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Air Force Academy drops ‘So help me God’ from honor oath

RNS () — Air Force Academy cadets will no longer be required to include the words “so help me God” … Continued

Long an oasis of Christian-Muslim calm, Kenya may see more strife

NAIROBI, Kenya — While the smoke that hung over the Westgate Shopping Mall has dissipated, a quiet tension still lingers … Continued

Gay couple may sue Church of England to wed in church

CANTERBURY, England — The British government’s promise that no religious organization will be forced to conduct same-sex weddings following the … Continued

Church-based scouting alternatives attract interest

They have pledges. They have merit badges. And they may go camping. But they’re not the Boy Scouts. Across the … Continued

Fox apologizes for comments on Wiccans at University of Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Fox News contributor Tucker Carlson has apologized for comments he made about Wiccans, saying he “should have … Continued

Pastor pulls out of inauguration over anti-gay sermon

The evangelical pastor chosen by President Obama to deliver the benediction at his inauguration ceremonies withdrew on Thursday (Jan. 10) … Continued

Sept. 11 awakened us to a ‘battle for the soul of Islam’

REUTERS The Tribute in Light illuminates the sky over Lower Manhattan in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on … Continued

Terror in France: What’s next for Jews and Muslims?

Suspected French terrorist Mohammed Merah, is dead. His victims, including three Jewish schoolchildren – Aryeh Sandler (age 6), Gavriel Sandler … Continued

2011: A big year for social conservatives

Darren McCollester Linda Dupere holds a sign at a Tea Party tax day rally April 15, 2011 outside the Statehouse … Continued

The sacralized myth of 9/11

This Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, will undoubtedly mark the apotheosis of the long sacralization of the terrorist attacks that brought … Continued

Threats to what is best in America

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

Time to ditch the label “politically correct”

As an early new year’s resolution, I am vowing to retire the term “politically correct” from my writing. We all … Continued

Burning witches in the spirit of Halloween?

Witch’s Wit beer may be tasty, but the label is distasteful. See for yourself: I am sure that the beer-makers … Continued

Should secularism be taught in public schools?

By Nancy Pearcey “Communism has taken over the stage at the Los Angeles Opera,” exults The People’s World. The opera … Continued

Muslims caught in the middle of debate about them

By Aziz H. Poonawalla I’m a regular listener of NPR. You might call me an NPR junkie, in fact. One … Continued

Sarah Palin, citing Juan Williams’ firing, says it’s time to ‘defund’ NPR

By Elizabeth Tenety Sarah Palin is campaigning again, today calling out NPR for firing Juan Williams for his controversial comments … Continued

A Muslim response to Juan Williams

We need to see Juan Williams’ remarks in the context of the heated political environment within which Muslims live today. … Continued

Juan Williams fired from NPR for comments about Muslims

By Elizabeth Tenety type=”text/javascript” > The Washington Post’s Debbi Wilgoren and Paul Farhi reported Thursday: Veteran journalist Juan Williams was … Continued

Terrorism, fear and political correctness

What to call terrorists? In its 2010 National Security Strategy, the Obama administration sought to sever the relationship between Islam … Continued

Good heavens, and bad ones

Q:What is your vision of heaven? What images – from Scripture, tradition, culture or your personal experience – best describe … Continued