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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

Religion in Foreign Policy: How to Get it Right

The State Department’s new office sends an important signal that faith-based cooperation is no longer optional — it is essential.

Muslims oppose possible Raymond Kelly bid for Homeland Security

RNS () — Muslim-American groups are mounting a growing campaign to quash the potential nomination of New York City Police … Continued

Lawmakers ask Obama for religious diversity summit

Nearly 40 members of the U.S. House, among them Buddhists, Hindus, Jews and Muslims, sent a letter to President Obama … Continued

How to read (and think) like an atheist

There were two categories of teenagers in the 1950s: those who could name one book by an atheist and those … Continued

Loan forgiveness program and employees in the faith sphere

In America, higher education is monumentally expensive – and the problem only seems to be intensifying, especially for those individuals … Continued

In an apparent bid to add an erudite contribution to our public discourse, Rush Limbaugh called a Georgetown law student … Continued

Egypt’s top Muslim leader responds to suicide bombing

Dr. Ali Gomaa, the Grand Mufti of Egypt and the Co-Chairs of the of the C-1 World Dialogue A statement … Continued

Just War, just peace in the Middle East

Mideast peace talks resume this week, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveling to Egypt and Israel for negotiations between … Continued

Call for humanitarian aid in Uganda

Archbishop Joh Baptist Odama Rt. Rev. Macleod Baker Ochola II For over 23 years, millions of our sisters and brothers … Continued

Islamophobia threatens religious freedom

President Obama, after saying that building a mosque at Ground Zero fit our “commitment to religious freedom,” backtracked, saying he … Continued

The imam and the pastor

By Katherine Marshall FAITH IN ACTION The unlikely and inspiring Nigerian duo Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye were … Continued

Why telling Muslims what they believe is a bad idea

What should we call terrorists, some of whom claim to be motivated by their religion? Can one be an Islamic … Continued

Ethiopian orphans need families

By Johnny CarrNational Director of Church Partnerships Bethany Christian Services Americans are adopting fewer orphans from overseas, except from one … Continued

Immigration, charity and national integrity

Q: Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral … Continued

Religion’s glorious complexity

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall My grandmother, a very wise woman, gave me a piece of advice that sticks … Continued

Everyday Iraqis hope for peace and stability

By John FilsonMennonite Central Committee Iraqis say Allah kareem (God is generous) as a way of expressing trust in the … Continued

Practical religious contributions to policy

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued

Environmentalists as missionaries

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marhsall A monkey, so goes an ancient eastern parable, passed by a stream and saw … Continued

Going glocal: a World Bank parable

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Believe it or not, the term ‘glocalization’ has entered the vocabulary enough to appear … Continued