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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.

The media's portrayal of Obama's former pastor as racist reflects an ignorance about the black church and its rhetorical traditions.

On his first papal visit to America, will Pope Benedict address the real problems confronting the Catholic Church?

What do burqas, Osama and fascism have to do with six hours of man-free exercise time at Harvard?

The new film by Dutch politician Geert Wilders is the latest in a series
of stunts aimed at humiliating and scapegoating Muslims.

Why the fuss over Obama's pastor when Bible-based damnations for bad behavior is made in both black and white churches?

Passover and Earth Day fall in the same week in April this year. Here's how environmental activists and people of faith can respond to this holy season of liberation.

When it comes to unsavory religious affiliations, Hillary Clinton is a lot more vulnerable than Obama.

The new evangelicals are rejecting the religious right and embracing a broader social gospel.

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