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Martin Luther King, Jr., had a dream. We have work to do.

Martin Luther King Jr. seen during his “I Have a Dream” speech.AP Fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King, Jr., … Continued

COMMENTARY: A history of discrimination earns President Obama a right to speak

I first learned about President Obama’s comments about racism and the Trayvon Martin case last week when a Facebook friend … Continued

COMMENTARY: Preaching in the shadow of the Trayvon Martin verdict

BALTIMORE — Preaching on the Sunday morning after the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin verdict seemed daunting. It turned out not to … Continued

Child abuse allegations mar anniversary of celebrated Anglican bishop

CANTERBURY, England — Anglicans around the world are marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of their church’s … Continued

What Martin Luther King, Jr. did in Birmingham Jail: The prophet unbound

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. was finishing up the “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” The “letter” was his answer … Continued

The gospel roots of the’Godmother of rock’n’ roll’

Before Elvis and Chuck Berry and Johnny Cash. Before Aretha and Whitney and Beyonce. Before the blues met gospel and … Continued

New Native American saint Kateri Tekakwitha stirs mixed emotions

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Sister Kateri Mitchell was born and raised on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation along the St. Lawrence … Continued

Romney: I’ll talk Mormon practices, not doctrine

ROMNEY: “I’m sorry, we’re just not going to have a discussion about religion in my view. But if you have … Continued

Bobby Rush hoodie protest and the challenge of the civil rights movement in 21st century America

At first, the nationwide ‘‘hoodie’’ protest over Trayvon Martin’s death — in which Americans donned sweatshirts in solidarity with the … Continued

Same-sex marriage is a fundamental right

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft New York Republican gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino is far from alone in his bluntly stated opposition … Continued

What not to wear: outlawing the face veil

By Zehra Rizavi, contributor to Altmuslimah.com Editor’s note: A French constitutional court Thursday determined that the measure banning the Islamic … Continued

God did not make denominations; people did

I do not remember the source, but when I was writing my final paper for my D.Min. degree, I found … Continued

Atheism and the death penalty

It was amusing to see both atheists and religious believers wrangling over biblical rationalizations for the death penalty in their … Continued

Haiti’s children and an overdose of Christian charity

I have always been troubled by the exaltation of paternalistic charity in general and Christian charity in particular, since the … Continued

A Sacred Institution Government Must Protect

What is marriage? Is it a sacred rite or a civil right? What role, if any, should religious institutions, traditions … Continued

Muhammad Would Love Star Trek

By Sumbul Ali-Karamaliauthor As a practicing Muslim, I’m always answering questions, and it’s amazing how often Star Trek works its … Continued

The Stupidity of Hatred

I sat stunned as I listened to the developing story about today’s shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Museum. I was … Continued

Amen Chorus at the DNC

The Democrats who came to worship at the first-ever interfaith gathering on the eve of their national convention were not … Continued

Racial Reconciliation Begins with an Apology

I had a debate with a friend of mine this week. I was saying that I was glad that the … Continued

Imagining God in Color

It’s very hard not to see God in color. From childhood everyone is taught to imagine God as a person, … Continued