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Religion in Foreign Policy: How to Get it Right

The State Department’s new office sends an important signal that faith-based cooperation is no longer optional — it is essential.

Time to forgive the Tsarnaev brothers? Not so fast.

Throughout the religious world there are questions and tentative pleas for people in their heart to forgive Tamerlan and Dzhokhar … Continued

Uganda, AIDS, God and gays: Rick Warren and a punch in the nose

AP Filipinos release into the air paper lanterns to mark World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, 2012 at the Heroes … Continued

St. Louis Catholics react to native son Bishop Finn’s conviction

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — He didn’t mention Bishop Robert Finn, shepherd of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. On Thursday, … Continued

Mitt Romney and Mormon culture

Ronen Zvulun AP Israel’s President Shimon Peres, right, and US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney meet at the President’s residence … Continued

Tennessee’s science law: Academic freedom or monkey business?

AP Evangelist T.T. Martin’s books against the theory of evolution are sold at an outdoor stand in Dayton, Tenn., 1925, … Continued

Rick Warren: I do not believe in ‘separation of faith and politics’

“I certainly believe in the separation of church and state. I do not believe in the separation of faith and … Continued

As Rowan Williams retires, speculation turns to successor

LONDON — Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said Friday (March 16) he will step down at the end of 2012, … Continued

Why we need college degrees more than we need faith

Rick Santorum has made a number of outlandish statements recently during this presidential campaign that appear derive from his religious … Continued

Re-branding a religion is hard to do, and not always successful

NEW YORK — Did leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention hurt their missionary cause by opting not to change the … Continued

After Sept. 11, four tasks for religion

Ten years ago this weekend, a terror attack changed the world and changed America forever. It left Americans frightened and … Continued

Michele Bachmann jokes that God sent hurricane, earthquake

Chip Somodevilla GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) addresses a rally at a GOP Picnic August … Continued

Pat Robertson: D.C. earthquake ‘means we’re closer to the coming of the Lord’

The U.S. Geological Survey says a fifth aftershock from Tuesday’s earthquake in Virginia was recorded early Thursday morning. Pat Robertson, … Continued

Is a balanced budget a moral issue?

Wrangling in Washington over the national debt has featured speeches and sound-bytes from right and left, from the president on … Continued

Obama’s American gospel

“Gabby opened her eyes for the first time. She knows we are here. She knows we love her. And she … Continued

With election results in, debate over religious factor begins

By William Wan In the big day after, experts across Washington – including many in the religious world — are … Continued

Catholics’ disregard of teaching does not make it untrue

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … 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

America’s reputation rests on mosque’s test of religious freedom

A mosque near Ground Zero? Who’s going to pay for it? Where are they getting the money? This is the … Continued

Islam needs more tolerance, not more mosques

One has to wonder how long the U.S. will continue to tip toe around its relationship with Islam and Muslims. … Continued