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A Declaration of Independence from the culture of violence

A U.S. flag waves in the wind on a boat near the Statue of Liberty in New York. The Statue … Continued

Benedict and Francis: How much difference is there?

VATICAN CITY — As a millennia-old institution, the Vatican is accustomed to change at a glacial pace. But in the … Continued

Catholic bishop tries to explain how a priest ended up in’self-bondage’

After all three Masses on the weekend of Jan. 19-20, parishioners of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Springfield, Ill., were … Continued

‘Virtual’ public schools draw interest of religious families

Worried about exposure to foul language, immodest dress, peer pressure, and other inappropriate behavior, Susan Brown didn’t want her two … Continued

Hate mail over Muslim event provides opportunity for Christian witness

All Saints Church, an Episcopal church in Pasadena, Calif., is moving forward with its decision to host a Muslim conference … Continued

Faith under siege: The Baha’is of Semnan, Iran

Imagine if you lived in a world where it is government-sanctioned practice to be constantly under surveillance, to have your … Continued

Mormons help storm-damaged N.Y. community

AP An New York Police Department van drives along a street soaked with rain and covered with debris in a … 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

Missouri remains land of religious promise for Mormons

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — In 1831, Mormon founder Joseph Smith declared that the righteous would gather in Independence, Mo., to greet … Continued

Email prompts Mormon church to reaffirm that it’s neutral on Mitt Romney

WASHINGTON — Mormon leaders say the church is not attempting to sway members to support Mitt Romney’s presidential bid after … Continued

What makes Mormons tick?

Jeff Blake FOR THE WASHINGTON POST CAMDEN, SC – JANUARY 11: The Book of Mormon sits on a coffee table … Continued

Eulogy for my friend journalist William Raspberry

Marvin Joseph WASHINGTON, DC- JUNE 26 William Raspberry attending the Raspberry Roast at the Washington Post in Washington, D.C. on … Continued

Provocative art put Catholic nun in the middle of 1960s maelstrom

WASHINGTON — Combining images and words from advertising, pop culture and religion, the bold graphic art of Sister Mary Corita … Continued

Federal lawsuit charges religious freedom commission with discriminating against Muslims

This story has been updated. Some Washington figures prominently connected with promoting religious freedom overseas are acccused in a federal … Continued

Bin Laden’s personal letters reveal Muslims are part of the solution to securing the United States

AP AP This handout document provided by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point shows page two , of four, … Continued

Muslims to gather to combat anti-Shariah movement

Some 15,000 Muslims are expected at this weekend’s 37th annual convention of the Islamic Circle of North America in Hartford, … Continued

Unable to work, Indian immigrant women turn to spiritual practices for comfort

LOS ANGELES — Even though she met her husband through an arranged marriage, Pooja Sindhwani considers herself a modern woman. … Continued

For Mormons in Missouri, a time of healing

AP AP This photo released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shows a sealing room, where eternal … Continued

Swimming for the soul

Aaron Favila AP Filipino girls participate in swimming lessons at a public pool in the Dapitan Sports Complex in Manila, … Continued