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Walking 1,850 miles to see Pope Francis, pilgrim feels renewed

RIO DE JANEIRO — A record-breaking three million Roman Catholics crammed  Copacabana Beach Saturday (July 27) night to hear Pope … Continued

COMMENTARY: The value of connections

HODGDON ISLAND, Maine — For our three-night sojourn in coastal Maine, far from crowds and constructive work, we stayed at … Continued

Exhibit highlights blacks’ connection to Scripture

NEW YORK — A new exhibit at New York’s Museum of Biblical Art makes one point clear and inescapable: Biblical … Continued

Interfaith is a state of mind

VIA BLOOMBERG President Obama prepares to speak during a memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting … Continued

New’Terumah’ phone app will link churches with far-flung followers

DECATUR, Ala. — It’s a a little like stumbling across the beginnings of Google or Facebook in a spare bedroom. … Continued

Jews push back against Scouts over policy banning gays

NEW ORLEANS — For nearly a decade, hundreds of local Boy Scouts have learned the virtues of the Ten Commandments … Continued

Breakaway group offers more progressive form of Catholicism

FAIRFAX, Va. — About 30 people are gathered in a dark, makeshift sanctuary at St. Anthony of Padua Church as … Continued

How a Mormon scholar went from doubter to believer

As an 11-year-old boy, Don Bradley went looking for gold plates. After all, Mormon founder Joseph Smith said he was … Continued

Swimming for the soul

Aaron Favila AP Filipino girls participate in swimming lessons at a public pool in the Dapitan Sports Complex in Manila, … Continued

Do you have faith in the media?

A visiting Martian might be forgiven for thinking that Americans care more about the religion of prospective presidential candidates than … Continued

Good Friday, Passover mean headaches for opening day

For millions of Americans, Major League Baseball’s opening day is more than a rite of spring, it’s a near-religious experience. … Continued

What baptism for the dead means to Mormons

Toward the end of May, 1970, I stood waist high in water in a baptismal font of a temple in … Continued

A doubting faith

Like most people, I used to view doubt and faith as occupying two opposite ends of the spiritual spectrum. In … Continued

Praying without priests on 9/11

CHIP EAST REUTERS The World Trade Center Cross, made of intersecting steel beams found in the rubble of buildings destroyed … Continued

Knowing God vs. knowing about God

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

Knowledge not the same as religious experience

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

Woody Allen’s religion: Any difference between religious faith and fortune cookies?

Woody Allen, was a bit uncomfortable when wished a happy Jewish New Year by his interviewer, Dave Itzkoff, responding “That’s … Continued

The Prospect for Humanism: The Hope of a Secular Society

By Ronald A. LindsayPresident and CEO, Center for Inquiry, and Contributor to Properly understood, humanism is not a religion. … Continued

Ramadan, translated

Ramadan is not only the beginning of a month-long fast but of a special spiritual cycle of months within which … Continued

Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky: religion and interfaith marriage

By: Marion L. Usher, Ph.D. “Adam was Jewish and I was raised Mormon. We grew up in Salt Lake City, … Continued