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Christianity Today’s Books &‥038; Culture survives the chopping block

NEW YORK — Print publications across the board are struggling to find a financial formula to help them survive — … Continued

Study: Too much religion can harm economy

CANTERBURY, England — Too much religion can harm a society’s economy by undermining the drive for financial success, according to … Continued

A reality TV show about snake handlers to debut in September

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A pair of snake-handling Pentecostal preachers are getting their own reality television show. “Snake Salvation” is set … Continued

Crucifixion images no longer command auction prices

Paintings and sculptures of what may be the most iconic scene in the history of art — the crucifixion of … Continued

Catholic rocker Matt Maher finds cross-over appeal among evangelicals

Growing up Roman Catholic in Newfoundland, Matt Maher never imagined that his childhood interest in music would lead to a … Continued

Interfaith is a state of mind

VIA BLOOMBERG President Obama prepares to speak during a memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting … Continued

Skeptics are the new religious

Except for presidential candidates and some parts of the Bible Belt, the days when church membership was necessary for social … Continued

Unitarian Universalists see chance for growth in growth of secularism

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For Nathan De Lee, going to church as a kid was an ordeal. De Lee, a Unitarian … Continued

‘A nation of Osteens and Obamas’

Bill O’Leary WASHINGTON POST Evangelist Joel Osteen brings his revival show to Nationals Park on April, 29, 2012 in Washington, … Continued

Court says Quebec parents can’t pull students out of religion class

TORONTO — Canada’s highest court has ruled that children in Quebec schools cannot opt out of a course on ethics … Continued

White House names new advisors to faith-based office

By Michelle Boorstein Then-Senator Barack Obama speaks speaks to the media during his presidential campaign at Eastside Community Ministry in … Continued

Religions definitely NOT the same

Are all religions the same? The Dalai Lama, who just celebrated his 75th birthday, often refers to the ‘oneness’ of … Continued

Measuring religious representation on the court

Score-keepers readying themselves for the forthcoming summer’s Armageddon-level Senate debates over the next Supreme Court appointment find plenty of skirmishing … Continued

Understanding other religions is a smart approach

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued

Foreign policy, religion and opportunity

By Thomas WrightExecutive Director of Studies, Chicago Council on Global Affairs I’d like to thank everyone for such a lively … Continued

Faith and development

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall As Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams occupies a unique position in the religious world, … Continued

Remembering September 11 Every Day

JUST LAW AND RELIGION Michael Kessler “9/11 changed everything.” It’s a common trope, but it is not clear that our … Continued

Formerly Atheist Russia Will Teach Religion in Schools

By William Wan As the battle over separation of church and state rages on in this country, consider this small … Continued

The Veil in Context

President Obama recently criticized a French law that prohibits Muslim girls and women from wearing body- and face-covering garments in … Continued

Fading Faith

America is indeed losing faith, and there are three principle reasons: 1. Extremism. The rigidity of some spurs an equal … Continued