Ruling lets religious groups not cover contraceptives

(Reuters, NOV 27 / Reuters)

The Supreme Court will hear arguments this year on the issue related to new health-care law.

Gerri Marmer and Sally Quinn

Religion events from around the Washington area

Pentecost events, farmers market, gargoyle tours, Juilliard concert, organ recitals, Stop Hunger event.

Sally Quinn

D.C. could use a dose of Buddhist mindfulness

Tara Brach’s message may be especially apt in Washington, where self-involvement seems to thrive.

Sally Quinn

Life’s inevitable sorrow yields to love

Sally Quinn: My life has been full of happiness and full of sorrow. But it has always been full of love.

Sally Quinn

A season of gratitude, no matter what you believe

Jew or Christian. All that matters is the sense of community that Easter and Passover rituals inspire.

Sally Quinn

A conversation with Bill O’Reilly

Fox News star Bill O’Reilly declares his faith and talks about the part it plays in his life.

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Muslim cleric heads back to court to fight off deportation

Muslim cleric heads back to court to fight off deportation

The leader of one of New Jersey’s largest mosques is heading to court to fight from being deported after federal authorities say he lied on his green card application.

Religion events from around the Washington area

Toys for Tots Collection, Labyrinth walk, “Messiah” concerts, Christmas reenactments.

The Latest: Jury pool of 67 chosen for Dylann Roof trial

The Latest on the death penalty trial of Dylann Roof in the Charleston church shootings (all times local):

Philadelphia to keep 'AMOR,' the bilingual 'LOVE' sculpture

Philadelphia to keep 'AMOR,' the bilingual 'LOVE' sculpture

Philadelphia is permanently putting the “amor” in the City of Brotherly Love.

Sex assault report casts shadow on SF Bay Area high school

Accusations of an on-campus sex assault have pointed a negative light on a San Francisco Bay Area Catholic high school with a nationally recognized football program.

Pope OKs martyrdom decree for US priest killed in Guatemala

Pope Francis has put an American priest killed during Guatemala’s civil war on the path to possible sainthood by declaring him a martyr.

A year after attack in San Bernardino, faithful seek unity

A year after attack in San Bernardino, faithful seek unity

Almost a year after her father was killed in the San Bernardino terror attack last December, Kate Bowman etched the word “love” in yellow chalk on the sidewalk outside a mosque.

More mosques receive hate-filled letters from California

Several more mosques nationwide have reported receiving a hate-filled letter from California that warns Muslims to leave the country or face genocide.

Dallas man holds sign of support outside Islamic center

Dallas man holds sign of support outside Islamic center

A Dallas man who held a sign of support outside a mosque says his “You Belong” message was prompted by hatred directed at Muslims as part of the recent presidential election.

FBI: Islamic State group might have inspired OSU attacker

FBI: Islamic State group might have inspired OSU attacker

A Somali-born student who carried out a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University might have been inspired by the Islamic State group and a former al-Qaida leader, investigators said Wednesday.

The Latest: Positive records for officer who shot attacker

The Latest: Positive records for officer who shot attacker

The Latest on a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University (all times local):

Michigan mosque gets hate-filled letter similar to others

A Muslim civil rights official says a Michigan mosque has received a hate-filled letter sent to Islamic centers nationwide.

Minneapolis man pleads guilty to mailing threat to mosque

A Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime for writing and mailing a threatening letter to a mosque.

Dallas man holds sign of support outside Islamic center

A Dallas man who held a sign of support outside a mosque says his “You Belong” message was prompted by hatred directed at Muslims as part of the recent presidential election.

AP Explains: Who are Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims?

AP Explains: Who are Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims?

Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Somali-born student accused of carrying out a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University this week, reportedly protested on his Facebook page about the killing of minority Muslims in Myanmar. Muslim Rohingya face discrimination and violence from the Buddhist majority in the country, also called Burma. Their plight generally goes unnoticed by the world at large, even though some rights activists say their persecution amounts to ethnic cleansing. Here are several things to know about the group:

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Kay Warren on God: ‘There are times that I feel it’s all a big cosmic joke’

Kay Warren on God: ‘There are times that I feel it’s all a big cosmic joke’

The Post’s Sally Quinn talks with Saddleback Church co-founder Kay Warren on doubting God’s existence, the HIV/Aids epidemic and why God allows suffering. (Archives)
Author Colm Toibin talks about his book ‘The Testament of Mary’

Author Colm Toibin talks about his book ‘The Testament of Mary’

Author Colm Toibin sat down with The Washington Post’s Sally Quinn to discuss his approach to writing “The Testament of Mary” and his relationship with the Catholic church.
Conn. Rabbi talks about comforting Sandy Hook victim’s mom

Conn. Rabbi talks about comforting Sandy Hook victim’s mom

Rabbi Shaul Praver of the Adath Israel congregation in Newtown, Conn., discusses comforting the mom of Sandy Hook shooting victim Noah Posner on Saturday.
Pope Benedict sends first tweet

Pope Benedict sends first tweet

VIDEO | Pope Benedict sent his first tweet using his handle @pontifex. The Pope writes: "Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart."
Rev. Franklin Graham: America has rejected God

Rev. Franklin Graham: America has rejected God

Rev. Franklin Graham: America has rejected God
Rev. Franklin Graham on his holiday outreach program

Rev. Franklin Graham on his holiday outreach program

Rev. Franklin Graham sits down with the The Post’s Sally Quinn to talk about his holiday outreach program, Operation Christmas Child.
Eckhart Tolle on losing trust in God, being in the now

Eckhart Tolle on losing trust in God, being in the now

Spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle spoke with The Washington Post’s Sally Quinn about his Roman Catholic upbringing, losing trust in God and the core of his teachings: being in the now.
Bishop Stallings on controversial ministry

Bishop Stallings on controversial ministry

Bishop George Stallings, founder of the Imani Temple African Catholic Congregation talks about his controversial ministry and allegations that he abused altar boys while a priest in the Roman Catholic Church.
Polls: Romney up, God down

Polls: Romney up, God down

New polls show Mitt Romney catching up to Obama. Meanwhile, God seems to be losing ground: a new poll shows that one in five Americans now self-identify as secular. We speak to religion reporter Michelle Boorstein and Jesse Galef of the Secular Student Alliance.
Bishop Vashti McKenzie speaks at DNC

Bishop Vashti McKenzie speaks at DNC

Bishop Vashti McKenzie, co-chair of the DNC Credentials Committee and the first woman elected as bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, called the Democratic Party the “most forward-looking” party.
Mitt Romney’s RNC speech highlights

Mitt Romney’s RNC speech highlights

Mitt Romney accepts the official GOP nominee and speaks to the Republican National Convention on its final night.
Joel Osteen on his connection with fans

Joel Osteen on his connection with fans

Evangelist Joel Osteen discusses his connection with fans and how he got his start. Osteen will speak at Nationals Park on Saturday, April 28.