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  Presidentiality: Are colleges encouraging atheism?

Are colleges anti-religion? Our “Presidentiality” series examines a claim by Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum that higher education breeds secularism.


American Voices: Jon Meacham on religious reconciliation

On “American Voices,” essayist Jon Meacham comments on the path to reconciliation among Muslims, Jews and Christians


  Faith under fire: Christians in Iraq

Since 2003, hundreds of thousands of Christians have fled Iraq following attacks by Muslim extremists. Now that American troops have departed, the future of the Christian community there is even more uncertain.


As Mississippi votes on ‘personhood’ amendment, can science tell us when life begins?

Mississippi is set to vote on a measure that would redefine “personhood.” Why can’t science just tell us when human life begins?


Pastor’s denunciation of Mormonism as ‘cult’ raises questions about Romney bid

Just as Barack Obama’s perceived “otherness” dogged his campaign in 2008, the unease about Mormonism among some voters could threaten Mitt Romney’s presidential bid.


  What does the Bible have to say about climate change?

It depends on who you ask. In this Climate Desk podcast, we pose the question to a rabbi, a Muslim author, an evangelical pastor, and one of the founders of Ark Encounter, a Biblical theme park under development in Kentucky.


Banned Books Week: Putting censorship on the map

Free speech advocates look to connect book banning to political trends, like the Tea Party.


Test your religious IQ

Americans are almost as clueless about religion as we are about geography. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life asked 3,412 randomly chosen adults questions about everything from the golden rule to prayer in school, and found that the average person got only half right. Ironically, atheists and agnostics scored the highest, followed by Jews [...]


  In Perspective: Religion in America

In this essay, Jon Meacham reflects on the remarkable tolerance of Americans after 9/11, offers lessons from his own faith and implores us to fight nativism as strongly as we fight terrorism.

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