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Does the U.S. have a moral imperative in Syria?

We cannot let “morality” messaging and media spin mislead the American public into a war it doesn’t support.

Religious freedom is not a ‘second-class right’

A rosary is held in the hand of a walker during a “Rosary Walk” rally supporting religious freedom. Over 100 … Continued

(CORRECTION) Activists: 15 years later, religious freedom law falls short

WASHINGTON — Fifteen years after Congress passed a law to better protect global religious freedom, the legislation is failing to … Continued

Muslim immigrants at home key to U.S. image abroad

After four years of living in the U.S., Mohamed Jedeh is anxious to return to his native Libya. It irks … Continued

Supreme Court health care defeat may be a win for religious opposition

Supporters of President Obama’s health care reform law were elated on Thursday (June 28) — and admittedly a bit surprised … Continued

Does Mona Eltahawy’s approach hurt women?

Mona Eltahawy’s Foreign Policy cover story “Why Do They Hate Us” triggered an avalanche of passionate responses. But few have … Continued

Prayer without religion for public schools?

Photo by Katherine Frey/ The Washington Post Amidst the growing excitement these days about democracy breaking out all over the … Continued

Portugal in Africa

Relationships between Africa and Europe are complicated, witness the tense standoff now unfolding in Cote d’Ivoire. Even decades after independence, … Continued

By Rabbi Steve Gutow, Father Larry Snyder, Dr. Michael Kinnamon Uncertainty permeates this recession. Uncertainty about our jobs, our homes, … Continued

In Norway, taking religion seriously

By Katherine Marshall FAITH IN ACTION When pitfalls of the modern godless secular state are decried, Norway is often invoked … Continued

What not to wear: outlawing the face veil

By Zehra Rizavi, contributor to Altmuslimah.com Editor’s note: A French constitutional court Thursday determined that the measure banning the Islamic … Continued

What does Obama want?

ISLAM AND THE WEST By Daniel Brumberg In the 20th century, crackdowns against civil society frequently occurred under the guise … Continued

Understanding other religions is a smart approach

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued

Muslim Group Giving 100,000 Qur’ans to Elected Officials

By William Wan On the premise that nothing makes a better gift than a good book, a Muslim civil liberties … Continued

Faith and Public Diplomacy at Work

Last Saturday, about 100 Delawareans shared a unique spiritual and cultural experience. They participated in a dialogue on the role … Continued

Never a Religious Reason to Choose a Candidate

There never will be, and never should be, a religious reason to pick one candidate over another. God hasn’t personally … Continued

Beware Anyone’s Sure Knowledge of God’s Will

In World War I this doggerel was heard: ‘Gott strafe England’ And [God save the king’ ‘God this, God that, … Continued

“Traitor”: the Challenges of Hollywood and the Muslim World

Today’s guest blogger, Dr. Cynthia P. Schneider, teaches, publishes, and organizes initiatives in the field of cultural diplomacy, with a … Continued

A Boy’s Kippah and Islam in Indonesia

Last week came the big test: our son entered school and promptly – even enthusiastically – put on his brightly … Continued

The Emerging Interfaith Youth Movement

Note to Readers of The Faith Divide: This week we will be launching two new features. One is a weekly … Continued