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Supreme Court to hear case on prayer at government meetings

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Monday (May 20) to consider whether prayers can be offered at government meetings — … Continued

A virtual vigil for Boston

Once news of the bombing at the Boston Marathon hit the Internet, social media sites became flooded with prayers under … Continued

Keeping the faith: 2012 in gay rights victories

AFP/GETTY IMAGES In May, President Obama became the first U.S. president to say publicly he was in favor of same-sex … Continued

In Christmas wars, it’s all or nothing

AP This Dec. 4, 2011 photo shows avowed atheist Damon Vix in front of the display he set among other, … Continued

Conservative groups release survey on religious hostility

Two conservative groups have released a “Survey of Religious Hostility in America,” which seeks to draw attention to a “relentless … Continued

Cardinal George, you’re wrong about Chicago Gay Pride

BRUNO DOMINGOS REUTERS Two men kiss each other during a pro-gay demonstration in front of the Nossa Senhora da Paz … Continued

We are losing good people who are eager to serve

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued

The classroom wall of separation

By David Waters The classroom walls of San Diego’s Westview High are a monument to freedom of speech and religion. … Continued

When the Salvation Army enlists in the government

By David Waters Churches and other faith-based organizations that receive government funds, beware. In an agreement that will be enforced … Continued

Secular radicals

Unorthodoxy By Patrick J. Deneen As ever, stories of the demise of religion (most recently, according to E.J. Dionne, because … Continued

Friday Night Acolytes

By David Waters Before each football game at Georgia’s Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe high school, cheerleaders hold up cheerleaders giant banners containing … Continued

Prayer: Personal, Intimate, One-on-One

I try to make it a habit never to dismiss, denigrate or marginalize anyone else’s religious practice. Prayer comes in … Continued

Jail Quits Censoring Religious Mail

By Jacqueline L. Salmon A jail in the Washington D.C. area has backed off censoring religious messages of its detainees … Continued

ACLU Alleges Religious Censoring at Va. Jail

By William Wan The American Civil Liberties Union sent a complaint today to the Rappahannock Regional Jail, accusing officials there … Continued

Signs & Wonders: A Non-Religious Cross?

No, this is not the headquarters for the Democratic or Republican presidential campaigns. It’s the controversial Mt. Soledad Memorial in … Continued

Love and Hate; Compassion and Cruelty; Forgiveness and Condemnation

The Dalai Lama is right. All religious traditions do have messages of love, compassion, and forgiveness. Unfortunately, all religions also … Continued

Media and religion

From drums and smoke signals to the internet, “media” represent too many expressions to be contained in generalizations. Religion? There … Continued