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Yes, you can be gay and Christian

A same sex marriage advocate waves a rainbow flag at a protest in Los Angeles. (Jae C. Hong/AP ) The … Continued

Martin Luther King and the eternal truth of ‘social issues’

The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speaks in Eutaw, Ala., in this June 1965 photo. (The Associated Press — … Continued

In defense of traditional marriage

Americans respect marriage, not only as a crucial institution of civil society but the fundamental building block of all human … Continued

Keeping the faith: 2012 in gay rights victories

AFP/GETTY IMAGES In May, President Obama became the first U.S. president to say publicly he was in favor of same-sex … Continued

Faith-based procrastination: Religious job bias in taxpayer-funded programs

No American should be denied a taxpayer-funded job because of what he or she believes about religion. Yet that’s exactly … Continued

Newtown shooting galvanizes religious gun control advocates

The shooting deaths of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school has revived religious support for gun control, … Continued

Is gun control a religious issue?

Of all the controversies that have followed in the bloody wake of Friday’s (July 20) shooting rampage in Aurora, Colo., … Continued

Combat bullying, but protect religious speech

After years of benign neglect – neglect that was anything but benign for the victims – bullying has finally moved … Continued

The GOP’s war on women and our right to self-defense

Women in America need to know they have a right to self-defense as they are increasingly subject to an all … Continued

Anger brewing on the left about new Obama health-care rules

Secular and religious voices on the left who oppose the Obama administration’s rule on mandatory birth control coverage seem to … Continued

Getting Linker’s “Religious Test” wrong

Unorthodoxy By Patrick J. Deneen Damon Linker – former editor of “First Things” and author of the book Theocons – … 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

The year in faith and reason

So-called events in the history of religion, like events in the history of reason, tend to be identifiable only in … Continued

Kaleidoscope of religions

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Every five years a gathering known as the Parliament of the World’s Religions draws … Continued

Danger of demagoguery

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

On being a patriotic and faithful Muslim American

Q: The Fort Hood shootings have raised questions again about how the military should handle the personal religious beliefs of … Continued

Health Care: A Moral Imperative For Any Decent American

Health-care reform is an economic, political and medical issue. But On Faith panelist and evangelical leader Jim Wallis says it’s … Continued

No Nukes: Reality Meets Morality

When President Obama spoke in Prague this spring calling for the eventual elimination of nuclear weapons, critics said he was … Continued

Getting Religion on Women’s Rights

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Women lead church attendance in many if not most societies. They affirm strongly in … Continued

Obama’s Broad Appeal to Faithful — and Faithless

The Democrats’ efforts to prove that they don’t hate religion (even though they don’t and never did) and engage in … Continued