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.
There are two sides to every coin when it comes to holidays in the West. Let's take Christmas and Easter as examples.
So long as Muslims are viewed as subjects to be educated and lectured, the West will continue to misunderstand the dynamics of the Muslim world and of Muslims themselves.
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President Obama ramped up the pressure on Republicans today by withdrawing his nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court and replacing him with what he believes to be the ultimate consensus and "Holier than thou" candidate: Jesus of Nazareth.
A study of 13 European countries found that supporters of populist radical right parties were relatively non-religious. With the exception of Poland, higher levels of Christian religiosity were weakly or negatively associated with voting for the populist radical right.
Denying women health insurance coverage for family planning services effectively translates to coercive childbearing, and disproportionately hurts low-income women and their children.
Americans see religion and science as being in conflict, not because elites are engaged in contentious interactions, but because these public representatives of science and religion appear to undermine good debate.
They say you should never talk about religion and politics during a job interview (or at the office for that matter!), but I think we need to add another important category: College hoops. Things can get pretty heated this time of year.
Harry Emerson Fosdick was an American pastor. He was a central figure in the Modernist-Fundamentalist controversy of the 1920-30's. He was a very pop...
We cannot use the power given to us by the pulpit to compel our congregants to follow our political beliefs. We cannot commit our congregation's resources to pursue a partisan agenda.
If there was ever a reminder we needed during this election season - and they seem to become longer and more obnoxious each cycle - it's this fact. Your political leader will not save you, and your political enemy will not damn you.