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What I Learned at the Parliament of the World’s Religions

After a weekend with more than 10,000 people of faith, I returned home with three key takeaways.

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7 Reasons We Should Teach More Religion in Public Schools

Instruction about world religions needs to start earlier and go deeper.

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How Do Millennial New Yorkers Think About God?

I talked to hundreds of people in the Big Apple about God. Here’s what they said.

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The Good News According to Pew

Of course the Church is dying — and of course the Church will be just fine.

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The Problem with Calling Terrorism “Religious”

We need better explanations for the horrors in the world today.

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Ask Laura: Help! I Might Become a Mormon!

A potential convert faces telling her family about the decision.

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Ask Laura: Do I tell my employer I’m pregnant?

This week, Laura advises a pregnant woman in pursuit of a job and a religion writer in search of money.

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Ask Laura: Crazy neighbors and dating regrets

This week, Laura tackles what to do about annoying — and persistent — neighbors, and offers some dating advice.

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Five Things All Atheists Should Know About Religion

If you want to critique organized religion, it helps to know what you’re talking about.

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Ask Laura: Regret Hangovers and Selfish Church Attendance
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OnFaith Finds for Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What we’re reading and recommending today.

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The Religions that Survived 14 Centuries of Islamic Rule

When Islam was at its strongest, it was also at its most open-minded.

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Your iPhone Might Be Making You Less Religious

New studies show the first commandment may need to be revised: “Thou shalt have no other brands before me.”

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How Christopher Columbus Created a New (Cosmic) Race

Why Latin Americans celebrate Columbus Day as the birthday of a new breed within the human family.

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The Quasi-Religious Roots of Weezer 

Notes on the spiritual and religious background of one of the biggest acts in American rock.

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Poll: More Americans Want More Religion in Public Life

A new Pew Research Center survey shows more Americans worrying about the decline of religious influence in policy and politics.

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A Spirituality for Atheists

Can atheist Sam Harris convince nonbelievers they need to adopt a spirituality divorced from religion?

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The Gospel According to Labor Day

Union leaders have forgotten the religious roots of organized labor in this country.

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10 Things Every College Student Needs to Know About Religion

I love teaching students about religion. But we’d go deeper and further every semester if everyone understood these 10 basic ideas.

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5 Numbers You Need to Know This Week

Revealing statistics related to today’s trending stories.