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An antidote to religious strife in Egypt: nationalism

CAIRO — After decades of polarization along religious lines, Christians and Muslims in Egypt are coming together to rally behind … Continued

Joel Hunter pays a price for political activism

LONGWOOD, Fla.  (RNS)  There’s a price to pay for becoming the voice of moderate conservatism and coalition politics. Even more … Continued

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Respecting women is respecting life

Woman, you are a gift! From the first presentation of woman to man in the Garden of Eden, the gift … Continued

Unions as a means of protecting human dignity is echoed in Jewish law

GETTY IMAGES Union members hold a sit-in in the rotunda of the Michigan State Capitol to protest a vote on … Continued

Was the Oak Creek Sikh Temple shooting a mistake?

AP People attend a flag ceremony being held outside the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wis., on Aug. … Continued

Sikh temple shooting, one month later

REUTERS Sikhs and members of the community attend a vigil in Oak Creek, Wis., on Aug. 7, 2012. In the … Continued

Romney’s high-wire act on religion at the GOP convention

On Thursday night, Mitt Romney will step out at the Republican National Convention to accept the nomination as the presidential … Continued

The Munich Massacre: Why the 2012 Games should pay tribute to those who died 40 years ago

BAZ RATNER REUTERS Members of the Israeli Olympic delegation stand during a memorial at a monument commemorating the 11 Israelis … Continued

Episcopal churches: Short on politics, sexuality debates and long on Jesus

AP Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, Washington’s first female and ninth Episcopal Bishop, smiles during her consecration service at the Washington … Continued

On immigration, Supreme Court sends a contradictory message

Andrew Innerarity REUTERS Dennis Ramos chants with fellow protesters during a rally in Miami, to protest against the U.S. Supreme … Continued

Why Santorum didn’t sell

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has just announced that he will terminate his campaign for the Republican nomination. Liberals will … Continued

Are GOP candidates playing the race card?

David Goldman AP Kenneth Dansby, center, of Greenville, S.C., confronts Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, right, at … Continued

True penance requires real work

I once watched an apology rebuffed. A young child said something hurtful to a grown-up dinner guest. After prompting from … Continued

Christians politicians echoing political Islam

Former Arkansas governor and 2012 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee found himself in hot water this week after he called Islam … Continued

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King by embracing the American Muslim community

By Russell Simmons and Rabbi Marc Schneier One of us got his start by promoting parties, selling a new genre … Continued

Preaching hatred begets hatred

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

Take the path of selfless service

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

Weapons of Destruction or an Armour of Peace: Words…words..words…

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

Trivializing violence

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

Political monotheism and the slippery slope to Tucson

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued