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A Jewish-Hindu connection

Not so long ago after nearly 25 years as a hidebound New Yorker I moved to Philadelphia for my wife … Continued

The ‘war on women’ meets social media

STR EPA An Indian woman holds a placard during a prayer meeting in memory of a gang-rape victim in New … Continued

Kiss More Chicks: Gay rights activists protest Chick-fil-A with ‘kiss in’

AP Jim Fortier, left, and Mark Toomajian, kiss as they join about two dozen members of gay rights groups and … Continued

Rediscovering the reasons for our existence

AP Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, Washington’s first female and ninth Episcopal Bishop, smiles during her consecration service at the Washington … Continued

Rick Perry and the perils of sectarian religion in 2012

Melina Mara THE WASHINGTON POST Texas Governor and Republican candidate for the GOP Presidential spot, Rick Perry, spoke to a … Continued

Faith in the Philippines

The Philippines is in many ways the perfect place to explore the complexities surrounding the relationship between faith and globalization, … Continued

Why don’t women have more rights in Muslim countries?

No one should be complacent about the condition of women in many Muslim (or many Western) societies. Americans certainly are … Continued

A glimmer of hope in Israeli-Palestinian dance of death

By Raouf J. Halabyprofessor of English and Art, Ouachita University While co-leading a group of university students in Europe, on … Continued

Unpaved streets and unanswered questions

Q:What is your vision of heaven? What images – from Scripture, tradition, culture or your personal experience – best describe … Continued

Catholic girls gone wild?

By Patrick J. Reillypresident and founder, The Cardinal Newman Society It was not so long ago, when singer Billy Joel’s … Continued

Interfaith down under

Today’s guest blogger is Cassie Meyer, Content Director at the Interfaith Youth Core. She has a Master’s Degree from the … Continued

Muslim Women Reclaiming Their Rights

Like the status of women in all the World’s religions, in Islam and Muslim societies patriarchy played and in many … Continued

Jumping Into the Deep End

This is graduation season, and I’ve had the great honor of giving Commencement Addresses at several educational institutions. Here is … Continued

A New “Declaration of Independence” in Religion and Politics

The New American Religious Identification Survey says fewer people are calling themselves Christians or identifying with particular denominations, and more … Continued

In Iran, Change You Can’t Believe In

We appreciate the…opinions of reformists, like Khatami, and their liberal spirit that allows for realistic communication on all issues…The reformative … Continued

Time to Embrace the Muslim World as a Partner, not an Enemy

A shift in U.S. foreign policy that embraces the Muslim world as a partner rather than an enemy is not … Continued

Salt of the Earth

Jesuit schools around the world have educated an amazing array of world leaders and citizens and are renowned for their … Continued

Sherlock Holmes and the Spirits

As a professor, I was there to equip open-minded students to analyze religious experiences, rather than to get them to … Continued

Love More, Pray More, Golf More

It all depends what you mean by ‘satisfied’. St Paul wrote that he didn’t suppose he had attained full maturity … Continued

Liberal Protestantism Finding New Life

The New York Times recently ran a story about the Riverside Church, the congregation that serves as a national cathedral … Continued