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The right to blaspheme: For no god and country

(Streeter Lecka — GETTY IMAGES) I could not have had a more patriotic beginning. I was born on Flag Day … Continued

March of objects

Iranian human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh sits starving in a prison cell in Tehran. Twenty-five years ago that was me. … Continued

What is the Jewish vote? And who’s earned it to win the White House?

EPA An ultra-Orthodox Jewish voter, right, and a friend fill out write-in ballots in booths set up in a building … Continued

Mitt Romney’s unconscionable flip-flop on war and foreign policy

GETTY IMAGES President Obama debates with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as moderator Bob Schieffer listens on Oct. 22, 2012. … Continued

Papal religion and politics in Mexico and Cuba

Pope Benedict’s visit to Latin America in 2012 will take him to two countries: one where the Catholic Church is … Continued

Youcef Nadarkhani’s case unites people around religious liberty

The fight to save the life of Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who has been sentenced to death in Iran for … Continued

Why does Santorum despise the separation of church and state?

Secular-baiting has become something of an art form in high GOP circles ever since Newt Gingrich began his pioneering explorations … Continued

Religion at the GOP debate

ABC News hosted a halting debate Saturday night at St. Anselm College. It was followed by a far better “Meet … Continued

Evangelicals rethink nuclear weapons

Millions of Americans grew up fearing nuclear attack from the Soviet Union. Mehdi Ghasemi ASSOCIATED PRESS In this photo released … Continued

Bloomberg takes stand on church v. state

Carol Guzy THE WASHINGTON POST NEW YORK NY – SEPTEMBER 11: New York marks the 10th anniversary of the World … Continued

Pluralism at Ground Zero

We need a return to America’s wonderful unifying motto “E pluribus unum,” adopted in 1782.

John Paul II to be beatified May 1

By Julia Duin Workers hold a painting of the late pope John Paul II during the staging of the exhibition … Continued

Henry Kissinger’s betrayal: a stark contrast with other American Jews in public life

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft There can be no question that the recently released White House recordings by the Nixon Presidential … Continued

Religious belief is not insanity

This weekend, Jon Stewart is holding “a rally to restore sanity” on the mall, two months after Glenn Beck’s religion-infused … Continued

Pew’s preposterous pop quiz

By Jacques Berlinerblau (Editor’s note: Read Pew’s Alan Cooperman’s response to this post here.) The Pew Forum on Religion and … Continued

Why God Won’t Go Away: Reflections on the “New Atheism”

By Alister McGrathKing’s College London and Contributor to The term “New Atheism” was invented in 2006. Gary Wolf was … Continued

65th anniversary of bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: a spiritual reflection

By Jane Smith Bernhardt On August 7th, the Hiroshima International House in Japan will offer an exhibit of my colorful … Continued

End times theology in the age of Obama

By Amarnath Amarasingam Kenneth Alex Randolf is a fifty-six year old former lawyer living in Seattle. When Barack Obama announced … Continued

Is ‘any religion’ better than no religion?

On Saturdays, The New York Times publishes a stupefyingly dull column, titled “Beliefs,” that I usually ignore. This week, however, … Continued

The new Russian Orthodoxy: speak no ill of religion

My congratulations to the Russian Orthodox Church. That reactionary institution survived the 20th century Bolshevik storm and is now back … Continued