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Faith

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How to Spot an Atheist

Fine-tune your atheist radar and be on the lookout.

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Nones on a Mission

Why I’m drawn to the religion of the Nones.

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7 Things I Wish the Church Knew About Me

An open letter to the church I left — but maybe not for good.

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Carl Sagan Took My Faith — and Gave Me Awe

A research coordinator for the new “Cosmos” recounts his Sagan-inspired journey away from religion.

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Religion

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Religion Gets a Bad Rap on Women. But There’s More to the Story

A closer look at the history of religion reveals a world where women were celebrated and revered.

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What Happened to Religion in America? The I’s Have it

A Southern California synagogue dedicated to the idea that there is no God exemplifies America’s recent turn toward secularism. Is that a good thing?

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How to Spot an Atheist

Fine-tune your atheist radar and be on the lookout.

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Why Lent Asks Us to Give Up a Few of Our Favorite Things

Why do we put aside things that matter? Because things matter to us so very much.

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National

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In disfigured man, Pope Francis saw Jesus

That day with the disfigured man, the pope doubtless saw pain and suffering. But he also saw Jesus.

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

Five Christian theologies scarier than Halloween

View of the frescoes depicting the hell, purgatory and paradise in the Duomo of Florence. Halloween today isn’t all that … 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

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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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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

Record crowds expected for John Paul II, John XXIII canonizations

ROME — Vatican officials say they expect next year’s celebration for the canonizations of former popes John Paul II and … 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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Semilla Luz
In disfigured man, Pope Francis saw Jesus

That day with the disfigured man, the pope doubtless saw pain and suffering. But he also saw Jesus.

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

Hollywood looks to the Bible for screenplay potential

NEW YORK — Studios and filmmakers are rediscovering a classic text as source material for upcoming mainstream films: the Bible. … Continued

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Religious Freedom

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“Only” 20,000 Ahmadi Muslims Make History

This month saw the launch of the bi-partisan Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus. Here’s why.

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The HHS mandate: Is violating your faith the cost of doing business?

Your faith can cost you a lot. Under the healthcare law, will it cost you your business?

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Thomas Jefferson for today: Why religious liberty is a 21st century cause

In the tumultuous period ahead, we should remember that our Founders had it right: religion is a matter of choice, not coercion.

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If Christians can build statues, so can Satanists

While the Founding Fathers mostly saw religion as positive for society, they also believed that government should not play favorites among the faiths.