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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.

Brazil’s police take Bible classes to reduce stress

RIO DE JANEIRO — Amid concerns about police brutality, Brazilian military police officers are taking Bible study classes during their … Continued

From burlap sack to digital file, church records get makeover

BOSTON — Six years ago, the people of First Congregational Church of Rowley in Massachusetts were convinced they’d lost their … 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

Catholic rocker Matt Maher finds cross-over appeal among evangelicals

Growing up Roman Catholic in Newfoundland, Matt Maher never imagined that his childhood interest in music would lead to a … Continued

Church-based scouting alternatives attract interest

They have pledges. They have merit badges. And they may go camping. But they’re not the Boy Scouts. Across the … Continued

Obama awards Catholic army chaplain Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON — A candidate for sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President … Continued

Sen. Portman and the ‘friends and family effect’ on same-sex marriage

As the U.S. Supreme Court is gearing up to hear oral arguments on two prominent cases related to same-sex marriage, … Continued

Is God the missing character in’Downton Abbey’?

The third season of the megahit PBS series “Downton Abbey” wraps up on Sunday (Feb. 17), capping another must-see run … Continued

A Mormon guide to love

Twilight author, Stephanie Meyer, captivates her audience by weaving one single concept throughout her entire series — the quest for … Continued

What gay activists can learn from Shane Windmeyer

FREDERIC J. BROWN Eduardo Cisneros (L) and Luke Montgomery (R) kiss amid support in front of a Chick-fil-A fast food … Continued

When Catholicism was kind

– AFP/GETTY IMAGES This picture taken on January 5, 1964 during the first visit ever of a pope to the … Continued

Crossing the cultural divide between Arabs and Jews

I grew up in a home with socialist values. We were a secular family with a strong Jewish cultural upbringing. … Continued

‘Mormon moment’ ends with a loss – but Romney’s religion still won

SALT LAKE CITY — Mormons in Utah and across the nation were thrilled by the prospect that one of their … Continued

Roger Williams goes Baptist on legendary evangelist Billy Graham

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks with the Rev. Billy Graham during a visit to the Graham cabin … Continued

Mormon women seeking middle ground to greater equality

SALT LAKE CITY — For some Mormon feminists, there can be only one goal on the road to gender equality: … Continued

Catholic theologians rebuff Vatican

ST. LOUIS — Over the last 50 years, the practice of thinking theologically in the Roman Catholic Church has slowly … Continued

Study shows Mormonism is fastest-growing faith in half of U.S. states

CHICAGO — Mitt Romney may or may not become the first Mormon to move into the White House next year, … Continued

Five years later, mother of Virginia Tech victim wrestles with God, finds peace

CENTREVILLE, Va. — It’s been five years since Celeste Peterson’s only daughter was killed in a shooting rampage at Virginia … Continued

Passover and the hunger for human connection

Passover responds to many kinds of hunger: the hunger for freedom, as expressed by the notion that all people who … Continued