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Have the bishops found their ‘attractive, articulate, intelligent’ spokeswoman?

NEW YORK — A former adviser to Sarah Palin and an attorney with a long record of advocating conservative causes, … Continued

So this is Christmas . . .

AP A Christian worshiper prays at the Church of Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus … Continued

Commemorating International Religious Freedom Day

Across the globe, religion and belief continue to matter deeply in the lives of people and their cultures. From worship … Continued

California Catholic bishop: Church getting co-opted by political right

Ted S. Warren AP Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaks … Continued

‘Old Catholics’ embrace new movements

Archbishop Michael Seneco, of Washington, D.C., is a gay man who plans to marry his longtime partner in September. Bishop … Continued

A tax day Bible lesson

Daniel Acker Bloomberg Is paying your taxes a religious duty? Jesus’ famous line on paying taxes is “Render to Caesar … Continued

The Obama contraception compromise: A model to end the ‘war on religion’?

In January of 2012, political and religious conservatives declared a “war on religion” largely in response to the ruling from … Continued

10 minutes with … Joanna Brooks

Joanna Brooks is not what most people imagine when they think “Mormon.” She is too liberal to support fellow Mormon … Continued

Egypt’s elections and the risky rule of God

ODD ANDERSEN AFP/GETTY IMAGES An Egyptian flag is placed next to the flag of the Freedom and Justice Party, founded … Continued

Peter King’s Muslim hearings: Trust is the key to our shared security

People attend the “Today, I Am A Muslim, Too” rally in New York City March 6, 2011. The rally was … Continued

Who owns civility?

Unorthodoxy Patrick J. Deneen In the wake of the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona, a chorus of voices – mainly, … Continued

Surprise, right-wing atheists do exist

The world, it seems, is waking up to the existence of politically right-wing atheists, who prove that you don’t have … Continued

Can a Muslim woman lead prayer services?

Next week I will be in Washington DC to lead the services for Eid ul Adha, the holiday that marks … Continued

Obama should avoid religious overtures

President Obama’s 10-day Asia trip includes visits to India and Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country. The president chose not … Continued

The politics of ignorance: Election 2010

“I am you”–the now-famous line from Delaware Republican senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell’s campaign ad–exemplifies the marketing of ignorance that lies … Continued

God didn’t create corporations

The Declaration of Independence rests its claims for equal political rights on the fact that the “Creator” endowed human beings … Continued

Capital punishment and the medium is the message

Q: Was the Utah attorney general wrong to use Twitter, or religious language, to describe an execution? With all our … Continued

Unreason in charge in the oil spill crisis

If you doubt that the greatest, long-term danger to American democracy is the unreason that chokes our public discourse as … Continued

Church-state separation and a successor for Stevens

The retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens from the Supreme Court this June will be a sad day for all … Continued

Health care and the residual effects of race

The health care debate raged for more than a year and a half. During that time we did not experience … Continued