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An Unlikely Church-State Partnership in Portland

The church is breaking stereotypes in one of America’s most progressive, unchurched cities.

MLK memorial gets a faithful re-write

Aug. 22, 2011James “Plunky” Branch plays the soprano saxophone in silent tribute at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Branch … Continued

Chinese Malay couple faces prison for posting photo of them eating pork

BANGKOK, Thailand — A non-Muslim Chinese couple who posted on Facebook a photo of themselves eating pork during the Islamic … Continued

Millennials are faithful, but not always religious

Community is the answer to my generation’s struggle with religion.

Can a Catholic hoops conference save college sports?

March Madness ended with an exhilarating April flourish on Monday (April 8) as the Louisville Cardinals defeated the Michigan Wolverines … Continued

Churches, synagogues press for federal rebuilding aid after Sandy

NEPONSIT, N.Y. — The cornerstone of West End Temple reads “1960,” but the interior of the synagogue in New York … Continued

Faith and the flu

Marvin Joseph MARVIN JOSEPH/TWP One doctor sees the practice of medicine as a great interfaith activity. Let me guess; a … Continued

Bringing Dharma, Seva, Shakti and Yoga at the Political forefront

As I watched the vice presidential debate last week I saw how comfortable we, as a nation, are about religion … Continued

Jewish activist: ‘Hate speech must not be accepted as civil discourse’

Astrid Riecken FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Controversial posters on the Israel Palestinian conflict are placed at U Street Metro stop … Continued

Monsignor William Lynn sentenced to 3-6 years for Catholic sex abuse cover-up

Monsignor William J. Lynn, the first U.S. Catholic official convicted for covering up the sexual abuse of children, was sentenced … Continued

Episcopal clergy convicted after N.Y. “Occupy” demonstration

NEW YORK — A retired Episcopal bishop and a Harlem priest were among seven people convicted Monday (June 18) on … Continued

Notre Dame among Catholic organizations suing over HHS birth control regulations: Read full list

Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP President Barack Obama, accompanied by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announces the revamp of … Continued

A National Day of Reason?

After a ‘Reason Rally’ is there a need for a National of Reason? View Photo Gallery: Atheists, nontheists, secularists and others … Continued

Study offers view of religious life behind prison walls

WASHINGTON — Behind high prison walls and rolls of barbed wire, Muslim and pagan inmates are most likely to have … Continued

The Consequences Of Shattering A Faith Glass Ceiling

The economic situation in the country is affecting us all; and those affected the most are hit hardest. “Around 14 … Continued

Making the Internet moral

Today’s guest blogger is Chris Stedman, an IFYC alum; the Interfaith and Community Service Fellow for the Humanist Chaplaincy at … Continued

Diwali: Strengthening the Inner Light through Service

Deepavali literally means a row (avali) of lights (deepa) or Diwali. In essence it celebrates the awareness and eventual strengthening … Continued

O’Donnell: “Regardless of my faith. . . it is the Constitution I will defend”

By Elizabeth Tenety Delaware Senate candidates Christine O’Donnell and Chris Coons debated Wednesday at an event moderated by Delaware First … Continued

Mormon voices in the public square and what to make of them

In all of the media analysis and dissection of the Glenn Beck rally in Washington last weekend, and in particular … Continued

Yogathon: stretching bodies, stretching minds across America

By Dipka Bhambhani One small yoga stretch in Washington became one large Yogathon across America. While society seems largely secular … Continued