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Ask Laura: Follow my passion where, exactly?

The 9-5 life can be a grind. But do you know what else can be a grind? Everything.

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10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Believing in God

What you should know about the life of faith, whether you have one or not.

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Ask Laura: Regret Hangovers and Selfish Church Attendance
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Your iPhone Might Be Making You Less Religious

New studies show the first commandment may need to be revised: “Thou shalt have no other brands before me.”

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Religion

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Ask Laura: Regret Hangovers and Selfish Church Attendance
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OnFaith Finds for Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What we’re reading and recommending today.

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The Religions that Survived 14 Centuries of Islamic Rule

When Islam was at its strongest, it was also at its most open-minded.

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Your iPhone Might Be Making You Less Religious

New studies show the first commandment may need to be revised: “Thou shalt have no other brands before me.”

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National

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The Gospel According to Labor Day

Union leaders have forgotten the religious roots of organized labor in this country.

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In Disfigured Man, Pope Francis Saw Jesus

In his embrace with a disfigured man in St. Peter’s Square, the pope saw more than we might initially realize or understand.

Pastor Saeed Abedini faces grave new danger

In a disturbing turn of events, an American Pastor imprisoned in Iran has been transferred to one of the deadliest … Continued

A rabbi and a sharia court judge walk into an auditorium

What are a Jewish rabbi and a Muslim Sharia court judge doing together on a speaking tour? I like to … Continued

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Guest Voices

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From Boston to Aurora to Sandy Hook, a problem that has a name: sin

People embrace during the candlelight service at Boston’s Arlington Street Church honoring those killed and injured in the Boston Marathon … Continued

‘It gets better’ when we truly understand what Bible says about gays

By Bishop Gene Robinson There is so much wrong with Tony Perkins’ recent Guest Voices post, published by On Faith … Continued

Religion-based bigotry harms youth

By Mitchell Gold In the past few weeks, the shocking number of suicides by gay teenagers has sparked a serious … Continued

Dove World Christian Center’s Koran burning endangers troops, says Gen Petraeus

By Elizabeth Tenety It’s easy to dismiss Florida Dove World Outreach Center pastor Terry Jones’ planned “International Burn a Koran … Continued

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Georgetown

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Survey: 18 percent of Americans say they have seen a ghost

A ghost decorates a front yard on Admiral Rd. in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, Oct. 31, 201 QUOTE OF THE DAY … Continued

Michele Bachmann: Obama administration support of Syrian rebels proves we’re in the end times

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) addresses a gathering of supporters to formally launch her campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination … Continued

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The Amish shooter’s wife: Marie Monville finds meaning 7 years later

In coping with her husband’s killing spree and its aftermath, Monville didn’t just cling to God in the shadow of tragedy, but spent her entire life unknowingly preparing for the wreckage she would face.

Iranian President Rouhani: Nuclear weapons aren’t Islamic

AP Photo/Brendan McDermid, Pool — AP photo Hassan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, addresses the 68th United … Continued

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Religious Leader

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Globe-Trotting Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Is Almost 84, and Working Harder Than Ever

The retired archbishop of Washington is enjoying a second wind under Pope Francis and loving every minute of it.

Semilla Luz
In Disfigured Man, Pope Francis Saw Jesus

In his embrace with a disfigured man in St. Peter’s Square, the pope saw more than we might initially realize or understand.

A rabbi and a sharia court judge walk into an auditorium

What are a Jewish rabbi and a Muslim Sharia court judge doing together on a speaking tour? I like to … Continued

Suzan Johnson Cook defends her work on religious freedom and explains why she left

WASHINGTON — Suzan Johnson Cook, who resigned this month as U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, said she left for … Continued

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Religious Freedom

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I Was Free to Find Religion in Prison. Will the Supreme Court Protect That Freedom?

Why inmates need to be at liberty to practice their faith.

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When President Obama Calls Out Religious Extremists, He Needs to Be Specific

The United States must ensure that the foreign security forces it supports are not themselves fanning religious hatred.

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Obama Taps First Non-Christian to Serve as U.S. Ambassador for Religious Freedom

Rabbi David Saperstein, named the most influential rabbi in America in 2009, will head the Office of International Religious Freedom.

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Meriam Ibrahim, Finally Freed from Sudan, Meets With Pope Francis

After being trapped in Sudan for her refusal to renounce Christianity, Meriam Ibrahim and her family met with Pope Francis.

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Health Care

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Life After Suicide: A Father Shares Lessons Learned

The former president of the Southern Baptist Convention shares the answers he found in the wake of his daughter’s suicide.

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Why You Need to Stop With the “Underdog” Complex

For a country full of Goliaths, we’re awfully obsessed with being David.

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Founders’ view of prayer should prevail at Supreme Court

The Founding Fathers found a common ground in prayer that should still guide us today.

Survey: Libertarian numbers are small but their social, political clout is growing

WASHINGTON — A new statistical portrait of libertarians examines their political and cultural views just as a Libertarian Party candidate … Continued

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Catholic Church

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The 10 Best Pope Francis Moments (So Far)

The Pope Francis era’s greatest hits.

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Pope Francis Hints He Might One Day Retire

Will the current pontiff follow Pope Benedict’s shocking move and retire in the next few years?

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Pope Francis’s Comments on Pedophilia in the Church Spark Debate

Pope Francis raises eyebrows by saying pedophile priests include ‘bishops and cardinals.’

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Faith Communities Are on the Front Line of Refugee Aid

The Abrahamic faiths share a command to welcome and care for the 45 million refugees around the world.

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Human Rights

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Why You Need to Stop With the “Underdog” Complex

For a country full of Goliaths, we’re awfully obsessed with being David.

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The Broken Christianity of “12 Years a Slave”

Did the slave system break religion or did a broken religion allow the slave system?

Pastor Saeed Abedini faces grave new danger

In a disturbing turn of events, an American Pastor imprisoned in Iran has been transferred to one of the deadliest … Continued

Ellen Davis unearths an agrarian view of the Bible

DURHAM, N.C. — With her gray hair tied neatly in a bun and her wire-rimmed glasses perched thoughtfully on her … Continued

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