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Is yoga religious? An Indian court mulls mandatory school exercises

NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court of India is weighing whether yoga has a religious element, as it decides if … Continued

Aide shares the Bible devotionals he sent to President Obama each morning

RNS () — President Obama may not attend church most Sundays, but a new book reveals the Bible verses and … Continued

Is it time to dial back Halloween in schools?

Principal Orlando Taylor believed he was doing the right thing last week when he sent a letter home announcing to … Continued

Navy Yard shooting: Haven’t we been here before? Let’s not end up here again.

Sept. 16, 2013Police personnel near the Navy Yard.Matt McClain / The Washington Post Doesn’t it feel like we’ve been here … Continued

50 years after 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, victims still hold onto stained glass hope

From left, Lisa McNair, sister of 16th Street Baptist Church bombing victim Denise McNair, and Reps. Terri A. Sewell, Spencer … Continued

Memories of the March: 10 voices recall 1963 March on Washington

WASHINGTON — Religion News Service asked participants in the 1963 March on Washington to reflect on their lasting memories of … Continued

How compassion stopped a gunman

(AP Photo/David Goldman). Shanique Worthey, right, is embraced by her mother Daphne Morris, while waiting to be reunited with her … Continued

Kansas school surrenders to ignorance, removes Islam display

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque during the annual hajj or pilgrimage in the holy … Continued

San Diego judge says public school’s yoga instruction not religious

SAN DIEGO, — A California judge ruled Monday (July 1) that the teaching of yoga in public schools does not … Continued

Is yoga instruction religious? San Diego court case may decide

SAN DIEGO — In an elementary school classroom with an American flag draped over one wall, a couple dozen students … Continued

Where was God in Oklahoma?

Teachers carry children away from Briarwood Elementary School after a tornado destroyed the school in Oklahoma. (Paul Hellstern / Oklahoman … Continued

Time to choose ethics over fashion?

A garment worker who soldiers said was pulled alive from the rubble reacts as he walks on his own at … Continued

Church-based scouting alternatives attract interest

They have pledges. They have merit badges. And they may go camping. But they’re not the Boy Scouts. Across the … Continued

What my Mormon mother taught me about God

I remember when my mother told me to hit someone. A junior high school classmate had adopted the habit of … Continued

As Holocaust Museum turns 20, the ranks of survivors dwindle

WASHINGTON — The adult survivors of the Holocaust are mostly gone now, and those who survived as children — and … Continued

Religious freedom at school

When people ask if kids in public schools have First Amendment rights, I’m tempted to answer “only if you think … Continued

A woman’s journey out of faith, family and fear

On a summer night in a Western town of flat fields and hazy sunsets, a young woman stood outside a … Continued

Dwindling Catholic schools see future in Latino students

LOS ANGELES — Martha Rodriguez always thought Catholic school was expensive and out of reach — not a place for … Continued

Newtown’debacle’ reopens old wounds for Missouri Synod

ST. LOUIS — A decision by the leader of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod to censure a pastor for participating in … Continued

Did gun control prevent Jews from stopping the Holocaust?

As gun control moved toward the top of the American agenda after the Dec. 14 massacre at a Connecticut elementary … Continued