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The ethics of a Syrian military intervention: The experts respond

WASHINGTON — As the Obama administration readies for a probable military strike against Syria, Religion News Service asked a panel of … Continued

It’s God’s creation. Let’s protect it.

Glacier National Park. (Glacier National Park Service/ ) Americans are heading into the final weeks before their summer vacations become … Continued

Advertising against Muslims? Not with my tax dollars.

That the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or any other entity for that matter, thinks we can defeat terrorism through an … Continued

The role of Islam and the possibility of Islam teaming up with China

REUTERS A boy attends prayers with other Muslims to celebrate Eid al-Adha at a mosque in Yumen, Gansu province on … Continued

Sci-fi ‘Anomaly’ and the church of popular culture

Recently, writer Harry “Skip” Brittenham and artist Brian Haberlin released their epic science fiction multimedia project “Anomaly” to the delight … Continued

Religious roots of trees branch into many faiths

SALT LAKE CITY — Whether churchgoers realize it or not, the trees in their churchyards have religious roots. Those tall, … Continued

On Mother’s Day, the gift of family planning

One of the defining characteristic of mothers with the good fortune of living in developed nations is having the means … Continued

For Muslims, birth control is a moral issue

Birth control is a moral issue. Not because the God who created the universe in all its glory and complexity … Continued

Louis Farrakhan blasts Jews, Obama

Jewish leaders on Monday (Feb. 27) denounced Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan after he delivered a four-hour speech on … Continued

Rick Santorum’s ‘phony’ Catholic theology

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has lambasted President Barack Obama for holding a “phony theology.” In the farce that politics … Continued

A defining moment for US, Egypt and the Middle East

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

Taxes should be progressive

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

Socialism for the rich!

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

The Hajj sermon: a plea to spread peace

By Muqtedar Khan The Hajj sermon this year – one of the highlights of the three-day pilgrimage that millions of … Continued

Muslim extremism stems from alienation

By Hussein Ibish The recent arrest of Farooque Ahmed on charges of conspiring with undercover law enforcement officers to bomb … Continued

Biblical precedent in Israeli settlement freeze

By Rabbi Marvin Hier The current impasse over inserting pre-conditions between Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Abbas over what it … Continued

The new Russian Orthodoxy: speak no ill of religion

My congratulations to the Russian Orthodox Church. That reactionary institution survived the 20th century Bolshevik storm and is now back … Continued

Just Peace in Afghanistan, a global moral obligation

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

The morass that is Afghanistan

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

SBC urges action against BP in gulf oil spill

The Southern Baptist Convention, never shy about expressing its disappointment with what it considers corporate (Disney) or political (Clinton) sinners, … Continued