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America: Land of the free, home of the respectful religious debate

A U.S. flag waves in the wind on a boat near the Statue of Liberty in New York. The Statue … Continued

Do Young Catholics Even Understand Their Religion?

Millennials are not leaving because the teachings of the Church are not “progressive” enough, but because they themselves do not know the true substance of their faith.

India’s Hindu, Muslim clashes explored in traveling U.S. exhibit

Zarina. Dividing Line, 2001. UCLA Hammer Museum. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer. Courtesy: Art Institute of Chicago. Political parties in India are … Continued

India’s Hindu, Muslim clashes explored in traveling U.S. exhibits

Two major traveling exhibits are offering sobering reflections on religious violence in India.

Back to school, putting a face to another’s faith

(istockphoto) No quick fix diplomatic or military will dissolve the centuries of distrust and rivalry that fuel the sectarian conflict … Continued

Pope Benedict resigns: The power of letting go

Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation with grace and humility. He was heeding the call of conscience and recognizing his … Continued

In Assisi, seeking love and forgiveness in the shadow of St. Francis

ASSISI, Italy — Swimming against a global tide of religious violence and political polarization, about 550 religious and humanitarian leaders … Continued

Egypt’s mufti: To Muslims, prophet Muhammad is ‘the mercy to all worlds’

AP A Libyan woman, Salwa Bugaighis, on Sept. 17, 2012, carries a wreath with a photo of U.S. Ambassador Chris … Continued

Religious violence is all too real

TAUSEEF MUSTAFA AFP/GETTY IMAGES Kashmiri Muslims shout slogans during a demonstration against the controversial film “Innocence of Muslims” in Srinagar … 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

Five Things To Know About Religious Violence in Nigeria

Ongoing violence in Nigeria has exacerbated tensions between the country’s Muslims and Christians. Nigeria has equal numbers of Christians and … Continued

Refugee finds his own church ‘sanctuary’

HIGHLAND PARK, N.J. — The mix of the modern and the medieval in the life of restricted life of Saul … Continued

The American double standard on religious violence

FRANCOIS LENOIR Belgium’s Flemish right wing Vlaams Belang party member Tanguy Veys poses with a part of the manifesto written … Continued

Breivik a Christian, terrorist but not ‘Christian terrorist’

Despite the best efforts of ideologues on both sides, including some of my colleagues here at On Faith, it is … Continued

Can Democracy Save Egypt…Or Us?

By Roger Gottlieb Probably not. After all, it hasn’t saved the U.S. from having an often aggressive foreign policy and … Continued

Conversion, murder and India’s Supreme Court

This November 23, 1999 file photo shows people carrying a portrait of Graham Staines, the Australian missionary who was murdered … Continued

Religious leaders must safeguard life

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

Don’t be fooled: this is political power disguised as religious violence

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

Ignore the willfully ignorant

President Obama’s 10-day Asia trip includes visits to India and Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country. The president chose not … Continued

India’s spiritual entrepreneurs

By Katherine Marshall FAITH IN ACTION When British businessmen and civil servants arrived in India in the 19th Century, they … Continued