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Remembering the Saint of Labor Day

Frances Perkins knew the power the faith community had in making a difference in the lives of working people.

At christening, Prince George becomes Church of England’s newest member — and its future head

Some day, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge will become the leader of the Church of England. First, he needed to … Continued

Yale’s humanists lose bid for campus recognition

RNS () — A newly formed humanist group at Yale University suffered a setback when the school’s broader religious community … Continued

COMMENTARY: Federal workers deserve a living wage

WASHINGTON — “All labor has dignity.” That’s what the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said 50 years ago, and it’s … Continued

It’s God’s creation. Let’s protect it.

Glacier National Park. (Glacier National Park Service/ ) Americans are heading into the final weeks before their summer vacations become … Continued

Sikhs find faith in Oak Creek, one year later

On Aug.7, 2012 in Oak Creek, Wis., a candlelight vigil was held for the victims of a mass shooting at … Continued

Catholics differ at ‘war on poverty’ hearing

WASHINGTON — Sister Simone Campbell, the face of the famous “Nuns on the Bus” tours, and Rep. Paul Ryan, the … Continued

It’s pro-life to care for the poor. It’s also patriotic.

Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of Network, speaks during a stop on the first day of a nine-state Nuns on … Continued

COMMENTARY: Naming rites link parents to God’s creative work

Naming rites and rituals are seldom in the news — except, of course, when the person in question will be … Continued

Religious groups face uphill fight in House on immigration reform

WASHINGTON — Evangelical leaders pushing for comprehensive immigration reform will be back in Washington next week, praying and lobbying on … Continued

Triumph and tragedy at SCOTUS

The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Andrew Harrer/BLOOMBERG ) For those of us in the faith community, this past … Continued

Yes, you can be gay and Christian

A same sex marriage advocate waves a rainbow flag at a protest in Los Angeles. (Jae C. Hong/AP ) The … Continued

‘No Father’s Day’ campaign focuses on children lost to guns

Each Father’s Day, Neil Heslin and his son, Jesse Lewis, used to go to a car show. But that tradition … Continued

4 reasons why Republicans are rekindling evangelical outreach

Do Republicans have an evangelical problem in a party that’s been both derided and heralded as God’s Official Party? The … Continued

COMMENTARY: Mindless metrics

The go-to number in American religion is “ASA” average Sunday attendance. Or as an irreverent colleague put it, “Fannies in … Continued

Change is good. For Mormons and for Boy Scouts

(David Manning/Reuters) During the summer of 2011 there were three separate hate-motivated violent attacks on three different gay men in … Continued

Boy Scouts: Change is good — and Mormons agree

(David Manning/Reuters) During the summer of 2011 there were three separate hate-motivated violent attacks on three different gay men in … Continued

COMMENTARY: The revolution is upon us

Religious historians say that every 500 years, Christianity goes through a “massive transition,” as noted religion writer Phyllis Tickle puts … Continued

ANALYSIS: Where are the Christians on burying Tsarnaev?

BOSTON — Soon after the Boston Marathon bombings, local Christian leaders stepped swiftly into the public eye, convening vigils and … Continued

Creating connections by erasing boundaries

NEW YORK — I sat with my gospel choir colleagues, in a pew, while the host choir at Park Avenue … Continued