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Entries by Jaweed Kaleem from 06/2013

FBI To Start Tracking Hate Crimes Against Sikhs, Hindus and Arabs

Posted 06.05.2013 | Religion

After years of pressure from civil rights groups and lawmakers who say attacks against religious and ethnic minorities are not adequately monitored b...

Third Metric Conference Explores Mind/Body Connection

Posted 06.06.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK -- For today's high-powered, high-stressed professionals, short moments of "purposeful pause" can lead to a more balanced, healthier life, a ...

End Of Life Tech Companies Grow With Changes In Death Traditions

Posted 06.13.2013 | Religion

As his parents age, David Glitzer has begun to accept that the day will come when they are no longer alive. But until recently, Glitzer wasn't sure ho...

Religious Views Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender People Revealed In New Survey

Posted 06.14.2013 | Religion

Surveys have repeatedly shown that religious objections are the most popular reason people cite when they say being gay is immoral or that they don't ...

Ken Hackett To Be Nominated As Ambassador To Vatican

Posted 06.14.2013 | Religion

The White House announced Friday that President Barack Obama will nominate Ken Hackett, the former president of Catholic Relief Services to be the Uni...

"Atheist Church," Century-old Jewish Baths, Secularism In Europe And More Religion Headlines

Posted 06.18.2013 | Religion

A new "atheist church?" A wildly popular British atheist group that's become known as the "atheist church" is planning to give secular fellowship a...

School Prayer 50 Years Later: What Do Americans Believe?

Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion

Though school-sponsored prayer in public schools was ruled unconstitutional more than 50 years ago and the Supreme Court decided more than 20 years ag...

Pope Francis Adds St. Joseph To Catholic Mass, Signals Church Interest In 'Fatherly Care'

Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis approved a change in the Catholic Mass to include prayers referencing St. Joseph, the Vatican announced Wednesday. The additions, whic...

Ex-Gay Christian Groups Will Continue After Exodus As Religious LGBT Support Grows

Posted 06.21.2013 | Gay Voices

When Jenelle Linden, a 51-year-old therapist who lives in South Bend, Ind., heard that one of the nation's most prominent "ex-gay" organizations was s...

Pope Francis On Jewish-Catholic Relations: Christians "Cannot Be Anti-Semitic!"

Posted 06.24.2013 | Religion

Speaking this week for the first time as pope to an official delegation of Jewish leaders, Pope Francis spoke out strongly on Catholic-Jewish relation...

Atheist Prayer: Religious Activity Not Uncommon Among Nonbelievers

Posted 06.25.2013 | Religion

Why would an atheist -- who by definition does not believe in God -- pray? A Washington Post article by Michelle Boorstein spotlighted the fascinat...

On Gay Marriage In Churches, Stances Vary Among Religions, Clergy, Members

Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion

Though the Supreme Court has declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and invalidated California's gay marriage ban, marriage remains a c...

After Gay Marriage Rulings, What Will Religious Conservatives Do?

Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion

By DAVID GIBSON Religion News Service (RNS) The twin Supreme Court rulings on Wednesday (June 26) that further opened the door for gay marriage in...

Transgender Religious Movements Grow As More Groups Ordain And Welcome 'T' In LGBT (VIDEO)

Posted 06.30.2013 | Religion

Nearly four years ago, the Rev. David Weekley, a United Methodist minister, shared a secret that surprised many in his Portland, Ore., congregation: H...