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If a person is unaware of his or her rights, they will be doomed to laws that establish religions, prevent religious expression, limits free speech and press, and the right for people to protest peaceably.
As many in the liberal theological world have heard by now, Union Theological Seminary is currently in the final stages of a plan to ensure its future by selling off its air rights.
With the New York State Primary just days before Passover begins, I can't help but notice the surprising similarities between the current political conundrum and the tension surrounding the Women's Seder, a Passover ritual celebrated by Jewish women around the world.
The exchange, along with the resulting conversation by the reporter, reveals how so much gets lost in translation in the West--just like in Muslim communities--when we try to critically engage with questions related to Islam.
History has demonstrated that lasting progress is only possible in societies that evolve through the free exchange of ideas. To begin making this possible, Pakistan must cease silencing and murdering its finest children.
I typically agree with much of what David Brooks has to say. However, I'm afraid that he was way off the mark with his article "How Covenants Make Us." Demographic diversity in the United States is a good thing. The problem has to do with the lack of integration and assimilation of demographically diverse communities.
Governor Pat McCrory's Executive Order 93 doesn't fix or even put a band aid on HB 2. It does, however, address the man himself with words from the man himself. It tells us beyond any doubt that McCrory isn't now, and hasn't been, truthful.
It's election season, and that means some of the people seeking political office will also be seeking the Christian vote. But what is this thing called "the Christian vote"? What makes a vote specifically or distinctly Christian?
There is no shortage of outrageous comments made by Donald Trump. His recent comments about punishing women who have abortions is only the latest in an endless stream of deeply disturbing extremist rhetoric that is frankly alarming coming from a Presidential candidate.
When Evangelical voters can go from doubting the faith of a devout Mormon candidate one year to accepting the piety of someone who butchers the bible and insults the constitution the next, we have to ask what changed.
Imagine if your boss rifled through your purse to see if you were taking the pill. It may sound extreme, but that is what a Supreme Court case heard this session is going to decide: whether or not your employer has the right to interfere with your personal life when it comes to reproductive health.
Since a non-religious president will adhere to no religion, his or her allegiance to America will never be trumped by a higher allegiance to a religion.
At a time when fear and uncertainty give rise to quick and sometimes unfounded judgements, this video reminds us that we are united by our humanity.
Today, in a country based on the Rule of Laws, there are laws being written that are explicitly stating that being different is wrong, even illegal.
Last week's oral arguments in Zubik v. Burwell, the consolidated cases about the application of the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate to religious non-profits, ended with a zinger.