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5 faith facts on religion in Syria

Women chant anti-government slogans during a demonstration in Idlib in northern Syria. (Rodrigo Abd — AP) Syria has been embroiled … Continued

Mental illness, Islam or revenge?: Understanding terrorism from the Navy Yard to Pakistan to Kenya

Sept. 16, 2013Police personnel near the Navy Yard.Matt McClain / The Washington Post September 2013 has been a cruel month. … Continued

Roma Downey: Christians in Middle East want U.S. to find diplomatic solutions in Syria

A Free Syrian Army fighter reacts after his friend was shot by Syrian Army soldiers. (Goran Tomasevic/REUTERS/Files) My husband Mark … Continued

The Muslim world needs a ‘women’s uprising’

While the rest of the world enters a new year, the Arab world is stuck in some archaic ways of … Continued

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Rohingya, and the Challenge of Faith

AP In this photo taken on Sept. 8, 2012, Muslims gather during a visit by a delegation of American diplomats … Continued

Pope Benedict XVI prepares to embark on high-risk trip to Lebanon

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI embarks Friday (Sept. 14) on a high-risk trip to Lebanon, as the country’s stability … Continued

Was the Oak Creek Sikh Temple shooting a mistake?

AP People attend a flag ceremony being held outside the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wis., on Aug. … Continued

Dr. Morsi and the women

Uncredited AP In this image released by the Egyptian President, Egyptian Field Marshal Gen. Hussein Tantawi, left, presents the “shield … Continued

Federal lawsuit charges religious freedom commission with discriminating against Muslims

This story has been updated. Some Washington figures prominently connected with promoting religious freedom overseas are acccused in a federal … Continued

Religious questions for Pa. voter ID law draw fire

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Nothing is sacred about your religion when it comes to getting a state identification card without a … Continued

Reaching the young Muslim faithful, online

Like millions of young Christian, Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist members of the millennial generation here in the United States, our … Continued

Christian charity its own campaign against atheism

Q. Atheist actor and writer Ricky Gervais is working on a new show, Afterlife , which features “an atheist who … Continued

Shouting, “Peace! Peace!” where there is no peace

Mideast peace talks resume this week, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveling to Egypt and Israel for negotiations between … Continued

Remember religion’s role in Iraq

By The Rev’d Canon Dr. Andrew P B White The withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq is a significant … Continued

Who wins when the U.S. restricts religious freedom?

Today’s guest blogger is Jim Wallis, the author of Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street — … Continued

Episcopal property dispute in Va. Supreme Court Tuesday

By Michelle Boorstein A bitter dispute about theology, homosexuality and land that split at least 15 Episcopal churches in Virginia … Continued

CBS: don’t help religion become a political football

Q: The conservative Christian group Focus on the Family is sponsoring a pro-life ad, featuring football star Tim Tebow, during … Continued

Ignorance of Christianity no virtue

Q: Is there widespread media bias against Christianity? Against evangelicals such as Brit Hume and Sarah Palin? Against public figures … Continued

Brit Hume’s choice

Q: Is there widespread media bias against Christianity? Against evangelicals such as Brit Hume and Sarah Palin? Against public figures … Continued

Minarets, calls to prayer and church bells

Q: What’s your reaction to Sunday’s decision by voters in Switzerland to ban construction of minarets, the slender towers from … Continued