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The Pope, a Bishop, and the Scandal of Wealth

Francis is seen as a pope who is seeking to liberate Catholicism from its own pretensions.

Muslim democracies: A new kind of political system?

ANDRE PAIN EPA Egyptian protesters perform the Friday noon prayer, during a protest marking the second anniversary of the Egyptian … Continued

What’s an American Buddhist?

In this Sunday, June 19, 2011 photo, Rev. Karen Do-on Weik and her husband Rev. Jay Rinsen Weik meditate at … Continued

Why the world needs faith

There will be no peace in our world without an understanding of the place of religion within it. The past … Continued

In Diwali celebrations, Hindus assimilate in America

Christmas, Yom Kippur and, increasingly, the Eid celebrations after Ramadan are ingrained in the national consciousness as days of significance. … Continued

In Norway, taking religion seriously

By Katherine Marshall FAITH IN ACTION When pitfalls of the modern godless secular state are decried, Norway is often invoked … Continued

Is Islam a primary driver or cause of terrorism?

Islam, like all world religions, neither supports nor requires illegitimate violence. The Quran does not advocate or condone terrorism. To … Continued

No religious basis for 9/11

The New York City community board endorsed the Cordoba House, a community center and mosque planned for construction near Ground … Continued

Murder in the name of honor and caste

By Aseem Shukla A story of ill fated love has been playing out in the Indian media and interest has … Continued

To the Class of 2010

Stanford has always played a unique role in the American imagination. It is a symbol of the American myth of … Continued

A college in the service of Christ

The president of Berea College told me a story that sums up his institution’s mission in the world. An evangelical … Continued

The day two rabbis asked Sheikh Tantawi for a fatwa

By Abraham CooperSimon Wiesenthal Center I just learned that Sheikh Mohamed Sayyed Tantawi, Egypt’s leading religious authority, died today while … Continued

Proselytizing as cultural imperialism

By Ramesh Raoprofessor, Longwood University Like many hundreds of millions of other Hindus, I also made sense of our world … Continued

Obama’s inaugural address set new course

Q: What was the most important religion story of 2009? We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and … Continued

Sufism: Faith’s smiling face

By Ali Eterazauthor Were Islam a buffet, I’d be the guy that shows up in the morning and stays late, … Continued

Religion-Based Terror in Wichita, Washington

The Holocaust Museum murder and the murder of Dr. Tiller at his church in Wichita share several characteristics: 1. Both … Continued

Obama’s Cairo-Muslim Strategy

ISLAM AND THE WEST By Daniel Brumberg Q: There are a lot of Muslims who look at the leadership of … Continued

End Game in Sri Lanka

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall One of the world’s longest running and nastiest wars, in Sri Lanka, may be … Continued

He Came, He Spoke, He Conquered

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. President Obama’s reception at Notre Dame showed once again that a new … Continued

Pakistan’s True Enemy (Not India)

I was in New Delhi the day the Sri Lankan cricket team was attacked in neighboring Pakistan by extremists. It’s … Continued