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Who Owns the Russian Church?

August 20th, 2015

In the years following the fall of the Soviet Empire, when Russians were free to embrace religion for the first time in decades, social experts noted that many in the country embraced organized religion in much the same fashion that … Continue reading

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ISIS: It’s Just as Bad as You Think

August 19th, 2015

The vast majority of people in the United States are horrified by the things going on in the Middle East right now due to ISIS. You have almost certainly heard of some of the atrocities that have been committed by … Continue reading

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Still More to Be Written – Project Semicolon

August 10th, 2015

A sentence that has more to say might use a semicolon in the middle; the words continue on the other side of the grammatical symbol for “there is more to say about this.” Many people today are tattooing themselves with … Continue reading

Thinking about the Cross


August 4th, 2015

Child protection professionals see the worst that society offers, both in graphic detail and testimony from the people they are trying to protect. Too often, some in the profession note, the church and its leaders offer aid or cover to … Continue reading


Solstice Celebrations

August 4th, 2015

Since creatures all over the world are connected by a link to the sun overhead, it makes sense that societies throughout the world would celebrate the peak of the sun’s apparent journey north during the course of the year with … Continue reading

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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