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The future of religion around the world, in one chart

A new report by Pew Research shows us what religious affiliations will look like in 2050. ... Read more»

Commentary

With the Big Bang confirmed, what will become of Christianity?

The really big story of the past month ended up as a one-day media splash: the almost certain confirmation of the Big Bang, or inflation theory, of the creation of our universe. It barely made the front pages before slipping back into space.... Read more»1

Commentary

Pope Francis: A radical at heart?

Some in the region see a streak of liberation theology in Francis, who is in Brazil this week for World Youth Day. ... Read more»

Islamic vigilantes defend Christmas

"Let the Christians believe that their religion is the absolute truth and let Muslims believe that Islam is the absolute truth." So says the leader of Indonesia's Defenders Front, which is is offering to help protect the sanctity of upcoming Christmas celebrations in the Muslim-majority nation.... Read more»

Norway suspect detailed plans to kill journalists

Confessed Oslo attacker Anders Behring Breivik mentioned journalism conferences that attract droves of reporters and editors from around the globe as major targets for possible attacks to advance his xenophobic, right-wing agenda.... Read more»2

Smart v. Stupid

Gingrich offers a moron test to America’s Christians

Newt Gingrich makes a living running for president. He's the sole reason he'll never win. The con artist thinks Americans are stupid. I think he’s dead wrong.... Read more»1

Comic:

Who would Jesus deport?

The DREAM Act was voted down in the U.S. Senate, which decided that it's not in our country's best interest to allow a child (who may have been brought to this country at the age of six months and has known no other home, language or way of life) to become a legal citizen, serve in our military and pay into our government system.... Read more»

Comic: Politics

A Jon Kyl Christmas

Sen. Jon Kyl loves Christmas. Loves it. And Sen. Harry Reid's a disrespectful Scrooge, who's probably a closet Muslim, with his pal the president.... Read more»

Analysis

Anti-Christian attacks spark exodus from Iraq

A steady exodus of Christians from the Middle East and — most dramatically — from Iraq since the October slaughter of 57 churchgoers in Baghdad, has a long and layered history.... Read more»

In the West Bank, a new road to peace?

ST. GEORGE'S MONASTERY — Gathered in the chapel of this outpost in the Judean Desert on Tuesday, the Orthodox priests chanted "Lord, have mercy" in Greek, in a service of blessing for a new road that makes the venerable building accessible to the growing number of tourists willing to dare a visit to the troubled Holy Land.... Read more»

Could a new Bible quell hatreds?

“The Restored New Testament” seeks to restore the original message after centuries of distortion that feeds hatred among religions with a shared heritage.... Read more»

Analysis

Why religious education matters

Opinion: Despite the fact that Americans claim to be a highly religious people, a Pew Research Center poll released late in September reveals how little Americans know about religion. This knowledge gap has real-world consequences. Americans need some religious schooling.... Read more»

Religion & values

The latest fake fact: Obama is a Muslim

Here's a new item to add to the growing list of fake facts dominating the news over the past year. Already on the list are death panels, a foreign-born president, the hoax of global warming, and rampant discrimination against white people. Now we can add a new fake fact: President Obama is a Muslim.... Read more»

Comic:

Salaam Alaikum, Mr. President

A recent poll shows that 18% of Americans believe Pres. Obama is a Muslim, up from 11% in March 2009.... Read more»