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Air Force makes God optional

The second production model F-35A Lightning II aircraft flies above the compass rose of Rogers Dry Lakebed at Edwards Air … Continued

Yale’s humanists lose bid for campus recognition

RNS () — A newly formed humanist group at Yale University suffered a setback when the school’s broader religious community … Continued

Why gun violence is a Christian issue

(George Frey/Getty Images) A suicide by shotgun in the City of Fairfax, following closely on the heels of the Navy … Continued

Muslims name 37 groups that fuel Islamophobia

WASHINGTON — Groups with a mission to spread prejudice and hatred against Muslims are coordinated and well financed, according to … Continued

What Good is Religion?

Religions may be declining in their ability to provide altruistically motivated, communally organized support, but we have few other models to work with.

Does the Catholic Church really respect women, or the men who support them?

March 31, 2013Pope Francis arrives to lead an open-air Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Pope Francis … Continued

How to keep the faith on campus

Sept. 22, 2010Prospective students leave the undergraduate admissions building to take a tour of Georgetown University campus in Northwest Washington. … 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

A theology of women? What did Pope Francis mean?

Dedicated in 1966 by the Lithuanian Catholics of America, Our Lady of Siluva is made of marble. Benjamin C. Tankersley … Continued

A theology of women? What does Pope Francis mean?

Dedicated in 1966 by the Lithuanian Catholics of America, Our Lady of Siluva is made of marble. Benjamin C. Tankersley … Continued

Demand legal protection: It’s okay to be gay at work

Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg You can still be fired for being gay in 29 states, and for being transgender in … Continued

A Declaration of Independence from the culture of violence

A U.S. flag waves in the wind on a boat near the Statue of Liberty in New York. The Statue … Continued

Fossil fuels are a faith issue

(AP) One day, our children, their children, will almost certainly ask, “What did you do to solve the climate challenge?” … Continued

How to read (and think) like an atheist

There were two categories of teenagers in the 1950s: those who could name one book by an atheist and those … Continued

COMMENTARY: NBC’s ‘Save Me’ may need rescuing

Mixing religion and entertainment, as NBC has tried to do with its new prime time TV sitcom “Save Me,” starring … Continued

One pope, two books, countless opinions

In his two months as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, Pope Francis has captured the imagination not … Continued

Arguing about God is an age-old American tradition

(Kevork Djansezian/GETTY) In the first half of philosopher A.C. Grayling’s latest book “The God Argument,” he debunks the teleological, ontological … Continued

ANALYSIS: Where are the Christians on burying Tsarnaev?

BOSTON — Soon after the Boston Marathon bombings, local Christian leaders stepped swiftly into the public eye, convening vigils and … Continued

Atheists are people, too

Mark Poprocki / iStock Bombs do not discriminate. We know that the people wounded or killed from the Boston Marathon … Continued

Boston amputees face a long spiritual struggle ahead

BOSTON — In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings that left three dead and more than 260 injured, perhaps … Continued