| 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...
| May 4, 2011
| 9:12 PM
IRVINE — The Dalai Lama brought his trademark spiritual wisdom and lighthearted personality to UC Irvine on Wednesday in a speech capping this season of the university's Living Peace Series.
Tenzin Gyatso, formally known as His Holiness the 14th...
| May 10, 2011
| 1:21 PM
Whether it's the U.S. president ordering the killing of an Islamist extremist in Pakistan, a Long Island congressman scheduling hearings on the radicalization of Islam in America, or mullahs in Afghanistan exhorting mobs to violence in response to a...
| Jan 22, 2011
| 7:20 PM
The idea of interfaith harmony might strike some as ironic in light of the immensity of interfaith disharmony through history right down to the present. This is particularly true at the moment in some Muslim-majority nations, where persecution of...
| 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'...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:05 PM
I enjoyed reading Mona Shadia's article "Tangled in the layers of a hijab" (Unveiled: A Muslim Girl in O.C., Dec. 8), but I am afraid that the term "Islamophobia," used in the editorial note for that article, may mislead readers into wrongly believing...