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President Barack Obama with Cardinal Sean O'Malley

The president must decide what is more important: pandering to the Catholic hierarchy or protecting women's health.

Rick Perry

God called me one night and asked me to run for president. He almost talked me into it.

Church of Scientology, Los Angeles

The body of the church of Scientology is not well. Will its main legacy be its contribution to US tax law?

Gandhi and Hermann Kallenbach reunited, June 1937

Why was Joseph Lelyveld’s history of Gandhi’s years in South Africa attacked by India’s Hindu right?

The American government is currently employing counterterrorism strategies against Muslim communities here in the United States that were first developed by the military for use abroad.

A mosque in Minnesota

Community partnerships are seen as a softer counterterrorism. But who are the partners?

The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Badie

Seemingly within reach of unprecedented power in a post-Mubarak Egypt, the group faces the prospect of implosion.

Antigovernment zealots and biblical literalists are driving the race for 2012's Republican presidential nomination.

Isaac Casaubon was a model citizen of the republic of letters—a community more durable than any church and broader than academia.

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Who is more valuable, a living woman or a dying fetus? The Catholic Church has given its answer, and Savita Halapannavar is dead.

November 14, 2012

The vice-presidential debate gave us a prominent Catholic politician going on record that faith and respect for women’s own decision-making don’t have to be opposed.

October 12, 2012

The Family Research Council tries to swing Catholic voters on social issues, or as they call it, "intrinsic evils."

October 9, 2012

People across the country are organizing their religious communities ahead of this year's presidential election. Here’s one story from Nelson Pierce Jr., a community journalist based in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

September 25, 2012

Can you imagine this man in the White House?

September 13, 2012

Romney’s shocking remarks ought to disqualify him from the Oval Office.

September 12, 2012

One of the most powerful, and most powerfully-received speeches of the DNC was that of Sister Simone Campbell, one of the "Nuns on the Bus."

September 6, 2012

Talk about a tempest in a chicken-soup pot!

September 5, 2012

Michelle Obama's visit Thursday to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin came as activists, senators push for bolder response to violence and hatred.

August 23, 2012