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Blasphemy, the ‘crime’ that cannot be spoken

Imagine being hung upside down by your feet. Electric wires are tied around your ankles and you’re threatened repeatedly with … Continued

Muslims oppose possible Raymond Kelly bid for Homeland Security

RNS () — Muslim-American groups are mounting a growing campaign to quash the potential nomination of New York City Police … Continued

Whatever happened to the wrath of God?

Talk about the “wrath of God” kindles all sorts of images in the minds of contemporary Americans. Some immediately think … Continued

COMMENTARY: The reckless right-wing war on America

It is tragic to watch contemptuous right-wingers declaring war on America. With little heed for consequences on either actual people … Continued

Butler scandal shines unwelcome spotlight on Vatican police

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican police corps celebrated their yearly festival on Friday (Oct. 5), the feast day of their … Continued

Shiite Muslims quietly establish a foothold in U.S.

QUINCY, Mass. — Sayed Mohammad Jawad Al-Qazwini was 12 years old when his family fled Iran and settled in Los … Continued

The one bright light in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. — Two forces of nature are bearing down on Tampa this week. One, Tropical Storm Isaac, is thought … Continued

A dark Easter for Palestinian Christians

Each year during Holy week, Christians around the world anticipate what come call the “Old Faithful” of miracles. At the … Continued

UC Davis pepper spray and the power of nonviolent witness

BRIAN NGUYEN REUTERS University of California Davis students covered in pepper spray sit during an “Occupy UCD” demonstration in Davis, … Continued

Haiti: unexpected joy amid the ruins

Haitians gather for a church service on the earthquake anniversary in front of the capitol building. Photo Credit: Thomas Hurst … Continued

Mosque moves from center of division to healing

Today’s guest blogger is Molly Greening, a senior at Global College of Long Island University and a fall intern at … Continued

The wisdom of getting out of Afghanistan

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

The morass that is Afghanistan

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

Illegal Immigration and Christian Values

Q: Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral … Continued

Radicalization of American Muslims

Faisal Shahzad. Maj. Nidal Hassan. Anwar Awlaki. Is it now official that some American Muslims have become radicalized and are … Continued

Faithful objection to military action

By Valerie Elverton Dixonfounder JustPeaceTheory.com When is it justice for a member of the military to refuse orders? Is selective … Continued

Obama: The end of endless war

“America has no interest in fighting an endless war in Afghanistan.” That is the line from President Obama’s speech on … Continued

Going glocal: a World Bank parable

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Believe it or not, the term ‘glocalization’ has entered the vocabulary enough to appear … Continued

Our moral duty to Afghanistan

By Muqtedar KhanDirector of Islamic Studies, University of Delaware On November 5, I had the privilege of testifying to the … Continued

Afghans Want What You Want

Q: Eight years after the U.S. attacked Afghanistan, fighting continues. Religious extremists in the Taliban and al-Qaeda retain significant power … Continued