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Transgender in California: All are welcome in pluralistic America

March 26, 2013: A gay rights supporter waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court.Saul Loeb / AFP/Getty … Continued

Dispelling the myth of a ‘Christian nation’

(Brandon Thibodeaux — GETTY IMAGES) Culture warriors, pseudo historians and opportunistic politicians have spent the last several decades peddling the … Continued

Arguing about God is an age-old American tradition

(Kevork Djansezian/GETTY) In the first half of philosopher A.C. Grayling’s latest book “The God Argument,” he debunks the teleological, ontological … Continued

Rhode Island makes room for LGBT rights. Will Christianity?

(Photo/Charles Krupa) (Associated Press) Two men embrace after a gay marriage bill was signed into law outside the State House … Continued

Graham: Operation Christmas Child represents God’s gift to humanity

Bill O’Leary WASHINGTON POST Franklin Graham, president and chief executive officer of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse, … Continued

Voters exercise their liberty of conscience at the polls

AP Partygoers react as balloons fall at an Election Night party in Baltimore on Nov. 6, 2012, after voters passed … Continued

Roger Williams goes Baptist on legendary evangelist Billy Graham

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks with the Rev. Billy Graham during a visit to the Graham cabin … Continued

For Sarah Palin: God, family, then country?

Stephan Savoia AP Former vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin addresses a Tea Partly Express Rally in Manchester, … Continued

Fundamentalism springs eternal for GOP

Becky Burch AP Lori Sheridan, left, Carol Helm and Naomi Kohen, all of Tulsa, Okla., stand outside of the Bartlesville … Continued

Singling out one faith affects them all

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will begin holding hearings Thursday on “the extent of … Continued

First Amendment includes separation of church and state

The phrase “separation of church and state,” once a widely-shared article of civic faith in the United States, has become … Continued

Beck’s infusion of religion into civic life

By Becky Garrison Father James Martin, SJ reflects how one can find some underlying Christian reasons for confronting hypocrisy: “Remember … Continued

Faith-based fear in debates about Islam

By Becky Garrison Close to nine years after the attacks on September 11th, a gaping hole in Lower Manhattan where … Continued

Why — and How — We Need to Talk About Islam and Terrorism Together

The only way to defeat terrorists is to promote a faith that is not threatened by other beliefs.

The Franklin Graham Crusade

By David Waters In an interview with Newsmax TV, Franklin Graham said the Pentagon’s decision to rescind his invitation to … Continued

Theocracy is Incompatible With Religious Liberty

Given the election-related turmoil in the Islamic Republic of Iran, can democracy ever take hold in a theocracy? How should … Continued

Not Occasions for Government to Push Piety

With several notable exceptions, presidents going back to George Washington have issued proclamations encouraging prayers of thanksgiving. In 1952, Congress … Continued

Right Guilty of “Grand Theft Jesus”

“Be sure to tell everyone that there is only one way to heaven, and Jesus is the Way,” some of … Continued

Thanks to Those Who Paved the Way

In a world torn by religious, ethnic and geopolitical conflict, we can be thankful this Thanksgiving that, for the most … Continued

“Ants are not bugs!”

Preachers are indignant against what offends what they’re for. I felt that indignation in E.O.Wilson when I heard him snort, … Continued