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Religious Leaders Speak on the Awful Costs of War and Poverty

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Pope Francis continues his tradition of speaking with pointed candor on urgent issues of the day, this time commenting on the awful costs, and some of the root causes, of war. President Obama headlines a panel at a Georgetown University … Continue reading

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The Unreligion

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Atheists win official protection from discrimination in matters of housing and employment in Madison, Wisconsin. Women seem to be coming forward as atheists in greater numbers than ever before. Leaders within atheist movements call for a renewed focus on good … Continue reading

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Commission Monitors World Religious Freedom Except at Home

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Among the many groups observing and reporting on religious freedom globally, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) monitors conditions in countries of the world, except at home in the U.S. Created in 1998 by the federal International … Continue reading

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Former President Jimmy Carter Stands Strong for Equality

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A former president had to resign from his faith organization after decades of membership, over a disagreement on the group’s views of women. Wage inequality that persists between women and men in the American workforce, and other mistreatment of women … Continue reading

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Religions Involved in a War, Not a War With Religion

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From a minority faith community besieged in Iraq, to pockets of religious believers squeezed by power plays coming from powerful groups around the globe, it seems that much of the instability in the world has a direct impact on religious … Continue reading

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Religious Materials in Public Schools

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So-called cultural wars and religious skirmishes play out publicly throughout the United States, in politics, courts and public schools. From billboards preaching Jesus to Bibles handed out to schoolchildren, people aim to disseminate their religious message, even if it is … Continue reading

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The Boundaries of Religious Liberty

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The recent anti-gay bills in the Arizona and Kansas legislatures purport to defend the ancient concept of religious liberty, or more broadly, “freedom of conscience”. This is a misunderstanding, if we can use that word to talk about a bill … Continue reading

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Perform A Wedding in New York City

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There are a handful of places in the United States that are “hotspots” for marriages performed by Universal Life Church Ministries ministers. These areas include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and the metropolitan areas of Texas; a myriad of weddings … Continue reading

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