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A virtual vigil for Boston

Once news of the bombing at the Boston Marathon hit the Internet, social media sites became flooded with prayers under … Continued

Vatican works to stop Sunday shopping in Italy

VATICAN CITY — The Roman Catholic Church, trade unions and small business associations have joined forces in a bid to … Continued

Judge blocks holiday displays in Santa Monica after atheist-Christian spat

A federal judge on Monday (Nov. 19) denied a bid by churches to force city officials in Santa Monica, Calif., … Continued

Q&A with ‘Nonbeliever Nation’ author David Niose

David Niose is president of the American Humanist Association and vice president of the Secular Coalition for America, a group … Continued

A National Day of Reason?

After a ‘Reason Rally’ is there a need for a National of Reason? View Photo Gallery: Atheists, nontheists, secularists and others … Continued

Study: U.S. mosques growing in number, becoming more suburban

A major study of U.S. mosques released today finds Muslim houses of worship are growing in number, becoming slightly more … Continued

A verdict on faith-based partnerships under Obama and Bush

“Obama stimulus pours millions into faith-based groups,” read the title of a December 3, 2010, Politico article. It reported that … Continued

Selling atheism with billboards

Returning to Manhattan after Thanksgiving, I was greeted at the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel with a huge … Continued

Drawing Muhammad respectfully

Today’s guest bloggers are Kelsey Sheridan and Saleha Mallick. Kelsey is a sophomore at Northwestern University majoring in journalism and … Continued

Keeping faith with faith-based initiative

By Melissa Rogersmember, Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships People interested in the church-state aspects of government partnerships with … Continued

How to win friends and influence people

Q: Is there a problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn’t sharing one’s faith part of religious freedom? … Continued

White House hosts secular leaders today

By Michelle Boorstein Secular Americans took heart when President Obama gave them a shout-out – believed to be a first … Continued

Should Government Discriminate?

Q: Dozens of major religious groups and denominations are urging Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. to renounce a Bush-era … Continued

Faith Leaders Meet at White House

By Michelle Boorstein Who knows how long it will last, but there’s a love fest underway today on Pennsylvania Avenue … Continued

Support All Charities or None

There is no taxation without discrimination. The power to govern is the power to discriminate between the just and the … Continued

Government Money For Religion Equals Government Favoritism Of Religion

It will hardly be news to readers of this column that I consider all government funding for faith-based community organizations … Continued

Government’s Gold, Government’s Rules

Candidate Obama didn’t care for President Bush’s 2002 executive order that allowed faith-based groups to discriminate in hiring and still … Continued

Starting Campaign 2008 In Church

I have three questions for both Barack Obama and John McCain. First, would either of you have accepted an invitation … Continued


I should have been prepared for the backlash! I stepped right into the middle of a heated controversy when I … Continued