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Remembering the revival on the National Mall

Martin Luther King Jr. seen during his “I Have a Dream” speech.AP Hand clapping. Foot stomping. Shouts of “Amen!” and … Continued

COMMENTARY: Concealed handguns a form of white social control

Racism remains a dark, durable — and seemingly intractable — element of the American personality. Predictably, the trial of George … Continued

Why atheists should embrace America’s ‘godless’ Constition

Many atheists, myself included, are offended by what we view as unwarranted antagonism toward atheists. I’ve participated in a number … Continued

Scrooges on Capitol Hill: Republicans hold middle-class tax cuts hostage

AP James Dresch of MND Partners Inc. works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. … Continued

Baptist leader stands his political ground on Todd Akin’s campaign

ST. LOUIS — Don Hinkle stands out among the serious, conservative men of the Missouri Baptist Convention. Not that Hinkle … Continued

Why would Jews vandalize a Holocaust memorial?

The news that Israel’s memorial to Holocaust victims had been grafittied in early June with bitterly anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements … 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

Atheists challenge the tax exemption for religious groups

How much money does the U.S. government forgo by not taxing religious institutions? According to a University of Tampa professor, … Continued

The faux birth control debate

According to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, while most U.S. Catholics support both the new federal directive that … Continued

Pastors’ call for more faith talk in 2012 shows common ground elusive

After watching two prominent evangelical pastors talk for two hours about the importance of civility and Christian decency triumphing during … Continued