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Daniel Burke

Daniel Burke worked for Religion News Service from 2006-2013. He now co-edits CNN's Belief Blog.

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Beneath the stereotypes, a stressful life for preachers’ kids

May 2, 2013

(RNS) Between the stereotypes of preachers’ kids as either goody two-shoes or devilish hellions lies a tense and sometimes taxing reality, the children of clergy say. Just ask Franklin Graham.

Monday’s Religion News Roundup: Holocaust survivors * Finding Misha * George Jones

April 29, 2013

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva’s journey from Joan Jett lookalike to hijab-wearing conspiracy theorist. The mysterious Misha is found in Rhode Island. George Jones and the Christ-haunted South.

Monday’s Religion News Roundup: Brothers Tsarnaev * Muslim last rites * Boy Scouts

April 22, 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev regained consciousness. Attention focuses on Dagestan, a “hub of jihadist recruitment.” The Boy Scouts’ new gay policy mirrors the Mormon church.

Live: Obama at interfaith service for victims of Boston bombing

April 18, 2013

Watch President Obama at the interfaith service for victims of the Boston bombing.

Thursday’s Religion News Roundup: Obama in Boston * Time’s 100 * Halal McDonald’s?

April 18, 2013

President Obama will attend an interfaith service in Boston.Three religious leaders make the Time 100 most influential list. Is McDonald’s chicken really halal?

Boston Marathon’s holy ground and sacred bonds

April 16, 2013

(RNS) Just as Jews pray to celebrate Passover “next year in Jerusalem” and Muslims pledge to visit Mecca, marathoners want to “run Boston.” For runners, Monday’s bombs struck on holy ground, endangering sacred bonds.

Pope Francis tells Bostonians to “combat evil with good”

April 16, 2013

(RNS) Pope Francis sent a telegram to Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley on Tuesday, expressing sympathy for the victims of the marathon bombings and urging Americans to “overcome evil with good.”

As they turn 150, Adventists still pray for the apocalypse

April 10, 2013

(RNS) They started as a movement determined that Christ would return any day now. Now, as the Seventh-day Adventists turn 150 years old, there’s growing tension about building an institution that many hope won’t last much longer.

Monday’s Religion News Roundup: Holocaust Remembrance * Rick Warren’s son * Juche

April 8, 2013

Remembering the six million killed in the Shoah. Do churches ignore mental illness? Words of hope from Wendell Berry.

Monday’s Religion News Roundup: Cesar Chavez * Piper’s swan song * CCD or OCD?

April 1, 2013

Pope promises to wash the feet of everyone on Earth. Conservatives attack President Obama’s dog for hunting Easter eggs. American Atheists announce belief in higher power.

President Obama’s Easter statement

March 29, 2013

(RNS) On Friday, the White House released this statement from President Obama about Easter.

Thursday’s Religion News Roundup: Maundy Thursday * DOMA dancing * Peep Benedict

March 28, 2013

Christians celebrate Maundy Thursday. The Supremes dance around DOMA. Peep Benedict enjoys a sweet retirement.

Nicodemus, the mystery man of Holy Week

March 27, 2013

(RNS) The Bible tells us little about Nicodemus. But Christians have found ways to dramatize his journey from skeptical Pharisee to the foot of the cross.

Ask the Experts: Easter edition

March 25, 2013

(RNS) In our inaugural edition of Ask the Experts, we tackled questions about the history, theology and traditions of Christmas. This time, we’re looking at Easter.

Monday’s Religion News Roundup: Sweet Sistine * Pope Alarm * Mormon scriptures

March 11, 2013

Is it time for a pope of color? Will Cardinal Dolan run out of socks before a new pope is picked? Why did LDS leaders change Mormon scriptures?

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