Religious Conscience

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For most Americans, gay equality trumps religious objections

Same-sex marriage supporter Vin Testa of the District waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court.Bill O’Leary / … Continued

Martin Luther King and the eternal truth of ‘social issues’

The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speaks in Eutaw, Ala., in this June 1965 photo. (The Associated Press — … Continued

Election 2012: Sex, lies and videotape

AFP/GETTY IMAGES A man fills out paper work to participate in the final day of early voting at the Lancaster … Continued

Religious freedom and contraception case headed to Supreme Court?

Andrew Medichin AP Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, is congratulated by two prelates after being elevated in St. … Continued

Baylor and Notre Dame: Baptist-Catholic competition, cooperation

Baylor and Notre Dame are natural rivals on the basketball court who meet Tuesday in the NCAA Women’s National Championship … Continued

Is the GOP ready to see women as equal under God?

“Game Change,” HBO’s move adaptation of the Mark Halperin and John Heilemann book about the 2008 presidential election, has drawn … Continued

Why claims of conscience matter

Lest we forget, our Framers put religious liberty, or freedom of conscience, first on the list of fundamental rights protected … Continued

The theology of birth control politics

Looked at through the lens of legal precedent, President Obama’s February 10th announcement settled the issue of health care insurance … Continued

Obama vs. Catholics: Walking the contraception tightrope

            The Obama health care plan’s showdown with Catholic institutions belongs in what my husband calls the “too hard file.” … Continued

Where does church end and state begin?

For a few years now activists on the Christian right have propounded an absolute doozy of a justification for legitimating … Continued

Threats to what is best in America

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

What is the role of conscience?

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

Christian Right’s misreading of MLK

ByValerie Elverton Dixon founder In November 2009, a group of clergy released the Manhattan Declaration, a document outlining, among … Continued

The Manhattan Declaration

By Timothy Georgefounding dean, Beeson Divinity School Orthodox, Catholic, and Evangelical leaders have come together to reaffirm fundamental truths about … Continued

Teach Tolerance: It’s the Biblical Thing to Do

The Texas Board of Education, the nation’s second largest purchaser of public school textbooks, is revising its K-12 social studies … Continued

Souter and McConnell: Protecting Religious Freedom

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler The Federal Judiciary is losing two big defenders of religious freedom. Last week, … Continued

Obama: The Christian as President

Recently President Obama made a series of important speeches in Western Europe and in Turkey. He said that “the United … Continued

A Serious Issue that Requires Sensitivity

The astonishing misrepresentation of Archbishop Rowan in virtually all newspapers over the last few days, and the scorn and anger … Continued