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 Not only do The Satanic Temple's campaigns raise serious questions about the First Amendment and religious pluralism, they also challenge the public to think about what counts as a 'religion.'
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Four in 10 highly religious people say they’re “very happy” with the way things are going in life, compared to 29 percent of those who are not highly religious.
(RNS) Pew Research finds key similarities and surprising differences among the highly religious and those who are less so.
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It’s not “Grand Theft Auto.” It’s propaganda created by the group that calls itself the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.
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Franklin Graham has one mission — to save lives, spiritually and materially. He is in the headlines for humanitarian acts almost as often as for his controversial comments.

Our Cathy Lynn Grossman asked the son of famed evangelist Billy Graham about it all.
(RNS) Franklin Graham, the hellfire evangelist who's turning election-year rallies into prayer meetings, quotes his daddy -- and Donald Trump.
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David Gushee proposes that Donald Trump and Ted Cruz represent two very different kinds of failures for conservative Christianity – one old and longstanding, the other new and more disturbing.
Christian voters should look for candidates committed to civility, solidarity, justice, mercy, compassion, rule of law, and human rights.
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“The biblical and the constitutional owe a lot of debt to Scalia,” said Julie Siverd, a Presbyterian who attended a Christian seminary.
(RNS) Braving freezing temperatures, those who came to pay their respects admired Scalia for his jurisprudence, his faith, and -- for some -- simply the office he held.
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“The pope is an amazing person, an incredible person," one of the Syrian refugees Pope Francis brought back to Rome said. "We hope that every religious person could be like the pope."
ROME (RNS) From a war-torn homeland to a hellish camp on a Greek island, the Muslim families are now living in the sheltering shadow of the Vatican.
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Reza Aslan on the appeal of Of Kings and Prophets: "When we developed 'Of Kings and Prophets,' we knew it could appeal to a faith-based audience because it is a loyal retelling of the biblical story, but it also appeals to secular audiences because that biblical story is crazy!"
(RNS) It's time Hollywood treated Bible believers like adults, Aslan says.
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This rural pastor knew as well as anyone the repercussions of coming out.
(RNS) Asked about the possibility of leaving a church she has been a part of for 40 years, Meyer was blunt: “I’m not eager to leave. I’m not eager to stay in an abusive relationship, either.”
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Jim Wallis: "The marginalization of people of color in our society, including millions of children who remain our poorest in the world’s richest nation, would still make the biblical prophets scream."
The prominent Christian leader talks about racism, the "Black Lives Matter" movement, and whether he supports reparations.
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Could a match between Donald Trump and God be far away?
(RNS) Trump has found himself in an adversarial posture with the Holy, and may now be eligible for the kind of breakthrough mission in the kingdom of God that can be found in the Bible.
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A new study seeks to explain why some religions — Christianity and Islam in particular — have dominated the globe.
A study seeks to explain why some religions -- Christianity and Islam in particular -- have dominated the globe.
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