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Women are equal in the eyes of God

Another postponement of the verdict in last December’s gruesome rape case in Delhi will renew discussions on many aspects of … Continued

SIDEBAR: Muslims embracing unbelief often face a lonely journey

NEW YORK — There was a time in his life when Ibrahim Abdallah thought he was the only Muslim-turned-atheist in … Continued

Pregnancy from rape is not ‘God’s will

AP Republican Richard Mourdock, candidate for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat, participates in a debate with Democrat Joe Donnelly and Libertarian … Continued

Creflo Dollar, corporal punishment and fear as a parenting tool

Pouya Dianat AP In this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007 photo, Rev. Creflo Dollar gives his Wednesday night service at World … Continued

Secret Service scandal sheds light on the international sex industry

“Scandal” is the term being used to describe the conduct of 11 U.S. Secret Service agents who allegedly brought prostitutes … Continued

Using the Holocaust, again

BAZ RATNER REUTERS Ultra-Orthodox Jewish demonstrators look at a boy (low L) wearing a cloth cap and a yellow Star … Continued

Is Amish beard cutting common?

Mike Schenk AP Attorney Andrew Hyde, third left, represents from left: Johnny Mullet, Lester Mullet, Daniel Mullett, Levi Miller and … Continued

LGBTQ find unexpected hope

Today’s guest blogger is Robert Chlala, a Campus Engagement Associate at Interfaith Youth Core. He has worked with youth community … Continued

Faith-based fear in debates about Islam

By Becky Garrison Close to nine years after the attacks on September 11th, a gaping hole in Lower Manhattan where … Continued

Why do Americans fear Muslims?

After 9/11 President Bush reminded Americans that the attack was the work of a few terrorists and not the Muslim … Continued

What would Muhammad draw?

By Arsalan Iftikharattorney, founder of In light of the recent South Park cartoon controversy surrounding ‘depictions’ of the Prophet … Continued

Celebrity and Power Trump Civility

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

The Divine and Satanic in All of Us

If we believe in the duality of man then we must believe that Satan exists in the minds of every … Continued

Turning the Tragedy of Aasiya Zubair Hassan into Action

While I would unequivocally assert that domestic violence and religion share no connection, that religion encourages harmonious relationships in the … Continued

On The Unreliability of Compassion Without Enforceable Law

Let me say first that I am unequivocally in favor of compassion. But Karen Armstrong’s proposal that the world should … Continued

Best Religion Rejects Me Vs. You

The Question: Which “ism” is more entrenched in America, sexism or racism? Which should religion address? The assertion of one … Continued

Do Not Submit to Tyranny

I am reminded of my grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi’s, words: No one can oppress us more than we oppress ourselves. By … Continued

Returning Bronze Horses to Istanbul Might Heal Wounds

It is possible apparently, to be infallible but not wise. Every religion has a primary responsibility for naming the ideological, … Continued