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How Christopher Columbus Created a New (Cosmic) Race

Why Latin Americans celebrate Columbus Day as the birthday of a new breed within the human family.

Michelangelo, religious tolerance and the 500th anniversary of the Sistine Chapel ceiling

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates baptisms in the Sistine Chapel on Jan. 9, 2011 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by L’Osservatore … Continued

Bauer at Values Voter Summit: ‘We owe no apology to Islamists’

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Pakistani Muslim demonstrators walk over US and Israeli flags as they attempt to reach the US embassy during … Continued

Eliminating workplace discrimination brings us closer to the values of our nation

AP The U.S. Capitol seen in the reflecting pool on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 12, 2010. In June, … Continued

Rick Santorum to Piers Morgan: Believing ‘eternal truths’ on homosexuality is not ‘bigotry’

Former Pennsylvania Senator and GOP presidential Bruce Smith AP Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum leaves a speaking engagement in Charleston, … Continued

Media know-nothings first declare Norwegian terrorist Muslim, then Christian

Virginia Mayo AP Flemish right wing party member Tanguy Veys holds his hands over a copy of a manifesto written … Continued

Faith seeks understanding

This weekend, Jon Stewart is holding “a rally to restore sanity” on the mall, two months after Glenn Beck’s religion-infused … Continued

Exposing the infrastructure of anti-Muslim hate

By Frankie Martin The dismissal of Juan Williams’ from NPR once again exposes the difficulty America is having discussing Islam … Continued

Is there a faith instinct?

By Nicholas Wade Every known society has some form of religion, so it might seem obvious that an instinct for … Continued

A High Holiday message for the victims of the economic collapse

By Rabbi Marvin Hier This year at Rosh Hashanah, special sensitivity is required while giving our friends the traditional New … Continued

Controversial Islam scholar says he’s now in the middle

By Michelle Boorstein I had a very interesting chat yesterday with Daniel Pipes, who is considered one of the most … Continued

The verbal assault on Islam

Q: What is the obligation of a Western, democratic government to protect individual freedoms in light of a realistic terrorist … Continued

Impeach the Pope

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

Benedict the Radical

UNORTHODOXY By Patrick J. Deneen Recent commentary on Pope Benedict XVI’s invitation to Anglicans to enter the Catholic fold has … Continued

Hate crimes are different

Q: Congress is expected to expand federal hate crimes laws to add “sexual orientation” to a list that already includes … Continued

America’s secular saboteurs

By Bill DonohuePresident, Catholic League There are many ways cultural nihilists are busy trying to sabotage America these days: multiculturalism … Continued

No Discrimination With Tax Dollars

Dozens of major religious groups and denominations are urging Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. to renounce a Bush-era memo … Continued

The Bible Is Needed for a Complete Education

The Texas Board of Education, the nation’s second largest purchaser of public school textbooks, is revising its K-12 social studies … Continued

‘Freedom Is the Natural Condition’

Given the election-related turmoil in the Islamic Republic of Iran, can democracy ever take hold in a theocracy? How should … Continued

Von Brunn’s Virtual Neighborhood

By Abraham Cooperassociate dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center We will never really know whether James Von Brunn would have become a … Continued