(RNS) — African-American men are equally as likely as Hispanic women to be what Pew considers 'highly religious,' so they are tied as the second-most religious group.
(RNS) — American civil religion is the moral backbone of our body politic — a heritage of shared beliefs, stories, ideas, symbols and events that explains the American experience of self-government with reference to a moral order that transcends it.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The survey captures how 'too many people think Christmas is about a mall and not a manger,' said Ed Stetzer, executive director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College.
(The Conversation) — Many might assume that religious commitment is a sign of virtue, or even that morality cannot exist without religion. Both of these assumptions, however, are problematic.
(RNS) — Some religious leaders criticized President Trump's initial response denouncing hatred and violence 'on many sides,' while a few conservative evangelicals rushed to defend the president.
(REUTERS) The new rule overturns a 20-year prohibition.
(RNS) The ban 'traumatizes refugees, most of whom are women and children, keeps families separated and punishes people who are themselves fleeing the terror we as a nation are rightly fighting to end,' said World Relief President Scott Arbeiter.
(RNS) Pew Research finds key similarities and surprising differences among the highly religious and those who are less so.
(RNS) Long viewed as the most religious developed nation, America is slipping toward secularism, like the rest of the West, a new study finds.
(RNS) A new survey finds Israelis wrestling with the nation's identity. Most Jews there say it can be both Jewish and democratic. Most Israeli Muslims and Christians disagree.
(RNS) "The Force Awakens" gives us hope for the possibility of redemption and conversion.
(RNS) Americans as a whole are growing less religious, but those who still consider themselves to belong to a religion are, on average, just as committed to their faiths as they were in the past.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The religious sector received 31 percent of all charitable dollars in 2013, a proportion twice as high as the second-largest U.S. sector, education.
(RNS) In 1950, about 20 percent of all U.S. marriages were interfaith. Today, that number is 45 percent.
(RNS) Prima ballerina Jenifer Ringer just retired as a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet and wrote an unusual memoir for a dancer -- one infused with her faith.
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