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COMMENTARY: The Olympics are coming. Whoopee.

RNS () — I suffer from a severe case of “Olympicitis,” a disease causing an incurable abhorrence of the international … Continued

When firefighters fall, chaplains stand

As friends and families reel from the news that 19 elite firefighters died battling an Arizona wildfire Sunday (June 30), … Continued

Atheists are people, too

Mark Poprocki / iStock Bombs do not discriminate. We know that the people wounded or killed from the Boston Marathon … Continued

Islam in Boston: Religion should be radical. It should not be violent.

People link hands to form a human chain from a makeshift memorial for fallen MIT police officer Sean Collier to … Continued

Obama praises Boston for overcoming the ‘face of evil’

President Barack Obama praised Bostonians for their actions “in the face of evil” during an interfaith memorial service on Thursday … Continued

At makeshift National Mall graveyard, clergy demand gun control

WASHINGTON — Clergy from California to Connecticut created a makeshift graveyard symbolizing victims of gun violence on the National Mall … Continued

Interfaith is a state of mind

VIA BLOOMBERG President Obama prepares to speak during a memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting … Continued

Obama gives voice to the national determination on gun control

AFP/GETTY IMAGES President Obama pauses as he speaks during a memorial service for the victims and relatives of the Sandy … Continued

Racing reverend puts faith into 750-horsepower dragster

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Until his recent retirement, the Rev. Dale Schaefer spent most Sunday mornings wearing vestments and leading … Continued

Thousands mourn death of Ethiopian Orthodox Church leader

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Orthodox men sing and dance next to the casket bearing the remains of Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox … Continued

In magazine, President Obama, Mitt Romney discuss faith

AP In this combo made from file photos, President Barack Obama, speaks at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, … Continued

Olympics ceremony won’t include moment for murdered Israelis

JERUSALEM — Despite international pressure — including support from both U.S. presidential candidates — the International Olympic Committee has refused … Continued

Obama in Colorado: Reflecting on lives lost and on how Aurora, like Batman’s Dark Knight, will rise again

On July 22, President Barack Obama came to Aurora. He wasn’t here to make a speech or cut a ribbon … Continued

Nuns celebrate Affordable Care Act victory, but healthcare battles on Capitol Hill will continue

Charlie Neibergall AP Nuns on the Bus: Sister Simone Campbell, right, executive director of Network, speaks in front of Renate … Continued

Chuck Colson to be buried at Quantico

Prison Fellowship founder and Watergate figure Chuck Colson will be buried privately with full military honors at Quantico National Cemetery, … Continued

2011: A big year for social conservatives

Darren McCollester Linda Dupere holds a sign at a Tea Party tax day rally April 15, 2011 outside the Statehouse … Continued

The Gospel according to Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens’s earthly life is done, but has he ceased to exist? Our language — over which he had complete … Continued

National Cathedral a broken building for a broken world

As I made the 12-hour flight back to Washington from Iran this past September, I reflected on the American hikers’ … Continued

Bloomberg takes stand on church v. state

Carol Guzy THE WASHINGTON POST NEW YORK NY – SEPTEMBER 11: New York marks the 10th anniversary of the World … Continued

Rick Warren to hold 9/11 service

Pastor Rick Warren, founder of Saddleback Church in California, is organizing memorial services in New York for the tenth anniversary … Continued