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In-depth, impartial, and engaged coverage of religion and ethics
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Arizona is a Republican mainstay. But it's also the site of a budding "political humanism" movement.

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After a devastating earthquake in Italy, volunteers are trying to help find victims. But it's not easy.

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Meet four Muslim American military veterans.

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"I know about all these depictions," says Cardinal Burke. "People call me ‘the enemy of the pope’ and so forth. I have never been and I am not presently the enemy of the pope.”

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“You see people wearing scarves, people are pointing fingers at them and throwing them out of flights and calling them names when they pass by and all of that,” Khizr Khan said. “Most Americans are against this kind of nonsense, but there is an element that has gotten voice, has been encouraged by this political rhetoric, and especially this election season has made it worse.”

And Donald Trump isn't helping, the Khans say.


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“Faith is not a substitute for hard work, perseverance or talent,” said Joel Fish, director of Philadelphia’s Center for Sport Psychology, who has worked with athletes at the Olympic and professional level. “But when those bases are covered, I believe faith, for certain athletes, can be a source of comfort, of motivation, of consistency.” #Olympics 

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“As sinful and terrible as this was and is, it is the response of the church that provides a most dire cause for confession. We at times failed to act, to respond with urgency and integrity. We betrayed your trust. I offer you my deep sorrow and profound regret for what the Catholic people have endured."

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Everyday Sunday singer Trey Pearson came out as gay in this letter.

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A small, but growing number of transgender students seek out divinity school precisely because it is a place where they can wrestle with questions about their place and purpose in the universe.

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Baylor University has fired President Kenneth Starr over his handling of a sexual assault scandal — a turn of events that drips with irony for the former prosecutor’s critics.
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