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Iran’s president speaks of religious ‘tolerance,’ now is time for action: Free American Pastor Saeed Abedini

AP Photo/Brendan McDermid, Pool — AP photo Hasan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, addresses the 68th United … Continued

Rick Santorum: Faith-based movies will ‘rival Hollywood’

ST. LOUIS — It’s not the message you might expect to hear from Rick Santorum, the Christian-conservative former presidential candidate: … Continued

COMMENTARY: A brief brush with my own mortality

NEW YORK — April 3, 2013 is now permanently deposited in my memory bank as the day when I stared … Continued

A growing presence in the LGBT rights movement: The religious

Supporters of gay marriage react outside the James R. Browning United States Courthouse after a federal appeals court declared California’s … Continued

As BC graduates, Catholicism is alive and well on campus

Cardinal Sean O’Malley celebrates Mass in Rome. Domenico Stinellis / AP Catholicism is alive and well at Boston College. For … Continued

Roe a matter of religious liberty

Forty years after abortion was made legal by the momentous Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, women’s access to … Continued

A new birth: Faith and equality for LGBT youth, families and the nation

This season, Americans of all religious stripes this year may have to admit to their children that they’ve been perpetrating … Continued

What the campaigns should know about the religiously unaffiliated

REUTERS Voting signs sit outside the Licking County Board of Elections on the first day of early voting in Newark, … Continued

Atheists find a new venue for the godless: on film

SAN FRANCISCO — There were no red carpets, no paparazzi, no celebrities and definitely no God at the recent annual … Continued

Is a catechist Catholic?

Tracy A. Woodward THE WASHINGTON POST Alison Carroll holds a copy of the Profession of Faith on Tuesday July 5th, … Continued

John Bryson Chane: Interfaith work remains important to protect religious minorities

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Egyptian Coptic Christians demonstrate outside the state radio and television building in central Cairo on March 8, 2011, … Continued

Will Romney trump ‘birtherism’?

Gerald Herbert AP Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in Las Vegas, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, to endorse Republican … Continued

Rick Santorum, the cherry-picking Catholic

He has seven children, attends a Latin Mass and has driven issues of reproductive rights back into the center of … Continued

For Tyler Clementi, ‘hate the sin, love the sinner’ not enough

There is an unspoken narrative surrounding the life and suicide of Tyler Clementi and other similar stories. It must no … Continued

Gov. Rick Perry’s anti-gay Christianity

GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry talks about his faith talks disparagingly of gays in the military in a new political … Continued

Land of the free, home of the beards?

The U.S. Armed Forces are moving in the right direction. According to news reports late last week, the Army will … Continued

Does Pope Benedict support Occupy Wall Street?

Vincenzo Pinto AFP/Getty Images Pope Benedict XVI waves to pilgrims in St Peter’s Square in Vatican City on Oct. 23, … Continued

Debt talks, the budget and the problem of ‘What would Jesus do?’

Alex Wong VIA BLOOMBERG U.S. President Barack Obama, second right, meets with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican from … Continued

Decatholicizing opinions vs. catholicizing facts

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

Peace, love & Lennon

In an age when heroes are routinely deconstructed and where human frailty is celebrated with more vigor than virtue, it’s … Continued