 6. After more than 30 years of teaching … Continued