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Survey: Hispanics like Pope Francis and the Democratic Party

AUSTIN, Texas — A new survey of Hispanic political and religious values finds they’re overwhelmingly Democrats who hold a largely … Continued

Young black men are created in the image of God, too

Trayvon Martin was created in the image of God, and should not have been killed. Ever since our culture replaced … Continued

Coalition to protect religious freedom shows its fault lines

WASHINGTON — In a conference full of people who champion traditional religious values, Amardeep Singh knew that everyone might not … Continued

Why the faith of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects doesn’t matter, but yours does

It simply does not matter that Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the two Chechen-born brothers suspected of perpetrating the attacks were … Continued

How Latinos are changing American Christianity

Will wonders never cease? In the midst of an unprecedented avalanche of negative media against traditional religious values and the … Continued

The Iraq war: How our nation lost its soul

The Iraq war was not a Just War. It has been a moral, fiscal and geopolitical disaster for the United … Continued

Sequester: When greed becomes policy

PAUL J. RICHARDS AFP/GETTY IMAGES Thisfile photo shows a traffic sign before the Capitol Dome in Washington, DC. The question … Continued

The Jewish future seen through the eyes of an American statesman

AP American lawyer and IPRC (Immovable Property Review Conference) co-chairman Stuart E. Eizenstat talks to journalists in Prague, on Nov. … Continued

Should Obama reach out to the Catholic bishops?

AP President Obama pauses as he speaks at the election night partyin Chicago on Nov. 7, 2012. One group of … Continued

Vatican walks a fine line on trying to combat blasphemy

VATICAN CITY — Just one week after Pope Benedict XVI ended his successful visit to Lebanon, the country’s most senior … Continued

Shouting ‘fire’ in a crowded world: What the blasphemy law debate can mask

REUTERS Clouds are reflected off the Secretariat Building of the U.N .headquarters during the 67th United Nations General Assembly, in … Continued

Romney’s play-it-safe speech

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

‘Legitimate rape’ remark fuels women’s increasing skepticism about religion

AP Todd Akin, Republican candidate for U.S. Senator from Missouri taking questions on Aug. 10, 2012 after speaking at the … Continued

Religious leaders ask HHS to broaden birth control exemption

A coalition of nearly 150 religious leaders, led by conservative Protestants, have petitioned the Obama administration to broaden the exemption … Continued

HHS doesn’t speak for me, or many women

WASHINGTON — Pundits and politicians who opine about the so-called war on women ought to take note of the lawsuits … Continued

Churches tread lightly on politics in 2012 election

With the 2012 election less than six months away, congregations are getting the message that Americans want religion out of … Continued

Obama and Romney offer differing views of God

People always ask, “What would Jesus do?,” but in America today, it’s impossible to know. And that’s because there are … Continued

Rick Santorum’s evangelical appeal

As a political scientist who taught for many years in the Appalachian region of southwestern Virginia, I’ve encountered my fair … Continued

Rick Santorum’s secret army: home-schoolers

Strapped for cash and paid staff, Rick Santorum has enlisted a ragtag but politically potent army to keep his campaign … Continued

The Obama contraception compromise: A model to end the ‘war on religion’?

In January of 2012, political and religious conservatives declared a “war on religion” largely in response to the ruling from … Continued