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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.

Conservative law firm fights atheists’ suit over cross at 9/11 museum

A lawsuit that was filed by the group American Atheists to keep a revered cross out of the National September … Continued

What Have We Learned About Religion Post-9/11?

Some of the world’s most influential religious leaders and thinkers talk about faith in a post-9/11 world.

Build a living memorial to 9/11

Ira Block A fire helmet that was broken into pieces from Fire Department Squad 18 was discovered in the debris … Continued

Rick Warren to hold 9/11 service

Pastor Rick Warren, founder of Saddleback Church in California, is organizing memorial services in New York for the tenth anniversary … Continued

Recognize religion’s healing role

Mayor Michael Bloomberg should take a lesson from President Obama when it comes to memorializing the tenth anniversary of the … Continued

Ground Zero Cross: Unconstitutional because it exists?

In the tumultuous days following the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, workers at Ground Zero discovered a sign of … Continued

Bin Laden & Beyond

How might we appropriately address the death of a mass murderer? The Torah describes Moses and Miriam leading the ancient … Continued

Separating Islam and the state

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

Political monotheism and the slippery slope to Tucson

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

Arizona shootings: Why did God allow it?

By Julia DuinA woman takes part in a prayer vigil in response to Saturday’s shooting of U.S Representative Gabrielle Giffords … Continued

The next most important election ever

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

Recipe for Peace: Dialogue

By Katherine Marshall Dialogue, especially interfaith dialogue, gets a bad rap these days, but a pugnacious Italian historian and peacemaker, … Continued

Should we fear Islam?

By Congressman Keith Ellison At a time when our nation is seeing a rise in intolerant behavior, crossing every cultural … Continued

Faith-based fear in debates about Islam

By Becky Garrison Close to nine years after the attacks on September 11th, a gaping hole in Lower Manhattan where … Continued

What Obama should have said about Qur’an burning

By Marci A. Hamilton Pastor Terry Jones may or may not burn Korans someday, but President Obama passed up a … Continued

Ground Zero mosque not About tolerance

By Phil Hotsenpiller On September 11, 2001, my wife and I were on a flight departing from La Guardia bound … Continued

Is Islam a primary driver or cause of terrorism?

Islam, like all world religions, neither supports nor requires illegitimate violence. The Quran does not advocate or condone terrorism. To … Continued

Essential questions for Cordoba in 2010

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said that anti-Muslim rhetoric in America is bad news … Continued

The terrorists hate diversity

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