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Anniversary recalls water as sacred source of life

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — As a young Iroquois boy living on the Onondaga Nation, Hickory Edwards paddled, swam, fished and caught … Continued

What part of ‘no law respecting an establishment of religion’ does North Carolina not understand?

Imagine driving from Northern Virginia to the Outer Banks in North Carolina, and as you hit the state line, you … Continued

DuBois leaving White House faith-based post

WASHINGTON — Longtime White House aide Joshua DuBois, who heads the White House office focused on the intersection of religion … Continued

Beyond faith in guns

Scott Olson GETTY IMAGES Students learn how to grip a pistol during an NRA Basic Pistol Course at Freddie Bear … Continued

Westboro Baptist Church to picket Sandy Hook funerals: 4 ways to respond

Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post Wally Dawall of Gaithersburg, Md., right, and Ray Schlegel of College Park, Md., pay … Continued

Catholic bishops told to follow their own policies against sexual abuse

Amid continuing headlines about cover-ups of child abuse in the Catholic Church, an oversight board of lay Catholics on Wednesday … Continued

White House releases public/private guidelines

WASHINGTON — A new White House report that offers guidance on public/private partnerships between the government and faith-based groups leaves … Continued

British lawmakers approve prayer at town halls

LONDON — The British government has fast-tracked a move to restore the rights of towns and cities to hold prayers … Continued

Pope Benedict goes to #OWS

Andrew Medichini AP Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges cheers upon his arrival in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican … Continued

How many more will die?

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued