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A vibrant, but different, future for religion in the U.S.

Research for my new book “God Is Alive and Well: The Future of Religion in America” documents the degree to … 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

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

Bringing Dharma, Seva, Shakti and Yoga at the Political forefront

As I watched the vice presidential debate last week I saw how comfortable we, as a nation, are about religion … Continued

Of Protestants, politicians and power

As the Republicans leave Tampa and the Democrats prepare to gather in Charlotte, one dynamic is immediately clear in both … Continued

In gay marriage fight, some companies take a stand

In an unconventional move, a number of high-profile business executives have come out on the issue of gay marriage. Amazon.com … Continued

‘Chick fil-A Appreciation Day’ announced by Mike Huckabee

Tim Carman/The Washington Post The Chick-fil-A sandwich doesn’t come these days without a healthy heaping of the culture wars. When … Continued

Affordable Care Act:

David Goldman AP Supporters of President Barack Obama’s health care law celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington Thursday after … Continued

Catholics see a rallying cry for ‘religious freedom’ in ‘For Greater Glory’ film

The film shows a burning crucifix, gun-toting priests and the torture of a young boy. And the Roman Catholic hierarchy … Continued

Churches tread lightly on politics in 2012 election

With the 2012 election less than six months away, congregations are getting the message that Americans want religion out of … Continued