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Vatican plays politics with American sisters and nuns

I would be lying if I wrote that I was not hurt by the reaffirmation of the censure of the … Continued

‘Earth Sabbath’ helps activists tend spiritual side of environmentalism

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Rev. Steve Halsted lit a candle, led a breathing meditation on the four elements (earth, fire, … Continued

Study shows Mormonism is fastest-growing faith in half of U.S. states

CHICAGO — Mitt Romney may or may not become the first Mormon to move into the White House next year, … Continued

Vatican: American nuns need reform

WASHINGTON — The Vatican has launched a crackdown on the umbrella group that represents most of America’s 55,000 Catholic nuns, … Continued

Faltering and Leading: The Conservative Movement

By Tim Muldoon In the aftermath of Jesus’ death, a frightened Peter and a group of dispirited disciples scattered, lost … Continued

After war, churches care for warriors

By: Martin Davis and Kimberly Loontjer A memorial ceremony for America’s military veterans, their courage, commitment and sacrifice, is held … Continued

Religion can bear witness to truth

2011 began with some bleak news for Muslim-Christian relations around the world.Recent attacks against churches in Iraq, Nigeria and Egypt … Continued

Pulpit fiction

By David Waters Dozens of defiant Christian ministers across the country defied IRS warnings and turned their sermons into partisan … Continued

Witnessing the first interfaith event at Park51

By Alex Kronemer Though the September 11th Qur’an burning was called off, the anti-Muslim protests at the Park 51 Community … Continued

“Shame on you”: religious leaders denounce biogotry against Muslims

The Islamic Society of North America convened a group of American religious leaders, Jewish, Christian and Muslim, at the National … Continued

OYL! — Corruption, the Spirit, the Earth and us

Three months! — and it is even clearer now we are facing not an oil “spill” in the Gulf, the … Continued

From Eden to the Gulf: Abundance, greed and disaster

Just as the oil blowout in the Gulf grew from Big Oil’s unwillingness to restrain itself from gobbling up even … Continued

Students on a mission

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall In airports nowadays it’s quite common to see groups of people, young and old, … Continued

Naïve sisters or paranoid bishops?

This Catholic’s View By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. The Catholic bishops of the United States are calling for the defeat … Continued

When you stop believing — a Christian view

Q: I’ve recently come to realize that I no longer believe in God. Does this make me a bad person? … Continued

Peculiar and Inconsistent

It has always seemed extraordinary that anyone finds it seriously difficult to think of women leading congregations. It is not … Continued

The Emergent Islam I Want

I hate to admit it, but I don’t like going to mosques. Whether it’s the crudely written signs informing me … Continued

Theists, Atheists Fighting Torture Together?

As a Humanist, I technically don’t identify as “religious.” But I was proud to join the National Religious Campaign Against … Continued