| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:12 PM
It's hard to know whom to root for in Gene Luen Yang's graphic novel diptych “Boxers & Saints.” At once […]...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Years ago, desperate for a subject for a short “light and bright” editorial, I came across a news story about a telephone company that offered a “Dial-an-Atheist” service. The seeming absurdity of the idea appealed to me, and a...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Robert N. Bellah, a UC Berkeley sociologist who turned the analysis of religion's role in American society into a bestselling book and a thriving academic pursuit, died Tuesday at an Oakland hospital. He was 86.
The cause was complications after heart...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:32 PM
The Obama administration, trying to defuse one of the most contentious issues in its healthcare law, proposed Friday a new way to shield religiously affiliated organizations, such as hospitals and universities, from having to provide contraceptive...
| Aug 8, 2013
Some say it will take a miracle for Congress to pass common-sense immigration reform. That miracle may be in the making, helped along by Christians who want to put their faith into action.
FOR THE RECORD:
Immigration: An Aug. 8 Op-Ed...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 11:34 AM
More than a third of American workers say they have seen or personally experienced problems with religion not being properly accommodated in the workplace, a newly released survey finds.
The survey, conducted on behalf of the secular Tanenbaum Center...
| Aug 11, 2013
Re "White House takes GOP side on church-state cases," Aug. 9
Letting someone open a town council's meeting with a prayer doesn't amount to government endorsement of his religion? As an attorney, I feel that any court inclined to uphold such prayer...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:04 PM
When Hoag Hospital announced this spring it would no longer provide elective abortions, officials at the esteemed Orange County medical center said the decision was made because of low demand.
But records and interviews show the decision was closely...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 9:50 AM
The leader of Exodus International, an anti-gay ministry that's changing course to work with LGBT communities, acknowledged that he feels "same-sex attraction" and intends to open talks with those "who suffered unimaginable pain."
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:23 PM
A sweeping new study of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans finds that the overwhelming majority believe society has grown more accepting over the last decade — and will continue to do so in the decade to come.
Yet many said they...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 1:43 PM
News that the Boy Scouts of America might lift its long-standing ban on gays is generating debate on both sides of the issue. The proposed policy shift, which the Scouts' national board will discuss next week in Irving, Texas, follows......