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Love Wins, As It Always Should

Faith leaders reflect on the historic SCOTUS decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.

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Save the Internet: 12 Faith Voices You Should Hear

The open Internet is crucial for the future of religious life and interfaith action in America.

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15 Hispanic Faith Leaders You Should Know

Check out these Hispanic leaders who are shaping what American religion looks like.

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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.

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Who would God discriminate against?

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act would protect gay, lesbian and transgender Americans from workplace discrimination.

Suzan Johnson Cook defends her work on religious freedom and explains why she left

WASHINGTON — Suzan Johnson Cook, who resigned this month as U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, said she left for … Continued

Gay marriage in the ‘Land of Lincoln’: Faith, freedom and frustration

 This week in Springfield, Illinois, the statue of Abraham Lincoln was draped in a rainbow flag as thousands held a … 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

Suzan Johnson Cook to resign as religious freedom ambassador

WASHINGTON — Suzan Johnson Cook, the State Department’s ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, will announce this week that she is … 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

Black clergy divided over GLBT as civil rights issue

Gay men and lesbians will be represented in the coalition of groups marching this weekend in commemoration of the 1963 … Continued

New book recounts church gardening as peacemaking ministry

BREVARD, N.C. — Fred Bahnson’s first bit of advice when he started planning a church garden eight years ago came … Continued

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

CORRECTION: Feds release first guidelines for confronting a church shooter

WASHINGTON — For the first time, the federal government has issued written guidelines for houses of worship that are confronted … Continued

Feds release first guidelines for confronting a church shooter

WASHINGTON — For the first time, the federal government has issued written guidelines for houses of worship that are confronted … Continued

Hillary Clinton on Twitter: A loss of faith

There were two surprising things about Hillary Clinton’s first tweet. Clinton broke her Twitter silence this week with this bio: … Continued

Coalition to protect religious freedom shows its fault lines

WASHINGTON — In a conference full of people who champion traditional religious values, Amardeep Singh knew that everyone might not … Continued

Chelsea Clinton to promote interfaith work at NYU

WASHINGTON — Chelsea Clinton is wearing a new professional hat, one that will take her into a religious direction. The … Continued

Boy Scouts need to end the gay ban, now!

(Eric Gay/AP) As the mother of two former Boy Scouts, as the daughter of a former Cub Scout Den Mother … 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