Can Latino evangelicals save the Republican Party? Republicans don’t like to boast about it in public, but one of the reasons they aren’t necessarily sweating the historic increase in Latino voters in politically pivotal states in future national elections is their faith in God... More
Arabs need a U.S.-like First Amendment. At a time when religion is clearly the biggest obstacle to progress in the Arab world, it would be great to have a First Amendment-like clause in all Arab constitutions... More
Tunisia's new constitution could be regional model. Tunisia's slow transition from dictatorship to democracy reaches an end with a final debate on the new constitution, the first in the Arab world to avoid mentioning... More
Hobby Lobby likely to succeed against Obama abortion-pill-coverage mandate. Had the 10th Circuit and Western Oklahoma District Courts not concluded that Hobby Lobby (and its sister company Mardel) had met the usually exceedingly high standard of... More
Breaking News: 34% of Your Fellow Citizens Want a Theocracy It's been just over a year since the American public observed -- many of us with morbid fascination and increasing alarm -- the Republican primary debates... More
Statue of Rosa Parks Is Unveiled at the Capitol: More than half a century after Rosa Parks helped kindle the civil rights movement by refusing to give up her seat ... More
Church, State, and the Postal Service: The Contentious History of Sunday Mail Delivery... More
Postal Service Will End Saturday Delivery by August. The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday that it plans to stop delivering mail on Saturdays starting the week of... More
113th Congress Most Religiously Diverse Ever -- and Why It Matters. The U.S. Senate's current focus on potential filibuster reform spotlights an important question: Where do the rights of minority groups... More
Viewpoints: Campaign from pulpit delivers dicey sermon. Mixing politics with religion from the pulpit is a tricky business, especially when it spills over... More
Post-Election Fight over the 'Evangelical' Brand. While social conservative groups think that the election loss was due to a failure of Republicans to emphasize social issues, other evangelical leaders are calling for a divorce of evangelicalism from partisan politics... More
Do elections indicate the death of the Christian Right? Not so fast. Post-election recriminations for the Republican shellacking have focused on various suspects... More
State-by-State Advocacy of U.S. Religious Liberty Launches. Representatives from nine state legislatures have announced the formation of state-level religious freedom caucuses... More
The GOP’s Secularism Problem. There’s been much angst on the right over the Republican Party’s growing demographic problems... More
Why Liberty of Conscience Is the Most Important Issue in 2012. This particular issue is practically the only issue that interests me in politics and I am convinced that it is the main political issue that all believers should be concerned with.... More
President Obama speaks on his faith and values President Obama released a video this week in which he discussed why faith is important to him and how his faith has guided him in his life as a husband, as a father and as president... More
Romney tries to stoke the religious right Even as Romney tries to regain ground lost to Obama coming out of both parties' political conventions, the Republican nominee sounded calls that seemed designed instead to excite... More
Dolan is playing a dangerous game The notion that Catholic bishops in the United States have not been involved in politics historically or should not be involved in politics is... More
Mormonism & Schism on the Christian Right Everyone knows that the historic animosity towards Mormonism among conservative evangelicals is a political problem for Mitt Romney... More
Obama and Romney talk to D.C. magazine about their faiths President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney addressed skeptics who question their faith and offered divergent views of the separation of church and state... More
Cardinal Timothy Dolan's Republican National Convention Blessing Prompts Debate "The cozy relationship between a sizable portion of U.S. bishops and the Republican Party should be cause for concern, and not just among progressive Catholics"... More
Conservative Congressman Blasts Bachmann’s Anti-Muslim Allegations, Stands Up For Religious Liberty One of the most conservative congressmen in the country stepped up to defend Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton,... More
Religious freedom to be a ‘key element’ of Canada’s foreign policy: Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird, ...seems to have grasped the trend that religious freedom is in a perilous state around the world, and that persecution has become particularly crushing for Christian minorities... More
The Mormon Constitution: The implications of believing that the Declaration of Independence is divinely inspired... More
Should Religion Play a Role in Politics? Reflections on the general question of the role of religion in our political life... More
Church & State: When the Vatican recalled its envoy in Dublin, Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza, on July 25th it marked a low point in diplomatic relations between Ireland and the Holy See... More
Religion and Party Affiliation Go Hand in Hand: Data show that when people go to worship they also reinforce their party affiliation ... More
Confounding Fathers: The Tea Party’s Cold War roots... More
Tea-ing Up the Constitution:Making the Constitution central to the national conversation... More
The Accountable Presidency: Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power ... More
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered opening remarks at a briefing on annual religious freedom report... More
Read the Union Health-Care Label: Not enough attention is being paid to the huge financial windfalls ObamaCare will dole out to unions... More
Still crazy after all these years: The perils of losing one's grip on reality... More
A New Role for Faith in Obama's White House Obama's faith-based office has given religious figures a bigger role... More
Army Secretary nominee's record on church-state separation troubling... More
Church-state evaluation of Supreme Court nominee Sotomayor based on her written opinions... More
Supreme Court: Find SC Justice for Freedom, Separation on Church-State... More...
EEOC Struggles With Huge Workload, Diminished Staff: Charged with enforcing the nation's job discrimination laws... More...
Labor Unions Seek New Rules: After Push for Obama, the nation’s labor unions have begun a new campaign... More...
How Obama Forged A New Faith Coalition: Obama forged a new coalition by luring millions of religious voters... More...
An Imperfect Union: Religion and Politics:The proper relationship between religion and politics continues to be debated — unabated... More...
Will Bush Convert to Catholicism? George W Bush and Pope Benedict XVI have held an intimate meeting in Rome as rumours mounted in Italy that the president may follow in Tony Blair's footsteps and convert to Catholicism... More...
McCain reaches out to Catholic voters: Sen. John McCain reached out to Catholic voters yesterday in Philadelphia at a gathering of Catholic lay leaders and clergy. The meeting, held at the venerable Union League on South Broad St., is one in an ongoing series being held nationwide by McCain and his Catholic surrogates... More...
Ahmadinejad says Israel will soon disappear: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicted on Monday that Muslims would uproot "satanic powers" and repeated his controversial belief that Israel will soon disappear... More...
Dow Jones launches new faith-based index: After investments in stock market based on Islamic values, investors would now be able to park money in stocks of companies that operate in accordance with the principles of religions like Hinduism and Buddhism. Global index developer Dow Jones Indexes, in partnership with... More...
McCain Surges in Polls, Many Evangelicals Wary: As his poll numbers continue to climb dramatically with Republicans, John McCain has been extending an olive branch to evangelicals in the party. But evidence is mixed... More...
Bush says prayer has brought him through: Every year a National Prayer Breakfast is held in Washington D.C. to gather government officials of diverse faith backgrounds to honor their faith in God. At this year’s prayer breakfast, President Bush related how prayer has helped him... More...
Dalai Lama Is Honored on Capitol Hill: Over furious objections from China, Congress bestowed its highest civilian honor today on the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader whom Beijing considers a troublesome voice of separatism... More...
Churches Disagree on Clergy Involvement in Representational Politics: The local religious community is divided on the issue of whether fraternity members should actively participate in representational politics, but collectively agree that a mix of the two could divide... More...
Homeland Security Enlists Clergy to Quell Public Unrest if Martial Law Ever Declared: Could martial law ever become a reality in America? Some fear any nuclear, biological or chemical attack on U.S. soil might trigger... More...
Religious Freedom Threatened at UN: On Friday, the United Nations passed a seemingly innocuous resolution combating the “defamation of religions.” Further investigation reveals that this motion has erroneously equated legitimate discussion of religious beliefs with the incitement of religious... More...