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America: Land of the free, home of the respectful religious debate

A U.S. flag waves in the wind on a boat near the Statue of Liberty in New York. The Statue … Continued

Is Eric Metaxas the next Chuck Colson? _ UPDATED

NEW YORK — Before evangelical leader Chuck Colson fell ill at a conference last year, crumbling at the podium and … Continued

Let’s not just have another ‘conversation’ on race

President Obama pauses as he speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington … Continued

Catholic hospitals at odds with bishops over birth control mandate

The organization representing Catholic hospitals across the country says it no longer objects to the Obama administration’s mandate that all … Continued

Catholics for Choice releases voter guide film

Catholics, not unlike any other group, do not vote in a monolith. Media have documented recent final pitches by bishops … Continued

Why we need feminist theology: Romney and ‘binders full of women’

AP Moderator Candy Crowley, center, applauds as President Obama, right, shakes hands with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the … Continued

Paul Krugman as prophet?: Economic suffering is not a virtue

Damian Dovarganes AP Job seekers gather May 31, 2012, for employment opportunities at the 11th annual Skid Row Career Fair … Continued

All about Eve: The Christian roots of the GOP war on women

The Senate has defeated the “Blunt amendment,” the controversial bill named for Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) that would have that … Continued

A Catholic nullification doctrine?

The Department of Health and Human Services has accepted the medical opinion that contraception is a preventive health measure. That … Continued

True penance requires real work

I once watched an apology rebuffed. A young child said something hurtful to a grown-up dinner guest. After prompting from … Continued

Let’s debate the Gospel

Former Arkansas governor and 2012 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee found himself in hot water this week after he called Islam … Continued

Internet access as human right?

A poster placed on a lamp post calls for the return of the internet after it was shut down by … Continued

Israel, Palestine: forging peace more difficult than waging violence

By Warren Clark Is religion helping or hurting the attempt to forge peace between the Jewish state and the Palestinians? … Continued

Prop 8 ruling: nothing ‘wrong’ with being gay

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite Like many Americans, I celebrated the ruling by Federal Judge Vaughn Walker that overturned California’s Proposition … Continued

Proposition 8 ruling in California: religion roundup

By Elizabeth Tenety Religion roundup on Prop 8 ruling: In the immediate aftermath of Wednesday’s ruling that deemed Proposition 8, … Continued

Mosque at Ground Zero: the tragedy of blanket accusations

The New York City community board endorsed the Cordoba House, a community center and mosque planned for construction near Ground … Continued

Maybe not unconstitutional, but pointless

Q: Did the Pentagon do the right thing by disinviting evangelist Franklin Graham from a National Day of Prayer event … Continued

Texas Heads for Shootout Over Religion in Textbooks

The Texas Board of Education, the nation’s second largest purchaser of public school textbooks, is revising its K-12 social studies … Continued

Searching for God On the Internet

Are social media tools a blessing or a curse for people of faith? Should we use digital technology to commune … Continued

Blaming Men is not Good Theology

Former president Jimmy Carter and other world leaders issued this statement: “The justification of discrimination against women and girls on … Continued