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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.

How solidly Republican will Christian evangelicals be in 2008? Could concern about the planet be the issue that draws many believers into the Democratic camp?

The history of Pakistan's border regions remains an unruly captive of the imperial "Great Game."

Can the wall between church and state balance the principles of neutrality and accomodation?

Time and age have not blunted his fierce critique of American empire and his radical interpretation of the Gospels.

Since the media won't question McCain about his deeply bigoted pastor, it's up to you to call attention to this issue.

When it comes to keeping women pregnant and in their place, polygamous Mormons and the Pope have a lot in common.

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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