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The new progressive Jewish organization J Street has benefited from the blogosphere's interest. But will exposure turn into political mobilization?

Tom Dine, for thirteen years head of AIPAC, now works for a two-state solution and on improving US-Syrian relations.

The Jewish push for peace is surging through the grassroots, but leaders and policy-makers are still turning a deaf ear.

Do brothel raids help trafficking victims escape abuse, or skirt the reality that makes recovery so difficult for the "rescued?"

Matthew Murray, a disturbed young gunman behind the the shootings in Colorado Springs, chose to end his nightmare and rebel against Christian-right self-help gurus and cult-like doctrines.

Christian agencies lavish support services on pregnant women--if they give up their babies.

Obama promised to reverse the most egregious aspects of Bush's faith-based policies. So why is he extending them?

The massive participation by women in Iran's street demonstrations is surprising only if you accept the mullahs' view of women as weak and passive vessels.

In the wake of a charismatic speech, it's clear that a substantial majority of the world's 1.5 billion Muslims are rooting for him.

From Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone, tales of the Devil and wise women, torturers and the tortured.

Blogs

The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is a victory for the forces of nonsense.

July 9, 2014

The US government has until Tuesday evening to explain to a federal judge why men held at Guantánamo do not have the same religious freedoms as Hobby Lobby.

July 8, 2014

There’s always a cauldron of crazy simmering just beneath the surface of our ‘rational’ lives. 

April 1, 2014

The Catholic directives would leave just one OB-GYN in the city of Bartlesville who can prescribe contraception for birth control purposes.

March 31, 2014

The notorious Westboro Baptist Church pastor has died. Why were we so enthralled by him in the first place?

March 20, 2014

Until now, most Jewish college students assumed that open dialogue on Israel was a taboo topic in Hillel—Swarthmore debunked that myth.

February 27, 2014

Penguin’s withdrawing and pulping The Hindus: An Alternative History is only the latest in a series of surrenders.

February 14, 2014

The big guy upstairs picks sides in the Super Bowl. 

February 11, 2014

Francis embraces and encourages resistance to an “economy of exclusion and inequality.”

November 30, 2013

A hundred and fifty people of faith and furloughed workers marched on the offices of GOP leaders.

October 16, 2013