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Why the faith of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects doesn’t matter, but yours does

It simply does not matter that Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the two Chechen-born brothers suspected of perpetrating the attacks were … Continued

2013: The year without fear?

Jason DeCrow AP Members of the Sikh community hold a candlelight vigil outside Newtown High School before an interfaith vigil … 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

Amid Mideast tensions, reject all voices of extremism

AP Protestors face-off against riot police officers guarding the U.S. embassy in Tunis on Sept. 14, 2012. This is a … Continued

Rock Beyond Belief: An atheist victory at Fort Bragg

The Army base at Fort Bragg, N.C., promoted its 2010 “Rock the Fort” festival as an event for soldiers of … Continued

Vatican exhibits spotlight the Bible, Vatican archive

VATICAN CITY — Christian history buffs have a lifetime of treasures to explore in Rome, including two new exhibits that … Continued

A new symbol for America’s military chaplains

Views of proposed insignias. Image via Arnold Resnicoff Today’s chaplains wear one of four separate insignias: Jewish, Christian, Muslim, or … Continued

An open letter to my Christian friends

Today’s guest blogger is Peter Hong, who pastors New Community Covenant Church, a series of urban, multiethnic churches in the … Continued

Silence is not moderation

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said that anti-Muslim rhetoric in America is bad news … Continued

How do nonbelievers cope with death?

By Rabbi Michael Goldberg “I’m spiritual but not religious. So what happens when I die?” A hospice patient of mine … Continued

Why Jews should support mosque near Ground Zero

By Robert Levine and David Ellenson One of the most beautiful stories to emerge from the devastating attacks of 9/11 … Continued

God is One, but humanity is not

No matter how many times you divide infinity, it remains infinite. The same is true for the infinite God. God … Continued

The religious neutrality of Justice John Paul Stevens

JUST LAW AND RELIGION Michael Kessler Justice John Paul Stevens has announced his intention to retire this summer, ending the … Continued

Obama’s Indonesian opportunity

By Tad StahnkeHuman Rights First President Obama will travel to Indonesia in June as part of his ongoing effort to … Continued

Atheists in office: Déjà vu all over again

I’m reminded of my South Carolina experience when I hear that some folks in Asheville, North Carolina want to remove … Continued

Bishops should proceed with caution

Q: U.S. Catholic bishops are defending their direct involvement in congressional deliberations over health-care reform, saying that church leaders have … Continued

Faith’s Response to Incivility

We have entered what columnist Kathleen Parker calls “a political era of uninhibited belligerence,” that is finding expression in sermons, … Continued

Oregon’s Fashion Police

Should your child’s teacher wear a turban, a hijab, a kippah or other “religious dress’? The state of Oregon doesn’t … Continued

Inauguration Prayerful, Not Religious

My daughter, fresh in from the Inauguration, asked me what I’d thought of Rick Warren’s prayer. And I said it … Continued

The Stench of Racism

In my small Mississippi hometown, we weren’t taught that all humankind was created in the image of God.