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Pursuing religious voters, Republicans and Democrats overlook the importance of the constituency of nonbelievers.

Led by Obama, Democrats are making a bid for evangelical voters. Lost cause or holy grail?

OK, God, we know James Dobson asked his followers to pray for rain on Obama in Denver last week. But this storm in New Orleans isn't what anybody had in mind.

As Obama accepts his party's presidential nomination on the forty-fifth anniversary of King's most famous speech, a historian looks beyond the obvious analogies.

The case against Victoria Osteen embodies the narcissism of those who preach the Gospel of prosperity.

Obama's incredible faith-based initiative.

Women increasingly are taking leadership roles in Jewish life--and that's a problem?

The movement she inspired--passionate, pacifist and siding with the scorned--is seventy-five and going strong.

With little to lose and everything to gain, Obama has lifted high the cross. But are there invisible strings attached?

Accusations by right-wing Zionists of anti-Semitism at the University of California, Irvine, are suspect at best.

Blogs

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

Prabhjot Singh’s clemency toward his at-large attackers should be admired, not taken as a sign of weakness.

September 26, 2013

In a remarkable interview, Pope Francis calls for a “new balance” on issues such as abortion and LGBT rights. Has he opened the door for a renewed focus on economic justice?

September 20, 2013