Religious Conviction

View all topics

Immigration reform a mandate for Jews, Christians and Muslims

For the three Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity and Islam), hospitality to the stranger and alien among us is embedded deep in our DNA.

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

Conservatives promote House bill to protect opponents of gay marriage

WASHINGTON — Conservatives are rallying around a House bill designed to protect religious people who advocate for traditional marriage — … Continued

COMMENTARY: The hidden immigration impact on American churches

RNS () — As Congress makes a final attempt this fall to act on comprehensive immigration reform, the debate is … Continued

COMMENTARY: Refusing service in the name of religion is never acceptable

In Vermont, a country inn declined to provide a wedding reception for a same-sex marriage. In Hawaii, the owner of … Continued

Millennials are faithful, but not always religious

Community is the answer to my generation’s struggle with religion.

Religious freedom is not a ‘second-class right’

A rosary is held in the hand of a walker during a “Rosary Walk” rally supporting religious freedom. Over 100 … Continued

Muslims reflect on the Holocaust

May 18-24 felt like a lifetime: emotional, exhausting, and exhilarating, as amid the horror of the Holocaust, we escorted a … Continued

Catholics split on proposed gay Boy Scouts change

Paul Sefranek is a lifelong Roman Catholic and a long-serving volunteer in the Boy Scouts of America — two parts … Continued

When students protest abortion, can schools draw the line?

Students with deep religious convictions are fast turning public schools into the newest battleground over abortion much to the dismay … Continued

Gay marriage opponents make their case to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Foes of same-sex marriage are warning the Supreme Court that lifting state or federal restrictions would threaten their … Continued

Missouri Synod president apologizes for Newtown interfaith ‘debacle’

The president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod apologized for his role in the “debacle” that led him to publicly reprimand … Continued

A new birth: Faith and equality for LGBT youth, families and the nation

This season, Americans of all religious stripes this year may have to admit to their children that they’ve been perpetrating … Continued

Eection results reveal God is winning

Linda Davidson THE WASHINGTON POST A lifesize cutout of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney oversees volunteers making phone calls to … Continued

‘Please Talk Personally About This’: Abortion at the vice-presidential debate

REUTERS Vice President Joe Biden listens as Congressman Paul Ryan speaks during the vice presidential debate in Danville, Ky. Moderator … Continued

In defense of the right to offend

REUTERS Photographers take pictures outside the home of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, who has been linked by news organizations to the … Continued

God goes back to school

Millions of kids return to school this week – and, contrary to culture-war rhetoric, most of them won’t leave their … 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

Black churches split over gay marriage and Obama

At Charity Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston, S.C., the Rev. Nelson B. Rivers III supports and follows his African-American … Continued

Anderson Cooper is Gray!

GUS RUELAS REUTERS Anderson Cooper arrives at the 39th Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, California, June 23, 2012. Technically … Continued