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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

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

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

An open letter to religious conservatives

Dear Christian Right: GETTY IMAGES Supporters of President Obama cheer as they wait for the president to appear on stage … Continued

What is the Jewish vote? And who’s earned it to win the White House?

EPA An ultra-Orthodox Jewish voter, right, and a friend fill out write-in ballots in booths set up in a building … Continued

Not all Republicans are Islamophobes but …

STAN HONDA AFP/GETTY IMAGES Convention Permanent Chairman Speaker John Boehner faces a sea of Mitt Romney supporters on Aug. 28, … Continued

Russian punk band found guilty of ‘hooliganism’ and ‘religious hatred’

A Moscow court on Friday (Aug. 17) found three members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot guilty of “hooliganism … Continued

‘Bachmann affair’ on Clinton aide Abedin is a wake-up call

STEVE MARCUS REUTERS Democratic presidential candidate US Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) waves to the crowd with her personal assistant Huma … Continued

Coptic Christian ex-patriots keep a wary eye on Egyptian elections

LOS ANGELES — Abdel was born into a Muslim family in Egypt but embraced Christianity about 15 years ago. The … Continued

In Egypt, electing the future of Islam

MAHMUD HAMS AFP/GETTY IMAGES Egyptians wait in a queue outside a polling station in Cairo on May 23, 2012 during … Continued

Pope to find mixed political messages in Mexico trip

SILAO, Mexico — Pilgrims ply a winding mountain to the summit of the Cerro del Cubilete in the western state … Continued

Revolution could mean the Muslim Brotherhood’s conversion from Islamism

Western policymakers are concerned about the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and elsewhere. But this could mean the … Continued

Timeline: From Pope Benedict XVI in Turkey to Rick Perry’s prayer rally

Five years ago at On Faith’s launch, Sally Quinn and Jon Meacham wrote that religion’s role is both pervasive and … Continued

Issues and ideas take center stage for social conservatives

Win McNamee GETTY IMAGES WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 03: Members of the Faith and Freedom Coalition listen to conservative speakers … Continued

Time to walk the talk in Mideast

By John L. Esposito and Sheila B. Lalwani The toppling of the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak and new dawn … Continued

A Christmas nightmare averted: lessons from 2009 ‘underwear bomber’

By John Campbell Last Christmas, a young Muslim from Northern Nigeria, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, tried to destroy Northwest Flight 253 … Continued

Egypt’s sad elections

Daniel Brumberg ISLAM AND THE WEST أكد الدكتور أحمد نظيف، رئيس مجلس الوزراء، أن نجاح ٩ وزراء فى الجولة الأولى … Continued

With election results in, debate over religious factor begins

By William Wan In the big day after, experts across Washington – including many in the religious world — are … Continued

Missing Muslim countries’ Ramadan

By Mohammad Ali Salih For more than 30 years in Washington, DC, as a full-time correspondent for major Arabic newspapers … Continued