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A woman’s journey out of faith, family and fear

On a summer night in a Western town of flat fields and hazy sunsets, a young woman stood outside a … Continued

What Islamists and nontheists have in common

Apparently, it’s not only politics that make strange bedfellows, but religion (and the struggle against it) which does as well. … Continued

Why all religions aren’t equally dangerous

What do atheists think about specific religions, as distinct from all religion? One of the most common accusations leveled against … 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

Atheism is also a religion for many

The American Humanist Association has a real problem with the public expression of religion. Yet, it’s website says the organization … Continued

Serious Flaws in Textbook Adoption Process

The Texas Board of Education, the nation’s second largest purchaser of public school textbooks, is revising its K-12 social studies … Continued

Obama’s Shameful Leno Quip

By Shmuel HerzfeldRabbi of Ohev Sholom — The National Synagogue President Obama was only joking last week when he quipped … Continued

Pope Benedict and American Catholicism: On The Titanic’s Deck

The Question: What can Pope Benedict XVI say and do to repair the growing rifts between the Vatican, the clergy … Continued

Embracing our Differences in a Pluralistic Nation

Certainly, I agree with the Dalai Lama’s statement that “All major religious traditions carry basically the same message: That is … Continued

God’s Enemies Are More Honest Than His Friends

For better or worse, I am partly responsible for the recent emergence of “atheism” as a topic of conversation. This … Continued

Are We Hard-Wired for God?

We humans are hard-wired for religion just as we are for language, but not for “God” any more than for … Continued

Thanksgiving’s Basic Nature Is Religious

Thanksgiving is not connected with any specific religion; rather, it has to do with human religiosity in general. In fact, … Continued