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NFL: NFC Championship-Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks
What’s God Got to Do with Football Devotion?

A new study says that many Americans think God has a hand in the outcome of sporting events.

Baltimore Ravens Training Camp August 20, 2009
Can Ray Rice Be the Poster Boy for Redemption Instead of Rage?

Once again, a young black man is the symbol of a societal dysfunction. Can we flip the script?

Five Christian Theologies Scarier Than Halloween

Here are some christian theologies that will prove halloween should be the least of our nightmares.

Religious leaders denounce child marriage in joint video

RNS () — Hindu, Buddhist, Christian and Muslim leaders are denouncing child marriage in a new audio-video broadcast for radio, … Continued

Abused Hindu goddesses recall violence against women

RNS () — A new public campaign in India uses powerful images of three Hindu goddesses with bruised faces to … Continued

Female converts to Islam facing growing scrutiny

BOSTON — When Karen Hunt Ahmed and her Muslim husband divorced four years ago, many friends asked her, “Now you … Continued

Victims raise profile of ‘spiritual abuse’

SPOKANE, Wash. — Karen Wanjico had no choice. Turn away from her mother like the rest of her congregation, or … Continued

Lesbian provisions prompt Catholic bishops to oppose Violence Against Women Act

Five key Catholic bishops are opposing the newly authorized Violence Against Women Act for fear it will subvert traditional views … Continued

Commission suggests ways to keep closer eye on lavish ministries

A special commission created by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability has called for clearer IRS guidance and greater involvement … 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

Faith and

AP In this undated file image provided by Sony Pictures Entertainment, singer-actresses Jordin Sparks, left, and Whitney Houston are shown … Continued

Legacy of Vatican II at heart of dispute between Vatican, U.S. nuns

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — Fifty years after Pope John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council to modernize the Roman Catholic Church, … Continued

Creflo Dollar, corporal punishment and fear as a parenting tool

Pouya Dianat AP In this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007 photo, Rev. Creflo Dollar gives his Wednesday night service at World … Continued

N.C. black pastor treads carefully on gay marriage

RALEIGH, N.C. — With only a few days remaining before North Carolinians vote on a state constitutional amendment to ban … Continued

Murder-suicide desperation prompts soul-searching in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — For the past few years, Terry Daniel Sr. and Lisa Haynes used good cheer to camouflage their … Continued

Both sides gear up in N.C. gay marriage fight

WILMINGTON, N.C. — As the only Southern state without a constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage, North Carolina is the next … Continued

The GOP’s war on women and our right to self-defense

Women in America need to know they have a right to self-defense as they are increasingly subject to an all … Continued

Canadian imams issue fatwa against honor killings

TORONTO — Muslim clerics in Canada have issued a fatwa against so-called “honor killings” a week after three members of … Continued

Religious exemptions in new birth control regulations

Some religious organizations have voices opposition to the new women’s health regulations announced Monday. The Obama administration announced new expanded … Continued

Pastor of second chances

FAITH IN ACTION Father Greg Boyle moves swiftly around the headquarters of Homeboy Industries in central Los Angeles, looking a … Continued