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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

Radicalizing or de-revolutionizing Egypt?

Morsi opponents in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The photograph in the back is of Egyptian Army Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, who … Continued

Democracy minus freedom equals tyranny

Opponents of Morsi pray in Tahrir Square in Cairo. Anti-Morsi protesters have set up camp in the square, the site … Continued

Got democracy? From Egypt to the U.S., religion and secularism must embrace women’s rights

Morsi opponents in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The photograph in the back is of Egyptian Army Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, who … Continued

Pew study: 99 percent of Afghans want sharia to be ‘law of the land’

In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 file photo, Afghans listen to preacher while offering the Eid al Adha’s prayers outside … Continued

Poll says Muslim Brotherhood has soured Americans on Egypt

The Islamic political party known as the Muslim Brotherhood has soured American attitudes towards Egypt, arguably America’s most important Arab … Continued

Opponents of gay marriage say they’re no bigots

WASHINGTON — They are moms and dads, authors and activists, a former police officer and a former single mom. They’re … Continued

The values behind support for path to citizenship for illegal immigrants

Political philosopher John Rawls famously argued that democratic deliberation should aspire not just to political deals based on expediency and … Continued

Roe v. Wade anniversary: How abortion became an evangelical issue

Prior to Roe v. Wade in 1973, evangelicals were, with a few notable exceptions, confused and uncertain about the question of abortion.

Critiquing Morsi’s Egypt

EPA An Egyptian supporter of President Mohamed Morsi holds a copy of the Koran next to posters bearing Morsi’s photo … Continued

‘Lincoln’ rekindles equality

PHOTO BY DAVID JAMES Still of Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln. Photo by David James, SMPSP – © 2012 – DreamWorks … Continued

New Mormon website features softer, gentler tone on gays

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints isn’t changing its tune about homosexuality, but it … Continued

Latino blessing the 2012 election

REUTERS Placards and campaign stickers sit on a table at the Latino regional headquarters for the Obama campaign during election … Continued

New Congress more religiously diverse, less Protestant

Three Buddhists, a Hindu and a “none” will walk into the 113th Congress, and it’s no joke. Rather, it’s a … Continued

U-Va. sociology professor: Parenting in red, blue and purple America

BLOOMBERG President Obama looks over the crowd as he prepares to leave the stage after making an acceptance speech during … Continued

Faucheux: ‘Born-again Christians will vote for a Mormon’

“In this election, as was the case four years ago, 26 percent of the electorate called themselves born-again Christians. Four … Continued

NEW YORK — The “October trifecta” that touched my life — my father’s death, surgery the next day, and the … Continued

Stetzer: Christians ‘may be on the losing side of the culture war’

“We [Christians] must face the reality that we may be on the losing side of the culture war. […] While … Continued

Election’s over: What do we do now?

Tom Pennington GETTY IMAGES A voter completes her ballot on Nov. 6, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas. The election is … Continued

Why American Jews and Muslims backed Obama by huge margins

REUTERS President Obama addresses supporters at his election night victory rally in Chicago on Nov. 7, 2012. In addition to … Continued