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Fifty years later, C.S. Lewis’ legacy shines in US, not his homeland

CANTERBURY, England ( RNS) When he died on Nov. 22, 1963 hardly a soul blinked in Northern Ireland where he … Continued

Is yoga religious? An Indian court mulls mandatory school exercises

NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court of India is weighing whether yoga has a religious element, as it decides if … Continued

Five Christian Theologies Scarier Than Halloween

Here are some christian theologies that will prove halloween should be the least of our nightmares.

D.C. clergy join push to change Redskins name

WASHINGTON — The Oneida Indian Nation’s campaign against the Washington pro football club’s team name picked up new supporters this … Continued

Atheists step in to help Ohio pastor assaulted by ‘militant atheist’

RNS () — A prominent Chicago atheist is reaching out to an Ohio pastor who was brutally beaten by a … Continued

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RNS () — Growing up Baptist, J. Dana Trent heard plenty of warnings about interfaith romance. Marrying the wrong person … Continued

Leaders push for free Jewish preschool in US, Canada

RNS () — To keep younger Jews connected to Judaism, two top Jewish leaders are pushing free Jewish preschool for … Continued

Christian evangelical adoption movement perseveres amid criticism, drop in foreign adoptions

To many Christian evangelicals, their commitment to finding homes for the world’s orphans is something to celebrate — and they … Continued

Religious, civil rights groups demand investigation of NYPD spying

RNS () — A coalition of 125 religious, civil rights, and community-based organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Department … Continued

Are Catholic bishops really the final authority on the faith?

Pope Francis delivers his speech during a meeting with young people on September 22, 2013 in Cagliari, Italy. Pope Francis … Continued

Gay marriage in the ‘Land of Lincoln’: Faith, freedom and frustration

 This week in Springfield, Illinois, the statue of Abraham Lincoln was draped in a rainbow flag as thousands held a … Continued

Pope Francis breathes new life into Cardinal Bernardin’s contested legacy

RNS () — The election of Pope Francis in March heralded a season of surprises for the Catholic Church, but … Continued

Air Force Academy may drop religious reference from honor code oath

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The U.S. Air Force Academy may drop a religious reference from an oath cadets take … Continued

Historic New Jersey church struggles to repair hurricane damage

BELLEVILLE, N.J. — The weathered bronze cross is silhouetted against the sky, bowing down as if in defeat. It has … Continued

Anti-Christian terror is everyone’s concern

People of all faiths have a responsibility to speak out against Christian persecution.

Gavin MacLeod: ‘Love Boat’ captain now ‘ambassador for Christ’

RNS () — To many, he is Murray from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” or Captain Stubing from “The Love … Continued

Hollywood looks to the Bible for screenplay potential

NEW YORK — Studios and filmmakers are rediscovering a classic text as source material for upcoming mainstream films: the Bible. … Continued

Texas prison inmate sues to obtain locks of dead parents’ hair for religious ritual

TENNESSEE COLONY, Texas — William Chance wants to connect to the spirits of his dead parents from his prison cell. … Continued

Pope expels German ‘luxury bishop’ from diocese pending inquiry into $43 million renovation

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis expelled a German bishop from his diocese on Wednesday pending the outcome of a church … Continued

Archbishop of Canterbury baptizes Britain’s future king, Prince George

RNS () — Prince George is now officially named and an Anglican. The 3-month old royal baby was christened Wednesday … Continued