More on Religious Affiliation

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The missing message in today’s churches

The hub of Christianity is not “do something for Jesus.” The hub of Christianity is “Jesus has done everything for you.” And my fear is that too many people, both inside and outside the church, have heard our “do more, try harder” sermons and pleas for intensified devotion and concluded that the focus of the Christian faith is the work that we do instead of the work God has done for us in the person of Jesus.

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Atheists at the pulpit

Congregations of atheists may be the new, beneficial alternative to organized religion.

Who’s a Jew? Few American Jews say it’s a matter of belief

WASHINGTON — In the most comprehensive study of American Jews in 12 years, a strong majority said being Jewish is … Continued

Poll: Hispanics becoming less Catholic

A new poll finds that major changes in religious affiliation are underway among Hispanic Americans, who are becoming less Catholic … Continued

Atheists and humanists launch Freethought Equality Fund PAC

WASHINGTON — Atheists and humanists hope to increase their influence in politics with the launch of the Freethought Equality Fund, … Continued

Twitter and tragedy: A revamped American religious experience

BOSTON — On my first Patriots’ Day in Boston, I was enjoying lunch with several colleagues when someone rushed into … Continued

Seminary, private college form Desmond Tutu center

RNS () — Two schools hope to bring the message of reconciliation retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu preached in South … Continued

What good is religion?

Image: Kevin Ambrose The work of self-transformation can be done through psychotherapy, religious practice, reading self-help books, independent resolutions and … Continued

Religious diversity is increasing at the office, and so are pitfalls

RNS () — The American workplace, like the rest of U.S. society, is becoming more religiously diverse and that is … Continued

Humanists want a military chaplain to call their own

If Jason Heap has his way, he’ll trade his Oxford tweeds for the crisp whites of a newly minted U.S. … Continued