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Obama's First US Mosque Visit: Better Late Than Never?

Anushay Hossain | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Anushay Hossain

Republican candidates are running on anti-Muslim sentiment as a major political platform for their base, which makes Obama's speech all the more significant and relevant.

A Plea to Pope Francis on Behalf of LGBT Youth

Carl Siciliano | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Carl Siciliano

The church still teaches that homosexual conduct is a sin, and that being gay is disordered. I hope that if you understand how this teaching tears families apart and prevent your bishops from fighting against the acceptance of LGBT people as equal members of society.

A New Birth: Faith And Equality As One For LGBT Youth, Families And The Nation

Brent Childers | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brent Childers

Let's resolve that 2013 will be the point in history where we no longer offer the imprimatur of respectability to the notion that a person's sexual orientation is something to be shamed and condemned, nor to anyone who promotes that notion.

Presidential Candidates Speak Openly About Religion

Cathedral Age | Posted 08.21.2012 | Religion

Washington National Cathedral’s magazine, Cathedral Age, asked President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney an identical set of questions about t...

A New World

Richard Brand | Posted 07.31.2012 | Religion
Richard Brand

My neighbors are not happy. But the removal of the public support for the Christian faith is good news for the Christian community.

Separation Of Church And Santorum

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 05.01.2012 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

If separation of church and state really exists, at the end of the day neither one of our faiths should be afforded greater legitimacy under the law.

Accepting The Obvious: Faith Is An Integral Part Of American Public Life

James Robison | Posted 04.29.2012 | Religion
James Robison

Historians recognize that our most cherished beliefs as Americans are branches of a tree with Judeo-Christian roots. Of course, one can share these values without being a Christian or Jew.

Protect Religious Freedom Of All Americans

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 04.28.2012 | Religion
Parvez Ahmed

Religion is very close to the heart of all who practice their faith. Making religion a wedge issue is a great disservice to our nation, where diversity of religious views is our strength.

A Road Trip Across America’s Religious Landscape

Christopher P. Scheitle | Posted 04.05.2012 | Religion
Christopher P. Scheitle

It is easy to conclude that things really are about the same wherever you go. But underneath this veneer of homogeneity lies a rich and varied topography of American religion.

It's The Spirituality, Stupid: Vital Congregations Cultivate Personal Piety

David Briggs | Posted 12.28.2011 | Religion
David Briggs

It is puzzling that growing evidence showing the importance of congregations cultivating the spiritual lives of the faithful is so routinely ignored.

Time for the Southern Baptist Convention to Apologize to Gay People

Wayne Besen | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

The SBC likes to portray its position on homosexuality as an unchangeable moral absolute. The facts, however, show that the SBC has changed its positions on minorities before.

When Will The Church Find Its Unique Voice?

Michael O'Loughlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael O'Loughlin

Religious faith in America certainly has something to offer. Will it once again find its voice?

Religion Is Evolving Before Our Eyes

Paul Pardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Pardi

The face of religion in the United States is changing dramatically. This seismic shift is not going unnoticed.

The Bad Faith Of American Exceptionalism

Kent Hayden, M.Div. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kent Hayden, M.Div.

If we are to be an exceptional people, it must be because we are an accepting people -- a people with the humility to include our own normalcy in our identity, and to stand up anyway in the midst of difficulties and do what's right.

Addressing Religion-Based Bigotry

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wayne Besen

This month, Faith in America released a comprehensive report, "Addressing Religious Arguments to Achieve LGBT Equality." The strategy memorandum boldly confronts religious arguments head on and offers solutions.

New LGBT Resource: Faith in America

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Showing the gay community's strong representation within faith communities is vital, and also providing a home base for those who want support in knocking back bigotry from tax-advantaged institutions in this country is quite needed.

Lighting Up and Lifting Off The Ground: Conversations With Shawn Mullins and Chely Wright

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Thorns absolutely has been my radar since it was first issued. Now, he's been the songwriter's songwriter for a long time: care to go into some of the Shawn Mullins story?

Steve Hildebrand Joins Faith in America to Combat Anti-Gay Religious Bigotry

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Karen Ocamb

I think Hildebrand will be a good fit. I'm excited about the prospect of having a religious and fact-based organization with the political acumen to respond to the lies about LGBT people that are going to intensify as the political season heats up.

Out of my Black Church, Into the Streets

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Monroe

Because of religion-based bigotry spewing from the pulpits of many black churches, we have a crisis in the African-American community: an epidemic of homelessness among LGBTQ youth.

Tennessee Church Shooting Indicative of a Greater Problem

Mitchell Gold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Gold

Faith In America's hearts and prayers go out to all the members of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church and the Knoxville community whic...