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Dear Tony Blair: Islam is not the problem

(Photo credit: Patrick McMullan) In response to the continuing pedophilia epidemic which has rocked the Catholic Church around the world … Continued

Paying the price for religious illiteracy

In Judge Joseph Sheeran’s courtroom, religious literacy is seen as an antidote to intolerance and hate. Last week, the Michigan … Continued

1 out of 8 biology teachers reject evolution

By Julia Duin Washington, DC – March, 15: A The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Hall of Human Origins display … Continued

Pew’s religion survey: an attempt to understand faith

By Alan Cooperman (Editor’s note: This post is a response to Jacques Berlinerblau’s critique of the Pew religion survey, which … Continued

Claims of pro-Islamic bias in textbooks are wrong

By Susan Douglass The Texas Board of Education has been misled in its textbook resolution (the resolution “accuses textbook publishers … Continued

Here is the Church, Here is the Steeple, Open the Doors and…

By Frederick W. SchmidtSouthern Methodist University, and Patheos Expert …Not so many people. Why? In part, apparently, because we are … Continued

America fails religion pop quiz

By Elizabeth Tenety Atheists and agnostics scored the highest on a Pew Forum study examining Americans’ religious knowledge. The survey, … Continued

Russia’s bans on Jehovah’s Witnesses

If Secretary of State Hillary Clinton draws inspiration from Eleanor Roosevelt the same way she famously did as First Lady, … Continued

Major faiths no threat to U.S.

Q: What is the proper role of religion — and personal religious belief — in the U.S. armed forces? Should … Continued

Pew Maps Muslim Populations Worldwide

By Jacqueline L. Salmon If you are interested in the concentrations of Muslim populations worldwide, take a look at the … Continued

Love Thy Neighbor’s Health Care

By Gene DavenportProfessor Emeritus of Religion, Lambuth University The present health care situation reflects the blessing and the curse of … Continued

Violence in God’s Name

Some New York-area rabbis are planning to bring weapons to High Holy Day services this month to guard against terrorist … Continued

The Globalization of Tolerance

By Tony Blair Faith matters. Even if you are not of religious faith yourself. Over 4 billion people world-wide recognize … Continued

Obama’s Peacemaking

If nothing else, Barack Hussein Obama is consistent in his quest to bring people together. His speech at Cairo University … Continued

The Vatican: Beyond the Abrahamic Dialogue

As usual, Jews and Muslims got all the headlines when it came to the Pope’s interfaith meetings. But one of … Continued

All Religions Not Created Equal

First, an important disclaimer: I am not a scholar of world religions. Though I work daily to help ensure religious … Continued

The World Lives and Worships Here Now

There was a time, and not long ago, when slow communications, the hardships of travel, and the mystery of the … Continued

Don’t Teach Religion, Teach About Religion

Public schools should not teach religion, but they should teach about it. They should not be in the business of … Continued