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The infamous anti-Islam film may have sparked the demonstrations, but wrangling between Egypt’s many political factions were what really drove them.

The GOP candidate’s disastrous response to the incendiary “Innocence of Muslims” video should come as no surprise in light of his Islamophobic connections.

Brad Gregory wants to upend how we think about the emergence of capitalism, secularism and individualism.

Pussy Riot and the Two Russias

Three members of Pussy Riot have been found guilty of hooliganism. Their protests sparked a wave of support for freedom of speech and human rights among Russians.

Why we should all be concerned about the unconstitutional tactics law enforcement agencies are using against American Muslims.

Obama bends over backwards to accommodate faith groups. It’s time for Democrats to champion separation of church and state instead.

Church

Forty-six percent of Americans believe that God created human beings within the last 10,000 years or so. Worry.

Why is the Vatican cracking down on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious? 

To understand the Vatican’s crackdown, look beyond the politics of abortion and same-sex marriage to the theological conflict raging in the Catholic Church.

Roger Williams

The founder of Providence was the first to see that religious freedom, and separation of church and state, was intimately connected with political freedom.
 

Blogs

The French satirical publication takes aim at fundamentalism—in all its forms.

April 30, 2015

And he wants you to put down your tallywhacker right now.

April 7, 2015

We don't yet know what drove killer Craig Stephen Hicks, but American Muslims are more often victims of ideological violence than perpetrators of it.

February 11, 2015

Many conservative Christians opposed the bishop’s work on behalf of the poor.

February 4, 2015

While the Times frequently needs pushing on its watery language, there are real ethical reasons to exclude Charlie’s Mohammad cartoons.

January 15, 2015

From plummeting petroleum prices to political unrest, it has been decades since the fortunes of the kingdom were so much in doubt.

January 7, 2015

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