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Giving Credit for Divine Performance

July 23rd, 2015

On her way to a legendary sweep of four major tennis tournaments in 2015, Serena Williams, 33, takes time after each victory to “thank Jehovah God” for the success that she enjoys. Along with her tennis competition sibling, Venus Williams, … Continue reading

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Freedom From Religion and Faith in Space

June 25th, 2015

The founder of the advocacy group Freedom From Religion Foundation has died at age 88 in Wisconsin. A pioneer in the effort to create a secular society, she leaves a legacy of activism that has inspired atheists, agnostics and those … Continue reading

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Liberal Nuns Undergo Scrutiny

June 4th, 2015

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is the main group representing most of the 50,000 nuns in the United States. A controversial probe of the group led by the Vatican that began three years ago has come to an … Continue reading

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Folk Tradition Spirituality

June 3rd, 2015

In villages around the world, women take the lead in religious roles that may seem somewhat unexpected in Western traditions. In folk religious practices and observances from Asia to the Americas, from Africa to immigrant communities in Europe and elsewhere, … Continue reading

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Religious Leaders Speak on the Awful Costs of War and Poverty

May 20th, 2015

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

May 14th, 2015

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

May 11th, 2015

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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No Religion for French Schools

May 6th, 2015

France enacts laws and regulations regarding secular schools, and some Muslims say that their religion is a special target. Following the awful killings of satirical journalists and Jewish store patrons in Paris in January, many see renewed interest and emphasis … Continue reading

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What Would Woody Guthrie Do?

May 1st, 2015

Big decisions face Americans in the coming year. From the choice of who will be the next president, to budget debates over whether to slash spending that helps families in need while pouring more fuel into the military machine, the … Continue reading

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Former President Jimmy Carter Stands Strong for Equality

April 29th, 2015

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