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Ben Bradlee: Newspaperman, Family Man, Friend

Bradlee’s dedication to getting things right is a powerful model for all of us.

In Her Words: How Lauren Bacall Spoke of Her Jewish Identity

Five facts about the Jewish life of the legendary actress who passed away at the age 89.

Video: The Life of a Refugee

A look at what life is like for Burmese refugees arriving in America.

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Why I’m Faithless at OnFaith

An atheist considers what it means to be a part of a conversation on faith.

Is there room at the bar for evangelical Christians?

(Photo by Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post)

What the Confederate Flag in Front of White House Says About Our Political Battles

This is the racist legacy of slavery and its aftermath, as typified in Civil War symbolism.

Is it funny to be Jewish? Is it Jewish to be funny?

Sept. 4, 2013Communal Tallits are laid in the lobby for visitors to the Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C. The … Continued

What Pew’s Jewish poll reveals about the faithful –and faithless

June 4, 2013A Star of David decorates the ceiling at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.Astrid Riecken / For The … Continued

For Iran’s Rouhani, the Human Rights of Baha’is Are the Ultimate Test of Reform

In Iran, Baha’is are regularly imprisoned and even executed for practicing their faith.

Mental illness, Islam or revenge?: Understanding terrorism from the Navy Yard to Pakistan to Kenya

Sept. 16, 2013Police personnel near the Navy Yard.Matt McClain / The Washington Post September 2013 has been a cruel month. … Continued

Navy Yard shooting: Haven’t we been here before? Let’s not end up here again.

Sept. 16, 2013Police personnel near the Navy Yard.Matt McClain / The Washington Post Doesn’t it feel like we’ve been here … Continued

Why celibacy is right for me

(Simon Brubaker/THE WASHINGTON POST) There has been much talk recently about priestly celibacy. Italian Archbishop Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s new … Continued

Is faith the world’s most effective placebo?

Mark Poprocki / iStock My 15 minutes of fame, courtesy of an article in the Washington Post featuring me as … Continued

New biography to present a less “zealous” Jesus

Jay Parini’s “Jesus” (Amazon) will be the first in a new series of biographies called “Icons,” starting in December. Last … Continued

The Nats need me

(Toni L. Sandys/THE WASHINGTON POST) As the Washington Nationals struggle to claw their way above .500 in winning percentage, fans … Continued

How to keep the faith on campus

Sept. 22, 2010Prospective students leave the undergraduate admissions building to take a tour of Georgetown University campus in Northwest Washington. … Continued

Robert Griffin III: The Redskins’ redeemer?

In an upcoming article for GQ magazine, Brendan Vaughan, an executive editor for magazine, and self-professed Redskins zealot, is but … Continued

What grows in a garden?

Freshly dug carrots (John McDonnell/ The Washington Post) American spirituality is discovering itself anew as people of faith reconnect with … Continued

MLK memorial gets a faithful re-write

Aug. 22, 2011James “Plunky” Branch plays the soprano saxophone in silent tribute at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Branch … Continued

‘How can a Muslim write about Jesus?’ The controversy over Reza Aslan’s ‘Zealot’

“You’re a Muslim, so why did you write a book about the founder of Christianity?” is the beginning question in … Continued