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COMMENTARY: Questioning circumcision isn’t anti-Semitic

RNS () — Earlier this month the Council of Europe agreed on a nonbinding resolution in support of “children’s right … Continued

(RESEND) African chief evangelizes about adult circumcision

LUSAKA, Zambia — African Chief Jonathan Eshiloni Mumena will eagerly tell you about his ivory Star of David ring and … Continued

African chief evangelizes about adult circumcision

LUSAKA, Zambia — African Chief Jonathan Eshiloni Mumena will eagerly tell you about his ivory Star of David ring and … Continued

Thai government and Muslim guerrillas sign Ramadan cease fire accord

BANGKOK, Thailand — Buddhist-majority Thailand hopes its first “common understanding” with minority ethnic Malay Islamist guerrillas will create “a violence-free … Continued

Home schooling without God? Humanists find a way

When KellyAnne Kitchin began home schooling her three sons three years ago, she had difficulty finding  curriculum programs that fit … Continued

Female converts to Islam facing growing scrutiny

BOSTON — When Karen Hunt Ahmed and her Muslim husband divorced four years ago, many friends asked her, “Now you … Continued

A moral obligation to get a flu shot?

Unlike patients who have a choice about getting the flu shot, many health care workers didn’t have a say this … Continued

Jews and Muslims applaud German vote to protect circumcision

The German parliament has relieved Muslims and Jews by passing a law Wednesday (Dec. 12) that allows infant male circumcision … Continued

‘Frankenstorm’: Why climate change will not be denied in this election

GETTY IMAGES Waves crash over Winthrop Shore Drive as Hurricane Sandy comes up the coast on Oct. 29, 2012 in … Continued

Liberty and Justice for all in Maryland

Linda Davidson THE WASHINGTON POST Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley poses with Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and House Speaker Mike Busch … Continued

Expanding the debate around circumcision

A court in Cologne, Germany, recently ruled that circumcising young boys represents grievous “bodily harm.” The court found that the … Continued

Rediscovering the reasons for our existence

AP Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, Washington’s first female and ninth Episcopal Bishop, smiles during her consecration service at the Washington … Continued

Why would Jews vandalize a Holocaust memorial?

The news that Israel’s memorial to Holocaust victims had been grafittied in early June with bitterly anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements … Continued

Sikhs and Muslims celebrate Turban victory

Sikh and Muslim transit workers in New York City are celebrating the settlement of a federal lawsuit that will allow … Continued

Why Americans are becoming more pro-life

Brendan Hoffman GETTY IMAGES Pro-life activists march up Constitution Avenue at the March for Life rally on January 23, 2012 … Continued

On gay marriage, is Obama ‘imposing his religion’?

I was glad to see President Obama come out in favor of same-sex marriage last week. Don’t get me wrong—I … Continued

Religious questions for Pa. voter ID law draw fire

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Nothing is sacred about your religion when it comes to getting a state identification card without a … Continued

U.S. bishops: Obama birth control policy change ‘a first step in the right direction’

Associated Press Administration officials announced a new deal offering ‘accommodation’ to religious liberty concerns over birth control coverage in new … Continued

Bishop of Episcopal Diocese calls for marriage equality in Maryland

A recent Washington Post poll revealed an intriguing, and, to me, distressing dynamic regarding the role of religion in the … Continued

Private and public faith in Israel

There are not a lot of orthodox Jewish Miltonists, specialists in the work of the seventeenth-century author of Paradise Lost … Continued