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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.

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

5 faith facts on religion in Syria

Women chant anti-government slogans during a demonstration in Idlib in northern Syria. (Rodrigo Abd — AP) Syria has been embroiled … Continued

In Greece, a case study on Islam in Europe

June 28, 2012Golden Dawn members give a raised-fist salute as they are sworn into parliament.Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP via Getty … Continued

Poll: U.S. Muslims more moderate than Muslims worldwide

Muslims in America are much less inclined to support suicide bombing than other Muslims abroad, and are more likely to … Continued

Michelangelo, religious tolerance and the 500th anniversary of the Sistine Chapel ceiling

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates baptisms in the Sistine Chapel on Jan. 9, 2011 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by L’Osservatore … Continued

‘Mormon moment’ ends with a loss – but Romney’s religion still won

SALT LAKE CITY — Mormons in Utah and across the nation were thrilled by the prospect that one of their … Continued

The God vote meets the rage of atheists, agnostics, and humanists

After the first presidential debate last week, I wrote  “when Mitt Romney mentioned the ‘Creator’ in the debate tonight, he … Continued

Romney: ‘We are endowed by our creator with the right to pursue happiness as we choose’

“I believe we must maintain our commitment to religious tolerance and freedom in this country. […] We are endowed by … Continued

Romney captures the God vote at first debate

           When Mitt Romney mentioned the “Creator” in the debate Wednesday, he owned it. “We’re all children of the same … Continued

After shooting, Sikhs push for more legal protections

U.S. Sikhs are taking heart in a widely publicized Senate hearing on hate crimes and a pledge by the Justice … Continued

Religion as pretext or cause in attacks in Cairo, Egypt and Libya

REUTERS The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is seen in flames during a protest by an armed group said to have … Continued

Heeding Romney’s words on religious liberty

GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers his nomination acceptance speech during the final day of … Continued

Is Romney Mormonism’s JFK?

After his successes in Iowa and New Hampshire, Mitt Romney is two crucial steps closer to clinching the 2012 Republican … 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

Newt Gingrich: a Catholic running against Islam?

David Goldman AP FILE – In this April 13, 2011 file photo, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich arrives for a … Continued

Religion can bear witness to truth

2011 began with some bleak news for Muslim-Christian relations around the world.Recent attacks against churches in Iraq, Nigeria and Egypt … Continued

What Obama should say in next speech to Muslim world

By Tad Stahnke Address to the Muslim Word, the Sequel. That’s the way the White House touted President Obama’s speech … Continued

Indonesia isn’t as tolerant as Obama would have us believe

By Ashley Samelson McGuire Wednesday President Obama raised eyebrows in the human rights world when he bestowed lavish praise on … Continued

Obama’s speech in Indonesia: reality overwhelms rhetoric

“No single speech can eradicate years of mistrust.” This is perhaps the truest thing President Obama said in his speech … Continued