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Suzan Johnson Cook defends her work on religious freedom and explains why she left

WASHINGTON — Suzan Johnson Cook, who resigned this month as U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, said she left for … Continued

Thanks and giving: Why Wal-Mart “Black Friday” strikes are important

BLOOMBERG Costumers wait in line to pay for their merchandise inside Wal-Mart de Mexico SAB de CV’s Suburbia store in … Continued

Is Mitt Romney’s canned-good drive misguided?

As I write this column, three days after Sandy wreaked havoc on so many neighborhoods near my own in Brooklyn, … Continued

‘Let them eat canned goods’: Romney’s clueless storm response

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney helps to gather donated goods as he attends a storm relief campaign event … Continued

Romney says tax returns would publicize private Mormon tithing

Mitt Romney says in a new interview that one of the reasons he’s distressed about disclosing his tax returns is … Continued

Faith-based organizations to make new commitments at London Family Planning Summit

When the British government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation bring together governments, donors, civil society, the private sector … Continued

Health care’s messy morality: What’s next for Christians as the Affordable Care Act survives?

Melina Mara The Washington Post Healthcare activists gather in front of the Supreme Court as the decision is announced. Although … Continued

Why we (still) need the Catholic Church

Cindy Yamanaka, AP Laura DeRosa of Mission Viejo, center, prays at the Mission Basilica in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. on … Continued

Faith in future generations

Malcolm Linton GETTY IMAGES A child hangs in a scale as relief workers determine his level of malnutrition at a … Continued

Former preacher becomes a poster boy for unbelief

NEW ORLEANS — Jerry DeWitt was just a face in the crowd of 325 or so atheists, agnostics, humanists and … Continued

GOP budget chief ducks questions on budget’s Catholic roots

WASHINGTON — Paul Ryan did not want to engage in a theological debate. Speaking at Georgetown University Thursday (April 26), … Continued

Universal health care: A Jewish moral imperative

This week’s Supreme Court hearings on the president’s health care plan will likely generate this court’s signature decision of a … Continued

Are clergy public servants?

Are clergy and teachers of religious faith/thought public servants? Is their work on par with that of others who work … Continued

Romney’s Florida Win: Conservative Christians picking their man

Gov. Mitt Romney’s big win in Florida is not just important because of the momentum or winner-take-all, whopping 50 GOP … Continued

Abortion-contraception arguments are really about teen sex

Monday was the annual anti-abortion march in Washington to protest the Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion in the … Continued

The evangelical case for Mitt Romney —and against Robert Jeffress

NICHOLAS KAMM AFP/GETTY IMAGES US Republican presidential hopeful former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney leaves after addressing the Family Research Council’s … Continued

A president waits on the Lord

In a calm and subdued voice this morning, President Obama told people at the National Prayer Breakfast that “When I … Continued

A natural, if complicated, alliance

What is the Tea Party? Is it “a recession-era version of the religious right? ” Is it something else? And … Continued

The verbal assault on Islam

Q: What is the obligation of a Western, democratic government to protect individual freedoms in light of a realistic terrorist … Continued

Engagement and peacemaking

With 200,000 American troops committed to two wars in the greater Middle East and the U.S. president leading a major … Continued