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Is Purim the Jewish Halloween? Some Jews say no

WASHINGTON — Debby Levitt’s four children are dressing up big time for Purim, one of the more raucous of Jewish … Continued

‘A nation of Osteens and Obamas’

Bill O’Leary WASHINGTON POST Evangelist Joel Osteen brings his revival show to Nationals Park on April, 29, 2012 in Washington, … Continued

Do atheists have anything to learn from religion?

Stripped of its supernatural elements, does religion have anything to offer atheists? What can nonbelievers borrow from the organizations, practices … Continued

Do atheists need religion?

I wrote “Religion for Atheists” because I was deeply frustrated by the anger and intolerance of ‘new atheists’ like Richard … Continued

Expression of Religion

Our founding fathers were not fixated on religious expression as much as they were preserving the rights to do so. … Continued

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart on Ground Zero cross

BEBETO MATTHEWS ASSOCIATED PRESS All hands stretch towards a steel beam cross as Rev. Brian Jordan, center, applies holy water … Continued

No place for religion in public policy

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

Faltering and Leading: The Conservative Movement

By Tim Muldoon In the aftermath of Jesus’ death, a frightened Peter and a group of dispirited disciples scattered, lost … Continued

Marriage: Yes it’s on the rocks, and good riddance

A new survey out this week from the National Marriage Project shows that marriage is an institution in decline in … Continued

Israel a model (of sorts) on gays in the military

By Michele Chabin JERUSALEM (RNS) Israel, like the United States, is a largely secular society with deep religious roots. And … Continued