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Breaking bread in faith and love

RNS () — In the Bible, few dine alone. Small wonder that Christians and Jews see sharing a meal with … Continued

N.J. gay conversion therapy ban challenged in federal court

RNS () — New Jersey’s newly enacted ban on gay-to-straight conversion therapy for minors violates a licensed therapist’s obligation to … Continued

Conservatives vow suit over N.J. gay conversion law

TRENTON, N.J. — Licensed therapists are banned from using conversion therapy to try to change a child’s sexual orientation from … Continued

How to read (and think) like an atheist

There were two categories of teenagers in the 1950s: those who could name one book by an atheist and those … Continued

Searching for the soul of a nation

AP More than 50 pounds of cocaine seized from suspected drug dealers is displayed by authorities during a news conference … Continued

Faith and

AP In this undated file image provided by Sony Pictures Entertainment, singer-actresses Jordin Sparks, left, and Whitney Houston are shown … Continued

Is homeless crackdown a sign of compassion fatigue?

A growing number of cities across the United States are making it harder to be homeless. Philadelphia recently banned outdoor … Continued

Poll shows Christianity good for the poor, bad for sex

WASHINGTON — Americans feel the “Christian faith” has a positive impact on help for the poor and raising children with … Continued

Why Pat Robertson’s pot plan is a (bong) pipe dream

Pat Robertson should stick to television evangelism.  His recent pitch to legalize marijuana and make it as available as alcoholic … Continued

Fans to be shut out of Whitney Houston’s church funeral

NEWARK, N.J. — With TV trucks and camera crews clogging the streets and thousands of fans hoping for a glimpse … Continued