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Miss America Nina Davuluri: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in the Response to American Diversity

Diversity confirms our American values of freedom and tolerance.

Adventists call actions to allow women’s ordinations “mistakes’’

Leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Tuesday (Oct. 16) said recent decisions by two regional bodies to allow ordained … Continued

Why we need the National Prayer Breakfast

            It’s easy to be cynical about Washington. I was born in this city and even I occasionally throw up … Continued

The scandal of atheist campaigns against Christmas

By Frederick W. Schmidt This article is part of a series for the Patheos Holiday Monitor, which tracks the War … Continued

Getting Linker’s “Religious Test” wrong

Unorthodoxy By Patrick J. Deneen Damon Linker – former editor of “First Things” and author of the book Theocons – … Continued

Faith vs. fear in America

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Stephen Heinz, President of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, is passionate about democracy. For him, … Continued

A Republic in peril: the death of liberty

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

Not Muslim or Anti-Muslim, Christian or Anti-Christian

What’s your reaction to President Obama’s recent statements to the Muslim world that “the United States is not, and never … Continued

Less Fear, More Faith

My hope is that the traditional forms of religion that have dominated the Bush Administration and that have found expression … Continued

Rick Warren and Our Either/Or Culture

For Rick Warren, the dream of being chosen to give the invocation at a presidential inauguration quickly turned into a … Continued

Anglicans Can Find Common Ground at the Cross

The boycotting of the Lambeth Conference in July by more than 200 Anglican Bishops worldwide has once again drawn attention … Continued

Church Can’t Accept (or Justify) Either

The Question: Which “ism” is more entrenched in America, sexism or racism? Which should religion address? Racism is more obvious … Continued

Time for Serious Debate on God in Public

As often with U.S.-specific questions, I have a kind of ‘curious trans-Atlantic onlooker’ view of this one. Huckabee’s comment raises … Continued