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When it Comes to Heaven, Seeing Is Believing

Scientists examine proofs of heaven by studying accounts of people who claim to have put eyes on it — including one of their fellow scientists.

Dec. 21, 2012 marks the shifting of eras, says Mayan spiritual leader

AFP AFP/GETTY IMAGES This picture shows the sunset from Cisternino, in the southern Italian region of Puglia on Dec. 11, … Continued

U-Va. sociology professor: Parenting in red, blue and purple America

BLOOMBERG President Obama looks over the crowd as he prepares to leave the stage after making an acceptance speech during … Continued

Election’s over: What do we do now?

Tom Pennington GETTY IMAGES A voter completes her ballot on Nov. 6, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas. The election is … Continued

An open letter to religious conservatives

Dear Christian Right: GETTY IMAGES Supporters of President Obama cheer as they wait for the president to appear on stage … Continued

God after 2012: How did election change religion and politics landscape?

JOSHUA LOTT REUTERS A vote sign is displayed above a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe during the U.S. presidential … Continued

What lies ahead for the Mormons?

Linda Davidson THE WASHINGTON POST The Mormon LDS Temple and State Capitol are reflected in a business window in Salt … Continued

Eection results reveal God is winning

Linda Davidson THE WASHINGTON POST A lifesize cutout of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney oversees volunteers making phone calls to … 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

Theologian questions how ex-Mormon bishop’s daughter casts church in book

Political commentator and former Mormon bishop’s daughter Tricia Erickson has engaged in discussions on television and in social media about … Continued

Mitt Romney and Mormon culture

Ronen Zvulun AP Israel’s President Shimon Peres, right, and US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney meet at the President’s residence … Continued

Romney, Obamacare and Mormonism

Image courtesy of Businessweek First, the economy is in the toilet. The numbers get worse every day. We can’t see … Continued

Mitt Romney’s Mormon milestone

View Photo Gallery: “The Mormon story is a quintessentially American tale,” writes On Faith columnist Lisa Miller. I’m feeling almost giddy, … Continued

The elephant in the GOP? Mormonism.

Prejudice against Mormonism may be an unexpected factor in Romney’s electoral hopes.

Is 2012 good for the Mormons?

Charles Krupa AP Republican presidential candidate, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, visits St. Paul’s Lutheran Church while campaigning in Berlin, … Continued

Mormon temples are places apart

Later this week yet another new temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint–this one in Kansas City, … Continued

Cherry-picking Rick Santorum?

Here at “On Faith,” the Post’s Lisa Miller recently wrote that Rick Santorum could be called a “cafeteria Catholic,” someone … Continued

More than a ‘Mormon moment’

History has not recorded the name of the journalist who created the phrase, “the Mormon moment.” The originator may have … Continued

Baptizing the dead, testing Mormon-Jewish relations

Posthumous baptism of Holocaust survivors is back in the news, and that always raises a range of questions, not only … Continued

Vote: Did Obama administration strike the right balance between religious freedom and women’s rights?

Susan Walsh AP President Barack Obama announces the revamp of his contraception policy requiring religious institutions to fully pay for … Continued