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Founding Father - Jefferson Memorial, National Mall, Washington
Founders’ view of prayer should prevail at Supreme Court

The Founding Fathers found a common ground in prayer that should still guide us today.

Back to school, putting a face to another’s faith

(istockphoto) No quick fix diplomatic or military will dissolve the centuries of distrust and rivalry that fuel the sectarian conflict … Continued

Breakaway parish mulls joining the Episcopalians

ST. LOUIS — A breakaway Catholic church that stood up to three Catholic bishops, weathered a decade-long legal fight and … Continued

COMMENTARY: Don’t surrender Islam to the Islamists

RNS () — “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our … Continued

Atheists: Let your conscience be your god

Recently I was invited to participate in a Religion and Law Conference at Florida State University. Almost all the other … Continued

What do the religiously unaffiliated pray for?

A stained glass window glows, restored and then donated to the Museum of Divine Statues, is seen beyond a statue … Continued

Boston mosque says bombing suspect had outbursts but wasn’t violent

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — After two troubling outbursts at a local mosque, leaders there told Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev … Continued

Interfaith is a state of mind

VIA BLOOMBERG President Obama prepares to speak during a memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting … Continued

After Vatican screening of ‘Muslim Scare’ video, a call for dialogue

When he presented an amateur and xenophobic film about the threat of “rising Muslim demographics” a few weeks ago at … Continued

Obama at the U.N.: A new religion doctrine

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday (Sept. 25) gave a forceful speech at the United Nations, in which he challenged … Continued

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem: Romney, Israel and the future of peace

Charles Dharapak AP Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney places a prayer note as he visits the … Continued

Keith Ellison on John McCain defending Huma Abedin: ‘I was proud to see him do it’

ASSOCIATED PRESS Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., one of only two Muslim’s in Congress, testifies before the House Homeland Security Committee … Continued

In their interfaith marriage and divorce, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are ‘just like us’

Never mind what the tabloids say. Celebrities are not “just like us.” We don’t have our first date over sushi … Continued

The Obama contraception compromise: A model to end the ‘war on religion’?

In January of 2012, political and religious conservatives declared a “war on religion” largely in response to the ruling from … Continued

Why we need the National Prayer Breakfast

            It’s easy to be cynical about Washington. I was born in this city and even I occasionally throw up … Continued

Why religion will matter in 2012

After the release of our poll last week showing the impact of perceptions of religious differences on support for President … Continued

Christians politicians echoing political Islam

Former Arkansas governor and 2012 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee found himself in hot water this week after he called Islam … Continued

How messianic hopes create both havoc and healing

In a world of increasingly ugly conversation, let alone action, fueled by faith, Paul Raushenbush, religion editor at the Huffington … Continued

Egyptian Muslims act as “human shields” for Coptic Christmas mass

By Ashley Samelson McGuire Muslims protect and greet Orthodox Christians leaving the church where Saturday’s bomb blast took place in … Continued

Engagement or provocation? Going too far in faith critiques

Our times are characterized by an increasing religious diversity that manifests itself in religious conflict, even violence, as well as … Continued