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A new book examines headscarf hysteria and the politics of identity in contemporary France.

Parvez Sharma's new documentary chronicles the experiences of gay and lesbian Muslims in seven countries, as they struggle to align their sexuality with their religion.

Atheists versus imams? Can't we have more choices?

Is the popular Arabic satellite network becoming more Islamist and sectarian?

American politicians should stop implying that Muslim nations and individuals are more dangerous than any other group of human beings. They should also stop calling their religion "fascist."

The oppression of Muslim women is a major theme among the Islamofascistly aware. If only they felt the same about other women on earth.

David Horowitz's Islamofascism Awareness Week hits the already beleaguered campus.

If the Buddhist sangha and the military are the two dominant forces in the suffering society of Burma, could monks and dissident soldiers join forces to rise up against an oppressive regime?

As baseball's most sanctimonious team heads to the World Series, the
Colorado Rockies are playing down their holier-than-thou image.

Faced with a choice between facts and theology, antichoicers choose the latter every time.

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