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Is it funny to be Jewish? Is it Jewish to be funny?

Sept. 4, 2013Communal Tallits are laid in the lobby for visitors to the Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C. The … Continued

Shariah 101: What is it and why do states want to ban it?

North Carolina lawmakers on Wednesday (July 24) approved a bill to prohibit judges from considering “foreign laws” in their decisions, … Continued

Florida’s anti-Sharia law problematic, and not only for Muslims

State lawmakers around the country have proposed bills to effectively make sharia law illegal. FOR GOD’S SAKE | Having handily … Continued

Singing on “Idol,” and facing the wrath of religious traditionalists

The biggest worry for most “American Idol” contestants is whether the judges will let them continue to the next round. … Continued

What is the truth about American Muslims?

Over the past decade, an anti-Muslim movement in America has pushed for anti-sharia laws in some 23 states and helped … Continued

Paying the price for religious illiteracy

In Judge Joseph Sheeran’s courtroom, religious literacy is seen as an antidote to intolerance and hate. Last week, the Michigan … Continued

Heeding Romney’s words on religious liberty

GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers his nomination acceptance speech during the final day of … Continued

Kosher atheists? Obama adviser breaks with his faith but still abides by its rules

Usually when a person ditches religion, he or she also happily ditches the antiquated rules and regulations that go along … Continued

Can young evangelicals move beyond the Religious Right?

Brandon Thibodeaux GETTY IMAGES A cross necklace hangs in front of a worshipper’s American flag t-shirt as she participates in … Continued

Anti-Shariah bill defeated in Oklahoma senate

The Oklahoma state Senate voted down a bill that would have prohibited state judges from considering foreign laws, including religious … Continued

Anti-Shariah movement loses steam in state legislatures

At this point in 2011, 22 state legislatures had either passed or were considering bills to prohibit judges from considering … Continued

National Prayer Breakfast marks 60 years

This post has been updated 2-2-12 The football Super Bowl is Sunday, but for those who live at the intersection … Continued

Using the Holocaust, again

BAZ RATNER REUTERS Ultra-Orthodox Jewish demonstrators look at a boy (low L) wearing a cloth cap and a yellow Star … Continued

Egypt’s elections and the risky rule of God

ODD ANDERSEN AFP/GETTY IMAGES An Egyptian flag is placed next to the flag of the Freedom and Justice Party, founded … Continued

Saudi women’s vote great news– If this were 1911

HO AP A Saudi Arabian woman drives a car as part of a campaign to defy Saudi Arabia’s ban on … Continued

The truth about Muslims in America

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will begin holding hearings Thursday on “the extent of … Continued

Anti-sharia laws: Legislating religiosity

By David Waters The legendary football rivaly between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers began with a 6-6 … Continued

Sharia law ban proposed in Tennessee

By Elizabeth Tenety State Sen. Bill Ketron speaks outside the Senate chamber in Nashville on Feb. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Erik … Continued

Fear of Islam violates our traditions

By: Rabbi Jack Bemporad, Center for Interreligious Understanding Professor Marshall Breger, Catholic University of America Suhail A. Khan, Institute for … Continued

Is Sharia law reconcilable with modernity?

By Ali Gomaa Among the claims made against the man behind the mosque near Ground Zero, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, … Continued