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Mental illness, Islam or revenge?: Understanding terrorism from the Navy Yard to Pakistan to Kenya

Sept. 16, 2013Police personnel near the Navy Yard.Matt McClain / The Washington Post September 2013 has been a cruel month. … Continued

In defense of traditional marriage

Americans respect marriage, not only as a crucial institution of civil society but the fundamental building block of all human … Continued

Roe a matter of religious liberty

Forty years after abortion was made legal by the momentous Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, women’s access to … Continued

Melinda Gates: There’s ‘no controversy’ around birth control, but Catholic officials disagree

ANTHONY BOLANTE REUTERS Melinda Gates speaks to the media while her husband, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates (L) and his father … Continued

Pro-choice and pro-life? On abortion, Americans say ‘it’s complicated.’

Brendan Hoffman A pro-life activist stands in front of pro-choice activists with the National Organization For Women at a Jan. … Continued

Why my faith calls me to defend women’s reproductive rights

View Photo Gallery: The Catholic Church in particular is credited with organizing and driving the anti-abortion movement for decades, but religious … Continued

On gay marriage, is Obama ‘imposing his religion’?

I was glad to see President Obama come out in favor of same-sex marriage last week. Don’t get me wrong—I … Continued

A Catholic nullification doctrine?

The Department of Health and Human Services has accepted the medical opinion that contraception is a preventive health measure. That … 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

Why we march for life

An unborn baby’s heart begins beating 18 days after conception – a tiny heartbeat, a human heartbeat, and a vulnerable … Continued

The religious case for legalized abortion

It is the 39th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. More than 35 million women in the … Continued

Is there common ground in abortion debate?

By Charles C. Camosy Religious pro-life voices in the public debate are often marginalized. First, the arguments they make are … Continued

No religion, no peace

Mideast peace talks resume this week, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveling to Egypt and Israel for negotiations between … Continued

Biblical religion the only–and illegitimate– basis for anti-gay laws

“Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians.” “Moral disapproval alone … Continued

Atheism and the death penalty

It was amusing to see both atheists and religious believers wrangling over biblical rationalizations for the death penalty in their … Continued

Obama sidelining religious freedom?

FAITH AND FOREIGN POLICY By Thomas Farr President Obama has on several occasions articulated his commitment to international religious freedom. … Continued

‘Ungodly’ act of blaming the victim

Pamphlets being handed out in some parts of Virginia tell women and girls, “even though nothing is showing, you’re being … Continued

Religious communities must be engaged in foreign policy

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued

Tebow and other pro-life football giants

By David Waters Quarterback Tim Tebow, who will star in a controversial pro-life TV commercial during the Super Bowl, isn’t … Continued

Religion’s power to shape policy

For decades U.S. administrations have scrupulously separated church and state. As a result, the power of religion as a partner … Continued