Religious Holidays

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Muslims say they deserve school time off for holidays, too

RNS () — Hannah Shraim, a 14-year old sophomore at Northwest High School in Germantown, Md., will miss school on … Continued

Fox apologizes for comments on Wiccans at University of Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Fox News contributor Tucker Carlson has apologized for comments he made about Wiccans, saying he “should have … Continued

On campus, a move to end religious holidays

Every year it’s the same story: Another person, group, or institution attacks the observance of religious holidays in the name … Continued

Keep Santa, Easter Bunny in their place?

For nearly 50 years in Saugus, Mass., a firefighter has donned a Santa suit with green mittens and delivered coloring … Continued

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A very atheist Christmas

When people find out I’m an atheist, the question often comes up about what I do during the Christmas holidays. … Continued

During Rosh Hashanah, some Israel talk with your apples and honey?

Some people don’t like to mix politics with religious holidays. President Obama is apparently looking at the calendar and hoping … Continued

There isn’t a war on Christmas in North America

By Tim Muldoon This article is part of a series for the Patheos Holiday Monitor, which tracks the War on … Continued

Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky: Our national joy

By Sally Quinn Chelsea Clinton is getting married and I want to know everything about the wedding. I’m dying to … 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

Pre-marital counseling is a must for interfaith marriages

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

Part II: Where does an interfaith couple go to find help?

By: Marion L. Usher, Ph.DThis post is the second in a series about how couples can navigate questions related to … Continued

God and country

By David Waters As a culture war battleground, revision of the social studies curriculum standards in Texas isn’t likely to … Continued

A holiday for every American

It’s time that we all accepted the fact that this is not a Christian nation.As President Obama pointed out in … Continued

For the crèche, give Obama a pass

Q: Should the White House, whose residents serve all Americans, display a crèche or a menorah or any strictly religious … Continued

Atheism is also a religion for many

The American Humanist Association has a real problem with the public expression of religion. Yet, it’s website says the organization … Continued

Which God do Humanists reject?

Q: What do you think of the American Humanist Association’s new “Godless Holiday” campaign? The ads will say: “No God? … Continued

Could we call it Dog Day?

Q: What do you think of the American Humanist Association’s new “Godless Holiday” campaign? The ads will say: “No God? … Continued

Lunar Calendar Holy-Days

By Mike Ghousefounder, World Muslim Congress Politicking runs deep in our community lives, be it a Mosque, Temple, Synagogue or … Continued

Religion in Public Schools: Academic, Not Devotional

The Texas Board of Education, the nation’s second largest purchaser of public school textbooks, is revising its K-12 social studies … Continued

Teaching Our Children the Value of Others

The New York City Council last week voted to add two Muslim holidays to the city’s public school calendar, citing … Continued