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Religious liberty takes center stage in diplomacy with Iran

AP Photo/Brendan McDermid, Pool — AP photo Hasan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, addresses the 68th United … Continued

Iran’s president speaks of religious ‘tolerance,’ now is time for action: Free American Pastor Saeed Abedini

AP Photo/Brendan McDermid, Pool — AP photo Hasan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, addresses the 68th United … Continued

Pope Francis’ peace appeal for Syria marks Vatican’s return to global stage

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Thursday (Sept. 5) told world leaders gathered in Russia for the G-20 summit that … Continued

Connecting online and in person

RNS () — A tech writer’s obituary for PCWorld’s print magazine — part tongue-in-cheek, part nostalgia riff — reminded me … Continued

Pope to Brazilians: Don’t ignore the periphery

RIO DE JANEIRO — It’s not every day that the pope drops in for a visit to your home. But … Continued

Obama extols a biblical vision of equality for all in second inaugural

A presidential inauguration is by tradition the grandest ritual of America’s civil religion, but President Obama took the oath of … Continued

Four priests, four friends: Bishops witness historic changes in Catholic life

Whether by accident, serendipity or divine design, four future heavyweights of American Catholicism found themselves in the Class of 1962 … Continued

The end of the world has been postponed – again

AP People gather around a sacred fire at the Mayan archeological site of Iximche during a ceremony marking the end … Continued

Intersection of science and spirituality

As a society, we have the tendency to see the universe as a collection of separate objects rather than a … Continued

Searching for the real Martin Luther

DURHAM, N.C. — Protestants have traditionally celebrated Oct. 31 as the anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation, a … Continued

Whatever happened to the religious right?

Juana Arias JUANA ARIAS Ralph Reed and Pat Robertson speak at the Washington Hilton Hotel, 9/16/94, for the Road to … Continued

N.T. Wright asks: Have we gotten heaven all wrong?

The oft-cliched Christian notion of heaven — a blissful realm of harp-strumming angels — has remained a fixture of the … Continued

Media know-nothings first declare Norwegian terrorist Muslim, then Christian

Virginia Mayo AP Flemish right wing party member Tanguy Veys holds his hands over a copy of a manifesto written … Continued

Eco-friendly Christian theme park confounds

When Answers in Genesis (AIG), a Christian ministry in northern Kentucky announced that it was going to build a new … Continued

Exposing the infrastructure of anti-Muslim hate

By Frankie Martin The dismissal of Juan Williams’ from NPR once again exposes the difficulty America is having discussing Islam … Continued

“Through a glass, darkly,” and that goes double for politicians

Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell told the Christian Broadcasting Network last week that that she believes it was God … Continued

Pagans at the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius

By Ivo Dominguez, Jr.Author, Visionary, and Contributor to I believe that we are in the creative tumult of the … Continued

The journey inward precedes the journey outward

In the memoir Eat, Pray, Love, writer Elizabeth Gilbert gives up her entire way of life to spend a year … Continued

Reject religion, get closer to Christ

Author Anne Rice said last week that she was ‘quitting Christianity:’ The once-lapsed Catholic wrote that she was could no … Continued

Should we be spiritual AND religious?

By Joan Ballauthor, blogger Reading through some of the more than 3.6 million articles that show up on a Google … Continued