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Ahead Of Pope's U.S. Visit, Survey Finds Many Catholics Disagree With Church On LGBT Families

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.02.2015 | Religion

Just weeks ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States for the World Meeting of Families, a major international Catholic festiva...

The American Bystander

Maura Dickey | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Maura Dickey

I want to be like the man on the subway who told the operator about the woman's seizure, because as soon as he did, people followed suit and offered help. We have the power to choose whether to justify passivity or actively decide to do the right thing, and as a society I believe we ought to break free from our psychological tendency to just stand by.

6 Tips To Help Teens Navigate Online Friendships Safely

Diana Graber | Posted 08.11.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

In this new and different world of friendship-making, parents need to readjust their parenting skills in order to help young people learn how to make new relationships that are safe and positive.

How Reliable Are Polls About Religion? Princeton Professor Tries To Find Out

Religion News Service | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.07.2015 | Religion

(RNS) The uses — and abuses — of public opinion polling made headlines this week after Fox News claimed it relied on surveys to selec...

The Whole World Pretty Much Despises Putin and Russia, Survey Finds

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 08.05.2015 | World

Russian President Vladimir Putin isn't winning any popularity contests, at least not outside his country. According to a Pew Research Center sur...

Contradictory Iran Polls Show Why It Matters How You Ask

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

Americans widely support the Iran deal. Or they tend to favor it. Or they generally disapprove. Three new polls reached those somewhat contradictory ...

Are You In The Global Middle Class? Find Out With Our Income Calculator

Pew Research Center | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.20.2015 | World

On a global scale, just 13 percent of the world’s population could be considered middle income in 2011, according to a new Pew Research Center a...

Politicians Ignore Disability, And It's A Big Problem

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Sarah Blahovec

The political sphere ignores people with disabilities, and it's getting really old. It's time for a change, and for that change to happen, we need people with disabilities to speak up and show the world that we listen, we take action, and most importantly, we vote.

Kate Sheppard

Political Affiliation Linked To Views On Climate, Energy, But Not Other Scientific Matters | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the United States, whether or not you accept scientific findings that the Earth is warming due to human activity depends largely on y...

Maybe Churches Don't Need to be Conservative or Liberal

Dave Schmelzer | Posted 06.30.2015 | Religion
Dave Schmelzer

Earlier today, as I write this, the Supreme Court delivered their gay marriage ruling. My Facebook feed has been surprisingly noncombative. I have lots of lefty friends, so there's no surprise there.

Pluralism in Islam -- Between Scripture and Praxis

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 06.30.2015 | Religion
Parvez Ahmed

Muslim scholars, political leaders and civic society must emphasize the pluralistic message of the Quran and urgently address the pervasive exclusivist attitude among many Muslims.

Is The Baby Recession Over?

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 06.18.2015 | Parents

NEW YORK (AP) — It appears the baby recession really is over: Preliminary figures show U.S. births were up last year for the first time in seven yea...

Multiracial Population Three Times Larger Than Census Count

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.12.2015 | Latino Voices

Census figures are likely underestimating the size of the multiracial population in the United States, according to a Pew Research Center survey relea...

Same-Sex Marriage Opposition Won't Get Anyone Elected President -- It May Block Their Path

Mark Silva | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Mark Silva

While some candidates hold their ground, promising to pursue a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage if the Supreme Court upholds recognition of it in rulings expected this month, the movement in support of same-sex marriage is simply tectonic.

Faith in Our Streets

Geoffrey Nelson-Blake | Posted 06.03.2015 | Religion
Geoffrey Nelson-Blake

There may be fewer people in the pews but faith is playing a powerful role in our streets.

Facebook Trounces TV In Delivering Political News To Millennials

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 06.01.2015 | Technology

Television is sooooooo 1999.

We've Been Thinking About God All Wrong

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.29.2015 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

The religious news is a wake up call -- but not to a retrenchment of past practices; but a radical reassessment of the way we talk about God.

Religion Doesn't Create Terrorists. Society Does

Dale Hansen | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

If the goal is to stop this sort of organized violence that plagues the world, then finding other ways to provide disaffected youth the money, protection, inclusion and social bonding they are missing that lead them to become outlaws in the first place should be our top priority.

The Corporate Wake-Up Call: Millennials Are Now In Charge

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

Wake up and smell the coffee. The hierarchy of influentials inside corporations is fast changing. Pew Research has now made it official: Millennials make up the largest single portion of our workforce in the United States.

Beyond the Numbers of the PEW Survey: Is the Church Dying?

Cindy Brandt | Posted 05.20.2015 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

It seems from the moment we are born, our lives are constrained by the tyranny of numbers. For as long as I can remember, I let numbers rule my life, allowing it to dictate the state of my being.

The Real Reason Christianity Is Still In Decline

Christian Piatt | Posted 05.21.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

The most recent Pew forum study, which show that numbers of people identifying with any brand of Christianity is still in decline, should surprise no one.

'Nones' are 'someones' in vibrant U.S. religious landscape

David Briggs | Posted 05.20.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

The end is not near for religion in America -- or elsewhere in the world. What analysts are trying to divine, however, is the mystery of why more people are indicating "none" when asked their religious affiliation.

Six Things Christians Should Worry About More Than the Decline of Christianity

Derek Penwell | Posted 05.19.2015 | Religion
Derek Penwell

Please don't misunderstand me. By speaking of a post-denominational world, I'm describing what I think lies over the horizon; I'm not advocating for or against it. I'm just telling you what I think is happening.

Time to Make Some Lemonade

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

At any given moment we are surrounded by people who are convinced they know enough about being a Christian NOT to want to be one because what they know about Christianity they learned from Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell or Michele Bachmann.

Theological Liberalization is Not to Blame for Decline in Mainline Protestantism

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 05.14.2015 | Religion
Benjamin Knoll

The way to prevent further disenchantment with organized religion among young people is for religious leaders and laypeople alike to sever the exclusive link between religion and conservative politics in the United States.