More on Religion

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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.