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The Death Penalty is Never Humane

Even when carried out swiftly, the death penalty is an archaic and barbaric practice.

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These Are America’s First Churches — and They’re Still Worshipping

Find out which churches made the list of congregations that have been gathering since the colonial days.

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Annual Report on the World’s Worst Religious Freedom Abusers Comes with a New Twist

The United States underutilizes the mechanisms put in place by the International Religious Freedom Act. That needs to change.

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The Obama Doctrine: American Civil Spirituality

President Obama has overseen the decline of American civil religion. He has also helped foster a new public faith: American civil spirituality.

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Pope Francis Names 19 New Cardinals, None From the U.S.

No “red hats” given to United States bishops as Pope Francis names his additions to the College of Cardinals.

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U.S. Diplomacy with Iran and the Ethics of Sitting Together at the Table

It is a diplomacy built upon an ethic whose goal is the sustenance and joy of all of humanity. It … Continued

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National Day of Non-Prayer?

Imagine this hypothetical companion headline: “President Obama will also sign a proclamation Friday recognizing National Day of Non-Prayer.”