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Obama's incredible faith-based initiative.

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.

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And he wants you to put down your tallywhacker right now.

April 7, 2015

We don't yet know what drove killer Craig Stephen Hicks, but American Muslims are more often victims of ideological violence than perpetrators of it.

February 11, 2015

Many conservative Christians opposed the bishop’s work on behalf of the poor.

February 4, 2015

While the Times frequently needs pushing on its watery language, there are real ethical reasons to exclude Charlie’s Mohammad cartoons.

January 15, 2015

From plummeting petroleum prices to political unrest, it has been decades since the fortunes of the kingdom were so much in doubt.

January 7, 2015

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