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Why GOP opposition to Obamacare will hurt Hispanic outreach

Voting signs sit outside the Licking County Board of Elections on the first day of early voting in Newark, Ohio … Continued

An antidote to religious strife in Egypt: nationalism

CAIRO — After decades of polarization along religious lines, Christians and Muslims in Egypt are coming together to rally behind … Continued

Jesuit priest likely kidnapped in Syria

VATICAN CITY — A prominent Italian Jesuit who is an outspoken supporter of the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad … Continued

Faith in Boston

“My city, this cradle of liberty, sways with compassion tonight.” Thus my poet friend described the response to the Boston … Continued

The values behind support for path to citizenship for illegal immigrants

Political philosopher John Rawls famously argued that democratic deliberation should aspire not just to political deals based on expediency and … 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

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

Sept. 11, 2001: Eleven years later, American Muslims are victims

AP Flags set on display by students at Norwich University in Northfield Vt. are seen on the upper parade ground … Continued

Chick-Fil-A protest spikes sales for Md. business

Hamil R. Harris Hamil R. Harris Crowds of patrons line up inside and outside of the Chick-fil-A restaurant in Landover. … Continued

Love of neighbor in the 21st century: racial justice and LGBT equality

Kristoffer Tripplaar BLOOMBERG U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the 15th Annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner at the … Continued

Finding meaning beyond the Christmas bows, bells and baby Jesus

One year, I tried to skip Christmas. I was 30 and single. I lived alone. My family of origin doesn’t … Continued

Bin Laden’s death: When bad things happen to bad people

Religious people have long struggled over the question of why bad things happen to good people. Over the last week … Continued

Setting the world on fire

FAITH IN ACTION Richard Chartres, Bishop of London, chose an inspirational challenge to open his homily at the wedding of … Continued

When Your Enemies Fall

Pumping our fists in victory or celebrating in the streets is probably not the best Christian response to anyone’s death, … Continued

Peter King’s Muslim hearings: extremism and fear are our common enemies

Representative Peter King’s (R-N.Y.) congressional hearings on the extent of radicalization in the American Muslim community are not designed to … Continued

Ambassadors for Christ in an interfaith world

Today’s guest blogger is Nick Price, who works for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He … Continued

Church needs media engagement in 2011

As voted by the Religion Newswriters Association’s members, among the year’s most consequential religion newsmakers were Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, … Continued

We need love, faith and forgiveness

After 9/11 President Bush reminded Americans that the attack was the work of a few terrorists and not the Muslim … Continued

Dove World Outreach Center’s “theological malpractice”

By Rev. Chuck Currie As the news spread this week about plans by the Dove World Outreach Center’s plans to … Continued

Technology and Observance: Jews of the Future

By Matthue RothAssociate Editor,, and Contributor to The average American family spends just as much time doing laundry … Continued