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Choice is the future of religion in America

By Mark Silk — June 1, 2023
(RNS) — Judaism lays bare the complexities of American religion’s new regime of choice.
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Fewer evangelicals support public school childhood vaccine requirements, survey shows

By Adelle M. Banks — May 16, 2023
(RNS) — Significant majorities across religious groups say the benefits of childhood vaccines outweigh the risks from getting them.

More Americans pray in their car than in a place of worship, survey finds

By Adelle M. Banks — May 4, 2023
(RNS) — A distinct majority of those who pray (87%) said they believed they’d received an answer to their prayers in the last 12 months.

Where can seekers find community outside organized religion? Meet The Nearness

By Emily McFarlan Miller — April 27, 2023
(RNS) — ‘One of the things that really strikes me is that we’re all drowning in content, but what we need are containers for connection,’ said Casper ter Kuile of The Nearness.

Most adults in US, 16 other nations say belief in God, morality not always linked

By Adelle M. Banks — April 20, 2023
(RNS) — Pew Research Center released the findings — that also hold true among most of those affiliated with a religion — from its Global Attitudes Survey.

We know Americans have become less religious. Surprising new data shows us where.

By Ryan Burge — April 12, 2023
(RNS) — North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Michigan saw drops in total religious adherents of at least 10%.

Secular organizers say interfaith spaces should include atheists, nonbelievers

By Alejandra Molina — April 10, 2023
(RNS) — It is perplexing, some say, when interfaith leaders refer to the religious freedom movement as 'radically inclusive' while 'one of the biggest sections of society' is left out of the conversation.

In ‘God on Psychedelics,’ Don Lattin offers a roadmap of congregational tripping

By Yonat Shimron — April 10, 2023
(RNS) — The veteran religion reporter investigates how various religious groups are using psychedelics to inspire chemically induced mystical experiences.

Guess who’s coming to Easter dinner?

By Flavio Rogerio Hickel Jr., Fanhao Nie, Leah Payne, and Tarah Williams — April 7, 2023
(RNS) — The religiously unaffiliated celebrate Easter more widely than you'd think.

Adult egg hunts and kiddie pools full of gifts: Is Easter the new Christmas?

By Emily McFarlan Miller — April 7, 2023
(RNS) — At a time when fewer people are going to church, events like the Adult Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt hosted by the Itasca Park District and Village of Itasca are taking off.

Church-state separationist Barry Lynn recounts his legal arguments in new memoirs

By Adelle M. Banks — April 3, 2023
(RNS) — 'It is people who are hurting, people who are outcasts, that appealed to me,' Lynn said.

From Senate subcommittee to Easter sermon: Raphael Warnock on life as a pastor-politician

By Adelle M. Banks — March 31, 2023
WASHINGTON (RNS) — ‘My life is a sermon, that I get to preach on Sunday and embody and make come alive in my work in the Senate,’ said the Georgia senator.

Report: LGBTQ Americans tend to be younger and have no religion

By Bob Smietana — March 23, 2023
(RNS) — The new report from PRRI also found that many religious Americans support LGBTQ nondiscrimination rights, even those who oppose same sex-marriage.
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