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Why religious freedom is inseparable from progress in the Middle East

Opponents of Morsi pray in Tahrir Square in Cairo. Amr Nabil / AP The revolutions that shook the Arab world … Continued

The sins of Paula Deen

(Peter Kramer / NBC via AP) Without quoting her source, Paula Deen drew on the New Testament in responding to … Continued

Singing on “Idol,” and facing the wrath of religious traditionalists

The biggest worry for most “American Idol” contestants is whether the judges will let them continue to the next round. … Continued

Evangelical Catholics on offense

STEFANO RELLANDINI REUTERS Pope Benedict XVI waves to faithful from his ‘Popemobile’ upon his arrival to conduct an open-air mass … Continued

Interfaith is a state of mind

VIA BLOOMBERG President Obama prepares to speak during a memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting … Continued

A Peace Plan for the Evolution/Creation Wars

As we approach the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, the battle over evolution continues around the world. The Guardian … Continued

Religion Will Do the Very Best and Very Worst in 2009

In 2009, we should expect religion to do what is has always done — inspire the very best and the … Continued

National Thanksgiving and Prayer, but not “To God”

Presidents Washington and Lincoln were correct about the importance of a national day of thanksgiving, but wrong to include the … Continued

Religious Hypocrisy and Women as Leaders

Are conservative religious groups hypocritical to think that a woman can lead a nation and not a congregation? Hypocrisy is … Continued

Our Obession and Outrage

So we have now gone through another more high-profile sex scandal with its obligatory mix of power (did you know … Continued

Let’s Get Real

So we have now gone through another more high profile sex scandal with its obligatory mix of power (did you … Continued

The War on Christmas. Bah, Humbug! It isn’t that Simple

Ah…the recently invented liberal war on Christmas, a war created and nurtured by a few conservative media folks like O’Reilly, … Continued

Call Me Daft and Politically Correct

Ah…the recently invented liberal war on Christmas, a war created and nurtured by a few conservative media folks like O’Reilly, … Continued

A Necessary Tension!

Like many contemporary ethical dilemmas revolving around religion, this question pitting patients’ interests against religious conviction presumes a fault line … Continued