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Religious Conservatives Call on U.S. to “Destory” Islamic State

A coalition of religious leaders has signed a petition urging for military force to stop the killing of religious minorities in Iraq.

Francis, the peace pope

Francis’ anti-war rhetoric is quickly earning him a unique place in papal history.

10 things we can do right now about Syria instead of bombing

Syrian refugee children play with swings at the Bab Al-Salam refugee camp in Azaz, near the Syrian-Turkish border. (Reuters/Giath Taha) … Continued

High holidays a juggling act of piety, politics for Jewish members of Congress

Being a Jewish member of Congress at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur — the most sacred days of the Jewish … Continued

Pray for peace

A Free Syrian Army fighter runs after a Syrian Army tank shell exploded in the Salah al- Din neighbourhood of … Continued

Should Christians support intervention in Syria? No.

Aug. 21, 2013Activists inspect the bodies of people they say were killed in a toxic gas attack. Activists allege that … Continued

Syria and the ‘moral obscenity’ of war

Dec. 8, 2012Seven-year-old Walid, right, is comforted as he mourns a fallen Syrian rebel fighter taken away for burial in … Continued

Drone policy can be moral policy

Reuters photo In a recent contribution for On Faith, former Chicago Theological Seminary President Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite denounced U.S. drone … Continued

Democracy minus freedom equals tyranny

Opponents of Morsi pray in Tahrir Square in Cairo. Anti-Morsi protesters have set up camp in the square, the site … Continued

The ‘tender’ pope

Pope Francis gives me hope. As a scholar thinking and writing about just peace, I have written about St. Francis … Continued

Church leaders say returning vets need time, attention

When Staff Sgt. Brandon Hill came home from his third tour in Iraq last year, he expected his wife and … Continued

Cherry-picking Rick Santorum?

Here at “On Faith,” the Post’s Lisa Miller recently wrote that Rick Santorum could be called a “cafeteria Catholic,” someone … Continued

Why are Tibetans burning In Tibet and starving in New York?

China is on high alert in Tibet every March due to sensitive political anniversaries. Tibetans commemorate the March 1959 uprising … Continued

What Iraq taught us about Just War

POOL REUTERS Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, attend a casing of the colors ceremony at Camp Adder, … Continued

In Libya, the last resort

Apostle Paul wrote, “If possible, on your part, live at peace with everyone.” We should strive to maintain peace but … Continued

Egypt’s pharaohs and living Exodus

Every year at Passover, Jews recall the story of an ancient Egyptian ruler who oppressed his people and was overthrown … Continued

Without secular government, there is no religious freedom

To end the old year and begin the new, there is more entirely predictable bad news from the world of … Continued

The poison of unified religious power an old cultural lesson from Spain

Years ago, before the rise of radical Islamism was a political issue in the West, I visited the great mosque … Continued

Israel a model (of sorts) on gays in the military

By Michele Chabin JERUSALEM (RNS) Israel, like the United States, is a largely secular society with deep religious roots. And … Continued

A mosque, a temple and a court verdict in India

An emotional battle over a drive to build a mosque on disputed ground–tense with fear of violence– has transfixed a … Continued