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Big Religious and Legal Questions in the Supreme Court

Two very interesting cases have been in the process of going through the Supreme Court in recent months. Both of them involve big questions about the intersection of religious and legal rights, and the outcomes may chang ...

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Is Banning Religious Gatherings a Violation of Freedom of Religion?

One interesting result of novel coronavirus outbreaks in the United States is that some churches have taken the prohibition against gathering to court, claiming that being denied the right to gather is an infringement of ...

Category: Equal Rights Freedom Freedom of Religion Politics

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What To Do When a Spouse Loses Faith

For some religious couples, when you first got married, you may have imagined a life in which you and your spouse lived by and spread the word of God. That may have been just what you got, too, in the early days. Recentl ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

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Study: Nearly Half of Americans Think the Bible Should Influence U.S. Law

A Pew Research study found that 49% of Americans believe that the Christian Bible should have at least some impact on American laws and over a quarter believe it should have "a great deal" of influence.

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U.S. Churches Ignore Stay-at-Home Orders Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak

In 1802, Thomas Jefferson created the phrase “separation of church and state” in a letter addressed to Danbury Baptist Association in Connecticut. Though the first amendment does not use this phrase, Mr. Jefferson em ...

Category: Health and Wellness Morality Politics Religion

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Immunization Through Faith? That Might Just Go Viral

While many parts of the United States have ordered churchgoers to stay home during the coronavirus, some church leaders are still holding services and telling their congregation that faith in God will protect them

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Churches Buck Coronavirus Precautions

Many churches still place their congregations at unnecessary risk of coronavirus by continuing to hold in-person services, choir rehersals, and fellowship gatherings. When does "religious freedom" go too far?

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How To Talk to Your Kids About Religion as Secular Parents

As secular parents, you may feel that any religious discussion is a non-issue, as why introduce your kids to something you yourself don’t believe? Good question. While secularism is on the rise, new parents or soon-to ...

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Appeals Court Rules 34-Foot Cross in Public Park Not "Religious Symbol"

The Bayview Park Cross in Pensacola, Florida can stay, per a new Appeals Court ruling. They ruled that, given the cross's long tenure in the park, it's no longer a religious symbol, but a neutral symbol of the community.

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Guiding a Wayward Child Back to the Church of Latter-day Saints

If your child, regardless of age, has chosen to leave the Church of Latter-day Saints, you may feel burdened by his or her decision. You may also feel that the decision is a failure on your part. Could you have done more ...

Category: Morality Spirituality Christianity

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