More on Social Issues

Survey: Libertarian numbers are small but their social, political clout is growing

WASHINGTON — A new statistical portrait of libertarians examines their political and cultural views just as a Libertarian Party candidate … Continued

In search of libertarians in America

The Statue of Liberty is pictured on Liberty Island in New York, October 13, 2013. The rise of the Tea … Continued

Hispanics increasingly identify as ‘nones’

RNS () — The number of Hispanic-Americans who say they adhere to no religion is growing and now rivals the … Continued

Supreme Court poised to turn right in 2013 term

WASHINGTON — After two blockbuster terms in which it saved President Obama’s health care law and advanced the cause of … Continued

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Reading Pope Francis, seeing our own reflections

Let’s not miss the opportunity for seeing our faith in a new way by missing his point altogether.

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Do Young Catholics Even Understand Their Religion?

Millennials are not leaving because the teachings of the Church are not “progressive” enough, but because they themselves do not know the true substance of their faith.

Seminary, private college form Desmond Tutu center

RNS () — Two schools hope to bring the message of reconciliation retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu preached in South … Continued

‘Duck Dynasty’ success thrives on Christian stereotypes

RNS () — A show capitalizing on Southern Christian stereotypes has snowballed into success, with faith and duck hunting creating … Continued

Former charity head confirmed as U.S. ambassador to Vatican

RNS () — The U.S. Senate has confirmed former Catholic Relief Services head Ken Hackett to be the next ambassador … Continued

Leaving religion but finding community

Mark Poprocki / iStock In my nearly twenty years reporting on Americana Christianity, I’ve observed a growing number of Christians … Continued