By Lauren Markoe| Religion News Service




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At halftime, a religious alternative to Beyonce

Super Bowl halftime shows often burn more vivid images into the American conscience than the most-watched football game of the … Continued

S.C. Episcopal diocese claims a victory in secession struggle

The breakaway Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina has won the latest round in its fight to secede from the national … Continued

Poll shows a double standard on religious liberty

WASHINGTON — Half of Americans worry that religious freedom in the U.S. is at risk, and many say activist groups … Continued

40 years after Roe v. Wade, how do Americans really feel about abortion?

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Hungry Jews in America? Kosher food pantries report growing need

As the director of a kosher food pantry outside Detroit, Lea Luger knows that some people have a hard time … Continued

Africa rises, China falls on Christian persecution list

WASHINGTON — The persecution of Christians “vastly rose” in 2012 as radical Islamists consolidated power in Africa, according to Open … Continued

Faith leaders want Americans to pray for collegiality

WASHINGTON — At a time when the ideals of compromise and collegiality seem like a distant dream in the nation’s … Continued

Contraception opponents hail DC court ruling

WASHINGTON — Foes of the federal contraception mandate are cheering a Tuesday (Dec. 18) appeals court decision requiring the Obama … Continued

Death penalty grows rarer in U.S.

WASHINGTON — Though the number of death-row inmates executed in 2012 remained unchanged from 2011 at 43, death penalty opponents … Continued

Poll: More than one-third of Americans see signs of end times in extreme weather

WASHINGTON — More than a third of Americans believe the severity of recent natural disasters is evidence that we are … Continued