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Italians question merits of Catholicism elective in public schools

ROME — For the first time in history, the entire class of one Italian high school opted out of an … Continued

Dear Tony Blair: Islam is not the problem

(Photo credit: Patrick McMullan) In response to the continuing pedophilia epidemic which has rocked the Catholic Church around the world … Continued

A year after losing faith, atheist pastor finds a new calling

This Easter, Teresa MacBain will mark an anniversary that’s uncommon for an ordained minister — her first year as an … Continued

How women are remaking Buddhism

On International Women’s Day, this series answering, “Is religion good for women?” runs in collaboration with the Tony Blair Faith … Continued

Finding the ‘living waters’

When I heard Jordan’s story, I knew I wouldn’t forget it. Jordan is a young medical practitioner who volunteered in … Continued

Why we have to take the Saudis’ interfaith offer seriously

Presidents, government ministers and religious leaders from around the world gathered in Vienna on Monday (Nov. 26) for the gala … Continued

Bringing Dharma, Seva, Shakti and Yoga at the Political forefront

As I watched the vice presidential debate last week I saw how comfortable we, as a nation, are about religion … Continued

Paying the price for religious illiteracy

In Judge Joseph Sheeran’s courtroom, religious literacy is seen as an antidote to intolerance and hate. Last week, the Michigan … Continued

What’s an American Buddhist?

In this Sunday, June 19, 2011 photo, Rev. Karen Do-on Weik and her husband Rev. Jay Rinsen Weik meditate at … Continued

Court says Quebec parents can’t pull students out of religion class

TORONTO — Canada’s highest court has ruled that children in Quebec schools cannot opt out of a course on ethics … Continued

In remembrance of my friend Hitch

SHANNON STAPLETON REUTERS Author Christopher Hitchens poses for a portrait outside his hotel in New York in this June 7, … Continued

Remembering other 9/11s: Landmarks of History

What is secular and what is religious? As a Hindu I can be spiritual but not religious and vice versa. … Continued

Going public with faith

When the suicide bomb exploded as worshippers left New Year’s mass at a Coptic church in Alexandria, 21 people died … Continued

When a “Christian America” Meant Something Else

John American evangelicals, who have long understood the United States as a thoroughly Christian nation, once interpreted the consequences … Continued

MOOZ-lum, the movie

Spoiler Alert!!! The following article presents specific story details about the film, MOOZ-lum. By Usame Tunagur, contributor to Stereotypical … Continued

1 out of 8 biology teachers reject evolution

By Julia Duin Washington, DC – March, 15: A The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Hall of Human Origins display … Continued

A Christmas nightmare averted: lessons from 2009 ‘underwear bomber’

By John Campbell Last Christmas, a young Muslim from Northern Nigeria, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, tried to destroy Northwest Flight 253 … Continued

Pew’s religion survey: an attempt to understand faith

By Alan Cooperman (Editor’s note: This post is a response to Jacques Berlinerblau’s critique of the Pew religion survey, which … Continued

Pew’s preposterous pop quiz

By Jacques Berlinerblau (Editor’s note: Read Pew’s Alan Cooperman’s response to this post here.) The Pew Forum on Religion and … Continued

Is Hollywood getting religion?

By Katherine Boyle Go anywhere in small-town America and you’re bound to hear pastors, preachers, and priests bemoaning Hollywood’s influence … Continued