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The Church's One Simple Phrase For Healing

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 06.06.2011 | Religion
Kim Michele Richardson

As a survivor of clergy abuse, I remain painfully aware that there have been no apologies from Pope Benedict XVI and his hierarchy.

The Smith Family Chronicles 5: Betty's Soliloquy

John Shore | Posted 05.27.2011 | Religion
John Shore

And now Betty spends some alone time.

New Report: Catholics More Supportive Of Gay And Lesbian Rights Than General Public, Other Christians

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

WASHINGTON, DC -- Catholics are more supportive of gay and lesbian rights than the general public and other Christians, according to a new report rele...

Hello, I Am Your Son

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

Conservative Evangelical Christian Bob Smith is having one intense day. First he reacted poorly when his daughter Jane revealed to him that she was so...

Forgive the Unforgivable. How?

Jennifer Lauck | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lauck

Forgiveness is a lifetime path, perhaps a walk that is never fully complete but it is there and ready to be walked on one step at a time. I find the most important person to forgive, as I go along, is myself and then I work out from there.

Why Lying About Monogamy Matters -- Ross Douthat's Happy Ending

Susie Bright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Susie Bright

Last I checked, George "God-Is-Speaking-Thru-Me" Bush is no longer the POTUS. Why do we still have to listen to these people, over and over again, on the front pages of our country's most prestigious newspapers?

Evangelicals Push Back On Proposed Budget Cuts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service Balancing the federal budget at the expense of the poor would be un-Christian, evangelical leaders warned C...

House GOP Cuts Are Theologically Immoral

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Theologically, these proposed cuts are a sin. They would harm the most vulnerable among us and endanger the planet. There is no getting around it: the House GOP budget is an immoral document.

Evangelical Churches Still Growing, Mainline Protestantism In Decline

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service While mainline Protestant churches in the U.S. continue to experience decades-long decline, the memberships ...

My First Catholic Confession In 40 Years Was On The iPhone

Susie Bright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Susie Bright

Hells' Bells! A new app for the iPhone allows sinners to make an instant confession. The *official* Catholic Church asks the hard questions, you spill the beans.

Indonesia - Land of Tolerance or Terror?

Harris Zafar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harris Zafar

Indonesia once hailed itself as a moderate, diverse nation that protects freedom of religion for all its citizens, with a national motto "Bhinneka Tun...

TED Talks: Krista Tippett On Redefining 'Compassion' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Compassion has a problem. According to journalist Krista Tippett, the idea's meaning has been, "Hollowed out in our culture ... it's seen as a squishy...

Spirituality Is The Star At Sundance

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Dick Staub Religion News Service At the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, I saw 26 films in six days. If this festival is about storytelling, this year...

What Will Be The Top Religion Stories Of 2012?

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

Wading hip-deep into these waters, the following are my opinions of where we may find ourselves nearly two years from now, as we look back on the year 2012.

Are Families To Blame For Declining Number Of Nuns?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service If she had listened to her parents, Sister Jenn Graus might never have professed vows last month to join the Co...

From The Advocate: Can You Forgive Ted Haggard?

The Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

... Haggard isn't out to change anyone's sexual orientation. He thinks gay people can thrive at his church, which he believes has the power to change ...

What Do Egypt's Christians Think?

AOL News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Egypt's Coptic Christians are divided over whether to back beleaguered President Hosni Mubarak, whose secular government gave them certain protections...

The Egyptian Revolution: An Interfaith Movement

Frank Fredericks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

Religion has oftentimes stood as a tool of division in Egypt. However, when you look at the details of what is happening on the ground, this is an interfaith movement.

Karmapa Lama Denies Charges Of Spying For China

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Vishal Arora Religion News Service NEW DELHI -- In an unprecedented probe of exiled Tibetan Buddhist monks, Indian officials want to know why top ...

Imbolc 2011 -- The Spring Quarter Begins

Grove Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Grove Harris

Pagans celebrate Imbolc as a time to consider intentions and tools; it is a time to clarify aim and dedicate one's self for the coming year, to let go of clutter and to prepare for the season of growth.

Will God Get Credit For Winning The Super Bowl?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Paul Cloos Religion News Service (RNS) When the Auburn Tigers won the BCS college football championship against the Oregon Ducks, Auburn coach Gen...

Vatican To Reach Out To Atheists

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican announced a new initiative aimed at promoting dialogue between theists and athe...

Christians Under Siege: The Challenge Of Religious Pluralism In The Muslim World

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John L. Esposito

While entitled in many countries to equality of citizenship and religious freedom, religious minorities in the Muslim world increasingly fear the erosion of their rights -- and with good reason.

New Report On International Growth Of Islam

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Washington, D.C. -- The world's Muslim population is expected to increase by about 35 percent in the next 20 years, rising from 1.6 billion in 2010 to...

Faith Communities Can Fill The Void For Returning Veterans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald 2011 Religion News Service Some 2 million Americans have served overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. Now, thousands a...