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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.

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?

Blogs

Especially when their cartoons are so dreadfully unpleasant.

May 19, 2015

The French satirical publication takes aim at fundamentalism—in all its forms.

April 30, 2015

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