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How The Lord’s Prayer Saved a 9/11 Survivor

A retired US. Army colonel’s daily prayer habit provided stability in the midst of the writhing building.

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

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

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

Of Course the 9/11 Cross Is a Religious Symbol

September 11 was an American tragedy, not an opportunity for preachers to capitalize on catastrophe.

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

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

Sept. 11 awakened us to a ‘battle for the soul of Islam’

REUTERS The Tribute in Light illuminates the sky over Lower Manhattan in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on … Continued

Rosh Hashanah: The start of a new year for humankind as a whole

REUTERS Jewish worshippers pray at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem’s Old City Sept. 16, 2012, ahead … Continued

Occupy Wall Street protesters: Human rights begin at home

AFP/GETTY IMAGES People gather in Washington Square Park in New York on Sept. 15, 2012 during an Occupy Wall Street … Continued

American Tolerance vs. Sept. 11 terrorism — a victory of pluralism over prejudice

GETTY IMAGES Germano Riviera walks with the “Flag of Honor,” which displays the names of all of the victims of … Continued

DC Comics introduces new Muslim superhero

Green was the favorite color of Islam’s founder Prophet Muhammad, so it seems fitting that the world’s latest Muslim superhero … Continued