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A rabbi and a sharia court judge walk into an auditorium

What are a Jewish rabbi and a Muslim Sharia court judge doing together on a speaking tour? I like to … Continued

I’ll admit it. I have a major crush on Pope Francis.

RNS () — When I see him smiling on TV or on the cover of a magazine in the checkout … Continued

Once widely spoken, now mostly studied, Yiddish sees revival

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. — Friends of Yiddish has no agenda. No textbooks. No Yiddish grammar rules. Its members gather every month … Continued

What imams talk about during Eid

RNS () — In their holiday Eid al-Fitr khutbas, or sermons, on Thursday (Aug. 8) many imams across the country … Continued

Our lady of hyperemesis gravidarum

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, attends the UK Premiere of the film ‘African Cats’ in London on April 25, … Continued

Obama’s ‘God talk’ was highlight of his convention acceptance speech

The subject of religion has long been nettlesome for President Obama, but perhaps never as nettlesome as it was when … Continued

Despite doubters, mainline Protestant churches are poised for success

Conservative commentators like Rupert Murdoch’s stable and Ross Douthat of The New York Times are feasting on what they perceive … Continued

Beyond a ‘loss of faith’

Fifty-nine thousand-plus On Faith readers recommended Thomas L. Day’s November 11th essay “Penn State, my final loss of faith.” Thirty-three … Continued

Does it matter if Herman Cain had an affair?

As new allegations against Herman Cain emerge, the nagging question about politicians and sexual misconduct come to the fore: Does … Continued

Newt is right: values matter most

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was correct when he told people gathered at the Conservative Principles Conference that … Continued

A president waits on the Lord

In a calm and subdued voice this morning, President Obama told people at the National Prayer Breakfast that “When I … Continued

It’s about Biblical social justice, not Wallis or Beck

Q:Fox News commentator Glenn Beck claims that faith-based calls for “social justice” are really ideological calls for “forced redistribution of … Continued

McDonnell’s reaction to Robertson’s hate

JUST LAW AND RELIGION Michael Kessler A friend’s Facebook link took me to a CNN article that I thought would … Continued

The right to quality of life

Q: Does end-of-life care prolong life or does it prolong suffering? Should it be a part of health-care reform? My … Continued

On the avoidance of death in life

Q: Does end-of-life care prolong life or does it prolong suffering? Should it be a part of health-care reform? In … Continued

Ahmadinejad Denial

By Marvin Hierfounder and dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center Once again, on the eve of his departure to New York to … Continued

Rage, Racism And American Unreason

We have entered what columnist Kathleen Parker calls “a political era of uninhibited belligerence,” that is finding expression in sermons, … Continued

Health Care and Goddess-based Morality

Health-care reform is an economic, political and medical issue. But On Faith panelist and evangelical leader Jim Wallis says it’s … Continued

What to Make of Religion in Pa. Shooters Blog

By William Wan In the wake of the disturbing shootings by one man in a Pennsylvania health club, there have … Continued

Church: Love It, Don’t Leave It

By Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck Here’s what Bono, Oprah, and the guru speakers on PBS won’t tell you: Jesus … Continued