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In The Clash of Images Abdelfattah Kilito creates a touching portrait of a young man coming of age in French-occupied Morocco.

The pope has said both men and women can use condoms to protect themselves from HIV.  Can he now say that women can use them to protect themselves from the dangers of pregnancy?

At the conclusion of a campaign season marred by Islamaphobic flash-points, how will politicians' increasing scapegoating of Muslim communities play out on the national and international political stage?

In the George W. Bush years, there was little political capital in scapegoating Muslims. Now, apparently, there's a lot.

The upstart energy of the Tea Party is beginning to coalesce with the organizing savvy of the religious right—and putting the force of religious zeal behind the Tea Party’s anti-government fanaticism.

A rally in opposition to the proposed Islamic center in lower Manhattan marred what should have been a day of remembrance and reflection with disturbing outbursts of racism and misogyny.

Nine years after 9/11, hatred of Islam has infected many Americans. How else can we explain the opposition to an Islamic community center two blocks away from where the attacks took place?

The irrational attack on Muslims everywhere by the GOP’s leadership is not only deeply subversive with regard to the American ideal of religious tolerance but also poses a profound threat to our national security.

Our country has a strong pattern of losing its mind over issues that later turn out to be insignificant.

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