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RNS () — Growing up Baptist, J. Dana Trent heard plenty of warnings about interfaith romance. Marrying the wrong person … Continued

Religious, civil rights groups demand investigation of NYPD spying

RNS () — A coalition of 125 religious, civil rights, and community-based organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Department … Continued

COMMENTARY: From numbness to action: Ending world hunger

RNS () — My child ate today. Breakfast was pancakes and sausage. Walking to school I said, “If you don’t … Continued

Navy chaplains to receive more training on sexual abuse

ST. LOUIS — Kristen Leslie began her 2003 book, “When Violence Is No Stranger,” with a verse from Psalms, a … Continued

N.C. Catholic dioceses quit church council over same-sex marriage amendment

WILMINGTON, N.C. — At a time when Pope Francis is calling for the church to give up its obsession with … Continued

What’s the real cost of cheap, fast food?

(Photo: Belleville News-Democrat) Last week, thousands of Americans stepped away from their jobs at fast-food restaurants and into the streets … Continued

COMMENTARY: After Hurricane Katrina, two congregations take a chance

RNS () — When Marguerite La Joy Washington, a freshman at Dillard University, was gunned down in New Orleans, it … Continued

Time to forgive the Tsarnaev brothers? Not so fast.

Throughout the religious world there are questions and tentative pleas for people in their heart to forgive Tamerlan and Dzhokhar … Continued

A Conservative rabbi’s case for marriage equality

I’m a rabbi, so I support marriage equality. My support of marriage equality is an expression of my faith. It … Continued

A Muslim guide to love

The legendary Sufi Muslim poet Rumi once said that, “Love rests on no foundation…It is an endless ocean…With no beginning … Continued

Lutheran prayers at Newtown

In case you thought that every evil consequence of guns, mental illness and cruelty had been wrung from the Newtown … Continued

Lutheran pastor apologizes for praying at Newtown vigil

A Lutheran pastor in Newtown, Conn., has apologized after being reprimanded for participating in an interfaith vigil following the shooting … Continued

Keeping the faith: 2012 in gay rights victories

AFP/GETTY IMAGES In May, President Obama became the first U.S. president to say publicly he was in favor of same-sex … Continued

‘The Office’ actor seeks to build a more ‘heart-based, heart-connected society’

“The Office” actor Rainn Wilson with Oprah Winfrey as they tape a television special, “Oprah and Rainn Wilson Present SoulPancake.” … Continued

Raising the bar of LGBT inclusion within the Jewish world

Jewish tradition teaches that we have a duty to treat all people with dignity and respect (kavod habriyot), as though … Continued

Don’t deface the anti-Muslim Metro ads

REUTERS Cyrus McGoldrick, a member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, talks to commuters as they walk by an advertisement … Continued

God goes back to school

Millions of kids return to school this week – and, contrary to culture-war rhetoric, most of them won’t leave their … Continued

Heeding Romney’s words on religious liberty

GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers his nomination acceptance speech during the final day of … Continued

In Conversation: Sikhism, Islam, and Hinduism

Sarah L. Voisin WASHINGTON POST Sikh supporters stand with photos and signs in remembrance for the Wisconsin Gurdwara shootings. The … Continued

Faith leaders urge Americans to combat attacks on religious minorities

A group of interfaith leaders Thursday (Aug. 9) exhorted Americans to do more than pray for better times. Representing seven … Continued