We say: Are we, as a nation, incapable of renouncing weapons that kill mostly innocent civilians? Then why the resistance to sign a treaty banning land mines?
Most Christians don't approve of President Barack Obama right now, but he gets high ratings from Muslims and other minority religious groups.
It's not because of their religion, though.
Obama's level of popular approval matches Americans' political party ties, not their religious identity, age or almost any other demographic characteristic, said Jeffrey Jones, managing editor of the Gallup poll.
"These children and families have journeyed to our country, fleeing violence and destitution in Central America. ... They are exhausted, afraid and clinging to hope."
Commentary: Religious leaders set off a firestorm when they requested a religious exemption in the president's planned executive order banning discrimination by government contractors.
We say: The Cold War has ended, but "deterrence" policies generated within that era remain intact, perpetuated by outdated circumstances and fears.
Although immigration reform in the U.S. has been labeled politically dead, a group of Catholic organizations met with the aim of reviving the issue.
A 20-year effort to protect gays and lesbians from workplace discrimination is facing a major setback after a coalition of gay rights groups and civil liberties groups pulled their support because of an exemption for religious groups.
The American Civil Liberties Union and four gay rights groups said they can no longer support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case over contraception coverage, which allowed some businesses to claim a religious exemption in following federal law.
While listening to NPR this morning, I was dismayed to hear that a Catholic school teacher in the diocese of Savannah, Ga., was fired because he intends to marry his male partner in Minnesota this summer.
The dividing line: Should the directive banning discrimination based on sexual orientation among federal contractors contain a religious exemption?
In today's Republican Party, a number of factors have forged a new religious identity that supersedes familiar old categories.