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COMMENTARY: Don’t surrender Islam to the Islamists

RNS () — “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our … 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

Atheists to unveil first monument to unbelief on public land

After years of fights over religious monuments on public land, a county courthouse in Northern Florida will soon be the … Continued

To the atheists behind the Florida monument: Welcome to the public square!

Planned Monument to Atheism Will Rise at Florida Courthouse As the old saying goes, what’s sauce for the goose is … Continued

How Muslims can stop the next terror attack

A mourner reacts during a candlelight vigil in the aftermath of Monday’s (Matt Rourke/AP ) A cacophony of pain and … Continued

For Sikhs and Muslims, fear after a terror attack

With the news that two suspects of the Boston Marathon bombing are accounted for, one dead and the other in … Continued

Judge: Atheist group takes separation of church and state too far on ‘Ground Zero Cross’

On March 28, a group of atheists in New York lost round one in their legal battle to keep the … Continued

For gay Boy Scouts, the fight goes on

FRED PROUSER REUTERS The Cushman Watt Scout Center, headquarters of the Boy Scouts of America for the Los Angeles Area … Continued

Muslim democracies: A new kind of political system?

ANDRE PAIN EPA Egyptian protesters perform the Friday noon prayer, during a protest marking the second anniversary of the Egyptian … Continued

The shared roots of Hanukkah and Christmas

WASHINGTON — Growing up in the only Jewish family in my New Jersey neighborhood, I always felt left out at … Continued

Former minister: ‘We atheists love this time of year like everyone else’

REUTERS People view a display showing the nativity scene in Palisades Park in Santa Monica, Calif. in this Dec. 12, … Continued

In Christmas wars, it’s all or nothing

AP This Dec. 4, 2011 photo shows avowed atheist Damon Vix in front of the display he set among other, … Continued

Judge blocks holiday displays in Santa Monica after atheist-Christian spat

A federal judge on Monday (Nov. 19) denied a bid by churches to force city officials in Santa Monica, Calif., … Continued

Why Arab spring uprisings and anti-Islam film protests do not compare

AFP/GETTY IMAGES People gather on Dec, 17, 2011 in Sidi Bouzid’s Mohamed Bouazizi square, named after the fruitseller whose self-immolation … Continued

Missouri prayer amendment passes by wide margin

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Voters in Missouri overwhelmingly approved a “right to pray” amendment to the state’s constitution on Tuesday (Aug. … Continued

Churches and politicians, take note: Disrespect women, and they will leave.

The battle of the sexes, waged this election season with fulsome fury in the public space, is being fought in … Continued

The Consequences Of Shattering A Faith Glass Ceiling

The economic situation in the country is affecting us all; and those affected the most are hit hardest. “Around 14 … Continued

Why stir up suspicion?

There was an interesting synchronicity with this week’s question about the congressional hearings on the “radicalization” of Islam. While I … Continued

Time for a new story

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

A (Hindu) Christmas Carol?

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” is the familiar refrain of Christians who fear the secularization of the holy day celebrating the … Continued