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Hispanics increasingly identify as ‘nones’

RNS () — The number of Hispanic-Americans who say they adhere to no religion is growing and now rivals the … Continued

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.

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?

Religions may be declining in their ability to provide altruistically motivated, communally organized support, but we have few other models to work with.

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

Millennials are faithful, but not always religious

Community is the answer to my generation’s struggle with religion.

Religion is in trouble. The word, that is.

Religion is in trouble in the United States. The word, that is. Sociologists say that we are increasingly divided over … Continued

Is the growth of the nonreligious good or bad? Americans are divided

Nearly half of all Americans — 48 percent — say the growing number of nonreligious people is “bad for society,” … Continued

British scouts to welcome atheists

CANTERBURY, England — The British scouting movement will soon welcome atheists who are reluctant to join the worldwide organization because … Continued

An American church in Paris

(LOIC VENANCE/AFP/GETTY IMAGES) Recently The New York Times ran an article about Europe’s ongoing resistance to Christianity and it’s symbols. … Continued

Immigration flap over conscientious objection resolved peacefully

A woman who has lived legally in this country for more than 30 years was granted her request to become … Continued

Yes, you can be gay and Christian

A same sex marriage advocate waves a rainbow flag at a protest in Los Angeles. (Jae C. Hong/AP ) The … Continued

‘Man of Steel,’ man of God?

As the latest British actor to play an American superhero, Henry Cavill tries to jumpstart the cinematic Superman franchise with … Continued

Study says gays find most U.S. faiths unfriendly

Gay Americans are much less religious than the general U.S. population, and about three in 10 of them say they … Continued