SEATTLE (RNS) — Recent research on the region's distinctive religious culture gives us hints about what a society dominated by Nones may look like.
PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) Portland may be the least religious city in the U.S., but its residents are drawing on spirituality and shared values for comfort in the wake of a horrific stabbing on a light-rail train.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Jeremy Joseph Christian's Facebook page is full of disturbing posts supporting white supremacy, attacking women, mocking transgender people. It shows a man obsessed with fascism.
A new category: Jews-by-surprise. It says more about us than about them.
(RNS) When he learned he’d won, he met the owner of the raffled gun at a local gun shop, passed a background check and received the prize.
McMINNVILLE, Ore. (RNS) What's the difference between belief in a religion and belief in the paranormal? Not much, some say.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Taking up arms goes beyond what the religion teaches, say scholars.
(RNS) My rights don't matter as much as another person's life.
(RNS) In our modern world, “terrorist” is a racially coded word we have reserved primarily for describing Muslims engaged in acts of violence.
(RNS) All sides of the gun control debate seem to turn to government as the solution. But why do we turn to government first? Are there no other places to turn for comfort, for consolation, for change?
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) A letter written by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and signed by Roman Catholic, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Sikh faith leaders claimed the defeated bill crossed "a legal and ethical Rubicon."
(RNS) Right-to-die legislation inspired by patient advocate Brittany Maynard passed a milestone in California Thursday when the state Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill to legalize physician-assisted dying.
"Brittany Maynard's death ... made it a political issue for younger people, not just older people," said medical ethicist Arthur Caplan.
(RNS) Tennessee approved a constitutional amendment that will give more power to state lawmakers to regulate and restrict abortion.
PUNE, India (RNS) I had no idea whether I was ready for the Osho International Meditation Resort. But chanting a name other than the divine ones I believe in felt wrong.
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