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Religious freedom is not a ‘second-class right’

A rosary is held in the hand of a walker during a “Rosary Walk” rally supporting religious freedom. Over 100 … Continued

Can a Christian be a libertarian?

Charlie Neibergall AP U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks during a news conference at his newly opened Iowa campaign office, … Continued

Inquisitorial exceptionalism

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

Analogy overkill: justice not healing

After 9/11 President Bush reminded Americans that the attack was the work of a few terrorists and not the Muslim … Continued

Reason is the star of “Agora”

If, like me, you have an atavistic hunger for cinematic epics set in the ancient world but are sick of … Continued

Religious groups react to tough Arizona immigration law

A wide range of religious leaders are speaking out about Arizona’s new immigration law, the strictest in the nation. The … Continued

Everyday Iraqis hope for peace and stability

By John FilsonMennonite Central Committee Iraqis say Allah kareem (God is generous) as a way of expressing trust in the … Continued

Red Tories and tea parties

Unorthodoxy By Patrick J. Deneen On the evening of Thursday, March 18, and much of the following Friday afternoon, there … Continued

Health Care Too Great a Good for Caesar

Health-care reform is an economic, political and medical issue. But On Faith panelist and evangelical leader Jim Wallis says it’s … Continued

Let A Thousand Weddings Bloom

New Hampshire became the sixth state to let gay couples wed. The new law was approved after revisions exempted members … Continued

Obama’s Speech Made Us Safer

On Thursday, President Obama made his speech to the Arab world in Cairo, a speech that did what he does … Continued

Murder is Murder and Abortion is Not

So another physician has been murdered for making it possible for women to actually use their constitutional right to choose … Continued

Pakistan Must Stand Against Taliban

Dear Readers: Pakistan is under threat from a minority of radical extremists who have nothing to do with Islam and … Continued

Taliban’s Coercion Betrays Qur’an

By Aloysious MoweVisiting Fellow, Woodstock Theological Center Sufi Mohammed and the Taliban betray a studied ignorance of Islamic scripture, law, … Continued

Love Your Neighbor and Don’t Tax Him

Moral men have a duty to help their neighbors, but nobody has the right to force other people to help. … Continued

Taking God Public

Where does God belong and who gets to decide? That sums up the debate underlying two new rulings by the … Continued

Obama and the Blessings of the Dawn

Decidedly religious imagery framed Barack Obama’s inauguration, as it has done in every other inauguration before it. One could not … Continued

Religion and State, Never. Faith and Poliitcs, Always.

Right on, Rick Warren! Now let’s hope he means it. But whether or not we trust his intentions, we can … Continued

Faith in a Fruitful Conversation

I think bio-sociologist E.O. Wilson was correct and cautious in his assertion that: “An alliance between science and religion, forged … Continued

Thompson: Serving God And Government

“We still get our basic rights from God, not government”—this is a phrase that Fred Thompson has been pronouncing a … Continued