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Why faith matters in foreign policy

Belief is a habit of mind that reckons possibilities. It is a faith that fires an alchemy that transforms possibility … Continued

Sin in Syria

Dec. 8, 2012Seven-year-old Walid, right, is comforted as he mourns a fallen Syrian rebel fighter taken away for burial in … Continued

10 things we can do right now about Syria instead of bombing

Syrian refugee children play with swings at the Bab Al-Salam refugee camp in Azaz, near the Syrian-Turkish border. (Reuters/Giath Taha) … Continued

Should Christians support intervention in Syria? No.

Aug. 21, 2013Activists inspect the bodies of people they say were killed in a toxic gas attack. Activists allege that … Continued

The legal impossibility of limited Palestinian statehood at the U.N.

REUTERS Palestinian women take part in a rally in support of the efforts of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to secure … Continued

Reaction to deadly shooting at Sikh temple in Wisconsin

ADNAN ABIDI REUTERS Aug 6, 2012 – Activists from National Akali Dal, a regional Sikh political party, in New Delhi, … Continued

A Catholic approach to Israel and Palestine?

As the leaders of the Palestinian people prepare to petition for recognition as a nation-state at the United Nations, Catholic … Continued

Church’s teaching on sexual morality can not change

In an interview with journalist Peter Seewald, Pope Benedict XVI said that condom use may be acceptable under “exceptional circumstances” … Continued

A cage called Kashmir

By Z.G. Muhammad Mogul emperor Shah Jahan, four and half centuries back, waxed lyrical on the sight of beautiful Kashmir … Continued

Religion’s Invisible Women

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Dekha Ibrahim Abdi, a courageous woman from the arid north of Kenya, devotes her … Continued

Holy boldness of women

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall “Women are the boldest and most unmanageable of revolutionaries.” That’s how Sister Joan Chittister … Continued

Lawless Israel?

By Eric HeinzeProfessor of Law Queen Mary, University of London Israel’s raid on the Mavi Marmara immediately triggered a backlash. … Continued

U.S. foreign policy: mission, message, means

Should U.S. policy get religion? Comments on “Engaging Religious Communities Abroad: A New Imperative for U.S. Foreign Policy,” issued by … Continued

Troubled religious freedom commission gets new director

By Michelle Boorstein Will a new executive director help boost the flagging morale at the U.S. Commission on International Religious … Continued

Converting the foreign policy elite

By Chris Seiplepresident, Institute for Global Engagement The Chicago Council on Global Affairs report on religion and the making of … Continued

American foreign policy’s God gap

By David Waters American foreign policy is handicapped by a God gap, a narrow, ill-informed and “uncompromising Western secularism” that … Continued

Orthodox Church leader pushes health care, nonviolence in DC meetings

By Michelle Boorstein Is Orthodox Christianity progressive? To see the spiritual leader of the world’s 250 million Orthodox Christians making … Continued

A more civil discourse: idealistic pragmatism

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Political discourse these days seems more fitted to Halloween than All Saints Day. Angels … Continued

Weapons of Mass Demonization

Q: Reacting in part to recent missile tests by Iran and North Korea, President Obama and a unanimous UN Security … Continued

Disarmament Begins With Ourselves

Q: Reacting in part to recent missile tests by Iran and North Korea, President Obama and a unanimous UN Security … Continued