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Why the faith of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects doesn’t matter, but yours does

It simply does not matter that Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the two Chechen-born brothers suspected of perpetrating the attacks were … Continued

Scholars piece together a ‘new’ New Testament

Is the New Testament missing a few books? In a move that may seem heretical to some Christians, a group … Continued

The Iraq war: How our nation lost its soul

The Iraq war was not a Just War. It has been a moral, fiscal and geopolitical disaster for the United … Continued

Pluralism and prejudice: How conflicts over religious pluralism reveal America’s new ‘Sacred Ground’

The only Protestant running for president in 2012 is President Obama, an American of both a racially and a religiously … Continued

A nonviolent message for the little town of Bethlehem

Little Town of Bethlehem Rector Phillips Brooks wrote one of the most well known Christmas carols we sing each year … Continued

What motivated Portland ‘Christmas tree bomber’?

So what should we make of Mohamed Osman Mohamud, who spoke brightly of committing mass murder at a Christmas tree … Continued

All religions call us to radical love

There is a unity without uniformity in religion. The diverse ways that the various traditions think about the relationship between … Continued

Gaza blockade requires true nonviolent protest

By Michael N. Naglerprofessor emeritus, University of California, Berkeley When organizers from the International Solidarity Movement consulted us at the … Continued

Creating the enemies you need

Q: What is the obligation of a Western, democratic government to protect individual freedoms in light of a realistic terrorist … Continued

A renewed Zionism – a new case for peace

By Alick IsaacsHebrew University’s Melton Centre for Jewish Education, Jerusalem JERUSALEM – “Peace” and “Zionism” are two powerful concepts with … Continued

Ending us-versus-them mentality

Q: Is there such a thing as a ‘just war’? In his Nobel speech, was President Obama right to speak … Continued

In the following three essays, rock stars Melissa Etheridge and Salman Ahmad and author Deepak Chopra explain why they are … Continued

Ending War One Person at a Time

How to end war one person at a time War is the plague that human beings bring upon themselves. It … Continued

Political Progressives, Welcome Progressive Religious Voices

Newsweek’s September 15th cover read “Palin-tol-ogy,” the “advanced study of Sarah Palin and how she sees the world.” Since her … Continued

An American Hajj

As I write this piece, my wife’s parents are performing the sacred rites of the hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca … Continued

“Blessed Are the Peacemakers”

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” (Matthew 5:9) When I was confirmed in the … Continued