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What one businessman learned about success from Trappist monks

Driving through the Spanish moss-draped gates of the Mepkin Abbey Trappist monastery in Moncks Corner, S.C., businessman August Turak felt … Continued

Extremism among the Amish

AP Members of a breakaway Amish group in Ohio are on trial for beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish … Continued

Seventh-day Adventists file suit over door-to-door solicitations

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Seventh-day Adventists have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of two ordinances in an Alabama city … Continued

With HHS lawsuits, Catholic institutions follow their conscience

Franco Origlia GETTY IMAGES it was announced Monday that Franciscan University, along with Notre Dame University, the Catholic University of … Continued

Muslim liberation theology on the march

Egyptian Muslim clerics join a demonstration on February 1, 20 at Cairo s Tahrir Square as massive tides of protesters … Continued

It’s DADT that’s immoral – not homosexuality

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

It is time for sacred impatience

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

What banning ‘Shariah law’ means for Oklahoma Muslims

By Nihad Awad Today, no constitution of any state places special burdens on a specific religious tradition. That will change … Continued

Senator Harry Reid, “cultist?”

One of the terrible temptations that has long faced American clergy is the feeling that they must call out specific … Continued

What does Christine O’Donnell believe about God?

By Elizabeth Tenety Much has already been written about Christine O’Donnell, “the Sarah Palin and Tea Party backed candidate” who … Continued

In defense of Thurgood Marshall

Not often is a saint of the Episcopal Church attacked in the chambers of the United States Senate, but incredibly, … Continued

Sister Sarah

Traditional feminists are outraged by Sarah Palin’s claims to feminism, which I discuss in a Newsweek article this week called … Continued

All taxpayers are created equal

Q:If a church or other religious organization receives government funding, should it follow all government rules, including those against discrimination … Continued

Palestine must be a secular state

By Hussein IbishSenior Fellow, American Task Force on Palestine As Palestinians press the international community to live up to its … Continued

Faith-Based Aid Is Unconstitutional, Period

Dozens of major religious groups and denominations are urging Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. to renounce a Bush-era memo … Continued

The War of the Gods

On March 4, 1933 (I was one month old), President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his first inaugural address and uttered … Continued

If We Rely On Faith To Fix The Economy, We’ll All Need Charity

One practice that the right-wing religious base of the Republican Party definitely does recognize as a sin is what used … Continued

Aspiring to Better Behavior

Whether it’s Christian-Muslim conflict in Bosnia or the sight of burning crosses lighting the night skies of the American South … Continued

Finding Gandhi’s True Voice

Mahatma Gandhi has sometimes been described as a saint trying to be a politician. He has also been described as … Continued

The American Spiritual Bazaar: Something For Everyone

The Pew Forum’s survey of the American religious landscape, with its finding that one out of four Americans have switched … Continued