| Feb 2, 2012
Other groups listed top religion stories of 2011. The Institute on Religion and Democracy tried forecasting what will be top church news of 2012.
Washington-based IRD is a conservative Protestant think tank, so most of its six predictions revolve...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 9:00 PM
In the week since Pat Robertson made his latest gaffe -- this one about the permissibility of divorcing a spouse who has Alzheimer’s disease -- secular media have taken turns swatting him like an off-season pinata.
They’ve fielded blogs and...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 1:25 PM
An evangelical minister, a rabbi and an imam rent a van. What sounds like the start of a joke is actually a national tour we began together on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, to improve interfaith cooperation and address a rising...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 3:00 AM
This summer, the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, preached on the U.S. Capitol grounds to promote his 2011 world peace initiative and related quest to reconcile the world's great religions. I've always been fascinated by his very...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 8:12 PM
Irish Catholics call the city Derry. Irish Protestants call it Londonderry, its legal name, for it is in Northern Ireland, not the Republic of Ireland.
The River Foyle divides the city, with Protestants living largely on the east bank, and Catholics on...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 10:56 AM
If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be Mormon, would you vote for that person?
Earlier this year, Gallup pollsters asked that exact question, and 76 percent of those who responded said yes, they would....
| Oct 11, 2011
Robert Jeffress introduced Texas Gov. Rick Perry at the Values Voter Summit on Friday. He started a great big hullabaloo by asking, "Do we want a candidate who is a good, moral person, or one who is a born-again follower of the Lord Jesus Christ?"
| Oct 16, 2011
| 3:00 AM
It was said of Al Smith, a Roman Catholic, that if he won the 1928 presidential election he would take orders from the Vatican and not uphold the Constitution.
John F. Kennedy famously confronted that anti-Catholic prejudice in a 1960 speech to the...
| Nov 5, 2011
| 1:44 PM
Capt. Ryan Jean wanted to perform well on the Army's psychological evaluation for soldiers. But he also wanted to answer the questions honestly. So when he was asked whether he believed his life had a lasting purpose, Jean, an atheist, saw no choice but...
| Oct 21, 2011
Does the Bible make you a liberal?
OK, we'll wait a moment for your blood pressure to return to normal.
It does sound counter-intuitive, judging from the consistent, persistent right-of-center statements by people who call themselves "Bible-believing"...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 8:36 AM
Despite the rain, snow and blustery wind Saturday, a crowd of more than 100 robed clergy and their congregants surrounded the 18-foot-tall bronze statue of Martin Luther that overlooks Lake Montebello and recreated the original unveiling service from 75...