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The Swiss ban on minarets may seem insignificant, but it is hitched to bigger stories about mass immigration, economic depression and the rebirth of fascism in Europe.

Alarmist tracts about immigration in Europe are debates about Muslims--not with them.

TNR's more significant sin is to weaken the bond between Israel and liberal American Jews--which is to say, most of them.

With Pentagon cash, contractors bribe insurgents not to attack supply lines for US troops

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.

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Who is more valuable, a living woman or a dying fetus? The Catholic Church has given its answer, and Savita Halapannavar is dead.

November 14, 2012

The vice-presidential debate gave us a prominent Catholic politician going on record that faith and respect for women’s own decision-making don’t have to be opposed.

October 12, 2012

The Family Research Council tries to swing Catholic voters on social issues, or as they call it, "intrinsic evils."

October 9, 2012

People across the country are organizing their religious communities ahead of this year's presidential election. Here’s one story from Nelson Pierce Jr., a community journalist based in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

September 25, 2012

Can you imagine this man in the White House?

September 13, 2012

Romney’s shocking remarks ought to disqualify him from the Oval Office.

September 12, 2012

One of the most powerful, and most powerfully-received speeches of the DNC was that of Sister Simone Campbell, one of the "Nuns on the Bus."

September 6, 2012

Talk about a tempest in a chicken-soup pot!

September 5, 2012

Michelle Obama's visit Thursday to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin came as activists, senators push for bolder response to violence and hatred.

August 23, 2012