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Atheists: Let your conscience be your god

Recently I was invited to participate in a Religion and Law Conference at Florida State University. Almost all the other … Continued

Interfaith(less) dialogue

There are two types of people who sometimes object to participating in interfaith ceremonies: religious and irreligious. First the religious. … 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

John Bryson Chane: Interfaith work remains important to protect religious minorities

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Egyptian Coptic Christians demonstrate outside the state radio and television building in central Cairo on March 8, 2011, … Continued

Mormons warned against baptizing Holocaust victims, celebrities

SALT LAKE CITY — Anne Frank, Simon Wiesenthal’s parents, Gandhi, Daniel Pearl, Elvis. Mormon leaders are fed up. On Friday … Continued

American atheists must define themselves, not be defined by the religious

I am sorry to tell you that this will be my last regular “Spirited Atheist” column, and I want to … Continued

The American double standard on religious violence

FRANCOIS LENOIR Belgium’s Flemish right wing Vlaams Belang party member Tanguy Veys poses with a part of the manifesto written … Continued

No more victories for Bin Laden

President Obama, after saying that building a mosque at Ground Zero fit our “commitment to religious freedom,” backtracked, saying he … Continued

Oppose intermarriage, but support the intermarried

Chelsea Clinton, raised Methodist, and Marc Mezvinsky, Jewish, will wed this weekend. Statistics show that 37 percent of Americans have … Continued

Court composed of individuals, not categories

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

Hope for pluralism in the military

Q: What is the proper role of religion — and personal religious belief — in the U.S. armed forces? Should … Continued

Faith-Based Aid Is Unconstitutional, Period

Dozens of major religious groups and denominations are urging Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. to renounce a Bush-era memo … Continued

An Education

Giving our children the balanced, religious education that they deserve.

Anti-Hindu Bias at U.S. Commission

This week, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) placed India on its “watch list.” By this designation, … Continued

The Court’s Monumental Error

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler In the recent Supreme Court ruling on Pleasant Grove City, Utah v. Summum, … Continued

Welcome To The Unchurched, President And Mrs. Obama

Obama is of course a Christian, but there are a number of excellent reasons why he should not join any … Continued

Silly Stereotypes are not Sharp Satire

In light of the new Mike Myer’s film that mocks religion (in this case Hinduism), there are four obvious things … Continued

Religious Rights for Pagan Prisoners

Patrick McCollum doesn’t look like a Pagan. Although he does wear a large pentacle, he dresses conservatively in dark slacks … Continued

Teach Our Children Well

The case for compulsory “religious” education in schools.