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

Why did American televangelist Pat Robertson make a mining deal with accused war criminal and deposed Liberian President Charles Taylor?

There is a distinct creepiness to the controversy now raging around a proposed Islamic cultural center in Lower Manhattan.

The politics of the Templeton Foundation's "Big Questions."

I don't like face-veiling either. But how does criminalizing Muslim women's clothing make them more equal?

For the Christian right, to reject a bigoted preacher is to deny "the right to pray."

American support for repressive governments has provided fertile ground for recruitment.

The Catholic Church's moral authority in the secular world is the most detestable aspect of the current scandal.

Tonight, President Obama will address the nation to discuss the drawdown of US combat forces in Iraq. In February, Robert Dreyfuss reported on the specter of civil conflict and the possibility of the outbreak of a civil war—which still looms.

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