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Can a Catholic hoops conference save college sports?

March Madness ended with an exhilarating April flourish on Monday (April 8) as the Louisville Cardinals defeated the Michigan Wolverines … Continued

Pastor and rabbi agree: Melissa Rogers is good choice for White House faith office

One might guess that a politically conservative evangelical pastor and a politically liberal rabbi would have little in common, and … Continued

Mr. President, leave your Bibles at home

On Inauguration Day, President Barack Obama will use two copies of the Bible when he begins his second term: one … Continued

Campus atheists score big funding from Wisconsin university

An organization of student nonbelievers is likely to receive $69,000 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the largest grant from an … Continued

Why Arab spring uprisings and anti-Islam film protests do not compare

AFP/GETTY IMAGES People gather on Dec, 17, 2011 in Sidi Bouzid’s Mohamed Bouazizi square, named after the fruitseller whose self-immolation … Continued

Why would Jews vandalize a Holocaust memorial?

The news that Israel’s memorial to Holocaust victims had been grafittied in early June with bitterly anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements … Continued

Secular or religious? Why make enemies when we don’t have to?

In light of the continuing political uprising throughout the Middle East, American leaders are reported to be recalculating their approach … Continued

Don’t be fooled: this is political power disguised as religious violence

2011 began with some bleak news for Muslim-Christian relations around the world.Recent attacks against churches in Iraq, Nigeria and Egypt … Continued

A verdict on faith-based partnerships under Obama and Bush

“Obama stimulus pours millions into faith-based groups,” read the title of a December 3, 2010, Politico article. It reported that … Continued

Tipping the scale in DC

Today’s guest blogger is Jennifer Bailey, a Campus Engagement Associate at the Interfaith Youth Core where she works to transform … Continued

Homosexuality in Islam: an identity in flux

Un-identifying” Homosexuality: A Look at Homosexuality through the Eastern Lens By: Shazia Kamal, Contributor to When news of Saudi … Continued

Woe unto you who make sleazy attack ads

In recent debates between tea party-endorsed Senate candidates and their Democratic opponents, faith has emerged as a campaign issue. Calling … Continued

India’s spiritual entrepreneurs

By Katherine Marshall FAITH IN ACTION When British businessmen and civil servants arrived in India in the 19th Century, they … Continued

Malaysia – Is it moderate, and is it modern?

By Ramesh N. Rao Malaysia has been seen as a beacon of modernity and a country promoting and practicing moderate … Continued

Malaysia’s cool imam

By Katherine Marshall When South Africa was emerging from the dark shadows of the apartheid era, Malaysia was one place … Continued

Religious difference must be addressed and negotiated

Chelsea Clinton, raised Methodist, and Marc Mezvinsky, Jewish, will wed this weekend. Statistics show that 37 percent of Americans have … Continued

Depends….. on the lens you are wearing

The Dalai Lama, who just celebrated his 75th birthday, often refers to the ‘oneness’ of all religions, the idea that … Continued

Methodists, Muslims and Jews: Learning together to lead together

By Jerry D. Campbell President, Claremont School of Theology Almost a decade now after the fateful events of Sept. 11, … Continued

Everyday Iraqis hope for peace and stability

By John FilsonMennonite Central Committee Iraqis say Allah kareem (God is generous) as a way of expressing trust in the … Continued

Lenten season calls us together

The season of Lent began with Ash Wednesday, and many Christians were encouraged to ponder the reality of death, the … Continued