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Kristallnacht Still Casts a Long Shadow On Europe

Seventy-five years after Kristallnacht, anti-Semitism persists in Europe.

Thai university apologizes for banner featuring Adolf Hitler

BANGKOK — Thailand’s most prestigious university apologized to the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday (July 15) for allowing its campus … Continued

Did gun control prevent Jews from stopping the Holocaust?

As gun control moved toward the top of the American agenda after the Dec. 14 massacre at a Connecticut elementary … Continued

Journey from Oak Creek to Newtown

GETTY IMAGES Zulma Sein prays at a memorial set up outside of the entrance to the Sandy Hook School on … Continued

Bergen-Belsen and Bitburg 27 years later: A personal perspective

EPA Premier of Lower Saxony David McAllister stands in front of the inscription wall at the obelsik on the occasion … Continued

Religious violence is all too real

TAUSEEF MUSTAFA AFP/GETTY IMAGES Kashmiri Muslims shout slogans during a demonstration against the controversial film “Innocence of Muslims” in Srinagar … Continued

Israel is no cancer

BLOOMBERG Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran, speaks at a news conference in New Yor in 2001. When the Iranian President … Continued

Criminalizing mass-murder: 65 years after the UN’s first condemnation of genocide

On December 11, 1946, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 96 (I) which declared genocide, defined as “a denial … Continued

Gilad Shalit returns: One Israeli for 1,027 Palestinians?

– AFP/GETTY IMAGES Israeli Defence Ministry shows Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit (2nd R) walks beside his father Noam (R) for … Continued

The sacralized myth of 9/11

This Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, will undoubtedly mark the apotheosis of the long sacralization of the terrorist attacks that brought … Continued

Do critics actually read the Koran?

Ramadan is upon us – a time of fasting, charity, prayer…and fighting off Sergey Ponomarev AP Libyan children study Koran … Continued

Breivik a Christian, terrorist but not ‘Christian terrorist’

Despite the best efforts of ideologues on both sides, including some of my colleagues here at On Faith, it is … Continued

Media know-nothings first declare Norwegian terrorist Muslim, then Christian

Virginia Mayo AP Flemish right wing party member Tanguy Veys holds his hands over a copy of a manifesto written … Continued

When Your Enemies Fall

Pumping our fists in victory or celebrating in the streets is probably not the best Christian response to anyone’s death, … Continued

Bin Laden & Beyond

How might we appropriately address the death of a mass murderer? The Torah describes Moses and Miriam leading the ancient … Continued

Obama’s American gospel

“Gabby opened her eyes for the first time. She knows we are here. She knows we love her. And she … Continued

‘Blood libel,’ social sin and Sarah Palin

By Elizabeth Tenety Sarah Palin released a nearly eight-minute video Wednesday morning that says that those who imply she bears … Continued

Tucson: time to wake up and tone down

By Sr. Mary Ann Walsh Spokeswoman for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops The violence in Tucson is one more … Continued

Why we should instead look within

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

After Tucson shooting, soul searching

Congressional staffers observe a moment of silence in honor of the Tucson shooting victims. Six people died and 14 were … Continued