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Malala Yousafzai wins God’s peace prize

(Jessica Rinaldi: Associated Press) “Thank you to God, for whom we are all equal.” So Malala Yousafzai, who was shot … Continued

Navy Yard shooting: Haven’t we been here before? Let’s not end up here again.

Sept. 16, 2013Police personnel near the Navy Yard.Matt McClain / The Washington Post Doesn’t it feel like we’ve been here … Continued

Sikhs hopeful on anniversary of shooting

ROCKVILLE, Md. — “The legacy of Oak Creek is not one of bloodshed,” said Valarie Kaur, founding director of the … Continued

MLK memorial gets a faithful re-write

Aug. 22, 2011James “Plunky” Branch plays the soprano saxophone in silent tribute at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Branch … Continued

Jewish embrace of LGBT people recognizes the dignity of all

Attitudes toward same sex marriage in Judaism have undergone a dramatic change in the last quarter century. The prohibition recorded … Continued

Martin Luther King and the eternal truth of ‘social issues’

The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speaks in Eutaw, Ala., in this June 1965 photo. (The Associated Press — … Continued

Obama in Israel: The view from America

During President Barack Obama’s short stay in Israel starting today, his experiences on the ground will no doubt affect him. … Continued

Obama to use Martin Luther King’s Bible at Inauguration: Remember MLK the preacher

RHS AP Dr. Martin Luther King speaks before the credentials committee of the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City on … Continued

Why our church is taking heat for opening our doors to Muslims

PASADENA, Calif. — Should I be eating crow? We’ll find out on Saturday (Dec. 15), when everything I’ve ever believed … Continued

Four more years of the same versus real change for America’s future

Chris Keane Reuters Bill Partlow sets up the voting area in Pineville, N.C., on Nov. 5. With nearly every poll, … Continued

Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan GOP ticket reflects religious shift

By naming devout, conservative Catholic U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan to be his running mate, former Gov. Mitt Romney, once a … Continued

Can Christianity be revived?

Bill O’Leary WASHINGTON POST The Bishops’ Garden on the National Cathedral grounds as seen on July, 18, 2010 in Washington, … Continued

Mitt Romney, quoting Dr. King: ‘Without dependence on God’ effective social change isn’t possible

Every good cause on this earth relies in the end on a plan bigger than ours. “Without dependence on God,” … Continued

Creflo Dollar, corporal punishment and fear as a parenting tool

Pouya Dianat AP In this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007 photo, Rev. Creflo Dollar gives his Wednesday night service at World … Continued

Jeremiah Wright’s resurrection

Chip Somodevilla Getty Images As Jeremiah Wright is once again thrust into the political spotlight, we must ask ourselves if … Continued

When religion and spirituality collide

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the leader of the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican Communion, recently announced that … Continued

Britain starts talks on legalizing gay marriage

CANTERBURY, England — The British government on Thursday (March 15) launched a 12-week consultation that is widely expected to lead … Continued

Young lawyer fights for social justice on her way to becoming a nun

NEW ORLEANS — Alison McCrary starts her mornings with prayer and meditation. Sometimes she writes in her journal, other times … Continued

Nobel Peace Prize 2011: Peace is women’s work

Nobel Peace Prize 2011 L – Tawakkul Karman – Getty Images C – Leymah Gbowee – Reuters R – Ellen … Continued

Martin Luther King Jr., the preacher

The Associated Press AP The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speaks in Eutaw, Ala., in this June 1965 photo. … Continued