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Giving Credit for Divine Performance

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 sib ...

Category: Health and Wellness Online Ordination Spirituality

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Freedom From Religion and Faith in Space

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, agnos ...

Category: Freedom Freedom of Religion Human Rights Science freedom from religion

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Liberal Nuns Undergo Scrutiny

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 ...

Category: Aid Religion Blessings

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Folk Tradition Spirituality

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 immigr ...

Category: Faith Healing Spirituality Eastern Philosophy

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Religious Leaders Address War and Poverty

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 Geo ...

Category: Equal Rights Human Rights Online Ordination Religion Citizens Rights

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The Unreligion

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 m ...

Category: Equal Rights Freedom of Religion Spirituality freedom from religion

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Commission Monitors World Religious Freedom

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 ...

Category: Freedom of Religion

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No Religion for French Schools

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 Jan ...

Category: Freedom of Religion

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What Would Woody Guthrie Do?

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 m ...

Category: Morality Online Ordination Politics

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President Jimmy Carter Stands for Equality

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, ...

Category: Equal Rights Online Ordination Politics Social Equality Social Justice

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