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Pope Francis saw Jesus
Mathew N. Schmalz
Those of us who saw compassion on display in St. Peter’s Square were not mistaken. But I do believe that the pope saw more than we might initially realize or understand.
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Abraham Cooper
The Nazi Holocaust was the quintessential example of humanity’s capacity for evil.
Pope Francis saw Jesus
Mathew N. Schmalz
Those of us who saw compassion on display in St. Peter’s Square were not mistaken. But I do believe that the pope saw more than we might initially realize or understand.
PHOTOS: Pope Francis embraces disfigured man in St. Peter’s Square
Elizabeth Tenety
Pope Francis’s embrace of a man with severe facial disfigurement was the image worth a thousand words Wednesday, with the scene from St. Peter’s square soaring through social media.
Pastor Saeed Abedini faces grave new danger
Jordan Sekulow and Matthew Clark
Now is the time to pray and to have our voices heard. We must not allow this U.S. citizen to be forgotten.
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Ron Kronish
What are an Jewish rabbi and a Muslim Sharia court judge doing together on a speaking tour?
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Khalil al-Anani
For many Islamists, politics is no longer a blessing but a curse.
God in Papua New Guinea
Herb Silverman
Those who educate and assist the needy got a good thing going, when theological doctrines don’t get in the way.
Question our monuments to ourselves
Diarmaid MacCulloch
Tombs represent an almost universal human self-indulgence, a longing to perpetuate individual existence, if possible, for ever.
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David Mason
In matters of religion, the government should err on the side of silence.
Founders’ view of prayer should prevail at Supreme Court
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America’s Founding Fathers took religious“coercion” seriously and did not dumb it down to include being “offended.”
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Inaction on a broken system is not a viable option for evangelicals.
Who would God discriminate against?
Rachel Laser
The bill can be a blessing to our nation if the Senate leads the way in saying no to employment discrimination.
Most Republicans, evangelicals support ENDA
Robert P. Jones
Six-in-ten white evangelical Protestants favor workplace protections for gay and lesbian people.
Air Force makes God optional
Brad Hirschfield
Faith flourishes best when freedom of conscience reigns for all.
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