Julia Duin

Stories by Julia Duin

Chinese Christians aim to evangelize Muslim world

By Julia Duin Although today is the dawn of the Chinese New Year, most people are unaware that Chinese Christians … Continued

Can a Mormon now be president?

By Julia Duin Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith was widely viewed by analysts as a chief obstacle to his 2008 run … Continued

1 out of 8 biology teachers reject evolution

By Julia Duin Washington, DC – March, 15: A The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Hall of Human Origins display … Continued

Egypt: What are Muslims saying about religion’s role?

By Julia DuinA protester leads a chant during anti-government rally in Tahrir Square on the morning of January 31, 2011 … Continued

Who owns the word ‘Adventist,’ or ‘Catholic’?

By Julia Duin Do religious groups have the right to sue you if you use their name, logo or so-called … Continued

America needs prayer, Southern Baptists say

By Julia DuinSouthern Baptists, America’s largest Protestant denomination, apparently believe that divine judgment is close at hand, which is why … Continued

Ted Haggard says he’s bisexual

By Julia Duin (File photo of Ted Haggard with his wife Gayle) Just out: Ted Haggard, the disgraced-now-redeemed evangelist from … Continued

Virginia Episcopalians OK same-sex unions

By Julia Duin The outgoing bishop of New Hampshire, Douglas E. Theuner, right, presents the incoming bishop, V. Gene Robinson, … Continued

Eastern Orthodox believers hit the streets

By Julia Duin To be on the Mall around noon Monday was to be confronted with a vast crowd of … Continued

Seventh-Day Adventists and abortion

Christians of all denominations are gathering on the National Mall today to protest the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, … Continued

Gov. Robert Bentley: What Baptists thought

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) probably didn’t plan to kick off his inaugural term with a religious quarrel but he … Continued

New York is experiencing a faith revival

The proposed mosque and Islamic center near Ground Zero is in the news again. Word is that differences between the … Continued

China’s dismal record on religious freedom

It’s unclear whether Chinese President Hu Jintao, whose U.S. visit begins today, will be confronted by President Obama on the … Continued

How ‘scandalous’ is Ted Haggard now?

It used to be when pastors were disgraced, they simply left town, changed occupations and otherwise made sure they were … Continued

John Paul II to be beatified May 1

By Julia Duin Workers hold a painting of the late pope John Paul II during the staging of the exhibition … Continued

Maghi: Sikh festival commemorates warriors’ sacrifice

By Julia DuinA Sikh temple (gurdwara) in Paonta Sahib, a small town on the Yamuna River near the Himalayan foothills. … Continued

Religious groups: the backbone of Haiti’s recovery

By Julia Duin John Travolta flew supplies down to Haiti on behalf of the Church of Scientology Many of the … Continued

Arizona shootings: Why did God allow it?

By Julia DuinA woman takes part in a prayer vigil in response to Saturday’s shooting of U.S Representative Gabrielle Giffords … Continued

Narnia’s “Voyage of the Dawn Treader” and the follies of faith on film

Evangelical Christian filmgoers don’t seem that impossible to please. But, like Harry Potter fans, they prefer the plot to stay as is.