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Vatican fields cricket club in bid for dialogue with other faiths as sport and religion merge

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican served tea and cucumber sandwiches Tuesday as it launched its first cricket club, an initiative … Continued

Are atheists taking over? Signs abound, from Francis interview to Virginia’s governor race

Are atheists taking over the debate?   In the past weeks, Pope Francis gave an interview to an atheist journalist in … Continued

Princeton Seminary and yeshiva shouldn’t get state funds, suit says

TRENTON, N.J. — The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey and Americans United for Separation of Church and State … Continued

What part of ‘no law respecting an establishment of religion’ does North Carolina not understand?

Imagine driving from Northern Virginia to the Outer Banks in North Carolina, and as you hit the state line, you … Continued

Creationism and taxes in Louisiana

In 1785, the commonwealth of Virginia considered a bill that would fund “teachers of the Christian Religion.” James Madison, who … Continued

Something to celebrate on Religious Freedom Day

Wednesday (Jan. 16) is Religious Freedom Day — a day to celebrate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute for … Continued

‘Virtual’ public schools draw interest of religious families

Worried about exposure to foul language, immodest dress, peer pressure, and other inappropriate behavior, Susan Brown didn’t want her two … Continued

America mirrors global godless trend

For years, we’ve heard how the world is much less religious than America, and that America is a bit of … Continued

Poll: Most Americans say employers should cover contraception

Most Americans say that employers — even religious ones — should provide birth control coverage to their employees, according to … Continued

First Amendment protects everybody’s religious freedom

Louisiana State Rep. Valarie Hodges used to be a big fan of school vouchers. “I liked the idea,” she explained, … Continued

Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Cuba benefits both Vatican and the Castros

When Pope John Paul II visited Cuba in 1998, he called for the island nation “to open to the world … Continued

How one organization is transforming Pakistani madrasas

STR AFP/GETTY IMAGES In this file photograph taken on September 26, 2008, fighters with Afghanistan’s Taliban militia stand on a … Continued

This week, religion poses perplexing questions in the public square

In this week’s episode of The God Vote, Sally Quinn and Jacques Berlinerblau discuss the global implications of Florida Pastor … Continued

Many charter schools continue to defy church-state separation

More than 1.5 million American children now attend charter schools, thanks to a movement asserting that whatever is wrong with … Continued

2010 electoral results bad news for secular Americans

It is undeniable that the economy dominated campaign 2010 and that cultural issues at the nexus of religion and politics … Continued

First Amendment includes separation of church and state

The phrase “separation of church and state,” once a widely-shared article of civic faith in the United States, has become … Continued

Every secular vote must be counted in this election

The dramatic year 1968, when I cast my first unhappy presidential vote for Democrat Hubert H. Humphrey, was also the … Continued

Does Wall of Separation extend overseas?

By David Waters Should the federal government pay for a Bible-based sex education program? What if the program instructed youth … Continued

The Catholic Church’s religious blackmail of secular government

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

What Islam Means for Pakistan

By Feisal Naqviattorney in Pakistan Lahore, Pakistan — In an attempt to restore peace in the restive Swat valley, the … Continued