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Honor U.S. values and interests: Back religious freedom abroad

Fifteen years ago, on May 14, 1998, U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of a landmark effort to promote … Continued

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Honor U.S. values and interests: Back religious freedom abroad

As the 9/11 attacks and subsequent atrocities tragically have shown, we cannot count on the containment of violent religious extremism within countries or regions.

Why Christian conservatives oppose Chuck Hagel’s nomination

Chip Somodevilla GETTY IMAGES Chuck Hagel, a Republican and former U.S. senator from Nebraska, addresses the National Newspaper Association’s Government … Continued

Punishable peacemaking?

REUTERS U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens she is introduced to speak at the residence of the U.S. ambassador … Continued

U.S. Muslims worry about fall-out from Libya attacks

Muslim Americans condemned violence in Egypt and Libya that left four Americans dead, but remain concerned that the deaths could … Continued

Boston mosque aims to keep young Somali immigrants off the streets

BOSTON — Malika Rushdan was at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center the morning Mohamed Hassan’s body arrived to … Continued

Evangelicals rethink nuclear weapons

Millions of Americans grew up fearing nuclear attack from the Soviet Union. Mehdi Ghasemi ASSOCIATED PRESS In this photo released … Continued

King’s hearings: barking up the wrong tree

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will begin holding hearings Thursday on “the extent of … Continued

The Park 51 Islamic Cultural Center and American values

President Obama, after saying that building a mosque at Ground Zero fit our “commitment to religious freedom,” backtracked, saying he … Continued

Terrorism is criminal sin

What should we call terrorists, some of whom claim to be motivated by their religion? Can one be an Islamic … Continued

Terrorists who falsely claim justification in Islam

What should we call terrorists, some of whom claim to be motivated by their religion? Can one be an Islamic … Continued

Influential Pakistani cleric issues fatwa against terrorism

An influential Pakistani cleric issued a 600-page fatwa on March 2, described as an “absolute” condemnation of terrorism without “any … Continued

When religious beliefs conflict with the military oath

Q: What is the proper role of religion — and personal religious belief — in the U.S. armed forces? Should … Continued

A soldier’s religion ought not matter

Q: What is the proper role of religion — and personal religious belief — in the U.S. armed forces? Should … Continued

No Nukes: Reality Meets Morality

When President Obama spoke in Prague this spring calling for the eventual elimination of nuclear weapons, critics said he was … Continued

Right-Wing Extremism on the Rise

Conservative America ridiculed the Department of Homeland Security when it issued a report just two months ago that warned right-wing … Continued

Muslim Americans Looking for More Help from Obama

By Michelle Boorstein Insiders say the Obama Administration’s honeymoon with the Muslim-American community will eventually expire. Polling data isn’t clear … Continued

Conversation and Conversion

Islam has succeeded in much of the world partly because it is intellectually interesting, culturally potent, and has spiritual power. … Continued

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Political, not Religious

The premise of this week’s On Faith question represents one of the most common misnomers about Muslims — that everything … Continued

Hamas, Hezbollah and Al-Qaeda: 21st Century Fascists

Hamas, Hezbollah and Al-Qaeda are not political extensions of an ethno ideology contextualized within the framework of a religious narrative. … Continued