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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby puts focus on ‘reconciliation’

COVENTRY, England — As the new archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby is spiritual leader to nearly 80 million Anglicans around … Continued

Sen. Portman and the ‘friends and family effect’ on same-sex marriage

As the U.S. Supreme Court is gearing up to hear oral arguments on two prominent cases related to same-sex marriage, … Continued

Newtown shooting prompts Obama to talk about God

“Let the little children come to me, Jesus said, and do not hinder them – for to such belongs the … Continued

Political discourse: a family affair

AP This photo combo shows President Barack Obama in Chapel Hill, N.C. on April 24, 2012, and Republican presidential candidate, … Continued

What was Romney like as a Mormon bishop?

Lani Gerson left the Mormon Church long before Mitt Romney came to excommunicate her. Gerson, 65, grew up in Arizona … Continued

On eve of Darwin’s birthday, states take steps to limit evolution

On the eve of the 203rd anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birthday, lawmakers in at least four states are taking steps … Continued

A Thanksgiving week discussion of faith with the GOP presidential field

Chris Carlson AP Rick Santorum, left, Ron Paul. center. and Herman Cain before a Republican presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 18, … Continued

Predictions for Catholic America in 2011

Last year I was 10 for 15, not bad as a winning percentage, but only if you count the “won’t … Continued

No good choices

As voted by the Religion Newswriters Association’s members, among the year’s most consequential religion newsmakers were Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, … Continued

A natural, if complicated, alliance

What is the Tea Party? Is it “a recession-era version of the religious right? ” Is it something else? And … Continued