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Drone policy can be moral policy

Reuters photo In a recent contribution for On Faith, former Chicago Theological Seminary President Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite denounced U.S. drone … Continued

COMMENTARY: The truth about religious freedom in the military

WASHINGTON — Serving in the armed forces is one of the most honorable professions one can choose in our society. … Continued

Got democracy? From Egypt to the U.S., religion and secularism must embrace women’s rights

Morsi opponents in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The photograph in the back is of Egyptian Army Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, who … Continued

The Catholic Church goes online

MAX ROSSI Pope Benedict XVI’s twitter account is pictured on a smart phone in front of the Twitter logo displayed … Continued

“Free stuff”? The message from Romney’s NAACP speech

NICHOLAS KAMM AFP/GETTY IMAGES US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addresses the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People … Continued

Evangelicals ‘sinned against Mormonism’?

Richard Mouw never intended to start a riot within the evangelical community by saying his fellow believers had “sinned against … Continued

Why this Baptist is opposed to the Catholic Bishops on the birth control mandate

In the Baptist tradition, believers come to their own moral reckoning through a reading of scripture as informed through the … Continued

You don’t have to be pro-life to be pro-medical-standards

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

Irony and the ‘yoga wars’

By Dr. Pankaj Jain Over last several months the pages on Washington Post “On Faith” Forum, Newsweek, and now New … Continued

Religious leaders should promote marriage for all

A new survey out this week from the National Marriage Project shows that marriage is an institution in decline in … Continued

The Duke ‘thesis': Karen Owen’s discovery

A couple days ago, cyberspace started to vibrate with chatter about a provocative research project undertaken by a recent graduate … Continued

Group cannot be held responsible for actions of a few

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said that anti-Muslim rhetoric in America is bad news … Continued

Answering ‘Will Muslims impose Shariah?’

One of the frequent battle cries raised by those who warn that Muslims want to overwhelm the West is that … Continued

Faith is not an eternal retirement plan

Q:What is your vision of heaven? What images – from Scripture, tradition, culture or your personal experience – best describe … Continued

Engage religious groups, but how?

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

Davos and the trust crisis

By Alistair Macdonald-RadcliffDirector General, C-1 World Dialogue “Doing God’s work” was an arresting way for one of the world’s leading … Continued

Hume was right and proper

Q: Is there widespread media bias against Christianity? Against evangelicals such as Brit Hume and Sarah Palin? Against public figures … Continued

Remember to give thanks

“Gratitude is rooted in remembrance.” –Rabbi Joseph Telushkin For too many of us, gratitude is rooted in the present and … Continued

Society’s need for a spiritual and moral perspective

Q: U.S. Catholic bishops are defending their direct involvement in congressional deliberations over health-care reform, saying that church leaders have … Continued

Michael Vick’s Redemption, and Ours

By Michael Brunerreligion professor, Azusa Pacific University The improbable journey on the road to redemption for Michael Vick, from NFL … Continued