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Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 02/28/2012

What JFK really said about separating church from state

Rather than condemn Kennedy’s speech, perhaps Santorum, a fellow Catholic, should say “thank you.”

By Charles C. Haynes  |  02:26 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  church and state, religion in america

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Why we need college degrees more than we need faith

If it is true that education tends to reduce religious faith, then we have to decide which is more valuable.

By Lawrence M. Krauss  |  01:38 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rick santorum, atheism, religion politics

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Faiths clash at Jerusalem’s sacred site

Jerusalem’s Old City is divided into four quarters -- the Armenian, Christian, Jewish and Muslim Quarters.

By Daniela Deane  |  12:45 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  life in the holy land, islam, judaism, israel, palestine

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Biblical Satan and GOP rhetoric: Is the enemy within?

In Republican presidential politics, biblical views of Satan actually explain a lot.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  04:20 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rick santorum, religion politics, faith 2012, satan

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 02/24/2012

What Jeremy Lin means to Asian American Christians

The Asian American story of Christianity is both old and new.

By Jerry Z. Park  |  11:53 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jeremy lin, nba, basketball

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Why this Baptist is opposed to the Catholic Bishops on the birth control mandate

Trust women to use their own minds and their own moral consciences to make a decision that is right.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  |  04:18 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religious freedom, baptists, birth control

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 02/23/2012

It’s not just Santorum who believes in Satan

Is the idea of evil now so unacceptable in our public discourse as to be dismissed as batty?

By David Kuo and Patton Dodd  |  03:38 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 02/23/2012

In New York City, does church-school separation go too far?

When taken too far, “separation” sends a message of government hostility toward religion.

By Charles Haynes  |  02:38 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religious freedom, religion politics, church and state

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Culture wars and actual wars: The GOP debate and bombing Iran

Where is Christian teaching when it comes to just war?

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  12:55 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  just war, iran, peacemaking

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Koran burning crisis: Haven’t we been here before?

How could this happen again?

By Muqtedar Khan  |  12:34 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  koran burning, afghanistan, islam

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 02/23/2012

What baptism for the dead means to Mormons

This entire labor of love, as Mormons view it, rests on the premise that those who have passed on have the choice to accept or reject the gesture.

By Michael Otterson  |  12:33 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 02/22/2012

The faux birth control debate

The Supreme Court has already decided that “any institution that can’t in good faith follow [standard] rules shouldn’t apply for public funding.”

By Becky Garrison  |  02:04 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  birth control, contraception, christianity

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Ash Wednesday in the Holy Land

As Lent begins, many challenges face Jerusalem’s small Christian community.

By Daniela Deane  |  12:36 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Religion, Ash Wednesday: Israel, life in the holy land

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 02/22/2012

In defense of the Catholic Church

I am one of many Catholics who proudly supports the church’s teachings on sexuality and contraception.

By Sara Perla  |  12:28 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conctraception, sexuality, catholic church

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Why Baptists stand with Catholics on birth control mandate

Despite our theological differences, we cannot remain silent while others find their First Amendment freedom of religion rights trampled.

By Bryant Wright, Richard Land and O. S. Hawkins  |  09:14 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religious freedom, baptist, catholic, birth control

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Lent in a time of a Catholic culture war

It seems Ash Wednesday came early this year. See these Christians: how they love to fight each other.

By Kevin Clarke  |  08:32 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ash wednesday, lent, catholic church

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 02/21/2012

The GOP’s war on women and our right to self-defense

As a Christian I claim that women are fully created in the image of God and have equal dignity and worth.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  12:37 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 PM ET, 02/19/2012

Why we are all Catholics now

This battle over birth control coverage harkens back to America’s founding: If you can’t serve God as you choose, you are not free.

By Glenn Beck  |  10:55 PM ET, 02/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  birth control, religious freedom, catholic church, mormonism

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 02/19/2012

70 years later, still blaming an ‘enemy within’

Decades after Japanese internment, irrational fear of internal enemies remains.

By Michael Honda  |  11:36 AM ET, 02/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  civil rights, japanese internment, islam

Posted at 08:41 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Jeremy Lin’s bold humility

Everything Lin needed to know about servant leadership, he learned at Harvard.

By June-Ho Kim  |  08:41 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jeremy lin, christianity, the knicks

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Giving in to the Sabbath

Although there are strict rules about what not to do, Shabbat’s spirit is essentially joyful.

By Daniela Deane  |  02:19 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  life in the holy land, judaism, sabbath

Posted at 09:22 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Women’s religious freedom violated: Photo of all male birth control witnesses tells the viral truth

Don’t women have consciences? Don’t women have religious freedom too?

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  09:22 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  women, contraception

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 02/16/2012

In Israel, between war and peace

With all the rising tension between Israel and Iran, you’d think Israeli life would be tenser, edgier these days. It’s not.

By Daniela Deane  |  02:20 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  israel, iran, life in the holy land

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Hot. Sexy. Yoga?

Did yoga really start off as a sex cult?

By William J. Broad  |  01:16 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  yoga, sex, valentine's day

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Why I hate politics but love America

Can a recent Christian YouTube phenom teach us something about listening to the little guy?

By Martha Woodroof  |  12:58 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Baby love

Caring for another person, in my case my young niece, is the ancient, tried-and-true language of love.

By Kavita Ramdya  |  12:31 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Should Christians believe in soul mates?

Here is a new thought for Christian singles to consider this Valentine’s Day: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, and shortly thereafter He created soul mates.

By Ashley Reccord  |  11:54 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  love, soul mates, valentine's day

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Rethinking the Kama Sutra

The so-called ‘sex bible,’ is about more than mechanics.

By A.N.D.Haksar  |  10:45 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sexuality, valentine's day

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Catholic women and contraception: Why don’t Catholics use Natural Family Planning?

The Catholic Church will continue to fight for its basic First Amendment rights. But will it also take advantage of a rare opportunity to remind Catholics, and the world, just what its teachings on human sexuality are all about?

By Ashley McGuire  |  04:55 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  catholicism, birth control, women

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Guilty Catholic pleasure? ‘Downton Abbey’

I feel the tiniest bit guilty liking “Downton” because it celebrates income inequalities, noblesse oblige and snottiness. But how!

By James Martin  |  01:38 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  poverty, guilty, catholic guilt, downton abbey

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 02/13/2012

The 2013 budget: A looming drama of biblical proportions

This budget and its choices are biblical choices.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  01:05 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, obama, morality, poverty

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 02/12/2012

At CPAC, new kind of culture war

A new alliance emerged between social and fiscal conservatives.

By Gayle Trotter  |  04:52 PM ET, 02/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  social issues, culture war, cpac, religion politics

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Did the bishops forget about women?

It’s perplexing that the bishops have used their authority to declare that the vast majority of Catholic women who do use a modern form of birth control are beyond the pale.

By Jon O’Brien  |  05:23 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 02/10/2012

The Obama contraception compromise: A model to end the ‘war on religion’?

Progressive faith values are under attack in this new conservative “war on religion” and we are prepared this time to protect our values and lift our voices.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  04:33 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Religious intolerance is rampant in today’s Army, Air Force and Navy

Obama’s false portrayal of a military working together is a dangerous distraction from the perils of a Christian Fundamentalist tsunami which has sowed division and bigotry.

By Michael L. ‘Mikey’ Weinstein  |  07:17 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  christianisty, military

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Proposition 8 and the new religious reality

More and more religions are recognizing that God created and loves the whole world, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

By Ross Murray  |  02:47 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gay marriage, prop 8, homosexuality

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Prop 8 unconstitutional: The sanctity of marriage equality

Overturning Prop 8 is a win for the holiness of marriage.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  12:02 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  prop 8, gay marriage, religion

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Bishop of Episcopal Diocese calls for marriage equality in Maryland

Episcopal leader joins support of bill backing same-sex unions.

By Mariann Edgar Budde  |  01:55 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marriage equality, Episcopalians

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Searching for accountability in the Holocaust Torah scrolls’ scam

After a Maryland rabbi’s guilty plea, a call for more accountabilty.

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft  |  12:49 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holocaust, judaism, law

Posted at 07:56 PM ET, 02/06/2012

Holy Super Bowl!

When she mused that the Super Bowl was like the ‘holy of holies in America,’ the halftime show star had a point.

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  07:56 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Super Bowl, Faith, Georgetown on Faith

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 02/04/2012

Not pretty in pink: Komen has a trust gap

From its suspicious apology in the Planned Parenthood flap to allegations of selling pink handguns, a once-strong advocate for women’s health is losing supporter faith.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  05:33 PM ET, 02/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Komen, planned parenthood, faith

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Sex trafficking and the Super Bowl

A community bans together to ‘shine a light’ on the issue.

By Ann Oestreich  |  12:36 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  super bowl, catholicism

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Tu’Bshvat: Celebrating the beauty that surrounds us

An obscure Jewish holiday opens the door to bring environmental values into our homes.

By Edgar M Bronfman  |  05:10 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  judaism, holidays, environment

Posted at 08:28 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Warren Buffett’s ‘nuclear bomb’

In a battleof the super-rich against the rest, the super-rich may have already won.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  08:28 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  wealthy, warren buffett, taxes

Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Why I’m not going to the National Prayer Breakfast

Lynn: Anyone who takes prayer seriously should avoid, not embrace, the group behind the breakfast.

By Barry W. Lynn  |  07:24 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Religion, prayer breakfast

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Why we need the National Prayer Breakfast

Thomas: There are few things that bring both sides together in Washington. This is one of those things.

By Cal Thomas  |  12:51 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religion, national prayer breakfast

 

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