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Affordable Care Act ruling promises religious fights for the forseeable future

Mark Wilson GETTY IMAGES Health-care law opponents and proponents gatherin front of he U.S. Supreme Court, on June 28, 2012 … Continued

Why Ross Douthat thinks we’re ‘a nation of heretics’

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat doesn’t mince words in his new book “Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation … Continued

Has religion made the world less safe?

The Bible depicts a world that, seen through modern eyes, is staggering in its savagery. People enslave, rape, and murder … Continued

Rev. Mariann Budde reaching out for a more vital Episcopal Church

Is the Right Rev. Mariann Budde the woman to save the Episcopal Church? On meeting her, you’d hope so. Bright-eyed, … Continued

Portugal in Africa

Relationships between Africa and Europe are complicated, witness the tense standoff now unfolding in Cote d’Ivoire. Even decades after independence, … Continued

God’s hand was in the establishment of the United States

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

We need more faith and more reason

This weekend, Jon Stewart is holding “a rally to restore sanity” on the mall, two months after Glenn Beck’s religion-infused … Continued

Atheism and the Tea Party

What is the Tea Party? Is it “a recession-era version of the religious right? ” Is it something else? And … 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

Christians must reject “Burn a Quran Day”

By Jennifer S. Bryson “Burn a Quran Day” is how a church in Florida is preparing to mark the ninth … Continued

End times theology in the age of Obama

By Amarnath Amarasingam Kenneth Alex Randolf is a fifty-six year old former lawyer living in Seattle. When Barack Obama announced … Continued

A call for religious diplomacy

Note: Join us at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral for a public dialogue that closes the three-day … Continued

U.S. foreign policy has “got religion’ — accidentally

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued

Cults or Alternative Religions?

A Baltimore mother accused of joining a cult and starving her child says she was acting on her religious beliefs. … Continued

A Hollywood Screenwriter Goes to Mecca

I had no intention of going to Mecca this year – but sometimes God wills for us what we least … Continued

McCain’s New Attack Ad

On the eve of Barack Obama’s announcement of his vice-presidential running mate the following bears repeating: the McCain team takes … Continued

Faith and Values 2008: Q2 Report

Those of us who study religious politicking have had a most eventful spring. We have experienced the YouTube stylings of … Continued

Today’s New Religion: “I AM”

I was talking to a reporter for the Religion News Service today and he made a complaint that every journalist … Continued

Tom Cruise Speaks to “People of Earth”

I’ve always thought that in the lists of American fixations, fringe religious movements and movie stars rank high. Both are … Continued

A Quick Thank You

I just wanted to say thank you to all of those who posted here and also wrote me personally about … Continued