Religious Commitment

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The Gospel According to Labor Day

Union leaders have forgotten the religious roots of organized labor in this country.

Crucifixion images no longer command auction prices

Paintings and sculptures of what may be the most iconic scene in the history of art — the crucifixion of … Continued

For Jackie Robinson and Jason Collins, the freedom and grace to play as you are

(Courtesy of Sports Illustrated) When I saw the movie 42, a biopic about Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player in … Continued

A Conservative rabbi’s case for marriage equality

I’m a rabbi, so I support marriage equality. My support of marriage equality is an expression of my faith. It … Continued

Immigration reform a challenge for all Catholics

Spencer Platt GETTY IMAGES FEBRUARY 22 2012: New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan joins fellow volunteers distributing food at a breadline … Continued

Charities fight changes on tax deductions

WASHINGTON — Most Americans who file income tax returns won’t be affected by proposed changes in how charitable contributions are … Continued

Muslim scholar wins prestigious Grawemeyer Award

For the first time, the University of Louisville’s prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Religion, a $100,000 cash prize, will go to … Continued

Ancient wisdom for 21st century problems

RNS) In an attempt to make sense of the 2012 election and the unfolding David Petraeus sex scandal, I consulted … Continued

The problem with political prayer

REUTERS New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, delivers the closing benediction during … Continued

Report highlights Islam’s global diversity

WASHINGTON — Nearly all Muslims can agree on the basic beliefs of Islam: There is one God, Muhammad is God’s … Continued

This turban stays on

GETTY IMAGES Family and friends and community members gather at Oak Creek High School to mourn the loss of 6 … Continued

It’s DADT that’s immoral – not homosexuality

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued

We need deeply religious elections

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

Voting as an act of radical love

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

Woe unto you who make sleazy attack ads

In recent debates between tea party-endorsed Senate candidates and their Democratic opponents, faith has emerged as a campaign issue. Calling … Continued

Taste and See

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

Just War, just peace in the Middle East

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

Why God Won’t Go Away: Reflections on the “New Atheism”

By Alister McGrathKing’s College London and Contributor to The term “New Atheism” was invented in 2006. Gary Wolf was … Continued

Obama’s religious commitment: the Constitution

In the wake of his weekend rally, Glenn Beck kept up the drumbeat of criticism about President Obama’s religion, calling … Continued

God’s plan, America’s promise

Today’s guest blogger is Melissa Rogers, who directs the Center for Religion and Public Affairs at the Wake Forest University … Continued