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Let’s not just have another ‘conversation’ on race

President Obama pauses as he speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington … Continued

Isolated in America

I wonder if social isolation — not extremist religion or Chechen roots — explains the two brothers who set off … Continued

Two Sikh American activists: Let’s retire ‘mistaken identity’

GETTY IMAGES Family and friends and community members gather at Oak Creek High School to mourn the loss of 6 … Continued

Is there a Catholic approach to the debt ceiling debate?

Charles Dharapak AP House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, center, stands with, from left, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of … Continued

Love cannot be earned

By Patrick Deneen UnorthodoxyA woman holds Valentine’s Day balloons to hand out on a street in Lisbon February 14, 2011. … Continued

Why taxes are a moral issue

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

Faith and development: exploring the link

By Katherine Marshall The trains run exactly on time in Switzerland, and when it snowed in Bern last week the … Continued

Is there a faith instinct?

By Nicholas Wade Every known society has some form of religion, so it might seem obvious that an instinct for … Continued

U.S. Catholic Latinos: liberal on gay marriage?

Joseph M. Palacios Have Latino Catholics become the most progressive political group supporting gay rights in the U.S.? The casual … Continued

The emerging American Muslim civic identity

The recent spate of high-profile news on Muslim-Americans can be summed up easily: horror and terror. From Faisal Shahzad to … Continued

Young Muslim voices: Defining “we”

By Jordan Robinsonprogram officer at One Nation We are all familiar with the great challenges our nation faces; high unemployment, … Continued

Can Zoroastrians save their faith?

By Deena Guzder Many of us recently finished celebrating Christmas, Eid, and Hanukkah; however, few of us have heard of … Continued

Evolution of the supernatural

Nicholas Wadejournalist, author When a human behavior is ancient and universal, it’s reasonable to suspect it may be part of … Continued

Just Another Hater With A Gun

Details about today’s shooting at the Holocaust Museum are sketchy, but it is reasonable to assume that the shooter hated … Continued

Faith, Fashion, and Fabric

When topics of religious preference and secularization are discussed, fashion metaphors predominate. Some observe that religious taste has become fashion … Continued

If You Escaped the Meltdown, What Should You Do?

When Barack Obama declared, “I am my brother’s keeper,” he stated not just a Christian obligation but a core tent … Continued

Chaos and Intimacy in Mumbai

Today’s guest blogger is Zeenat Rahman, a Senior Program Coordinator at the Interfaith Youth Core. She recently completed a tour … Continued

Religious Accommodation or Neutrality?

Sometimes it’s hard to tell the First Amendment forest from the trees, especially with respect to deciding whether governmental agents … Continued

Losing Distinctiveness: Sure Way to Oblivion

No people in history have been as successful as the Jews in retaining their roots while embracing change in an … Continued

Prejudice Can Be Unlearned

From an early age, discriminatory feelings about Catholics were a puzzle to me. I grew up in the English port … Continued