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COMMENTARY: Stepping in when politicians step aside

POLAND, Ohio — A straggle of kids came up for children’s time at Poland Presbyterian Church, a 211-year-old congregation established … Continued

In Kenya attack, weakened al-Shabab seeks a foothold in Kenya

WASHINGTON — The deadly mall attack in Kenya on Saturday (Sept. 21) is a sign that the al-Qaida-affiliated group that … Continued

Political Islam on the defensive across the Middle East

RNS () — The backlash against Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt comes as secular forces across the Middle East are … Continued

COMMENTARY: Islamist suppression could reach U.S. shores

RNS () —  Egypt now teeters on the edge of an abyss. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who was in Cairo … Continued

A better alternative to boycotting the White House Iftar

2013 This is the story of two Washington Iftar dinners. First, the Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren invited Muslim leaders to … Continued

My country ‘tis of thee: Evangelicals score highest on patriotism

WASHINGTON — When it comes to God and country, white evangelicals report the most intense patriotic feelings in a new … Continued

Commentary: When the government lies, a covenant is broken

After denials and evasions, we learned that two successive administrations lied to the American public about unprecedented spying on ordinary … Continued

What Tony Blair meant about Islam

(Photo credit: Patrick McMullan) Globalization will be the greatest force for good in the 21st century, but it will also … Continued

The Edward Snowden Question

What God would say about Edward Snowden’s case of privacy versus security.

Tony Blair misreads Muslim terrorism

This photo released by the FBI shows who the FBI was calling Suspect No. 1, in black cap, and Suspect … Continued

Al-Qaida magazine warns of more “lone wolf” attacks

The online English-language al-Qaida magazine Inspire, which once printed instructions for building a pressure-cooker bomb, has published a special edition … Continued

Islam dragged through the mud by extremists like Tsarnaev brothers

When I first heard of the Boston Marathon bombing, I was in shock and in disbelief. I was sick to … Continued

Terror, torture and truth

While the country struggles with the aftermath of the new terror attack in Boston, the importance of a new 500-page … Continued

How to respond to a marathon massacre

“How do you defend against terrorists?” asked a colleague, as we processed news reports of two bomb explosions near the … Continued

Computer simulator preps military chaplains for the battlefield

ORLANDO, Fla. — The animated figure on the computer screen moves carefully among the wounded, darting from one fallen figure … Continued

Missouri Synod president apologizes for Newtown interfaith ‘debacle’

The president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod apologized for his role in the “debacle” that led him to publicly reprimand … Continued

Lutheran pastor apologizes for praying at Newtown vigil

A Lutheran pastor in Newtown, Conn., has apologized after being reprimanded for participating in an interfaith vigil following the shooting … Continued

Chicago is ground zero in U.S. Muslim renaissance

CHICAGO — Religious affiliation may be on the wane in America, a recent Pew study asserts, but you wouldn’t know … Continued

Four priests, four friends: Bishops witness historic changes in Catholic life

Whether by accident, serendipity or divine design, four future heavyweights of American Catholicism found themselves in the Class of 1962 … Continued

Newtown shootings renew questions about evil and suffering

“Oh, God!” That cry has echoed ever since news of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, … Continued