Religious Pluralism

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Religious freedom isn’t just an American value

The religious pluralism that now prevails in the United States took hundreds of years to emerge, and it is still tested by bigotry and discrimination.

Pope Francis’ peace appeal for Syria marks Vatican’s return to global stage

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Thursday (Sept. 5) told world leaders gathered in Russia for the G-20 summit that … Continued

Pray for peace

A Free Syrian Army fighter runs after a Syrian Army tank shell exploded in the Salah al- Din neighbourhood of … Continued

A chance for change in Iran

Iranian President-elect Hasan Rouhani at a June 17 news conference in Tehran. (Ebrahim Noroozi/AP ) Winston Nagan is a professor … Continued

‘How can a Muslim write about Jesus?’ The controversy over Reza Aslan’s ‘Zealot’

“You’re a Muslim, so why did you write a book about the founder of Christianity?” is the beginning question in … Continued

ANALYSIS: ‘Pagan’ is getting a makeover. Not everyone got the memo.

Is calling someone a “pagan” a bad thing or a badge of honor? Do we even know what the term … Continued

A Conservative rabbi’s case for marriage equality

I’m a rabbi, so I support marriage equality. My support of marriage equality is an expression of my faith. It … Continued

What’s a Christian theologian doing at a conference on secularism?

As a Christian theologian, I gladly accepted the invitation to speak at the conference “Secularism on the Edge: The Church … Continued

Hate mail over Muslim event provides opportunity for Christian witness

All Saints Church, an Episcopal church in Pasadena, Calif., is moving forward with its decision to host a Muslim conference … Continued

What do religious leaders want for Obama’s next four years?

WASHINGTON — Addressing poverty. Seeking reconciliation. Protecting religious freedom. Religious leaders already have their wish lists ready for President Obama’s … Continued

After Vatican screening of ‘Muslim Scare’ video, a call for dialogue

When he presented an amateur and xenophobic film about the threat of “rising Muslim demographics” a few weeks ago at … Continued

Q&A with pioneering Rabbi Miri Gold

WASHINGTON — Though they are not in the majority in Israel, Orthodox Jews control the country’s religious life. More liberal … Continued

Romney appeals to evangelicals through ‘Judeo-Christian’ values

Mitt Romney angered evangelicals during his first White House run in 2008 by blurring the theological lines between their faith … Continued

The descent into nihilism

What a revealing end to a disturbing political convention. An actor who built a career on pretending to be a … Continued

Pakistan should sbolish blasphemy law

AP Local women walk past the locked house of a Christian girl in a suburb of Islamabad, Pakistan on Aug. … Continued

Pluralism and prejudice: How conflicts over religious pluralism reveal America’s new ‘Sacred Ground’

The only Protestant running for president in 2012 is President Obama, an American of both a racially and a religiously … Continued

This turban stays on

GETTY IMAGES Family and friends and community members gather at Oak Creek High School to mourn the loss of 6 … Continued

Hoping Muslims in Murfreesboro will enjoy some of Ramadan in their new mosque

AP A Muslim boy looks up as members of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro pray on the first day of … Continued

For Mormons in Missouri, a time of healing

AP AP This photo released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shows a sealing room, where eternal … Continued

Q conference seeks to present different face of evangelical activism

Gabe Lyons thinks Christian culture warriors are on the wrong path. His sixth annual Q Conference, which opens Tuesday (April … Continued