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Middle Eastern virus may mar hajj pilgrimage

RNS () — The annual pilgrimage to Mecca, known as the hajj, presents a gantlet of health challenges. This year’s … Continued

As flu outbreak spreads, faith leaders preach caution

As the flu outbreak spreads across 48 states, some religious leaders are advising their flocks to take precautions, but others … Continued

Adrift in Cairo: Is U.S. watching?

ISLAM AND THE WEST By Daniel Brumberg Egypt, a country of some 82 million people, once was the intellectual, strategic … Continued

Vaccination: the moral imperative

Q: Polls show a majority of Americans are concerned about the H1N1 virus (swine flu), but also about the safety … Continued

An ethical question, not a religious problem

Q: Polls show a majority of Americans are concerned about the H1N1 virus (swine flu), but also about the safety … Continued

Swine Flu, Health Care Decisions and Morality

Q: Polls show a majority of Americans are concerned about the H1N1 virus (swine flu), but also about the safety … Continued

What about society’s moral duty?

Q: Polls show a majority of Americans are concerned about the H1N1 virus (swine flu), but also about the safety … Continued

Getting Vaccine a Moral Responsibility

Q: Polls show a majority of Americans are concerned about the H1N1 virus (swine flu), but also about the safety … Continued

Common Cup or Common Liability?

Q: Polls show a majority of Americans are concerned about the H1N1 virus (swine flu), but also about the safety … Continued

Spare Rods, Not Vaccines

Q: Polls show a majority of Americans are concerned about the H1N1 virus (swine flu), but also about the safety … Continued

Paging Dr. Salk: Undermining Trust in Science Puts our Kids at Risk

Q: Polls show a majority of Americans are concerned about the H1N1 virus (swine flu), but also about the safety … Continued

Anti-vaccine junk science: A question of ignorance

Q: Polls show a majority of Americans are concerned about the H1N1 virus (swine flu), but also about the safety … Continued

Epidemics, Inoculation and God’s Will

By Diane WinstonKnight Chair in Media and Religion, USC A deadly virus, a controversial antigen, a hot news story–sounds like … Continued

An Epidemic of Bullying

We have entered what columnist Kathleen Parker calls “a political era of uninhibited belligerence,” that is finding expression in sermons, … Continued

Obama’s Approval Ratings High in Most Muslim Nations

By Jacqueline L. Salmon President Barack Obama is markedly more popular than President George W. Bush in predominately Muslim nations, … Continued

Palin, Prejean and Pre-Marital Ambivalence

Unwed, single, teenage mom Bristol Palin was being lauded on talk shows Wednesday — National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy … Continued

Skip the Proclamation, Host the Event

Thursday is National Day of Prayer, as mandated by Congress. What should President Obama do? Should he follow tradition and … Continued

How About An Infotainment-Free Day?

Thursday is National Day of Prayer, as mandated by Congress. What should President Obama do? Should he follow tradition and … Continued

Modern Witch Hunts

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Years ago, while traveling with my children in Africa, I heard about a Catholic … Continued

Congregations Prepare for Flu Anxiety This Weekend

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Worshipers attending religious services this weekend may encounter special measures being taken to help protect against … Continued