| May 28, 2011
| 6:46 PM
Osama bin Laden is dead, but his brand of religious extremism lives on.
This is not to say that such religious extremism is exclusive to Islam and Muslims.
Extremism infiltrates the minds of religious zealots, nationalists, racists, environmentalists,...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 10:21 AM
Of the 44 U.S. presidents, all but a handful have been affiliated with a relatively narrow list of traditional Protestant denominations.
Eleven were Episcopalians (12 if you count Thomas Jefferson, whose adult beliefs are a subject of debate), eight were...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 6:11 AM
A new billboard campaign in Indianapolis will soon tell people they don't need God to live a good life. Drivers headed south out of Indianapolis along U.S. 31 will see a new billboard next week reading, "You don't need God - to hope, to care, to love,...
| Nov 24, 2010
| 5:07 PM
Last week, New Republic contributing editor, Yossi Klein Halevi, came to town. I was surprised to see other La Cañadans in the crowd when Halevi spoke at Valley Beth Shalom synagogue in Encino, but on further reflection, my reaction was misplaced. La...
| Mar 1, 2012
Scholar-in-residence Joshua Stanton will join a rabbi and a priest for the annual Interfaith Weekend with St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and Temple Beth El, both in Boca Raton.
The 26th annual interfaith weekend between the congregations will explore...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 7:13 PM
When Pope Benedict XVI visits Cuba on Monday, the trip will be held up as a milestone in tolerance and religious freedom there.
But last weekend, Cuban police arrested 80 dissidents, including leaders of the protest group Ladies in White. Most were...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 8:49 PM
During a two-year period sometime ago, while I presided over the National Conference of Christians and Jews (NCCJ), we worked to establish "Interfaith Councils." To the best of our ability, these included all the faiths in this diverse environment where...
| May 18, 2012
| 7:52 PM
Discussions about God's existence usually consider three points of view: the theistic (some kind of higher power or powers exists), atheistic (the opposite), or agnostic (not sure).
Let me propose a fourth: existentialist, but not with the capital "e"...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 7:58 PM
It was standing-room only at Tuesday night's regular Grand Rapids City Commission meeting. Most of the public comment was directed toward a proposed resolution to the city's health care coverage of abortions.
First Ward City Commissioner Dave Shaffer...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 12:08 PM
Strictly speaking, separation of church and state is a good deal more complicated than would seem given modern discussions.
This makes the issue of whether Bel Air should give its staff members off on Good Friday, a Christian holiday, slightly more...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 8:21 AM
Meet another member of the many-sided faith community in South Florida. This week we're talking with Rabbi Robert Silvers, spiritual leader of Congregation B'nai Israel in Boca Raton.
More about Rabbi Silvers
Title: Senior rabbi at Congregation B'...