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‘Our Lady of Perpetual Exhaustion’ exhibit probes the spirituality of everyday chaos

WASHINGTON — Meet “Our Lady of Perpetual Exhaustion,” a saint everyone probably can relate to. The chaos of everyday life … Continued

Georgetown University not ‘Catholic’?

(Simon Brubaker/THE WASHINGTON POST) Wiliam Blatty, author of The Exorcist and well-known Georgetown alum, recently grabbed media attention when he … Continued

At OKcupid, being an atheist is a date-maker, not a deal-breaker

In some circles, being an atheist is a strike against you. But at the online site OkCupid, it might just … Continued

Why American Jews and Muslims backed Obama by huge margins

REUTERS President Obama addresses supporters at his election night victory rally in Chicago on Nov. 7, 2012. In addition to … Continued

Nontheists respond to Hurricane Sandy

BLOOMBERG Debris covers the front steps of a home destroyed during Hurricane Sandy in Union Beach, N.J., on, Nov. 3, … Continued

Romney and Obama’s quintessentially American religious upbringing

“For Mitt Romney, the nurturing communitarian environment of a familial faith tradition that flourished in a hostile environment passed on … Continued

Mich. man ordered to study history of Hindusim after hate crime conviction

BAY CITY, Mich. — A man who assaulted two men because he thought they were Muslims and was then ordered … Continued

In their interfaith marriage and divorce, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are ‘just like us’

Never mind what the tabloids say. Celebrities are not “just like us.” We don’t have our first date over sushi … Continued

Mormonism hurt Mitt Romney in 2008. What about 2012?

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith makes people uneasy. If used against him in the fall presidential election, the negative … Continued

Atheists rally on National Mall in show of political force

WASHINGTON — Atheists and nonbelievers gathered on the National Mall Saturday (March 24) in a bid to show politicians, voters … Continued

Why we need a Reason Rally

America is one of the most religious countries in the world. And if you are non-religious, it can seem that … Continued

‘Living together,’ unmarried? Put a ring on it!

AP In this image taken from video, Britain’s Prince William, left, places the ring on the finger of his bride, … Continued

‘Warrior’ movie fights demons

Photo credit: Chuck Zlotnick Joel Edgerton (left) stars as ‘Brendan’ in WARRIOR. What does it mean to be a hero? … Continued

Obama’s Christian and Romney’s Mormon problem

TIM SLOAN AFP/GETTY IMAGES Former Governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney. While President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt … Continued

Military puts sexuality in ‘boxes’

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued

In America, better together

By Eboo Patel & Samantha Kirby Last month, Zach Jordan, a senior at Elon University, found himself aghast at what … Continued

‘Sister Wives': polygamy ‘comes out’ on TLC

By Elizabeth Tenety ‘Sister Wives,’ a reality show starring Utah advertising salesman Kody Brown and his three (soon to be … Continued

Lessons from a Buddhist/ Jewish/ Hindu/ Christian family

Chelsea Clinton, raised Methodist, and Marc Mezvinsky, Jewish, will wed this weekend. Statistics show that 37 percent of Americans have … Continued

Do people marry or religions marry?

Chelsea Clinton, raised Methodist, and Marc Mezvinsky, Jewish, will wed this weekend. Statistics show that 37 percent of Americans have … Continued

It’s marriage – no adjectives needed

Chelsea Clinton, raised Methodist, and Marc Mezvinsky, Jewish, will wed this weekend. Statistics show that 37 percent of Americans have … Continued