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WATCH: Joel Osteen's Personal Opinion On Gay People

Posted 05.02.2012 | Religion

Houston megachurch Pastor Joel Osteen has said numerous times that he believes being gay is a sin in accordance with his understanding of Christian sc...

Old Wounds Ripped Open Along With Secret Church Files In Philadelphia Priest Trial

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 04.21.2012 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA -- Graphic testimony in a Philadelphia clergy-abuse trial this month has ripped open secret church files and reopened old wounds among Ca...

Catholic Voter Video Goes Viral

Posted 04.17.2012 | Religion

A video produced by a conservative Florida-based Catholic organization that calls on the flock to vote against politicians who favor same-sex marriage...

Finding The Mystic Life In All of Us

KidSpirit | Posted 06.12.2012 | Religion

I believe that mystical practice may involve greater religious devotion because it eliminates all the superfluous elements.

What Counts As Legitimate Scientific Research On Prayer?

Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D. | Posted 06.11.2012 | Religion
Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D.

My basic response is this: Prayer effects should be subject to the same standards as other research. This means that standards should not be lower, nor should they be higher.

Pope Cannot See What Is Good & Evil

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

In today's overpopulated world, in which sexually-transmitted diseases are a scourge, few points about good and evil can be plainer than that contraception is good and opposition to contraception is evil. Yet the Pope remains willfully blind to this.

Annie Dillard, Wheel Of Fortune And Good Friday

Lisa Hickman | Posted 06.06.2012 | Religion
Lisa Hickman

Good Friday is a day that leaves us spinning with questions about the nature of God. Is God's hand in this? Or does this crazy world spin accidentally? How do we know?

The Best Case For The Bible Not Condemning Homosexuality

John Shore | Posted 06.03.2012 | Religion
John Shore

If there is no clearly stated directive in the Bible to marginalize and ostracize gay people, then Christians continuing to do so is morally indefensible, and must cease.

Quran-Burning Pastor Sues City Over Free Speech Violation

Posted 04.03.2012 | Detroit

Terry Jones, the Florida pastor who has publicly condemned Islam, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Dearborn, Mich., claiming the city is violating his ...

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More Religious Details Emerge About Christian College, Site Of Shooting | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 04.02.2012 | Religion

Oikos University, the Oakland, Calif. school where a shooter left at least seven people dead and injured another three on Monday, was established in 2...

10 Christian Women Every Person Should Know

Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson | Posted 05.29.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson

We are legion. We are flanked by unsung heroes and buried champions. With each story we tell, we reveal the truth of our nature and render the image of God as reflected in all our myriad faces.

Despite What Rick Santorum Tells You, Higher Education Still Matters

Kyle Anderson | Posted 05.16.2012 | Religion
Kyle Anderson

The college experience is meant to be a time for students to ask big questions, challenge the status quo, and develop a stronger sense of identity in preparation for adulthood.

Sadly, It Seems Sandra Fluke Wasn't The First Woman Falsely Accused of Being a Prostitute by an Intimidated Man.

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.16.2012 | Women
Sarah O'Leary

It seems the Bible never referred to Mary Magdalene as a prostitute. A Catholic Pope did.

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Muslims Rally In Support Of NYPD Mosque Surveillance | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.05.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK -- As the imam at the Muhammadi Community Center, a mosque and Islamic center in Queens, Mohd Qayyoom has closely watched reports that the ci...

Is Scientific Evidence Modern-Day Scripture?

Rev. Michael Dowd | Posted 05.02.2012 | Religion
Rev. Michael Dowd

We are in the early stages of what I think historians will one day call religion's Evidential Reformation. Increasingly, most of us relate to scientific, historic and cross-cultural evidence as more authoritative than a literalist reading of Scripture.

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What States Have The Most Mosques? Survey Shows Trends Among American Muslims | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.29.2012 | Religion

In the decade since 9/11, American Muslims and mosques have come under a close lens, from congressional hearings on radicalization to campaigns agains...

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Muslim Students 'Stunted' By Police Spying | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.24.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK -- In his three years studying computer science at New York University, Ali Shah has come to call the campus Islamic center a second home. It...

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President Obama's Faith Inspires Pastors' Defense Of White House Religion Policies | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.24.2012 | Religion

Religious and nonprofit group leaders Thursday defended President Barack Obama's spiritual beliefs and his administration's support of faith-based gro...

Iranian Pastor May Face Execution For Refusing To Recant

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 02.24.2012 | Religion

Youcef Nadarkhani, an Iranian pastor who in 2010 was found guilty of apostasy and sentenced to death for refusing to recant Christianity, may have rec...

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Major Religious Groups To Presidential Candidates: Keep Religion Out Of Campaigns | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion

After Rick Santorum ignited controversy over the weekend by saying President Barack Obama has a "phony" and "different theology" that's not "based on...

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Does Religion Make You Healthier? | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.21.2012 | Religion

Are more religious people healthier than less religious people? A new analysis of Gallup surveys of more than 676,000 Americans suggests they may b...

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Pope Gives America's Top Catholic A Huge Promotion | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion

Archbishop Timothy Dolan, the head of the 2.6-million member Archdiocese of New York, was elevated to the prestigious College of Cardinals in an elabo...

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Nation's Top Catholic Readies For Major Address To Pope Benedict XVI | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.17.2012 | Religion

Archbishop Timothy Dolan, the leader of New York City's 2.6 million Roman Catholics and president of the influential U.S. Conference of Catholic Bisho...

Reacting to Reactionary Muslims

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 04.12.2012 | Religion
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

There are a number of Muslims in Muslim countries who may be willing to oppose the reactionary-conservative movements, but they need additional support, both from within Muslim countries as well as from outside.

One Nation Under God: Do You Need To Be A Good Christian To Be A Good President?

Georgette Bennett, Ph.D. | Posted 03.20.2012 | Religion
Georgette Bennett, Ph.D.

During times of stress, America sometimes chokes on its pluralism. I believe such a time is upon us.