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God’s welfare dilemma

Atheism flourishes with economic satisfaction, while religion often thrives when people are undereducated and desperate.

African religious leaders reject Obama’s call to decriminalize homosexuality

NAIROBI, Kenya — Religious leaders in Africa strongly rebuked President Obama’s call to decriminalize homosexuality, suggesting it’s the reason why … Continued

Abortion bill reopens tricky terrain for Republicans

WASHINGTON — As the House debates a bill to limit abortion, Republicans are reopening a subject that cost them dearly … Continued

Interfaith clergy deliver loaves and fish to budget debate

RNS () — Surrounded by baskets of fish and bread, with the Capitol at their backs, clergy attacked the Republican … Continued

A chance for peace? Israeli elections 2013

BAZ RATNER REUTERS An Israeli flag is seen in the background as a man casts his ballot for the parliamentary … Continued

How does a ‘Jubilee’ roll? Jesus explains.

AP Occupy DC demonstrators protest as they try to block the guest entrance to the Alfalfa Dinner at the Capitol … Continued

Catholic bishops fail to agree on statement on the economy

BALTIMORE — A divided Catholic hierarchy on Tuesday (Nov. 13) failed to agree on a statement about the economy after … Continued

Loan forgiveness program and employees in the faith sphere

In America, higher education is monumentally expensive – and the problem only seems to be intensifying, especially for those individuals … Continued

How values, demographics and the economy helped shape the election

BLOOMBERG President Obama makes an acceptance speach during an election night rally in Chicago on Nov. 6, 2012. At the … Continued

Is the Catholic hierarchy moving toward the GOP?

A series of recent developments are renewing questions about the Catholic bishops’ alignment with the Republican Party, with much of … Continued

Black churches split over gay marriage and Obama

At Charity Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston, S.C., the Rev. Nelson B. Rivers III supports and follows his African-American … Continued

Rabbis aim to inject more morality into business

Banks make loans they know homebuyers can’t pay back. Conglomerates market unhealthy food to children. Wall Street tycoons bet against … Continued

Survey finds record 19 percent of religiously unaffiliated Americans

Unbelief is on the uptick. People who check “None” for their religious affiliation are now nearly one in five Americans … Continued

Catholic voter guide differs from two Catholic candidates

A group of Democratic-leaning Catholics on Wednesday (Feb. 29) released a 2012 voter guide that seeks to expand the concept … Continued

At CPAC, new kind of culture war

You know things have taken a turn for the dramatic when a Baptist preacher declares, “Thanks to Obama, we are … Continued

Tunisia after its first free elections

On Sunday, millions of Tunisians celebrated the second phase of their Jasmine revolution as many across the country waited in … Continued

From Jesus’ socialism to capitalistic Christianity

A truly strange thing has happened to American Christianity. A set of profound contradictions have developed within modern conservative Christianity, … Continued

Is the budget a moral document?

Darren McCollester GETTY IMAGES CONCORD, NH – APRIL 15: Linda Dupere holds a sign at a Tea Party tax day … Continued

‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere’

In President Obama’s meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao this week, should discussion of human rights and religious freedom be … Continued

Claiming the moral highground

n President Obama’s meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao this week, should discussion of human rights and religious freedom be … Continued