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Are Catholic bishops really the final authority on the faith?

Pope Francis delivers his speech during a meeting with young people on September 22, 2013 in Cagliari, Italy. Pope Francis … Continued

Water initiatives get congregations to pledge to conserve

RNS () — At an interfaith summer camp in northern New Jersey, two dozen children explored a swamp to learn … Continued

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Atheists at the pulpit

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

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

Memories of the March: 10 voices recall 1963 March on Washington

WASHINGTON — Religion News Service asked participants in the 1963 March on Washington to reflect on their lasting memories of … Continued

The persistent stained-glass ceiling

RNS () — More than 40 years have passed since Sally Priesand was ordained as the first female rabbi in … Continued

How to keep the faith on campus

Sept. 22, 2010Prospective students leave the undergraduate admissions building to take a tour of Georgetown University campus in Northwest Washington. … Continued

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Religion in Foreign Policy: How to Get it Right

The State Department’s new office sends an important signal that faith-based cooperation is no longer optional — it is essential.

Ethicist Shaun Casey to oversee religious engagement for State Department

WASHINGTON — Amid persistent criticism that the U.S. marginalizes religion and religious people in its foreign policy, Secretary of State … Continued

Meditation without God

Critical thinking ranks among the most dearly held values for those of us who are skeptical of religious faith. It’s … Continued