BOSTON (RNS) — The data will help individuals hoping to trace back their family ancestry, as well as historians, genealogists, economists and other scholars looking for bulk data for their research.
(RNS) — Let’s avoid adding more fuel to the culture wars. God should not be a political football.
If independent bookstores die, so will ideas and conversation.
BOSTON (RNS) — At least 30 gravestones were desecrated with swastikas and anti-Semitic messages at the Hebrew Cemetery in Fall River, Mass., over the weekend.
BOSTON (RNS) — For many people of faith in the Bay State, legalization hasn’t burned away the moral issues that come with using drugs for fun.
BOSTON (RNS) – Two weeks after receiving the threats, the Framingham, Mass., fifth-grader has stacks of letters of support from all over the country.
Sing it with me: "You can get anything you want...." Fifty years ago!
(RNS) And at the bottom for the ninth year in a row: Vermont.
(RNS) Angry their parish would be closed in the wake of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, around 100 parishioners took turns sleeping overnight in the church.
(RNS) A federal lawsuit lodged by a Ugandan LGBT advocacy group alleges Scott Lively conspired with Ugandan religious and political leaders to incite anti-gay sentiment resulting in discrimination, arrest, torture and murder in that country.
As the Supreme Court wrestles with the legalization of gay marriage, the Massachusetts couples who successfully challenged their state's ban on gay marriage in 2003 are juggling work and retirement, raising kids who turn down Ivy League colleges and holding joyful family reunions.
(RNS) The loss is also a setback for a new legal strategy that argued that "under God" violated the state constitution’s guarantee against discrimination rather than the U.S. Constitution’s promise of separation of church and state.
(RNS) Preservationists are working to digitize and otherwise safeguard historical riches that rest with Massachusetts Congregationalists, whose churches were the center of community life in colonial days.
(RNS) An atheist couple challenging the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance hopes that the same Massachusetts court that legalized gay marriage can set another precedent against the phrase "under God."
(RNS) Here's a quick tour of selected state ballot measures from the 2012 elections. By Jeanie Groh.
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