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India’s Hindu, Muslim clashes explored in traveling U.S. exhibit

Zarina. Dividing Line, 2001. UCLA Hammer Museum. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer. Courtesy: Art Institute of Chicago. Political parties in India are … 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

In Obama’s inauguraion speech, a new American religion

Mark Wilson GETTY IMAGES U.S. President Barack Obama gives his inauguration address during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West … Continued

The God vote meets the rage of atheists, agnostics, and humanists

After the first presidential debate last week, I wrote  “when Mitt Romney mentioned the ‘Creator’ in the debate tonight, he … Continued

Romney captures the God vote at first debate

           When Mitt Romney mentioned the “Creator” in the debate Wednesday, he owned it. “We’re all children of the same … Continued

Poll: Majority of Americans would vote for an atheist for president

For the second time in less than a year, the Gallup poll reports that a majority of Americans would vote … Continued

What matters is conduct of the office

In the wake of his weekend rally, Glenn Beck kept up the drumbeat of criticism about President Obama’s religion, calling … Continued

Believers Anonymous

Q: Did the Pentagon do the right thing by disinviting evangelist Franklin Graham from a National Day of Prayer event … Continued

Sanford and Edwards: Sex, lies and American unreason

There are times when the preoccupation of the media with memoirists ranging from pious self-aggrandizers to the scum of the … Continued

Obama’s inaugural address set new course

Q: What was the most important religion story of 2009? We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and … Continued

Obama Declares End of “Clash of Civilizations”

What’s your reaction to President Obama’s recent statements to the Muslim world that “the United States is not, and never … Continued

Finding Faith in Hockey

I wouldn’t have thought hockey and faith were analogous until I spoke with Rev. Joseph Kerrigan the other day. Father … Continued

What We Can Learn from Bahá’í Elections

Today’s guest blogger is Jeremy Lambshead, a Chicago resident who majored in religious studies at Carleton College. He has been … Continued

Benedict a Man of Conviction, Contradiction

Thinking back on last week with the Pope it struck me that he was, like the words in the old … Continued

Candidates Should Stress America’s Devotion and Diversity

America is the most religiously devout nation in the West and the most religiously diverse country in the world in … Continued

Neither the Problem Nor the Arguments Are New

While atheism is now enjoying a certain vogue in the U.S., it is not a new phenomenon. In Europe it … Continued