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Air Force Academy may drop religious reference from honor code oath

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The U.S. Air Force Academy may drop a religious reference from an oath cadets take … Continued

Can Pope Francis help end the culture wars?

Francis’ words may be the push needed to keep the Catholic faith above the mess of American politics.

Pope Francis is lots of hope, very little change

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, left, is welcomed by Pope Francis … Continued

Got democracy? From Egypt to the U.S., religion and secularism must embrace women’s rights

Morsi opponents in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The photograph in the back is of Egyptian Army Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, who … Continued

San Diego judge says public school’s yoga instruction not religious

SAN DIEGO, — A California judge ruled Monday (July 1) that the teaching of yoga in public schools does not … Continued

Muslims reflect on the Holocaust

May 18-24 felt like a lifetime: emotional, exhausting, and exhilarating, as amid the horror of the Holocaust, we escorted a … Continued

Bible Sodomy
On Homosexuality, Many Christians Get the Bible Wrong

Will Christians of tomorrow read the Bible’s homosexuality passages the way Christians of today read the slavery passages?

Perils and politics of inaugural prayers

Justin Sullivan GETTY IMAGES U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (R) listen as Rev. Luis … Continued

Hope after Russia’s adoption ban: Adopting justice

DMITRY LOVETSKY ASSOCIATED PRESS Children look on in the Republican Hospital for Infectious Diseases, which specializes in treating HIV-positive children … Continued

America mirrors global godless trend

For years, we’ve heard how the world is much less religious than America, and that America is a bit of … Continued

Mitt, Mormons, and the religious test that wasn’t

Buried in the mountain of demographic data preoccupying political pundits this week is one historic statistic that may have far-reaching … Continued

Presbyterians on the precipice (again)

NEW YORK — It is an unfortunate tradition. Every two years since 2004, the Presbyterian Church (USA) considers resolutions that … Continued

Sikh TSA agent wins suit over religious wristband

WASHINGTON — A Sikh security officer at New York’s largest airport won a $30,000 settlement against the Department of Homeland … Continued

Too much–or too little–Catholic influence in politics?

The Catholic Church, operating on the doctrine that she is the continuing presence and ministry of Jesus Christ on earth, … Continued

How the millennial generation is transforming the politics of gay and lesbian issues

Over a week ago, Rick Perry added his name to the National Sue Ogrocki AP Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. … Continued

Time to walk the talk in Mideast

By John L. Esposito and Sheila B. Lalwani The toppling of the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak and new dawn … Continued

Keep the focus on candidates’ capabilities, not their faith

With former Utah governor Jon Huntsman and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney both believed to be gearing up for a … Continued

Being ‘moral’ in Saudi Arabia: a crown of thorns?

By Fahad Faruqui A glittering crown on her head, Alexandria Mills stood at the center stage, in Sanya, China, celebrating … Continued

We need deeply religious elections

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

Atheism also a matter of faith

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