Catherine A. Brekus, Charles Warren Professor of the History of Religion in America, Harvard Divinity School
A surprising story about the Constitutional Convention is often included in Christian books about the founding of the nation. The story is so popular—and so controversial—that a Google search of the words “Benjamin Franklin, prayer, and Constitutional Convention” gets 294,000 results.
This particular version of the story comes from David Barton, the founder of Wallbuilders
Religious Literacy Project director Diane Moore appeared on New York's The Takeaway, with John Hockenberry, discussing NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio's decision to include the Muslim holidays on the public school calendar. Students will now take off for Eid al-Fitr--the celebration that marks the end of Ramadan--and Eid al-Adha, which commemorates
Harvard Divinity School Professor Jacob Olupona comments in The Huffington Post on the recent kidnapping of 260 girls from a school in northern Nigeria, calling on the international community to step in to aid what he calls the "corrupt and indifferent" Nigerian government. He also points out the government's complacency in creating the