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U.S. Jews diverge on Israel: Strong ties despite disagreements

WASHINGTON — Where once it seemed that uncritical devotion to Israel was the norm for U.S Jews, that Zionism and … Continued

Atheists at the Pulpit

Congregations of atheists may be the new, beneficial alternative to organized religion.

What can we know about Jesus?

May 3, 2013A boy kisses an icon of Christ as he prays during Good Friday at the St. Sava temple … Continued

Female converts to Islam facing growing scrutiny

BOSTON — When Karen Hunt Ahmed and her Muslim husband divorced four years ago, many friends asked her, “Now you … Continued

A Latino look at Pope Francis

Latin America is the demographic center of world-wide Catholicism and so it is fitting that the part of the world … Continued

Rep. Michele Bachmann’s Muslim Brotherhood claims draw fierce fire

WASHINGTON — Accusations by Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., that an Islamist group has infiltrated the U.S. government are drawing fierce … Continued

Nonbelievers flex their political muscles

WASHINGTON — One of the biggest growth areas in political activism around religion is coming from an unlikely source: the … Continued

Too much–or too little–Catholic influence in politics?

The Catholic Church, operating on the doctrine that she is the continuing presence and ministry of Jesus Christ on earth, … 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

Middle East Christians keep wary eye on Arab Spring

CAIRO — From her home, Samia Ramsis holds a key chain bearing the face of the Virgin Mary as visitors … Continued

The deviance of twisting religion into politics

David J. Phillip AP Texas Gov. Rick Perry bows his head as he leads a prayer at The Response, a … Continued

Evangelical women rise as new ‘feminists’

In evangelical Christian circles, “feminist” has traditionally been a dirty word. The three short syllables have done heavy work, telegraphing … Continued

Newt is right: values matter most

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was correct when he told people gathered at the Conservative Principles Conference that … Continued

Pope Benedict: what the media left out

By Rev. Robert Barron Over a period of about 15 years, in the 1990’s and early 2000’s, the German journalist … Continued

Islam (and reason) on trial in Tennessee

By David Waters A handwriting expert testified Friday that she uncovered a secret plot by who knows how many Middle … Continued

Christian right noticeably absent in conservatives’ fight to “save America”

By Gabe Lyons and Jonathan Merritt Just days away from the mid-term elections, the GOP is inching closer to what … Continued

Christian compassion requires the truth about harms of homosexuality

By Tony Perkins The media has recently been filled with reports of several recent suicides by teenagers who are reported … Continued

Understand anti-Semitism, and anti-Muslim bigotry

By Yaman Salahi In a recent On Faith posting, Rabbi Shmully Hecht of Eliezer, a Jewish student society at Yale … Continued

Fear of Islam violates our traditions

By: Rabbi Jack Bemporad, Center for Interreligious Understanding Professor Marshall Breger, Catholic University of America Suhail A. Khan, Institute for … Continued

Methinks Jim Wallis doth protest too much

My co-panelist Jim Wallis is shocked–Shocked! to find that using religious language to further a political agenda is going on … Continued