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Religious conservatives in the United States have been complaining that developments in the political arena – the Obamcare contraceptive mandate, the progress of same-sex civil marriage – threaten religious freedom. They’re crying wolf,...
World NowMore countries around the world are clamping down on religious freedom and harassment and intimidation of religious groups has surged, according to a new study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. The new report tracked changes in religious...
World NowGerman lawmakers and Israel's chief rabbi are meeting to draft legislation to protect the pratice of circumcision for boys. In June, a court in the city of Cologne declared circumcision to be criminal because it causes children bodily harm....
Silicon Valley, the politically liberal technology hub, is an unlikely incubator of conservative Christian activism. But a group of its venture capitalists is backing an ambitious project that seeks to affect the 2012 election by registering 5 million...
World NowTens of thousands of people crowded Revolution Plaza to hear Pope Benedict XVI speak Wednesday. Many praised the pope’s call an expanded role for the church, though they noted that Cuba had taken baby steps toward more religious freedom in recent...
Escalating his attack on President Obama over matters of faith and politics, Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum said Monday that Obama had been "particularly weak" in protecting religious liberty around the world and compared him to "tyrants"...
In the midst of a hotly contested presidential election a little more than half a century ago, John Kennedy went to Houston to give the most important speech of his campaign. No Catholic ever had been elected to the White House, and the young...
Opinion L.A.Politics and religion can mix, wrote Charlotte Allen in Sunday's Opinion pages. "Every time a Republican candidate for high office surfaces who is also a dedicated Christian, the left warns in apocalyptic tones that if you vote for him, America......
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The current debate over marriage equality in the New York Legislature is a matter of importance to all, because at its heart it's about finally extending basic rights to those to whom they have been denied. The state's Assembly already has approved a...
Opinion L.A.Seventeen years ago, on a visit to an Egyptian church, I was surprised to see a portrait of President Hosni Mubarak in the vestibule. I was told that Christians regarded the strongman as a protector. Shortly before our visit there......
Opinion L.A.GOP candidates test the waters with their conservative values, while Democrats in California see the potential for gains in new voting districts....
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