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Are atheists taking over? Signs abound, from Francis interview to Virginia’s governor race

Are atheists taking over the debate?   In the past weeks, Pope Francis gave an interview to an atheist journalist in … Continued

Bans on abortion by telemedicine growing

RNS () — The war over abortion is going digital. Missouri last month joined six other states that have enacted … Continued

My country ‘tis of thee: Evangelicals score highest on patriotism

WASHINGTON — When it comes to God and country, white evangelicals report the most intense patriotic feelings in a new … Continued

On Mawlid, a new way to honor the prophet

When Fatima Hamouma was just eight years old, she had to spend three hours every day walking and standing in … Continued

Church leaders say returning vets need time, attention

When Staff Sgt. Brandon Hill came home from his third tour in Iraq last year, he expected his wife and … Continued

Cizik: It is time to act

The comment earlier this summer by Senate candidate Todd Aiken (R-Mo.) about “legitimate rape” was not just astonishing to pro-life … Continued

The new evangelical vote

White evangelical voters just aren’t as predictable as they used to be. That’s the news out of Iowa – and … Continued

Egypt’s elections and the risky rule of God

ODD ANDERSEN AFP/GETTY IMAGES An Egyptian flag is placed next to the flag of the Freedom and Justice Party, founded … Continued

The Consequences Of Shattering A Faith Glass Ceiling

The economic situation in the country is affecting us all; and those affected the most are hit hardest. “Around 14 … Continued

A stink over sanitation

Katherine MarshallFAITH IN ACTION The headline in Sunday’s Metro section of a leading Bangladesh newspaper, the independent, caught my eye: … Continued

Hinduism is not cast in caste

Millenial questions haunt various religious traditions, and their adherents are too often forced into the roles of apologist or antagonist. … Continued

DADT: the churches ahead of the politicians

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once famously wrote that American churches too often stood as society’s “tail light,” … Continued

Orphan Debates

There are few sadder fates than to be a child abandoned in Cambodia. Every day newspapers carry stories about trafficked … Continued

In Haiti: Murder & Voodoo

I was in Haiti less than a week after the earthquake. I went with Churches Helping Churches on a aid-delivering … Continued

No just wars, only futile or necessary wars

Q: Is there such a thing as a ‘just war’? In his Nobel speech, was President Obama right to speak … Continued

Climate change, the moral imperative of our age

In response to Sarah Palin’s recent claims that climate change is based on “junk science and doomsday scare tactics pushed … Continued

Riots in China, and Everywhere

By Eboo Patel and Samantha Kirby If you’re keeping track of all the recent headlines featuring young people dying on … Continued

Health Care Reform, African Style

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall “Obama Fever Grips Accra” reads the banner headline of Ghana’s Daily Graphic. President Obama … Continued

Evangelicals are Celebrating Obama, Too

After a week or so of basking in the afterglow of the presidential election, I am starting to get a … Continued

The New Interfaith Generation

I had the chance to speak to 3,000 young people at the United Church of Christ’s National Youth Event in … Continued