As we ponder the crises and conflicts raging around the Muslim world, with their toxic mix of religion and politics and rising waves of a terrorism that looks to Islam for legitimisation, we cannot help asking: should Islam have any role in politics and public life? Can it come to play a constructive role on the local and international stage?
Shortly after Tim Kaine had been elected Governor of Virginia in 2006, a discussion ensued among Democratic party leaders about the lessons that could learned from Kaine's victory. Some observations were interesting, others were not. One was particularly off the mark.
I vividly remember watching the awesome drama of the first moonwalk on July 20, 1969. I was in a National Science Foundation summer archaeology project.
It's a hotly debated question in certain corners: What is the most oppressed group around the world - Christians? Jews? Muslims? Hindus? Buddhists? Or how about atheists?
Religious Americans don't know what to do. When it comes to questions of religion in the public square, the rules of the game have changed, whether you are a religious liberal or a religious conservative.
Fifty dead. 53 injured. Dozens of families and groups of friends in unimaginable pain. Americans -- especially those in the LGBTQ community -- left afraid and confused.
A Jew and a Muslim walk into a children's clothing store. Are you waiting for the punch line? Ok, I walked into a children's clothing store and the ...
We want to have heroes, and we want to remember the good times, but the times our Bible discusses were not idyllic, not even really good.
Argentina and Uruguay are two of the least religious countries in Latin America, but Brazil on the other hand, while highly devout has already approved same-sex marriage. So a decline in religious belief is not necessarily the liberalizing factor, or is it?
P. Pratap Kumar, University of KwaZulu-Natal The disquiet amon...
I was lucky enough to find a relationship with God at an early age. My family owned a church, so the majority of my adolescence was spent being hauled back and forth to every church service you can imagine.
Secretary of State John Kerry recently discussed a new approach to U.S. foreign policy, emphasizing a focus on religion.
By Barbara Falconer Newhall Up till now, Donald Trump has been the Teflon candidate -- criticism bounces off him like bullets off the chest of Superm...
They say you shouldn't talk about politics or religion in polite circles. I guess I'm not polite because I'm about to launch into both of those, mostly because it's almost impossible to talk about one without the other nowadays. They go together like love and marriage.
With HB 2, Pat McCrory fleeces every worker of employment protections including the right to sue in state court for discrimination based on "race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap."
Dan responded to the suffering and ostracism of people with AIDS with loving kindness, compassion and friendship. A friendship in which there was no place for the pharisaical moral judgement of so many church leaders.