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Millennials and Nuns: An Unlikely Coalition Out To Change the World

Just because religious affiliation continues to dwindle in America does not mean that the number of people desiring a more environmentally friendly and socially progressive country is likewise declining. Enter Nuns and N ...

Category: Politics Religion

How Much Do Americans Know About Religion?

Pew Research recently tested Americans’ knowledge about religion. Adults were asked 32 fact-based, multiple-choice questions about religion. Some questions were quite difficult, such as “What does the U.S. Co ...

Category: Politics Religion Science

The Alarming Rise in European Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism, the hatred of Jews and the hellacious acts that often accompany it, is nothing new. It’s been around almost since the beginnings of recorded history. Its most notable exemplification was the Holocaus ...

Category: Human Rights Morality Politics Judaism

Assisted Suicide: Compassionate Help or Murder By Another Name?

Euthanasia, the painless killing of a person suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma, is illegal in the United States. Assisted suicide, on the other hand, is legal in Washington, D.C., ...

Category: Morality Politics

Vaccinations and Religious Freedom

With the upswing in US measles outbreaks in recent years, the controversy over parents refusing to vaccinate their children on religious grounds has not only come to the forefront, but also is sweeping the country. Today ...

Category: Health and Wellness Politics Religion Superstitions

Alabama Legislators Vote To Ban Abortions

In a long-anticipated move, the Republican-controlled Alabama Senate approved a measure that will, if signed into law by Republican Gov. Kay Ivey, virtually abolish abortion in the state. Any doctor who performs one will ...

Category: Politics Religion Science

United Methodists Threaten to De-Unite Over LGBT Policies

The differing views held by conservative, centrist, and liberal factions of the United Methodist Church with regard to LGBT policies and practices appear to be coming to a head. At a St. Louis UMC conference in February, ...

Category: Politics Religion Social Justice

7 Books About World War II for Kids and Teens

World War II can be a difficult time frame to understand historically. The reasons the war began were complex and not limited to one country. Nazi ideology can be difficult to explain to children, but it’s importan ...

Category: Human Rights Politics Religion Judaism

Celebrate Jewish-American Heritage Month Remembering These Women

Donald Trump’s 2018 Proclamation for Jewish American Heritage Month included these words: “The contributions of the Jewish people to American society are innumerable, strengthening our Nation and making it m ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Politics Religion

When Thoughts and Prayers Aren’t Enough

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently condemned “thoughts and prayers” after the New Zealand tragedy. Sometimes, Christians say that to be dismissive, “I’ll pray for you, but I just don& ...

Category: Disasters Morality Politics Religion