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Why atheists should respect believers

Mark Poprocki / iStock Certain atheists are happy to proclaim their disgust for religion and believers whenever they get a … Continued

New Gettysburg museum explores role of faith in Civil War

When Confederate soldiers bore down on Gettysburg, Pa., in 1863, a quiet seminary building atop a ridge was transformed — … Continued

After giving up religion, atheists try giving up something else for Lent

What would an “atheist Lent” look like? A group of young nonbelievers are finding out, observing the Christian practice minus … Continued

Why Obama’s support for same-sex marriage won’t hurt him among African Americans

REUTERS U.S. President Barack Obama talks about the need for Congress to ensure taxes don’t go up for the majority … Continued

Egyptians say Christian party is not the answer

WASHINGTON — Despite continuous attacks on Coptic Christians, a delegation of Egyptian Christian leaders said Wednesday (Feb. 8) they do … Continued

Bin Laden’s death: When bad things happen to bad people

Religious people have long struggled over the question of why bad things happen to good people. Over the last week … Continued

Love (for your neighbor) is not blind

By Vince IsnerCo-Director, Journeys to Understanding It is hard to know which image on the TV screen is more disturbing … Continued

Ashura: (Photos) Suffering and the martyr Husayn

Afghan Shi’ite Muslim men flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession in Kabul December 13, 2010. On a night a little … Continued

The cosmic dance of Obama-Raja on Newsweek

By Pankaj Jain A recent issue of Newsweek has on its cover page President Barack Obama in the cosmic dance … Continued

Is Sharia law reconcilable with modernity?

By Ali Gomaa Among the claims made against the man behind the mosque near Ground Zero, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, … Continued