A German Pope at AuschwitzAt the close of Pope Benedict XVI’s prayers at the concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, in Poland, storm clouds overhead gave way to sunshine and, improbably, a rainbow
Toward More Intelligent Intelligence
The need to expand and better integrate the resources of the U.S. intelligence community was one of the central recommendations of the admirably bipartisan 9/11 commission.
Cloning, by Whatever Name, Smells Bad
In this column I want to make three points. First, various state initiatives are rushing to fund embryonic stem cell research and therapeutic cloning.
Pushed to the Periphery
Christianity has a rich cultural seam in the Middle East. On the first Pentecost, when the disciples were blessed with tongues to tell the good news, one of the languages spoken was Arabic.
The Ecumenical Landscape
"I take on as my primary task the duty to work tirelessly to rebuild the full and visible unity of all Christ’s followers,” said Benedict XVI in his first message after being elected.
Books and Culture
Religious faith exerts a powerful influence on life in the United States and throughout the world.The Center for Moral Clarity, establish
The authors of this book set out to correct what they describe as a widespread American perception that, in effect, Islam treats women, at b
In all probability more people have read Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code in its Farsi translation than have read all my publicatio