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In defense of Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby co-founders David and Barbara Green (Hobby Lobby via AP) The original copy of Jonathan Edwards’ “Sinners in Hands … Continued

What do the religiously unaffiliated pray for?

A stained glass window glows, restored and then donated to the Museum of Divine Statues, is seen beyond a statue … Continued

God is alive and well in America, says Gallup chief

Despite a deep drop in the number of Americans who identify with a particular faith, the country could be on … Continued

Unwrap the gift of health this holiday

ASSOCIATED PRESS Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert gives Martha Stewart a kiss under the mistletoe ball they crafted together as he … Continued

Catholic intensity fades as evangelical devotion surges

After November’s presidential vote, Catholics could cite ample evidence for their renewed political relevance while dispirited evangelicals were left wondering … Continued

Survey finds less cheating in high schools

Are American students making the grade when it comes to ethics? A new survey from the Josephson Institute of Ethics … Continued

Do the American nuns have a future?

ST. LOUIS — Catholic sisters gathered here for their annual assembly on Thursday (Aug. 9) intensified discussions aimed at thwarting … Continued

Faith and HIV/AIDS: Engaging a renewed solidarity to save millions of lives

DAVID GRAY REUTERS A nurse gives an infected patient medicine as she lies in her bed at the HIV/AIDS ward … Continued

Analysis: The unexpected evangelical silence on Mitt Romney’s Mormonism

Now that Mitt Romney has sewn up the Republican nomination, the GOP can move beyond a tumultuous primary season. But … Continued

Yes, Mormons tithe, but most others don’t

When Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney released his federal tax returns for the past two years, he disclosed that he … Continued

Prop 8 ruling: nothing ‘wrong’ with being gay

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite Like many Americans, I celebrated the ruling by Federal Judge Vaughn Walker that overturned California’s Proposition … Continued

The future of Mormon motherhood

By Neylan McBaineFounder, The Mormon Women Project, and Contributor to Patheos.com Mormon motherhood has had a distinct look about it … Continued

Scientists in the pews

By Elaine Howard Ecklund sociologist On Easter Sunday, Christians from the nominal to the devout attended religious services. They went … Continued

Status report: 10 years of faith-based initiatives

By Michelle Boorstein It’s been about a decade since the White House started inviting faith-based groups to bid for government … Continued

Morality: no gods required

Q: Is there good without God? Can people be good without God? How can people be good, in the moral … Continued

Anxious? Talk About It

“Anxiety in the heart of a person weighs him down, but a good word makes him happy.” Proverbs 12:25 The … Continued

Sometimes Government Must Act

What should be done when parents rely on religion instead of medicine to heal sick children? Christians know we are … Continued

Swine Flu at Church: Fear Not?

Swine flu anxiety at schools and workplaces is beginning to spread to churches. American church leaders are beginning to issue … Continued

Why Your Brain Needs God

By Andrew Newberg and Mark WaldmanCenter for Spirituality and the Mind A theologian will tell you that faith is essential … Continued

Mormons, Jews Contend for Souls of Dead

As if there aren’t enough reasons for the living to argue, fuss and fight with each other about religion, now … Continued