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Anti-Christian terror is everyone’s concern

People of all faiths have a responsibility to speak out against Christian persecution.

Abused Hindu goddesses recall violence against women

RNS () — A new public campaign in India uses powerful images of three Hindu goddesses with bruised faces to … Continued

Pope delights crowds with his informality, message of reform

RIO DE JANEIRO — In one of the most inclusive gestures of his visit here, Pope Francis donned a headdress … Continued

Let’s not just have another ‘conversation’ on race

President Obama pauses as he speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington … Continued

Survivors of Magdalene laundries still waiting for an apology

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — When the Republic of Ireland apologized to the wayward girls who were sent to the Magdalene … Continued

Doctors warn against’reproductive coercion’

When a husband hides a wife’s birth control pills or a boyfriend takes off a condom in the middle of … Continued

On Mawlid, a new way to honor the prophet

When Fatima Hamouma was just eight years old, she had to spend three hours every day walking and standing in … Continued

Why we need feminist theology: Romney and ‘binders full of women’

AP Moderator Candy Crowley, center, applauds as President Obama, right, shakes hands with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the … Continued

Taliban unrepentant after attack on Pakistani teen, vow to kill her

KARACHI, Pakistan — The Taliban is threatening to kill a 14-year-old Pakistani girl whom it shot for helping other girls … Continued

Why monogamy is natural

Mary O’Malley A pair of lovebirds. Creationists and evolutionists don’t agree on much, but they both believe that monogamy is … Continued

St. Louis Catholics react to native son Bishop Finn’s conviction

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — He didn’t mention Bishop Robert Finn, shepherd of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. On Thursday, … Continued

Mormon women seeking middle ground to greater equality

SALT LAKE CITY — For some Mormon feminists, there can be only one goal on the road to gender equality: … Continued

Glowing over Gabby Douglas’s golden win

AP U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women’s individual all-around competition at the … Continued

Obama and same-sex marriage: Will his stance cost him the African American vote?

The performance by the Rev. William Owens at the National Press Club last week was enough to make a cynic … Continued

After Breaking Dawn, talking sex and chastity with teens

HANDOUT REUTERS Actors Kristen Stewart (L) and Robert Pattinson, stars of the new film “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – … Continued

Michele Bachmann and anti-HPV vaccine unreason

Chris Carlson AP Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks during the California Republican Party Fall Convention dinner in … Continued

Freedom Sunday ‘sets captives free’

By David Batstone I write this column from the very north of Thailand, near the border of both Laos and … Continued

Talking to your kids about sex

Note: In working on our book about marriage and sex (due out in early 2012), My wife Grace and I … Continued

In aid of Moroccan women

By Katherine Marshall FAITH IN ACTION Aicha Ech-Channa sat six feet away from the Moroccan Ambassador to the United States … Continued

Organized child rape as a religion: FLDS leader gets a new trial

A new trial was ordered by the Utah State Supreme Court this week for Warren Jeffs, leader of the Fundamentalist … Continued