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‘12 Years a Slave’ prompts calls for racial reconciliation

WASHINGTON — The new movie “12 Years a Slave” may depict a bygone era in American history, but religious leaders … Continued

‘The Bling Ring’: Lives without values, ethics or morality

Omigod! You totally have to see “The Bling Ring.” It’s so, like, seriously awesome.  I’m obsessed. This movie — directed, … Continued

How the Web is killing faith

apple “Open access to knowledge — the ability to fact check your pastors and imams and rabbis — is a … Continued

Colbert and the Super PACs: The men who stare at votes

Kris Connor GETTY IMAGES Stephen Colbert speaks during the “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” on the National Mall on … Continued

What We Tell Our Kids About Santa

‘Tis the season . . . for parents to decide if they will tell the truth about Santa.

Iran’s descent into barbarity

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach My father was born in Iran and remains firmly attached to his Iranian heritage. He loves … Continued

Finding God in Haiti

Q: Many have criticized Pat Robertson’s suggestion that the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti was the work of the devil or … Continued

Haiti, the devil and Pat Robertson

By David Waters Pat Robertson is at it again. The purported Christian minister who suggested assassinating Venezuela leader Hugo Chavez … Continued

Sandra Bullock’s ‘blind’ faith

By Elizabeth Tenety Leigh Anne Tuohy is a Christian woman who wears designer clothes. (It does seem God loves contradictions … Continued

Swiss minarets and religious freedom

By Dr. Ali Gomaa and Dr. Richard ChartresGrand Mufti of Egypt; Bishop of London The recent vote in Switzerland banning … Continued

An Atheist at the Home Run Derby

I have always wondered at the intersection between baseball and religion. Many players point up to the heavens when they … Continued

The Lost Life of Jesus

The story of Jesus that we document in our novel, “The Betrayal,” is very different from that portrayed in the … Continued

Atheists Must Believe

I am not surprised that American atheists believe in God and in heaven. I am reminded of a true story … Continued

Old, New, Borrowed, Blue

Teach college students and you end up at a lot of weddings in June. This first real summertime month also … Continued

Healing of Racism Requires Confrontation, Forgiveness

One thing is certain: There can never be any kind of healing unless and until the problem causing the pain … Continued

For Unto Us, A Child Is Born

It is the faith of Christians, and my own faith, that God became flesh in the child Jesus, born of … Continued

Don’t Tell Them Anything They’ll Need to Unlearn

Our children deserve to know the stories that matter to us. So tell them the stories of your tradition –and … Continued