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Why GOP opposition to Obamacare will hurt Hispanic outreach

Voting signs sit outside the Licking County Board of Elections on the first day of early voting in Newark, Ohio … Continued

Poll: Hispanics becoming less Catholic

A new poll finds that major changes in religious affiliation are underway among Hispanic Americans, who are becoming less Catholic … Continued

Remembering the revival on the National Mall

Martin Luther King Jr. seen during his “I Have a Dream” speech.AP Hand clapping. Foot stomping. Shouts of “Amen!” and … Continued

Catholic bishop stumps for the GOP. Why?

(TONY GENTILE/REUTERS ) Catholic bishops have their party affiliations just like other Americans. Bishops also have the right to be … Continued

Keeping the faith: 2012 in gay rights victories

AFP/GETTY IMAGES In May, President Obama became the first U.S. president to say publicly he was in favor of same-sex … Continued

Wisdoms for Obama on Diwali

AFP/GETTY IMAGES An Indian Sikh devotee lights oil lamps at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Nov. 13, 2012, on … Continued

Presidential scorecard by religiously unaffliated yields no ‘clear-cut option’

In October, the Secular Coalition for America released the 2012 Presidential Candidate Scorecard, which rates each of the presidential candidates … Continued

I am the rape exception

AP Candidates for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat Democrat Joe Donnelly, left, Libertarian Andrew Horning, center, and Republican Richard Mourdock participate … Continued

What is the Jewish vote? And who’s earned it to win the White House?

EPA An ultra-Orthodox Jewish voter, right, and a friend fill out write-in ballots in booths set up in a building … Continued

Catholicism, American style

AP This combo made from file photos shows Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan. … Continued

Who are the ‘Nones’?

More than 13 million atheists and agnostics and nearly 33 million claim no particular affiliation. About 20 percent of U.S. … Continued

Hispanics and values: How the GOP and the DNC address Hispanic issues

REUTERS Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to the Hispanic Leadership Network in Miami on Jan. … Continued

Eagle Scout activist shares family story at DNC

AP Zach Wahls waves after addressing the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte on Sept. 6, 2012. Zach Wahls, who has … Continued

President Obama’s faith challenge at the Democratic National Convention

AP President Barack Obama waves to supporters as he arrives at the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport for the Democratic National Convention … Continued

The word “God” not a political wedge, Rep. Ryan

Mary Altaffer AP Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks during a campaign event at Kirkwood Community College … Continued

Congresswoman touts Obama as the best options for Jewish Americans

“Our faith is so rooted in ideas of justice, and our values are the same as those at the core … Continued

Prayer, worship events planned before political conventions in N.C., Fla.

Charging that the church community and too many pastors have lost their way, a former Major League Baseball player is … Continued

Romney’s veep nominee: Would a Mormon-Catholic ticket turn blue states red?

Catholics populate the potential VP list for Romney.

The elephant in the GOP? Mormonism.

Prejudice against Mormonism may be an unexpected factor in Romney’s electoral hopes.

How Romney should talk about religion

Michael Conroy AP Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves after speaking at the National Rifle Association convention … Continued