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A rabbi’s call to draft Israel’s ultra-Orthodox into military service

Surprisingly, Rabbi Dov Lipman, an Israeli Orthodox rabbi, had other things on his mind last week than Syria. He was … Continued

Father Vincent Capodanno: The potential saint who served in Vietnam

On April 11, the nation witnessed an extraordinary event in the East Room of the White House. President Obama presented … Continued

Let Sikh Americans serve in the U.S. military

One year ago today, a white supremacist walked into a Sikh place of worship in Oak Creek, Wisconsin and opened … Continued

Humanists want a military chaplain to call their own

If Jason Heap has his way, he’ll trade his Oxford tweeds for the crisp whites of a newly minted U.S. … Continued

COMMENTARY: The truth about religious freedom in the military

WASHINGTON — Serving in the armed forces is one of the most honorable professions one can choose in our society. … Continued

My country ‘tis of thee: Evangelicals score highest on patriotism

WASHINGTON — When it comes to God and country, white evangelicals report the most intense patriotic feelings in a new … Continued

My Brush With Death
Thomas Young and the Myth of Autonomy

Young’s culture taught him that being dependent is to be avoided at all costs. But Christians know that this American myth is a false and dangerous.

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

U.S. Military, Open Your Doors to Sikhs

AP A sparrow braves an Indian Air Force honor guard standing at attention for a review by visiting Myanmar Army … Continued

Shooter at Sikh temple left trail of hate

OAK CREEK, Wis. — Few can know what goes through the twisted mind of a mass killer, but Wade Michael … Continued

Chaplains hear call to serve God while serving country

Growing up in Kuwait, Asif Balbale thought he wanted to become a chemical engineer. He never imagined enlisting in the … Continued

Guantanamo: time to shut the door on ten years of shame

Jahi Chikwendiu WASHINGTON POST David Barrows of DC is among the activists from Witness Against Torture, Amnesty International and other … Continued

Gingrich’s Catholic blind spots

Astrid Riecken FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Newt Gingrich, right, listens to the Most Reverend Richard B. Higgins, Auxiliary Bishop of … Continued

Automated drones: An ethical debate?

Due to some technical difficulties, we aren’t able to post the video from yesterday’s live Q&A, but I’ll be online … Continued

Obama hosts Muslim leaders for Ramadan iftar (VIDEO)

President Obama welcomed Muslim American leaders to the White House Wednesday night for an iftar dinner, a nightly breaking of … Continued

To Mubarak: If you love Egypt, leave

Mike Huckabee, the conservative former Arkansas governor, this weekend said that he is concerned about Islam’s role in Egypt’s future. … Continued

President Obama and gay marriage: the complexity of his convictions

Just hours after affixing his signature to the repeal of the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy which barred openly gay … Continued

Immigrant dreams and the DREAM Act

Today’s guest blogger is Marco, a DREAMer. He serves as a peer minister for Canterbury-Kenyon and enjoys prayer, poetry, and … Continued

Catholic Archbishop for the Military Services USA: Don’t repeal DADT

By Archbishop Timothy Broglio In a response to a request from the Chiefs of Chaplains of the Armed Forces I … Continued

Culture’s last stand? Strong majorities support open military service for gays

Co-authored by Robert P. Jones and Daniel Cox A long-awaited Pentagon report released Tuesday has concluded that allowing gay and … Continued