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5 faith facts on religion in Syria

Women chant anti-government slogans during a demonstration in Idlib in northern Syria. (Rodrigo Abd — AP) Syria has been embroiled … Continued

COMMENTARY: The hidden immigration impact on American churches

RNS () — As Congress makes a final attempt this fall to act on comprehensive immigration reform, the debate is … Continued

Report: Americans hold different views of what “religious” means

 There is a lopsided divide in America about what it means to be a religious person, with a majority believing … Continued

Is religion’s fight against gay marriage over?

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

My National Day of Prayer petition? Reason.

Today is the National Day of Prayer. Today is also the National Day of Reason. Take your pick. Or take … Continued

Negotiating change in the Islamic religious establishment

It has been said by many that Egypt is going through difficult and trying times. Today, however, I would like … Continued

State of the Union: How we remain divided

JIM WATSON AFP/GETTY IMAGES The US Capitol stands lit ahead of US President Obama’s State of the Union address in … Continued

Unbelief is now the world’s third-largest’religion’

A new report on global religious identity shows that while Christians and Muslims make up the two largest groups, those … Continued

A vibrant, but different, future for religion in the U.S.

Research for my new book “God Is Alive and Well: The Future of Religion in America” documents the degree to … Continued

Sci-fi ‘Anomaly’ and the church of popular culture

Recently, writer Harry “Skip” Brittenham and artist Brian Haberlin released their epic science fiction multimedia project “Anomaly” to the delight … Continued

New Congress more religiously diverse, less Protestant

Three Buddhists, a Hindu and a “none” will walk into the 113th Congress, and it’s no joke. Rather, it’s a … Continued

Election 2012: ‘Mormon moment’ or a last gasp coalition?

Jonathan Newton THE WASHINGTON POST Confetti falls at the end of President Obama’s Election Night rally on Nov. 7, 2012 … Continued

Report: White Christian voters no longer hold keys to the White House

The road to the White House is no longer white and Christian. President Obama won with a voter coalition that … Continued

Hindu-Americans elected to Congress

Marco Garcia AP Democrat Colleen Hanabusa, right, congratulates candidate Tulsi Gabbard after both women won their Hawaii Congressional district seats … Continued

Roger Williams goes Baptist on legendary evangelist Billy Graham

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks with the Rev. Billy Graham during a visit to the Graham cabin … Continued

What the campaigns should know about the religiously unaffiliated

REUTERS Voting signs sit outside the Licking County Board of Elections on the first day of early voting in Newark, … Continued

‘Distilled Spirits’ traces birth of New Age spirituality

BERKELEY, Calif. — Gerald Heard is the most influential religious thinker you’ve never heard of. Without Heard, some of the … Continued

Losing our religion: One in five Americans are now ‘nones’

BETHESDA, Md. — The number of Americans who say they have no religious affiliation has hit an all-time high — … Continued

Is the GOP about to have an (Asian American) evangelical problem?

Few Americans know that Asian Americans voted largely in favor of Obama when he ran against McCain in 2008. Little … Continued

First Amendment protects everybody’s religious freedom

Louisiana State Rep. Valarie Hodges used to be a big fan of school vouchers. “I liked the idea,” she explained, … Continued