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I Stopped Treating My City Like a Shopping Experience — and Planted a Church Instead

What we learned when we decided to invest in our city by refusing to leave.

The government shutdown and the Golden Rule

Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg As we look at the government shutdown, it is reasonable to ask the question: What is … Continued

America must be better than Guantanamo

A Guantanamo detainee’s feet are shown in this April 27, 2010 file photo. (POOL/REUTERS ) Diane Randall is the executive … Continued

Pastors: Battle to oppose Prince George’s County casinos isn’t over

Jonathan Newton WASHINGTON POST Gov. Martin O’Malley signs the legislation to expand gaming in Maryland along with Senator Robert Garagiola, … Continued

Reprints and permissions

Six months of back issues are available for purchase by writing to: The Washington Post, Back Copy Department, 1150 15th … Continued

Why ‘I’m a Mormon’?

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI AFP/GETTY IMAGES Ruth Williams hands out programs as she greets those arriving for a Sacrament Meeting of the … Continued

Gandhi goes to Wall Street

Spencer Platt GETTY IMAGES Demonstrators opposed to corporate profits on Wall Street march in the Financial District on September 26, … Continued

What is the 9/11 Unity Walk?

As a lifelong interfaith junkie, I remember attending an interesting annual event a few years ago called the 9/11 Unity … Continued

What motivated Portland ‘Christmas tree bomber’?

So what should we make of Mohamed Osman Mohamud, who spoke brightly of committing mass murder at a Christmas tree … Continued

Can a Muslim woman lead prayer services?

Next week I will be in Washington DC to lead the services for Eid ul Adha, the holiday that marks … Continued

Rallying for reason: a little atheism goes a long way

By Fred Edwords We live in a sensitive nation. The very idea that nonbelievers exist here, are open about their … Continued

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: a Christian response

By Anthony Woods In the 17-years since Congress enacted “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” supporters of the discriminatory law have defended … Continued

Gay and Muslim

As an addendum to my previous post, and in response to the suicide of a young, lesbian woman whose name … Continued

John Henry Cardinal Newman: beatification of a ‘revolutionary prophet’

Editor’s note: John Henry Cardinal Newman will be beatified (confirmed to be in heaven) in a Sunday mass presided over … Continued

A Message to Millennial Muslims

By Arsalan IftikharLawyer, News Commentator, and Contributor to Patheos.com Needless to say, there is no doubt that September 11, 2001 … Continued

Immigration reform: A Jewish imperative

Today’s guest blogger is Avi Smolen, a 2009 graduate of Rutgers University. Last year Avi worked as a Faiths Act … Continued

One year after Cairo: Young Muslim Americans the new beginning

On June 4, 2009, President Obama gave a speech at Cairo University. The President said he had come to Cairo … Continued

From Eden to the Gulf: Abundance, greed and disaster

Just as the oil blowout in the Gulf grew from Big Oil’s unwillingness to restrain itself from gobbling up even … Continued

Time to heal hateful rhetoric

By Graylan S. HaglerUCC pastor A friend who I often disagree with wrote me from Massachusetts the other day in … Continued

“Frightened” tea party comes to Chicago

The tea party movement held a rally in Daley Plaza today at noon. A core group of about 300-400 mostly … Continued