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Muslims name 37 groups that fuel Islamophobia

WASHINGTON — Groups with a mission to spread prejudice and hatred against Muslims are coordinated and well financed, according to … Continued

In Baby Veronica case, some evangelicals side with adoptive parents

RNS () — The Baby Veronica case, named for the girl at the center of a contentious child custody dispute, … Continued

Is yoga instruction religious? San Diego court case may decide

SAN DIEGO — In an elementary school classroom with an American flag draped over one wall, a couple dozen students … Continued

Atheists: Let your conscience be your god

Recently I was invited to participate in a Religion and Law Conference at Florida State University. Almost all the other … Continued

Gordon Cosby’s Jesus

Years ago when I was trying to figure out how to be a faithful and effective pastor in the city … Continued

Humanism for children

The American Humanist Association is promoting a new Web site that is designed to furnish children with a naturalistic or … Continued

Poll: Most Americans say employers should cover contraception

Most Americans say that employers — even religious ones — should provide birth control coverage to their employees, according to … Continued

U.S. dominates list of world’s’500 Most Influential Muslims’

There are more Muslims from America than any other country on this year’s “The Muslim 500: The World’s 500 Most … Continued

Survey finds less cheating in high schools

Are American students making the grade when it comes to ethics? A new survey from the Josephson Institute of Ethics … 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

Does God hear our cries?

GETTY IMAGES People climb down a destroyed section of boardwalk after checking the storm’s approach as a nor’Easter arrives in … Continued

Taliban unrepentant after attack on Pakistani teen, vow to kill her

KARACHI, Pakistan — The Taliban is threatening to kill a 14-year-old Pakistani girl whom it shot for helping other girls … Continued

St. Louis Catholics react to native son Bishop Finn’s conviction

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — He didn’t mention Bishop Robert Finn, shepherd of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. On Thursday, … Continued

Atheists challenge the tax exemption for religious groups

How much money does the U.S. government forgo by not taxing religious institutions? According to a University of Tampa professor, … Continued

Breaking the chains of religious tradition

Shackled by an arranged marriage and religious customs, a New Jersey woman finds her freedom and tries to help others, … Continued

Q conference seeks to present different face of evangelical activism

Gabe Lyons thinks Christian culture warriors are on the wrong path. His sixth annual Q Conference, which opens Tuesday (April … Continued

Catholic school cancels address by Kennedy widow

A small Catholic college in Massachusetts has been pressured by the local bishop into canceling an invitation to the widow … Continued

Commencement wars heat up over Ted Kennedy’s widow

A small Catholic college in Massachusetts has been pressured by the local bishop into cancelling an invitation to Sen. Ted … Continued

Pastor says hospitality staff can’t live by bread alone

SPOKANE, Wash. — Kevin Finch grew up in meat and potatoes country, a small town off of Flathead Lake in … Continued

Nonprofit groups oppose Obama’s change in charitable deductions

WASHINGTON — For the fourth year in a row, President Obama is proposing lower tax deductions for the wealthy on … Continued