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Unsafe abortions on the rise across Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya — Amid increasing calls for legalization of abortion in Africa, botched cases among young women are on the … Continued

Embattled Archbishop John Myers lashes out at media, critics

NEWARK, N.J. — In a sharply worded offensive, Newark Archbishop John J. Myers lashed out at the media and his … Continued

British clergy condemn ‘Go home or face arrest’ campaign

CANTERBURY, England — Two leading clergymen — one Catholic, the other Anglican — condemned a British government billboard and stop-and-search … Continued

Women are equal in the eyes of God

Another postponement of the verdict in last December’s gruesome rape case in Delhi will renew discussions on many aspects of … Continued

(CORRECTION) Activists: 15 years later, religious freedom law falls short

WASHINGTON — Fifteen years after Congress passed a law to better protect global religious freedom, the legislation is failing to … Continued

Our Latino future

Demography is political destiny in a representative democracy. As the U.S. Census Bureau forecasts, by mid-century, the nation’s Latino population … Continued

What faith means for famlies

What’s happening to American religion? Recent reports emphasize new threats, from The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life’s publication … Continued

Liberty and Justice for all in Maryland

Linda Davidson THE WASHINGTON POST Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley poses with Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and House Speaker Mike Busch … Continued

Young atheists come online

The Reason Rally marks a high point in the recent surge of atheism.  For anyone who has been around long … Continued

Vatican leaks scandal looms large at meeting to elevate new cardinals

VATICAN CITY — It isn’t anywhere on the official agenda, but as Roman Catholic leaders meet in Rome this weekend, … Continued

Inventing peace after Gingrich’s ‘invented people’ comment

When I heard reports of Newt Gingrich calling the Palestinians an ‘invented people,’ I had a flashback to 1991, when … Continued

Romney’s Mormonism a tough sell for Millenials

Scott Olson GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks to supporters during a rally on … Continued

Is there a Catholic approach to the debt ceiling debate?

Charles Dharapak AP House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, center, stands with, from left, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of … Continued

Marriage disappearing in front of our eyes

A new survey out this week from the National Marriage Project shows that marriage is an institution in decline in … Continued

God, politics and Ms. O’Donnell

Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell told the Christian Broadcasting Network last week that that she believes it was God … Continued

G-20’s commitment to the poor

By Gradye Parsons and Richard Cizik The global economic crisis continues to exact a steep human cost. As we see … Continued

How influential will anti-Muslim groups become?

By Michelle Boorstein What is the future of the anti-Muslim movement in the United States? For years there has been … Continued

Scientists in the pews

By Elaine Howard Ecklund sociologist On Easter Sunday, Christians from the nominal to the devout attended religious services. They went … Continued

Benedict should stay – and clean house

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

Do religion’s dropouts become warriors for reason?

For those who long to loosen the grip of the most anti-rational forms of faith on the American public, there … Continued