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Why faith matters in foreign policy

Belief is a habit of mind that reckons possibilities. It is a faith that fires an alchemy that transforms possibility … Continued

Sin in Syria

Dec. 8, 2012Seven-year-old Walid, right, is comforted as he mourns a fallen Syrian rebel fighter taken away for burial in … Continued

Christian leaders seek to overcome polarization

WASHINGTON — Twenty-five top Christian leaders gathered in the U.S. city with perhaps the worst reputation for civil discourse Wednesday … Continued

Florida’s anti-Sharia law problematic, and not only for Muslims

State lawmakers around the country have proposed bills to effectively make sharia law illegal. FOR GOD’S SAKE | Having handily … Continued

Mindfulness and Kwanzaa

Mark Gail WASHINGTON POST William Ross, 10, lights the candle representing the Kwanzaa principle Nia (purpose) during the annual holiday … Continued

The idolatry of the gun

REUTERS A customer tests a Glock 20 10mm handgun at the Guns-R-Us gun shop in Phoenix on Dec. 20, 2012. … Continued

Is gun control a religious issue?

Of all the controversies that have followed in the bloody wake of Friday’s (July 20) shooting rampage in Aurora, Colo., … Continued

Jennifer Knapp, an unlikely gay Christian icon

ATLANTA — After walking away from stardom as a Christian singer-songwriter in 2002, Jennifer Knapp never expected to return to … Continued

In an apparent bid to add an erudite contribution to our public discourse, Rush Limbaugh called a Georgetown law student … Continued

How to handle the “Irvine 11″? Litigate or negotiate?

Orange County, CA District Attorney, Tony Rackauckas, is pursuing criminal charges against the so-called “Irvine 11,” the 11 students who … Continued

There isn’t a war on Christmas in North America

By Tim Muldoon This article is part of a series for the Patheos Holiday Monitor, which tracks the War on … Continued

Gay adoption vs. the morality police

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach On Tuesday night, December 14, Rosie O’Donnell and I will be conducting a public conversation in … Continued

Imam Rauf can learn from Martin Luther King, Jr.

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said that anti-Muslim rhetoric in America is bad news … Continued

Forecasting Black Church Futures

By Josef SorettColumbia University, and Contributor to Although we are only about halfway into 2010, it has already been … Continued

Chinese food and religious freedom

In the last week of last month, religion in America became part of the public conversation via two events that … Continued

Arizona immigration law outlaws faithful acts

Q: Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral … Continued

The gospel truth behind Beck’s inartful words

(Originally published on my blog) Fox News broadcaster Glenn Beck is famous for launching verbal grenades, and he did so … Continued

What is the ‘black church’ and who does it speak for?

By Josef Sorettscholar, writer Contributor to At the same time that President Obama was preparing to convene a meeting … Continued

If you’ve got the money, you can buy the ad

Q: The conservative Christian group Focus on the Family is sponsoring a pro-life ad, featuring football star Tim Tebow, during … Continued

Faith in the Post 9/11 World

I came of age in the multicultural movement of the 1990s. We read Cornel West essays and watched Spike Lee … Continued