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Will U.S. action in Syria hasten the extinction of Christianity in the Middle East?

SANA/Via EPA — A undated handout picture shows a church in the Maaloula village, northeast of Damascus, Syria. Fighters from … Continued

Anniversary recalls water as sacred source of life

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — As a young Iroquois boy living on the Onondaga Nation, Hickory Edwards paddled, swam, fished and caught … Continued

What part of ‘no law respecting an establishment of religion’ does North Carolina not understand?

Imagine driving from Northern Virginia to the Outer Banks in North Carolina, and as you hit the state line, you … Continued

DuBois leaving White House faith-based post

WASHINGTON — Longtime White House aide Joshua DuBois, who heads the White House office focused on the intersection of religion … 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

Westboro Baptist Church to picket Sandy Hook funerals: 4 ways to respond

Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post Wally Dawall of Gaithersburg, Md., right, and Ray Schlegel of College Park, Md., pay … Continued

Catholic bishops told to follow their own policies against sexual abuse

Amid continuing headlines about cover-ups of child abuse in the Catholic Church, an oversight board of lay Catholics on Wednesday … Continued

White House releases public/private guidelines

WASHINGTON — A new White House report that offers guidance on public/private partnerships between the government and faith-based groups leaves … Continued

British lawmakers approve prayer at town halls

LONDON — The British government has fast-tracked a move to restore the rights of towns and cities to hold prayers … Continued

Pope Benedict goes to #OWS

Andrew Medichini AP Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges cheers upon his arrival in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican … Continued

How many more will die?

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

Indonesia isn’t as tolerant as Obama would have us believe

By Ashley Samelson McGuire Wednesday President Obama raised eyebrows in the human rights world when he bestowed lavish praise on … Continued

Disappointment and hope after Cairo

By Sheikh Ali Gomaa Last month marked the first anniversary of President Barack Obama’s speech to the Muslim world in … Continued

What does Obama want?

ISLAM AND THE WEST By Daniel Brumberg In the 20th century, crackdowns against civil society frequently occurred under the guise … Continued

Religion and U.S. foreign policy

By Leonard Leochair, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom It’s early December 2009 and a U.S. Commission on International Religious … Continued

Poor children overseas. Whose responsibility?

By Anne Lynam GoddardPresident and CEO, ChildFund International The results of a recent national survey sponsored by ChildFund International are … Continued

Walling off the Witnesses

By Joel P. Engardiofilmmaker When it comes to Jehovah’s Witnesses sharing Watchtower magazines and Bible messages door-to-door, I’m impressed by … Continued

Catholic Charities, gays and DC’s poor

This Catholic’s View By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. If you believed what you read on blogs and in newspapers, you … Continued

Health Workers and Religious Exemptions

By Michelle Boorstein Well, President Obama’s faith outreach team says they welcome disparate viewpoints. A group of faith leaders, including … Continued

Faith Leaders Meet at White House

By Michelle Boorstein Who knows how long it will last, but there’s a love fest underway today on Pennsylvania Avenue … Continued