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The ‘missile gap’ is a gender gap: Few American women support Syrian airstrikes

Women chant anti-government slogans during a demonstration in Idlib in northern Syria in 2012. (Rodrigo Abd — AP) Are women … Continued

Religious leaders see ‘tragedy’ and justice in Supreme Court gay marriage decisions

Same-sex marriage supporter Vin Testa of the District waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court.Bill O’Leary / … Continued

On gay bishops, what a difference a decade makes

The outgoing bishop of New Hampshire, Douglas E. Theuner, right, presents the incoming bishop, V. Gene Robinson, left, with a … Continued

What would you do? Local faith leaders discuss church member charged in murder

Hartford County Sheriff’s Office via AP Alexander Kinyua. Kinyua Though members of Baltimore’s Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church are shocked at … Continued

Is 2012 good for the Mormons?

Charles Krupa AP Republican presidential candidate, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, visits St. Paul’s Lutheran Church while campaigning in Berlin, … Continued

Scholar: Romney’s faith ‘makes people uneasy’

“It’s not that Romney is a religious man. It’s not that he’s a church leader. It’s not that he is … Continued

For Tyler Clementi, ‘hate the sin, love the sinner’ not enough

There is an unspoken narrative surrounding the life and suicide of Tyler Clementi and other similar stories. It must no … Continued

Women’s religious freedom violated: Photo of all male birth control witnesses tells the viral truth

Carolyn Kaster AP From left, Reverend William E. Lori, Roman Catholic Bishop of Bridgeport, Conn., Reverend Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, … Continued

Live video: House hearing on religious freedom and birth control debate

Bishop Lori of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops speaks during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on … Continued

Proposition 8 and the new religious reality

Lea Suzuki AP Supporters of gay marriage react outside the James R. Browning United States Courthouse after a federal appeals … Continued

The religious case for legalized abortion

It is the 39th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. More than 35 million women in the … Continued

Nobel Peace Prize 2011: Peace is women’s work

Nobel Peace Prize 2011 L – Tawakkul Karman – Getty Images C – Leymah Gbowee – Reuters R – Ellen … Continued

After war, churches care for warriors

By: Martin Davis and Kimberly Loontjer A memorial ceremony for America’s military veterans, their courage, commitment and sacrifice, is held … Continued

White House names new advisors to faith-based office

By Michelle Boorstein Then-Senator Barack Obama speaks speaks to the media during his presidential campaign at Eastside Community Ministry in … Continued

Adios, evangelical-Catholic coalitions

I saw the gloating over the repeal of the Affordable Health Care Act from an evangelical on this page the … Continued

Religious groups: the backbone of Haiti’s recovery

By Julia Duin John Travolta flew supplies down to Haiti on behalf of the Church of Scientology Many of the … Continued

Inspiration: flipping the religion news stories of 2010

As voted by the Religion Newswriters Association’s members, among the year’s most consequential religion newsmakers were Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, … Continued

Hindu leader receives warm hugs on Christmas

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” is the familiar refrain of Christians who fear the secularization of the holy day celebrating the … Continued

Government is God’s servant

By The Rev. Mark S. Hanson The just-completed election campaign should wake us all and stir us to action. Our … Continued

Nuremberg: Its lessons for today

I recently spent part of a beautiful autumn Sunday in New York watching a dark (in every sense of the … Continued