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Faith

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Believing in Nothing Is Really Something

Why believing in nothing has not left a void in my life.

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7 Ways to Think about Earthquakes and God

An atheist considers the options.

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Amid Families’ Grief, Religious Perspectives on Suicide Are Shifting

Religious traditions are beginning to embrace the view that those who take their own lives don’t always have full control over their actions.

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Wrestling with Disaster, Suicide, and God

In a sea of grief, maybe a loving God is there — and that hope is what can keep us floating.

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Religion

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Believing in Nothing Is Really Something

Why believing in nothing has not left a void in my life.

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7 Ways to Think about Earthquakes and God

An atheist considers the options.

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10 Things Every College Student Needs to Know About Religion

I love teaching students about religion. But we’d go deeper and further every semester if everyone understood these 10 basic ideas.

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5 Numbers You Need to Know This Week

Revealing statistics related to today’s trending stories.

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National

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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.

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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Salafis try their hand at religious politics

Since the downfall of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Salafism has been struggling to maintain its image as a sacred ideology.

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2012

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The zombie preppers among us

For many, the zombie apocalypse has become just another daily concern.

In search of libertarians in America

The Statue of Liberty is pictured on Liberty Island in New York, October 13, 2013. The rise of the Tea … Continued

Religious, civil rights groups demand investigation of NYPD spying

RNS () — A coalition of 125 religious, civil rights, and community-based organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Department … Continued

American Jews say others face more discrimination

RNS () — American Jews say they face discrimination in the U.S., but they see Muslims, gays and blacks facing … Continued

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2011

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Pope Francis embraces disfigured man in St. Peter’s Square

The image worth a thousand words.

Most Republicans, evangelicals support ENDA

This Oct. 15, 2013, photo, shows a view of the U.S. Capitol building at dusk in Washington. With seven Republican … Continued

Air Force makes God optional

The second production model F-35A Lightning II aircraft flies above the compass rose of Rogers Dry Lakebed at Edwards Air … Continued

Air Force Academy drops ‘So help me God’ from honor oath

RNS () — Air Force Academy cadets will no longer be required to include the words “so help me God” … Continued

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On Faith

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Amid Families’ Grief, Religious Perspectives on Suicide Are Shifting

Religious traditions are beginning to embrace the view that those who take their own lives don’t always have full control over their actions.

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I Was an Angry Atheist: Why I Launched (and Relaunched) OnFaith

How religion became the center of my life and work.

Pope Francis breathes new life into Cardinal Bernardin’s contested legacy

RNS () — The election of Pope Francis in March heralded a season of surprises for the Catholic Church, but … Continued

Gavin MacLeod: ‘Love Boat’ captain now ‘ambassador for Christ’

RNS () — To many, he is Murray from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” or Captain Stubing from “The Love … 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.

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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.

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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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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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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Religious Diversity: A “Holy Experiment” in Colonial America

The early colonists realized if they wanted to freely practice their beliefs, they had to allow their neighbors the same right.

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