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God favored ‘older parenthood’

ABED AL HASHLAMOUN EPA A Palestinian carpenter carves a wooden sculpture of Virgin Mary and baby Jesus at a workshop … Continued

How President Eisenhower should be remembered

In a genuine spirit of bipartisanship, Republicans and Democrats should all be able to agree that General Dwight David Eisenhower … Continued

Making “constitutional” history on the House floor

According to the House Historian’s Office, the U.S. Constitution has never been read on the floor of the House of … Continued

The stranger and the angel

“I hear it said of somebody that he is leading a double life. I think to myself: Just two?” Leon … Continued

We are the Tea Party

Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell this weekend attended the annual conservative Values Voters summit in Washington, DC. There, she … Continued

Understand anti-Semitism, and anti-Muslim bigotry

By Yaman Salahi In a recent On Faith posting, Rabbi Shmully Hecht of Eliezer, a Jewish student society at Yale … Continued

Atheism no longer an unquestioned pejorative

A blogger writes earlier this week, “I like your spirited, historically based analysis of the need for public school education … Continued

Judicial wisdom knows no denominational bounds

During an earlier round of public debate over a Supreme Court nomination, Franklin Foer observed in The New Republic that … Continued

Secular roots of religious violence

By Philip Jenkinsauthor When Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams meets with clergy furious over his church’s sexual liberalism, he might expect … Continued

Remember the Sabbath?

By Judith Shulevitzliterary critic, author Ask Americans of a certain age about the Sabbath–Sunday if they’re Christian, Saturday if they’re … Continued

The dignity of snow shovelers

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler The Washington D.C.-area “Snowmaggeddon” of 2010–unplowed streets and undelivered goods–has probably revealed to … Continued

Dawn of a new republic in Iran?

ISLAM AND THE WEST By Daniel Brumberg On February 1, 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to his native land aboard … Continued

Faith inaction

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Last week’s National Prayer Breakfast cast a spotlight on the gaps between what people … Continued

Unveiling anonymous comments

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler Columnists and bloggers toil to put words and thoughts in good order. We … Continued

Go and Study

“The Torah…is elegant, dramatic, and quakes with the voice of God.” –Alan Dershowitz Alan Dershowitz, professor at Harvard Law School, … Continued

As Obama Knows, Religious Conflict Is Rarely About Religion

By Robert WrightSenior fellow, New America Foundation President Obama seems determined to resolve what may be the most momentous issue … Continued

Lincoln, Kennedy and Obama

The elections have come and gone and America is still here, standing tall with millions of people holding on to … Continued

Why I Took Holy Communion

I took Holy Communion at Tim Russert’s funeral mass. I am not a Catholic. I wrote about it for “On … Continued

Divine Impulses — A Video Interview Series

Welcome to Divine Impulses, a regular video interview series with Sally Quinn, co-moderator of On Faith. Go here to find … Continued

Michael’s Links

In no particular order. . . The New Republic’s Open UniversityJewliciousThe Becker-Posner BlogEconoPunditIrshad Manji’s updatesAnd, just for fun, Manolo for … Continued