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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

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

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

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

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

The logic of Christian marriage

Chelsea Clinton, raised Methodist, and Marc Mezvinsky, Jewish, will wed this weekend. Statistics show that 37 percent of Americans have … Continued

Bias against religious differences

The very fact that Brit Hume felt free to evangelize Tiger Woods on Fox News Sunday shows that media bias … Continued

Liberal intolerance of religious diversity

UNORTHODOXY by Patrick J. Deneen Earlier this month, Georgetown’s student newspaper, the Hoya, published an editorial excoriating The Catholic University … Continued

The Unavoidable Ethical Dilemmas of Pandemic Flu

By Kirk O. Hansonexecutive director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Pandemics and disasters breed unavoidable — but predictable — ethical … Continued

Murder is Murder and Abortion is Not

So another physician has been murdered for making it possible for women to actually use their constitutional right to choose … Continued

Religious Beliefs Reflect On Racial Prejudice

“Three in 10 Americans acknowledge feelings of racial prejudice, and yet 9 in 10 say they believe in God. How … Continued

Rituals and the Modern Search for Meaning

We are living in a moment of profound transition in the way many Americans understand and use religious ritual and … Continued

Roman Catholicism: Sally Was Right, But….

Sally Quinn has set herself up as a sure target, a conscious challenge, and a possible model. For all three, … Continued

Should a President be Religious or Spiritual?

In one sense, I think spirituality is more desirable in a president than religion alone, although I hasten to add … Continued

In Sickness and In Health

Is it a mark of the health or sickness of American religion that so many Americans have switched their religious … Continued

Put “Christ” Back in Christmas

As a devout Muslim, I completely concur with the statements of Britain’s equality chief to put “Christ” back into Christmas. … Continued

My Great-Grandfather and the Social Gospel

I recently sent Brian McLaren an e-mail introducing myself as the great-grandson of Walter Rauschenbusch. Brian is a pastor, the … Continued