(RNS) This is the gift guide for people who practice a religion, study religion, laugh about religion or wish there were more atheists in the world.
Each year Religion News Service comes up with a stellar assortment of holiday presents for everyone on your list: There’s something for your pastor, your Jewish brother-in-law, your Muslim child and your secularist sister.
The ultimate interfaith ugly Christmas sweater Some have described it as “political correctness gone mad.” Others might call it awesomely awful.
Seven deadly sins shot glasses Each etched with a cartoon depiction of one of the biggest sins: lust, greed, sloth and all the rest.
Pope Francis bracelet We hope the Argentine pope doesn’t mind that this slip-on wooden bracelet is made in Brazil, though he probably doesn’t want to be on a bracelet in the first place.
Why Are You Atheists So Angry? With humor and reason, atheist blogger Greta Cristina explains why atheists are indeed angry — and what they should do about it — in a very readable paperback.
Recycled bike chain menorah Handmade and fair-traded from India.
The Allah clock A wall clock for a kid’s room with the Arabic name for God in the middle. There’s a pink version, too.
Buddha ornaments for your zen tree Made of lightweight glass. Guaranteed to help you ease through the December madness.
A Game for Good Christians Some say it should be called “A Game for Bad Christians.” Players pair biblical phrases but not in a particularly tasteful manner.
Carbon covenant trees Give the gift of trees through Interfaith Power & Light, a coalition of faith groups whose Carbon Covenant program brings religious groups together to plant trees in Cameroon, Cambodia, Ghana and on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Hanukkah onesie for grown-ups. Because your tuchas shouldn’t get cold during those eight crazy nights. “Possibly the best thing to happen to Jews since dripless candles!”
‘Evolve’ Muslim prayer T-shirt An Islamic answer to the iconic “evolution of man” graphic.
Cookies from the Simply Divine Bakery A tasty assortment of shortbreads, gingersnaps, buttermint and other cookies from the Sisters of St. Benedict’s bakery in Ferdinand, Ind.
The Mensch on a Bench A Jewish father wrote a story for his sons about a menschy guy who helped out the Maccabees. Now there’s a plush mensch to go with the book. “The Elf on the Shelf,” you’ve got competition.
Book of Mormon bingo Each square of the bingo boards represents a different person, animal or object from the Book of Mormon.
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